This is a fun twist on the classic veggie chili with an added punch care of smoked paprika (superyum). It got a 3/4 from our household. So ok. That’s like a B+ right? I’ll take it!
Bananas, chocolate, oats and coconut all in one awesome cookie?! Full of fibre and healthy ingredients? And kid friendly? This one is a huge mom win! Let’s be honest, life win! #getinmybelly
As with most recipes this was a little o this and a little of that and it came together in a delicious way, so I thought I’d share! And it was SO great the next day for lunch. So #winning
Sometimes health feels like this train you’re on. You get “on” the right track and you fear that if you steer (even slightly) “off-course” that you’ll go completely off the rails and never find your way “back on track.” After years of having a rather tumultuous relationship with health + fitness it’s totally fair to feel this way. In fact you’re not alone, most people I talk to have this same experience! There is so much mystery around motivation and what really works that if you’re like most people you’ve come to fear any minor deviation from what’s currently working. So you don’t adjust course AT ALL. But all this being “on track” is stealing all the joy, so you decide to “cut your losses” and “start fresh in the new year.” And you wouldn’t be wrong to do that….but what if there’s another way?
Have you noticed your inclination towards hibernation this time of year? Have you also noticed that when you do lean towards this very natural inclination, the guilt (and possibly shame) is unbearable? It might sound something like this…
Have you ever reached a goal...only to feel underwhelmed and weirdly disappointed? You're not alone! I've not only experienced this personally I see it professionally all the time. you complete the 5k/10k/half or marathon only to feel deflated (even if it went...
You can run. Really, you can! When you’re first starting I know it can feel overwhelming. If you go to Google there is so much information, and it’s easy to get stuck in information overload or analysis paralysis and do nothing at all! So you don’t get stuck in either of these traps I’ve got my Top 10 Tips to help you ROCK your Run and have FUN!
Feeling a little MEH about MOVING this time of year?! It’s not just you! There’s so much going on and it’s easy to fall away from your fitness routines. So instead of “writing off” the summer, get creative. Build out your “movement zone” – decide on a daily goal for movement. It might be a certain number of steps, or a specified amount of time working out each day or a specific number of days per week.
It's not just you, when you're exercising in the heat, it is harder. Our bodies are constantly working to maintain something called homeostasis - essentially the optimal body state for all things to function well and keep us alive (pretty important I'd say!). What...
The other day I was chatting with a group of women around the topics of body love, self-compassion & health. In hushed tones one of them shyly asked me, “can I love my body…and still want to lose weight?” She asked me as though it was some dirty little secret, that somehow she couldn’t desire to change her body – and still love her body. That the two ideas were somehow contradictory. And I realized that there was a need for clarification!
Being body positive is about so much more than feeling comfortable & happy in your body. It’s about the lens through which you view your world. It’s about the attitude you take to your life and how you “show up.” It’s about the confidence with which you carry yourself and the unstoppable spirit that you possess. You are capable of so much more than you know. And it all starts with a belief in your ability to do whatever it is you decide YOU want to do. #besuperyou
If I could speak up now, this is what I would say: “This is my body, and how I choose to feed it is solely up to me. I know you are well meaning, and I love you, but I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t comment on my choices.” And you might think that sounds harsh, but the bottom line is that it IS my choice – my body, my choices – your commentary isn’t necessary or welcome.
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