Hell no, we won’t go!

I ate breakfast and would go to the gym in an hour like I usually do when I’m home. Once I got involved in catching up on 2 days worth of my soap then farted around on the computer, I really wasn’t in the mood. I kept thinking if all the things I could do…

Rock On!

Ok, who out there doesn’t like music? Anyone? Didn’t think so…Music is such a good motivator and can really help you when you’re working out at the gym or home. Sometimes when I feel like I just can’t lift the barbell one more centimeter or take one more step on the elliptical, a high energy…

Motivation-Not so Much

Last week was a bad week. There wasn’t anything terrible that happened to make it bad week but I just felt “off.” My schedule was more crazy then usual and I had a hard time trying to fit in time to go the gym. I felt very tired and had a sore arm from a…

Show Off Your Shoulders!

Reasons to Build Your Shoulders: You look sexy in spaghetti straps You’d put Michelle Obama’s arms to shame (sorry, Michelle but it’s true) You have more strength to paint a ceiling (trust me) You can lift your child over your head with less discomfort

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Makes 3 dozen (I make small cookies so I got more then 3 dozen) Ingredients: 1 c brown sugar 1 c pumpkin, cooked or canned 1/2 c veggie oil 1 tsp vanilla 2 c flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp ginger 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1…

Granola Recipe from Clean Eating Magazine

Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl, combine: 3/4 c sunflower seeds 1 1/2 c oatmeal (not instant) 1/4 c ground flaxseeds 1/2 c dried cranberries 1/2 c slivered almonds 1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/3 c raw honey 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Bake Better

Taken from Oxygen, March 2011 Cut the fat and calories with these swaps when baking: If recipe calls for heavy cream, swap with equal amount of evaporated skim milk If recipe calls for 1 whole egg, swap with 1 cup unsweetened applesauce If recipe calls for all-purpose flour, swap with 1/2 to 1/3 cup protein powder for that fraction called for

Lori’s Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

**Taken from Oxygen Magazine. March 2011 Ready in 1 hour and 15 minutes. 15 servings 4 oz. fat-free cream cheese 4 oz. fat-free Greek yogurt (Personal note: I prefer Chobani brand) 5-6 packets of Stevia 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp cocoa powder 15 baked mini phyllo shells (found in the freezer section of the grocery…