This week’s snack attack: homemade salsa is on the list

It’s a marathon week so I don’t do weights.  I didn’t go to my usual group Power class this morning.  Instead, I stayed in and did some strength training with the ladies of Tone It Up.  I seriously love these workouts.  You can get them for free on their youtube or buy a DVD like I did!  I started the program at the beginning of the summer and within weeks I noticed a difference.  These workouts are the bomb for toning up and looking fabulous. While I was working out, I was thinking about food.  Is that a bad thing?… View Post

Snappy Saturday: Mug cakes and big ole salad bowls

Good morning everyone!  I hope the weekend is starting off just right for you.  Guess what I did this morning? I ran my taper run this morning. Taper is a blessing and a curse because I’ve been on a running high (mileage) lately but now it’s time to wind that down because the 26.2 is coming soon. I wanted to run more but I stopped for many reasons. I’m kind of battling some fatigue right now too. This week I attempted the to make my first “brownie” in a mug. It’s one of those things I don’t feel horrible about… View Post

Recipe: Some carrot thing I made the other day

I hope everyone is having a good day.  I think I’m a little worn out from my workout yesterday.  I’m feeling a little lazy so I’ll take it. My mid-week long run turned out longer than I expected. Let me tell you, I didn’t feel like I ran 8 miles until I tried to sneak those extra two in and then it felt like my feet were bricks. Anywho, last week I ran out of strawberries for my oatmeal. I only had enough for one person’s oatmeal so I gave them to Willie because I love him so much. FYI:… View Post

Tuna Chickpea Salad

This past weekend I took my bestie to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods!  She had never been.  I was shocked when I found this out because I love those places.  Any health foodie loves Whole Foods, right?  Yes I know it’s expensive BUT you can find stuff in that store you can’t get most places.  It was taking kids to Disney World for us! One of my favorite things at Whole Foods is the food bar.  Remember that kale salad I was going nuts for last year? It’s so good.  I love the food bar because you can try lots… View Post

My quick lentil soup

Yesterday morning was a crazy one.  I was running behind from the gym but I wanted lentils for lunch.  When I made it home from the gym at 6:05 am, I had about 45 minutes before I needed to leave for work.  I figured that would be enough time to cook up some lentils and I created something delicious. Lentils are part of the legume family and are a super healthy food.  In one cup of lentils there is 18g of protein which is pretty impressive. Also, lentils take on the flavors of what they are cooked in so you… View Post