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How to Meal Prep Chicken in the Crock Pot

Cooked chicken is great to have on hand during the week because you can pretty much use it for anything…in salads, sandwiches, wraps, etc. I typically like to cook chicken in the crock pot when I do my meal prepping because it seems to prevent the chicken from drying out too much during the week. Of course the only downside to using the...

Food Labels 101: Craisins

Food Labels 101: Craisins
I don’t want to tell you WHAT to eat. There’s enough people doing that and everyone is confused enough already because of conflicting advice. I want to give you the FACTS so you can learn and make your own educated decisions. Let’s consider CRAISINS. Are they “healthy”? I mean, they’re just dried...

Quick and Easy Black Bean Burger Wrap

Quick and Easy Black Bean Burger Wrap
This recipe was first introduced to me by one of my challenge group participants a while ago and I’ve been addicted to it every since. I can seriously eat this thing every day. I’ll get sick of it for a week or so, but some how or another it always makes it way back into my weekly menu. Mostly because it is delicious, healthy, and...

Websites vs. Blogs – What’s the Difference?

Websites vs. Blogs – What’s the Difference?
A lot of people these days use the terms WEBSITE and BLOG interchangeably. But if you’re interested in establishing a web presence for yourself I think it’s important to understand the differences. That way you can make an informed decision about what the right option is for you right from that start. Besides that, when you talk...

Art of Animation Review – Marathon Weekend

Art of Animation Review – Marathon Weekend
I decided to book our room at Art of Animation for the Dopey Challenge at Disney World’s Marathon Weekend 2014. This would be my second trip to Disney World. I had previously visited Disney World in March 2013 during the Beachbody Success Club Trip. Beachbody reserved our rooms at the Beach Club for that trip, so needless to say I was...

My First Speed Workout on a Treadmill

My First Speed Workout on a Treadmill
So yesterday I did my first “speed” workout on a treadmill. I put “speed” in quotations because I’m not feeling very speedy these days based on the fact that I’ve spent about the past 6 months training for a 48.6 mile endurance event (the Dopey Challenge). I haven’t pushed myself hard in quite some...

Dopey Challenge 2014 – 5K

Dopey Challenge 2014 – 5K
After our adventure at the expo we got back to the resort and got everything in order to prep for the 5K. I have to admit, when I packed my suitcase I really didn’t have any idea exactly what clothes I would be wearing for each race…I just made sure to pack all my favorite running gear! The reason I didn’t have each day...

How to Return (or Exchange) Merchandise You Bought at a Disney Park

How to Return (or Exchange) Merchandise You Bought at a Disney Park
During my last trip to WDW for Marathon Weekend I bought my husband a couple of t-shirts. Apparently I think he’s a lot smaller than he is cuz when I got home he looked at them and said, “Umm, thanks…but these are WAY too small!” Seriously, they looked HUGE in the store (maybe it’s some of kind of Disney trick)...

Dopey Challenge 2014 — Travel and Expo

Dopey Challenge 2014 — Travel and Expo
Ah yes…the Dopey Challenge. It seemed like such a distant goal when I signed up back in April 2013. I had nine months to plan and train. No problem! But then summer ended and it was like WHAM!! This is really happening isn’t it?!? In case you didn’t know, the Dopey Challenge is a four day event that takes place at Disney...

7 Homemade Salad Dressings

7 Homemade Salad Dressings
In addition to using these as traditional “salad dressings” you can also use these recipes as a dipping sauce for any of your favorite foods. These recipes make 8 servings at about 2 TBSP each. TIP: store leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator. If dressing thickens when cold, hold at room temperature for 30...

January 2014 Specials

January 2014 Specials
During the month of January both the P90X3 and T25 challenge packs are available for $180 (normal retail price is $205). You’ll save $90 with these packs compared to buying each item separately!! What does a challenge pack include? * the workout program of your choice * your first 30-day supply of Shakeology–your daily dose of...

Project Streamline 2014: One Little Word

Project Streamline 2014: One Little Word
I decided that my one little word for 2014 is STREAMLINE. I know it’s not all that little, and it’s not very warm and fuzzy, but you know what…I’ve never been one to follow convention so it works great for me! If you’re not familiar with the tradition of One Little Word I recommend checking out some of the posts...

My Favorite Cold Weather Running Gear (so far)

My Favorite Cold Weather Running Gear (so far)
(NOTE: this is NOT a sponsored or paid post.) Since this is my first year running in cold weather it’s been a little bit of an experiment trying to figure out what kind of gear works best. It’s not even officially winter yet and we’ve experienced some brutal weather here in Michigan so far! I thought I would write a quick...

Should You Become a RRCA Certified Running Coach?

Should You Become a RRCA Certified Running Coach?
I’m always looking for ways to improve my running and to help other people become better and more confident runners. So when I found out about the RRCA running coach certification class I jumped all over it! How did I NOT know about this until just now?!? When people ask me questions about running I want to make sure that I’m...

P90X3: Your Questions Answered

Since P90X3 will be available for order in just a few days (!!!!!!!) I thought I would write up a quick post about some FAQs that people have about the program. And just in case you haven’t seen the “teaser” video yet, I posted it at the bottom of the page! OK, so here goes… When can I order it? According to the folks...

 

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