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Simple Crock Pot Greek Yogurt

Simple Crock Pot Greek Yogurt

In the past couple years, I have tried to incorporate more healthy foods into my diet. No real overhaul (because I think overhauls are stinking hard!), but just a few new foods that are simple and really make a difference. One of my favorites has been Greek yogurt. I have always liked yogurt and was aware of some of the health benefits of it, but I never ate it much, and once I realized how much added sugar is in…

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle–As Easy as Riding a Bike!

Living a Healthy Lifestyle–As Easy as Riding a Bike!

My 2-year-old is learning to ride a bike. But not in the same way I learned to ride a bike. Have you seen balance bikes? These things are amazing! Seriously, so genius! The idea is that the kid learns the hardest part first—the balance—and then can easily transition to a real bike because the pedaling is the easy part. It’s the opposite approach to the traditional training wheels, where you pedal along, never worrying about your balance, and then you…

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5 Fitness Ideas that Need to Retire

5 Fitness Ideas that Need to Retire

I’ve been binge listening to a podcast the last couple weeks. Freakonomics. Heard of it? Basically, as they say, they “explore the hidden side of everything.” If you have any interest in human behavior, or just how this world goes ‘round, you should check it out. Anyway, an episode I listened to yesterday really struck me. It was titled, “This Idea Must Die,” and it was all about ideas in science that certain scientists and academics think need to be…

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Tips for Change

From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Tips for Change

Change. We experience all kinds of emotions about change, all of which are caused by our thoughts—thoughts like: “This will be hard.” “I’m unsure about this.” “I’m excited to see what will happen.” “Why is this happening?” “How will this turn out?” “I just want things to stay the way they are.” “Why can’t things change already?” “Change is just so hard for me.” While we sometimes look forward to change (like anticipating having my baby finally be potty trained!),…

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Why Exercise?

Why Exercise?

Welcome back crew! I am so excited that you are here again, acquiring the tools you need to learn to love that amazing body of yours. You know you are worth it, right? Recently I wrote about creating your own healthy lifestyle. Not mine. Not your neighbor’s. Not Jillian’s or Kayla’s or Sean T’s or even Tony Horton’s (although I LOVE him!) YOURS. But I really, really hope that your healthy lifestyle plan includes some kind of exercise. Why? Why…

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You Define Healthy

You Define Healthy

Healthy isn’t a size. Healthy isn’t a shape. It isn’t a gym membership, a workout plan, or a specific diet. It’s not vegan, keto, marathons, Zumba, or the 15-minute booty buster you just saw on Pinterest. Healthy is a lifestyle. And YOU get to discover how to live it. For me, being healthy has looked different at different times in my life.  At times, it has been pushing the stroller for a run with baby in tow. It has been…

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