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Grilled Summer Vegetable Chopped Salad

Is it safe enough here to admit that I cared nothing at all about the eclipse yesterday? It’s probably safer to say that I feel like I’ve been living under a rock as I knew nothing about the eclipse until social media was flooded with everyone in their funny little glasses and taking pictures of... Read More »

Gone swimming

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a swimmer. I know how to swim, but I just don't enjoy it--feeling wet and cold after getting out of the pool, or unsure of what's under the water in a lake. I wish I liked it more! But I hadn't beenShow More Summary

Yoga Strength Total-Body Workout

This total body workout takes yoga strength move to the next level by adding extra resistance. This will give you an awesome burn! All you need is a mat and a pair of dumbbells. Helloooooo. Happy Tuesday! How’s the morning going? Did...Show More Summary

Peanuts, peanut butter may aid in weight loss

Hispanic middle school children, at high risk for being overweight or obese, reduced their Body Mass Index (BMI) when they adhered to a nutrition intervention that included a snack of peanuts, compared to those children who did not. The...Show More Summary

Thomasville is for lovers

Hey hey! Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much to all of you who left anniversary wishes here on the blog and on Instagram. We appreciate all of your kind words so much. We had an amazing day celebrating: he surprised me with the most gorgeous red roses, and we… The post Thomasville is for lovers appeared first on The Fitnessista.

Spinach extract reduces hunger pangs by 95%

According to a study conducted at Lund University in Sweden, spinach extract reduces hunger pangs by 95% thus boosting weight loss by 43%. The post Spinach extract reduces hunger pangs by 95% appeared first on, Health News, News, Health Magazine, Health in Natural ways, Holistic Health, Yoga, Ayurveda.

Family Friday (vol. 54): Life and Lily

I had every intention of posting a recipe today, but I also had every intention of posting on Friday…so I’m posting Family Friday today (on Sunday, yes) and I’ll post a recipe tomorrow ???? I wanted to post a little update on Lily because there has been an outpouring of love and prayers sent our... Read More »

Fed up!

Quite literally, actually. It was exactly eight years ago that I was completely fed up with being obese and miserable in my own body. I hated waking up every day with a plan to lose the weight, and then caving before I even made it through dinner (or lunch... Show More Summary

10 years

On the day of our wedding, one of the girls who was helping out with the ceremony prep told me, “Take time to savor today. It only happens once!” And it hit me. This was it. My dad was walking up to me in his tux and I couldn’t believe the day was actually happening.… The post 10 years appeared first on The Fitnessista.

Effective mantras for weight loss success

It is advisable to try out effective mantras for weight loss success and welcome a slimmer you this 2016. The post Effective mantras for weight loss success appeared first on, Health News, News, Health Magazine, Health in Natural ways, Holistic Health, Yoga, Ayurveda.

Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Now that I’m back on track with the program, I’ve got so many great ideas for how to pump up the menu.  While the Jenny Craig menu is delicious on its own, I think it’s so fun to add fresh and free ingredients to add flavor and a little something interesting to my menu. Show More Summary

Improve your health by swapping out sitting

Today’s post comes from Drs Annemarie Koster and Julianne van der Berg.  For more information on their work, please see the bottom of this post. Doing desk work, watching TV, commute. In daily life sitting is         

thoughts on a Thursday (+ a simple homemade pho)

Hey hey friends. How are you? How’s the week going? Thank you so much for the awesome feedback on the Hamilton Workout! I had a little too much fun putting it together. Please let me know if you give it a try! This week, it’s been aShow More Summary

Leaving food on the plate

Thank you all for the anniversary wishes! It's hard to believe it's been 14 years; but on the other hand, I can't really remember what life was like before Jerry. It feels like we've always been together. Yesterday, we had our first cross country practice. Show More Summary

Creole Shrimp and Creamed Corn

This week has been a terrible, bad, no-good week. I haven’t had a bad week that I can remember in quite some time, so I was probably due for one. Monday morning, I loaded the girls in the car to drop off at daycare, return home to load the dog in the car, and road... Read More »

My Favorite Happy/Sad/Funny Moments of Marriage

Today, Jerry and I have been married for 14 years. It feels like it just flew by; but on the other hand, I can't really remember what it was like before. We've been together for over 18 years now--more than half my life! When I was young,...Show More Summary

Hamilton Inspired Total Body Workout

A total body workout you can do anywhere with some Hamilton-inspired moves. Crank the playlist and get in an awesome BURRn. ???? Hellooooo. Hope your morning is going well! We’re just hanging out this morning, seeing where the day takes us, and in pure last-minute fashion, I’m trying to brainstorm ideas for our anniversary. Show More Summary

Weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugs, report researchers

Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs. Now researchers may know why.

That Time I Grilled Amazing Beef with Sprouts

It’s official.  As of this week, my HOA announced that we are a grill-free community.  It’s been in the works for a while, and now that it’s confirmed.. I’m a little sad that my grilling days will be limited moving forward. A treat in...Show More Summary

My Wedding Weekend (The Blackout of 2003)

Recently, when I was going through a big box full of mementos, I came across some stuff from Jerry's and my wedding. I know I've written about this before, but I think about it every year on this day. On the afternoon of Thursday, August 14, 2003, I was at home working on the centerpieces for the wedding reception. Show More Summary

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