Friday Fitness

It’s been a while since I chatted about my fitness routine and it’s such a big part of my life that I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to. What I’m doing: I change my workout routine to keep it interesting, and also based on the season.  Back in August I got back to running.  I tend to only run when I can do it outside because the treadmill is SO boring for me.  With daylight savings time over, it’s pretty much dark all the freakin time.  I don’t like to run in the dark.  That means …

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5 Healthy and Easy Snacks

Lately I’ve been trying to focus on eating healthier. For me that means I eat smaller meals and snacks throughout the day.  I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas so I thought you might like to see what my favorites have been lately. Here are 5 healthy and easy snack ideas: Peanut Butter Sandwich. I don’t think that I can get tired of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread.  In an attempt to reduce the sugar, I’ve recently tried Nature’s Promise Organic No-Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter Spread.  I can’t find a link for it online because it’s …

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6 Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout

I kind of, sort of, like to work out.  That doesn’t sound convincing, as I write this.  Let’s just say that I may not love every minute of actually working out, but I really love the way that I feel afterwards (mentally and physically).  I’m usually good about working out, however, sometimes I lack interest.  It happens to the best of us, right?  😉  I’m sure that I’m not alone so I thought that I’d share some of the ways that I stay motivated to workout. 6 Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout:  Follow people on social media who inspire you.  Please, please, please take …

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Winter Workout

Working out during Winter can be tough.  There are days that I can’t make it to the gym because it’s snowing or because it’s cold and dark and I have little to no motivation to go back out.  This is my struggle from about November to March.  What’s a girl to do?  Well, I’ve switched up my workout routine a bit. I still workout about 4 to 5 times per week.  Going to the gym is Plan A and working out at home is Plan B.  For me, working out at home means popping in a DVD and following along like I have …

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Black Bean Spread

My husband and I love hummus, especially my Easy Hummus recipe.  We love black beans at least as much as we love chick peas.  This got the gears turning…  “I wonder if we can make hummus using black beans?”  Well, we love Mexican food too (which of course regularly features black beans) and decided that would be a great place to start for the seasonings.  By the time we were done, we had created a Mexican inspired black bean based “hummus.”  I must give joint credit to my husband for helping me create this awesome recipe.  Love you, babe.   …

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