Core Burnout

Core Challenge: 100 Crunch Series

I hope you enjoyed the Eagle Crunch challenge that I posted last weekend! Today’s featured ab workout is a bit more traditional but will certainly make you feel the burn. Watch my short video to see how you can burn through 100 crunches for your next workout!

Taco Dip

Tasty Taco Dip

I had two birthday celebrations to attend this past weekend and needed to bring something to share to each. I relied on the quick and simple layered taco dip but made a few changes to make it healthier. Here are my changes and recipe! Instead of using regular refried beans I used vegetarian refried beans …


Happy Earth Day!

Hello and Happy Earth Day! I also want to wish a happy third birthday to my little pal Beau (pictured below) who shares a birthday with the Earth! Environmental wellness is so important. Here are a few easy things you can do today or in the upcoming weeks to enhance your environmental well-being! Bike or …


Get Keen on Quinoa!

I still remember the first time I wandered over to New City Market to purchase quinoa. Not really knowing what to look for or how to pronounce it, (keen-wa) I purchased some in bulk and then headed home to find a way to make it. Over the past couple years I’ve tried a few different recipes …

Eagle Crunch

Core Challenge: Eagle Crunch!

Do you find yourself in a rut when doing your core workouts each week? I was at the ACE conference back in November and picked up a few new exercises for my classes at Drake. One of my favorites is the eagle crunch, a literal twist on the familiar basic crunch! Check it out and try …


The Skinny on Drinking

With the weekend coming up, many of you might have plans that involve a few celebratory drinks. Whether you’re staying in and enjoying a glass of wine or heading out with some friends for happy hour, you need to remember that alcohol has calories and depending on what you’re drinking, those calories can add up …

Deviled Egg

Sympathy for the Deviled Egg

My mom is visiting this weekend and as I was thinking of different things to make for dinner I reached for my Deceptively Delicious cookbook. If you haven’t heard of this, it’s one of Jessica Seinfeld’s books of classic recipes with an added twist–pureed vegetables. The idea behind her methodology is that you can have all …


Dance It Out!

It’s a no-brainer that if you have job satisfaction you feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. The thing I like best about my job at Drake is that I believe I am making a difference in at least one person’s life each day. Another perk to my job is that I have fun, every day! …

Egg Cupcakes

Egg Cupcakes

I went to Americana with a few friends this weekend for brunch. They had little vegetarian egg cupcakes that were absolutely delicious. I like eggs but am a bit tired of my usual sunny-side up so I was inspired to recreate these for my Meatless Monday dinner tonight. Because I was making dinner for two …


Garden Day!

It’s another beautiful day in Des Moines! When I made my first post back in February, I mentioned that it was one of the first snowstorms of the season and I encouraged people to get outside and play in the snow as an alternative to the treadmill. That was about the only storm we had this …