How I Stay Active

How I Stay Active

One of the things I enjoy most about reading blogs is getting a peek inside of other people’s worlds. Today my intention was to write a post sharing some tips for how to incorporate lunchtime workouts into your workday. However, as I sat down to write this, I realized it’d probably be a lot more fun and effective if I pulled back the curtain a bit and let you see how I make this work for me.

First, I want to start by saying this: I wasn’t always healthy or active.

I think it’s important to state this because in this age of Facebook, blogs, and Pinterest, the internet (unfortunately) gives us a lot of ammo to compare ourselves to others and constantly be questioning if we measure up. My hope with this post is to encourage and inspire all of us to find ways to take better care of our bodies and discover our own personal journey towards better health – whether we’re just getting started or we’ve been working towards a healthier lifestyle for awhile.

I wasn’t always healthy or active and in complete honesty, I used to dread the thought of working out. However, over the past ten years, I’ve come to discover what a healthy, active lifestyle looks like for me and found ways to enjoy and (if you can believe it) look forward to my workouts. If this is your goal, I know you can do it too.

So, here we go!

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40+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

40+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because, well, you might have already guessed this, but I really love to eat… However,  Thanksgiving generally isn’t known for healthy eating. For myself, I usually follow the 80/20 rule and focus on eating fresh, healthy foods about 80% of the time. This allows me to be able to…

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Paseo Inspired Chicken Salad with Caramelized Onions

Paseo Inspired Chicken Salad with Caramelized Onions

It feels like the end of an era. If you live in Seattle or have visited this incredible city, I am pretty sure you know about Paseo. (And for those of you who don’t, Paseo is/was an incredible Cuban restaurant with locations in the Fremont and Ballard neighborhoods. They are known for their amazing sandwiches…

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Simple Baked Pears

Simple Baked Pears

Note to self: No, just no. I know that you see all those cute actresses sporting bangs this season. I also know that Pinterest is filling your mind with ideas that it’s somehow easy to style bangs. I know, I know it’s tempting. But don’t, just don’t. You’ve made this mistake before about bangs and you…

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Is your green smoothie missing this key ingredient?

Is your green smoothie missing this key ingredient?

Let me just start by saying that I don’t even know how many green smoothies I’ve made in my lifetime, but there have been a lot. In my early green smoothie days many years back, I remember taking my mason jar of green goo to the office and no one – I mean no one…

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How to Make Chicken Soup From Scratch

How to make chicken soup from scratch

It’s about this time of year when cold and flu season hits that I find myself turning to homemade chicken soup at least a couple of times a month. I think a lot of people think it’s really hard to make soup from scratch so my hope today is to show you that it’s really the…

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Delicata Squash Pizza Boats

Delicata Squash Pizza Boats

Here’s how it started: A rainy, dark Friday evening. I’m fighting a cold and grumpy as ever. The truth is that I know I need some homemade soup and fresh, healing foods, but what I really want is pizza. Yes, pizza.  In this moment I want nothing more than to sit on the couch in PJ’s,…

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Organic Lip Balm Giveaway

Organic Lip Balm Giveaway!

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? It is also highly absorbent. This means that every single product you put on your skin – or inhale while putting on your body – goes into your blood stream. This is really scary when you consider the fact that the average woman uses 12 products containing 168…

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Grain-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Grain-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Can we have a moment of truth? I think fall is really about five things: 1. Hoping you don’t get sick. 2. Trying not to get caught in a downpour. (At least, for those of us who live in Seattle…) 3. Eating as much pumpkin as possible. (Case in point: paleo pumpkin chili, thai pumpkin…

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Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems a little strange to be eating ice cream in late October. In Seattle. When it’s rainy. And slightly cold. But you know how I’m justifying this behavior? With pumpkin. And pumpkin pie spice. That makes ice cream acceptable in fall… right? I think it does. Especially when the…

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Thai Pumpkin Curry

Thai Pumpkin Curry

I don’t know about you, but with fall TV starting up again I’ve been hearing a lot of hype about different shows. I’m a big fan of crime dramas (Law and Order SVU and Motive are my standard faves) and even though it completely freaks me out, I’m addicted to The Walking Dead.  So when several…

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