This is the brainchild of my child…my 10-year old son Connor! Yay to getting kids to help with meal planning. His idea: I want to make a pasta salad out of pizza toppings. I immediately got behind this. Here’s what we did
Last night I set out to make a Poke bowl. Instead of sashimi the plan was to include my caramelized tofu. I pulled up the recipe and started cooking the rice and pickled carrots. I’ve only ever had one Poke bowl so this seemed reasonable. Half way through preparing the remainder of the ingredients to layer into the bowl I realized….I was on the Banh Mi recipe! Since I found that recipe a wee bit lacking in the veg department I looked at my Poke bowl recipe and…THIS was born!
Noodle Salad is not only simple, it’s fresh, light and family friendly! Especially if you let everyone build their own bowl!
Did you know that you control your Facebook feed? By who you follow, friend, by what you like, love and comment on, and by the pages you like and interact with. When you engage with Facebook – it “teaches” the algorithm what you want more of. If you don’t like what you see, you have the power to change that by changing how you engage with the platform. This is why I love Mel Robbins new movement #unfollowfriday. On Friday’s she recommends you take some time and unfollow things that bother you or simply don’t serve you. What if you took this approach with your life?
Have you ever had that experience of finally “seeing” something and then…you can’t “un-see” it?! I’m not talking about walking in on your parents when you were a kid (whoops!). Joking aside I’m talking about that shift that happens when you gain awareness. Whether it’s in your habits or how you’re relating to something, awareness is a powerful tool.
Want to know the BIGGEST pitfall I see people stumbling over with their health and fitness? Hands down… Viewing their health and fitness as black and white. It’s viewing health as this binary thing. Something you’re either ROCKING or NOT. It’s really just wagon talk (you know, on the wagon in January, or Monday, or at the beginning of a new month…fall off said wagon when….LIFE happens?!). It’s all so counterproductive to being successful long term! What if you embraced the shades of grey?
It all begins with a single step. It seems a bit simple, but it’s so true! Whether you’re just getting started with a walking program, headed to the gym for the first time or getting started on a big goal like running your first 10k or marathon – it all starts with ONE single step.
We tend to over-complicate things in fitness. We feel like we need a whole be plan all mapped out to know what we’ll do and when, but here’s the thing. Big complicated plans aren’t actually the key to success in many cases. In fact, sometimes they do more harm than good.
You can't possibly be motivated, inspired and "on" all the time. It's not possible. As humans we are innately looking for the easiest way to do things at all times. To minimize our energy output and still accomplish the greatest reward. I'm not saying your lazy...ok,...
Do you make time in your life for play? As a culture we tend to think of play as for kids only. And as adults we rarely let loose enough to be playful. But did you know play is not only good for your health, but it can make you more productive and innovative too? Read on for 5 reasons you should make regular time for PLAY!
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.
It’s easy to become down on yourself when you’re bombarded by messaging that tells you that you’re not fit enough, thin enough, good enough. It becomes common place to feel like you’re not doing enough. That you should do more, be more, have more and desire more. But if we step back and recognize that the messaging we’re hearing is preying on our deepest insecurities with the intent to sell us something you’ll start to see things through a different lens.
“Wow, you’ve lost weight, you’re looking great!” This is the compliment so often given when people are starting to see the results of their healthy lifestyle. And I’m all for compliments. Celebrating and encouraging people is so wonderful. It helps them feel good about the choices they are making and for many, fuels their motivational fire! We all love a good compliment. It boost our ego in a lovely way. But I think we’re missing the mark…
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