Quick Tip Tuesday

Drink more water

OK so this seems like such a silly post but it’s made such a difference lately that I felt I should share. We all know we’re supposed to drink more water. It’s the #1 tip on every single health and fitness website. But do we ever really follow it? Probably not. At least I didn’t. My morning would start off with a cup of coffee…or two or three. I might have some water at lunch and then switch to tea as I needed the caffeine in the afternoon. But these past couple weeks I decided to make one small change. Every morning within 20 minutes of waking up, I would …

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How to Cook Eye of Round Roast

Eye of Round

Happy Monday! Sorry there was no post last week. I kept sitting down to write one but then got distracted by life…and by life I mean watching Youtube. Anyway, to make up for my absence I thought I would share a recipe/ how-to. Quick Tip: When in the meat aisle, keep your eyes open for the “Reduced for Quick Sale” sticker. As long as you eat the meat that same or the following day, you’ll get a sweet deal. On Saturday, I saw this big piece of meat and bought it without having any clue how to cook it. Originally I assumed it would just work in the crockpot but after a …

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Quest Chips: Yay or Nay?

Quest Chips Yay or Nay

Lately I’ve become more and more interested in fitness. And in an effort to learn more, I started following quite a few weightlifters/trainers on social media. Because of that, I’ve gotten sucked into a couple popular trends within their community. Including Quest Nutrition. For those of you who aren’t following the bodybuilding world, Quest Nutrition is a supplement company that started with protein bars in 2010 and recently released protein powder and a product called “Quest Protein Chips.” Which is supposed to be their interpretation of a protein potato chip. Before I begin my review, I do want to say that I like Quest Nutrition as a company. They have a focus …

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What’s in my Gym Bag

what's in my gym bag

Just in case you haven’t been following the weather in the midwest, we got hit with a blizzard. And when I say blizzard, I mean we got dumped on. Seriously dumped on. 19.3 inches of snow. It caught a lot of us by surprise. Including me. Who mistakenly decided to drive to my lesson with my dance coach. Three hours later I realized my car wasn’t going to make it home. Thankfully some awesome guys managed to push it into a safe parking spot until the roads are plowed. Yeah…. Not sure if you can see but way in the back of the photo is a car getting stuck trying to make …

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Another Easy Pulled Pork Crockpot Recipe

Pulled Pork

I’m all about finding easy meals for dinner during the week. From the moment I wake up at 5am I’m typically moving until I get home from the gym at 7pm. Which gives me about an hour to cook and eat dinner. I made (aka threw together) this recipe last Sunday. I’ve posted pulled pork recipes before on the blog but this time I wanted to try something a little different. After looking through the internet for inspiration, I started noticing a lot of pulled pork recipes called for brown sugar. No wonder they taste so good. I try really hard to come up with meal ideas for the blog that …

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Awesome Gifts to Buy Yourself

Cool Gifts

I actually started writing this post before Christmas. But then I realized that Jake’s brother reads my blog. And if I blogged about what we bought him for Christmas, the surprise would be ruined. So now that the holidays are over, instead of an “Awesome Gifts to Buy Your Foodie/Fitness Friends” blog post, this post will be a list of “Awesome Gifts to Buy Yourself.” OXO Good Grips Utility Cutting Board – $8 to $25 Let’s start off with a gift Jake and I bought his mom this past Christmas. We are obsessed with this brand and are slowly replacing most of our kitchen tools with the OXO version. We …

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Turkey and Cabbage with Chili Garlic Sauce

Chili Garlic Turkey and Cabbage

I have exactly 15 minutes to write this blog post. Which is funny because that’s about how long it took me to cook this dinner. Ha! As I’ve mentioned a few times, I get up at 5am so I can run out the door no later than 5:30am for work. At this point, almost a year later, I’m used to it. But I’ve also learned if I’m not in bed by 9:30pm I will hate myself the next day. I’ve now been late to bed three nights in a row. I  have 12 minutes now…enough chitchat and on to the recipe! This is the dinner I made on Monday. I …

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2015 New Year’s Resolutions


With the start of every new year comes the endless list of New Year’s resolutions. We’re going to “get healthy,” “go to the gym,” “read more books” etc. And we might try to kick the year off with an all in mentality, by doing a cleanse or joining the Whole30 crowd. This year I’m unfortunately not going to be participating in another Whole30. I debated this for a long while. It’s the number one subject people search for on my blog. Last year during my Whole30, I jumped from around 3,000 views per day to 12,000 views per day. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized my …

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The Slow Carb Diet, Again

four hour body

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to one of  Tim Ferriss’s podcasts when I had a epiphany: I should be following the Slow Carb Diet. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the Slow Carb Diet is from Ferriss’s book “The Four Hour Body.” It’s also the diet I first did way back in 2011, that was the original motivation to start blogging. This was before I had ever heard of Paleo or thought to go gluten free. But the basic structure is very similar. Don’t eat: most dairy, soy, white potatoes, grains (including oatmeal, quinoa, rice, and corn), sugar (including honey) and any processed food …

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12 Best Selling Paleo eBooks for 99 cents – Today Only

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**This event is over BUT another one is coming in the Summer of 2015. In order to be sure you don’t miss out this time, subscribe to Buck Books HERE. I personally subscribe to their emails so I get announcements on some pretty awesome ebook deals. Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday. You may have seen me post this ad on my blog yesterday: Pretty awesome, right? A couple of weeks ago I got the email from Buck Books asking me to share the event with my blog readers. And when I took a look at the books being offered, I got excited. For example: The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson The …

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