Plans & Plates: Well hello, winter sports, kid-friendly fast meals & mug cakes for mom

It took me over 24 hours to menu plan this last go round. AN ENTIRE DAY! Why? Because menu planning is tough? No. Because I have picky eaters? No. Because I couldn’t decide what to make? No. It’s because I wasn’t able to stop the winter sports, holiday, and doctor appointment craziness to sit for […]

Plans & Plates: It’s Christmas time! (Week 48)

A tradition in our house is Christmas arrives after the turkey feast is done! I may not always be happy about it BUT it’s the compromise between my husband and me.  This year it was delayed a little further because we are near family!!!  We enjoyed dinner, relaxing and Black Friday shopping while the kids […]

Plans & Plates: MasterChef Jr Bake Off in the Doria House & Week 47

WHAT AN EXCITING WEEK!  Thanksgiving week!!!  Truth be told, I was feeling crazy weighed down with my schedule.  I had 8 chapters to read for school, cheer meetings, my hubby needed a ham for his work’s dinner, and my mother in law tasked us with bringing desserts.  We have been watching non-stop Hell’s Kitchen and […]

Plans & Plates: Testing out Plan To Eat & Week 45

Menu planning is hard.  So many people put it out there that it is so easy, but it’s not.  Not when you are managing larger families, have growing kids, picky eaters…well, anything beyond a family that eats the same exact things at the same exact times.  Not knocking that…actually I envy that!  I envy the […]

Picture Me Imperfect: Food & I

This last year has been hard.  Like really hard.  From August 2012, I had been on this crazy journey of learning to run and weight loss.  In that time I have run over fifty races from 5Ks to ultramarathons.  This body has gone from 212 lbs to 140 lbs (all-time high was 265 lbs in […]

My Journey: The One Less Traveled By

One of the hardest things to do for me is to talk about my weight loss.  It is very hard to explain why.  Yes, I have been very successful with it in the last six years’ time.  Yes, I am a personal trainer now trying to help people make the same journey.  That being said […]

Fit & Frugal: Surviving a Fiscal Fast

As we are pushing through the most expensive…err…I mean, the happiest season of all, many are going to unwillingly prepare themselves for the fiscal fast of the new year.  This does not have to be a bad thing!  Actually, it can be quite a relief when you get down to actually doing it.  If you […]

Fit & Frugal: The Attitude of Gratitude

We have already finished Christmas shopping for the kids.  By no means am I trying to be an overachiever in this.  It is all for reason.  We are trying to spread out the cost of Christmas as well as simply trying to avoid the craziness.  Every year I find amazing deals and buy up all […]

Fit Foodie:  Involving the kids more

Dinners have been different here.  The kids have been wanting to help out more.  We have been focusing on lower technicality recipes.  I am trying to feed their curiosity but also their want to help.  It is so easy to get caught up in the moment and turn a child down from helping because we […]

Fit Foodie gone keto!

No matter how much I looked at not removing grains and sugar…  I could not seem to walk away from the thoughts of ketogenic/primal benefits for athletes.   One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies Cranberry Sour Cream Blender Muffins Chocolate Butter Fat Bombs Cream Cheese Pancakes (Low Carb & Keto) Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes | Fall In […]