What Do I Do First When It ALL Seems Important? {Thoughts on Priorities}

Starting about a week and a half after my second child was born, an interesting phenomenon started to happen with alarming frequency– One or both of the kids would be either down for a nap or at preschool, leaving me some much-needed time to “get things done.” Knowing that this precious gift might last for …

Thoughts on Kayla Itsines's BBG

Halfway Through Kayla Itsines’s BBG (Bikini Body Guide): My Thoughts

For several weeks now, I’ve mentioned in passing several times about how I’ve been working my way through the popular Kayla Itsines BBG program, an exercise regime largely based around resistance training with short bursts of intensity (HIIT) mixed in. Although I’m technically halfway through the original 12-week program, I’ve actually been doing the program …

Health(ier) Habits: Vol. VII

Holiday Food is My Kryptonite (Health(ier) Habits, Vol. VII)

Welcome to Health(ier) Habits, a series I started to help keep me on track with my goals to stay healthy, even when (ESPECIALLY when) I don’t always see the progress or results that I would like to as quickly as I would like to! Every two weeks, I list out my progress on my recent …

Hummus, Black Bean, and Corn Quesadillas (A Super Quick, Healthy Lunch Option!)

One tool I’ve been using recently in my quest to form healthier habits is The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide by Kayla Itsines (that’s an affiliate link, though this is not a sponsored post–I just love the book!). I’ve done strength workouts by her for years (and am continuing to do routines …

Maybe It Was the Cheese That Made Me Gain Weight… (Health(ier) Habits, Vol. VI)

Welcome to Health(ier) Habits, a series I started to help keep me on track with my goals to stay healthy, even when (ESPECIALLY when) I don’t always see the progress or results that I would like to as quickly as I would like to! Every two weeks, I list out my progress on my recent …

Coming to Terms With My Weight (Health(ier) Habits, Vol. V)

Welcome to Health(ier) Habits, a series I started to help keep me on track with my goals to stay healthy, even when (ESPECIALLY when) I don’t always see the progress or results that I would like to as quickly as I would like to! Every two weeks, I list out my progress on my recent …

How to Cut the Fat of Almost ANY Baking Recipe In Half

I grew up in a very health-conscious home: my mom carefully planned our meals to include lots of fruits and vegetables, we ate a lot of whole-grain stuff before it became super popular, and our meals followed the USDA’s “My Plate” recommendations long before the official nutritional guidelines were released. So, you’d better believe that …