Fuelin’ Up

Exercising everyday and eating enough to fuel you can be a challenge.  A great way to stay on track with healthy eating is by preparing meals in advance for the week.  Having meals ready to go helps me to avoid hitting the drive-thru when hunger strikes. There are a lot of healthy meal ideas out…

Does your diet get a vacation too?

  Summer is here and everyone is planning their vacations to get away from the everyday, myself included!  We work so hard in our jobs, keeping our families afloat and trying to do healthy things for ourselves that we deserve a break!  Eating healthy and exercising is tough work so I wanted to share some…

Going Out and Staying Healthy

After months of cold dreary weather on the East Coast the air is finally warming up!  People are out and about on their bikes, going on runs and leasurely walking their dogs without having to wear a jacket.  The warm weather can be very motivating to be more active but it also brings about invitations…

Beach Body and Bad Cravings

  There are so many trendy diets that have come and gone.  For instance, I remember a girl in high school who had tried pretty much all of them such as the cabbage diet.  She literally ate cabbage soup for every meal.  Needless to say, I wouldn't sit behind her in class for my own…

Scared Straight

Last Wednesday night I was sleeping in my bed and suddenly woke up shivering with the worst chills.  I threw on extra clothes, turned the heat up and got back into bed.  Then it came. All the fluid in my body wanted out!  I didn't know what to do, it just didn't want to stop.…

Starting Over Yet Again…

Over the last few months I think I have attempted to get back on the healthy wagon about three times. As a very structured person, keeping organized is my key to success. For example, I have a dry-erase board on my fridge that lists my weekly activities to include gyms days and meal prep. I…

Falling Off the Wagon

  It’s been atleast two weeks since I’ve blogged and my poor excuse has been because I feel like a failure. All the holiday goodies and birthday treats have certainly caught up with me. I’ve even discovered Smashburger near my office which is not good. Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing, but not healthy. So…

Happy Love Handles…I Mean Holidays

It’s the holidays and along with it comes outings with friends, family gatherings, shopping and decorating which leaves little time for working out.  Then there’s the food.  Food seems to be everywhere: cookies, cakes, cupcakes, sandwiches and candy. Or, in other words, The Elf’s major food groups. The cold weather isn’t helping much either.  My…

Facts About Purging…The Closet

Last week I was sucked into Cyber Monday and played the "one for you" and "one for me" game.  My "one for me's" were delivered last night.  As I tried on each piece to make sure it fit, it dawned on me that my closet is full and more importantly I am out of hangers!…