Five Things Friday: tips to avoid food temptation

Halloween just passed and we’re on the cusp of holiday season.  There will be comfort foods, cakes, pies and all types of goodies being shoved in our faces all day long.  From home to work to social gatherings, the holiday season has arrived but what does that mean if you’re on your weight loss journey or just trying not to over indulge. Every year I post something similiar because every year I feel like I learn a little bit more about how tempting some foods can be and sometimes those are the foods you just can’t stay away from.  The… View Post

Secret Santa and the gifts

I found myself involved in a lot of Secret Santa things this year.  It was kind of out of control, but I’m really glad that I took part in this holiday ritual.  And outside of the Secret Santa games, I got some really cool stuff that I’m excited to share with you guys.  (Warning: you may not care about the gifts I have received before Christmas.) Secret Santa gifts include: The Skinnytaste cookbook from my Fitbloggin’ group. I was wicked excited to get this cookbook. I’ve been eyeing it for a while but I never purchased it. This was definitely… View Post

It’s Christmas week which means things get busy

It’s been really busy during this holiday season.  I feel like we’re in a constant moving state.  Last night, Willie said he missed meal prepping!  Isn’t that kind of funny?  He told me so I immediately wanted to spend some time meal prepping when we got home. I made some ground chicken chili in the crockpot last night. I totally forgot about it until I woke up this morning to go to gym. Those crockpots are amazing things. I think everyone should have one. I think I’m going to start making more stuff in the crock pot so that I… View Post

Enjoying the Christmas season with a bike ride

This week has been filled with holiday things.  We had our run group Secret Santa on Monday and tonight we had the Christmas Light Bike Ride.  I was a little worried that it was going to rain tonight and we wouldn’t be able to ride.  It was misty, but I still made it.  It was really hard to see. It all started with Sainta Clause.  Who Dat! Dancing #santas! A video posted by Angela (@angelabeatfat) on Dec 12, 2014 at 4:48pm PST And then there were dancing Santas. I had to get my picture taken with one of the dancing… View Post

Christmas presents for your health minded person

Next week is Christmas.  Have you done your shopping?  I haven’t done much shopping at all.  I should probably get on it.  Just in case you’re still searching for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer, I thought I would go ahead and put my list out there.  All the lists out there seem to be the same: running shoes, running fuel, blah blah blah.  Here is my list of great gifts for your fitness/health junkie friends: The price buster: An iPod.  I know you can listen to music on  your phone and most people do.  But I think it’s great… View Post