Pumpkin Protein Bread

I admit, my pumpkin protein waffles failed…but the pumpkin protein bread came out perfect!! Join me in celebrating Fall and all things pumpkin. Here’s how to make this deliciousness. 

TVsitting

  Well, more bad news about sitting around, from a study published Sept. 11, 2017 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Bottom line, you want to move every 30 minutes to improve longevity. Here’s what they found.

Start Exercise

You’ve likely heard and read one too many times that you should be exercising regularly. Like eating better, it’s something we all know we should do but struggle to start. Maybe you had an unpleasant experience that turned you off from gyms or group fitness; maybe you equate exercise with running and hate the, Read More

cookie

We’ve all said it, “just one (cookie, slice of pizza, pint of ice cream…) won’t hurt.”.  In some cases that is absolutely true. If it really is just one, once in a while, it won’t hurt. If your nutrition is already mostly on point, and you exercise regularly, then yes, enjoying life on occasion, Read More

Strawberry Passion Smoothie

This is one of my favorite things to whip up after a workout or just on a hot day. I know we’re nearing fall, but it’s not quite time for PSL fever! Enjoy the last few days of summer with two versions of this treat!

UnsolicitedAdvice

When people comment to me about how I eat or look or exercise or spend my time, I often want to reply with stellar sarcasm. For example, one day walking back into my office with a Whole Foods bag in hand, a random gentleman said, “Ah, eating healthy! That’s the way to go, that’s, Read More

detox diet

  If by detox you mean a detox diet, it depends. But probably not. It depends because there’s no single definition of “detox diet” so I can’t say absolutely never or absolutely whenever. It also depends because everyone’s bodies and tolerances are different, as are everyone’s preferences and intentions. Generally speaking, for the average, Read More

legpress

Research published in May 2016 and July 2017 by lead author Adam Culvenor shows thigh muscle strength “predicts” the risk for both knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and knee replacement (KR) in women. The relationship between weak thighs (quadriceps and hamstrings muscles) and KOA and KR is likely that if the muscles are weak, more stress, Read More

journey

Focusing on instantaneous results heightens self-imposed pressure. We can’t mess up because we need to exude flawless strength so we can lead and win, now. Caught in the short game, we become more easily frustrated with our losses, mistakes, relationships (or lack thereof), our jobs, our pay, our…whatever it is we don’t have that we think we want.
Focusing on the short-game, may seem more pleasurable. But what it’s really doing is setting us up for long-term pain. It’s like an addiction. We need and more and more instant gratification to sustain our sense of enough-ness and purpose. Or rather fill a void that only these two things can fill. The long game is your purpose which brings you your sense of enough-ness. The long-game is the meaning and magic in life. The long-game is living.

Adventures with the Magic Bullet continue. I used it to make out flour out of my oatmeal, then used the flour to make these protein+oat muffins. Yes you could buy oat flour, but it’s pricey. I also used the Magic Bullet to make the third ingredient, puréed apple. Yes, you can buy cheap apple, Read More