Nomad

Goodbye 2012 (Hello 2013)

Over the years I have coached many people though various resolutions. If you haven’t set a New Year’s resolution there is still time, and if you have no desire to set a resolution, well that’s alright too because New Year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone. I believe a lot of people think resolutions have to be …

Books

My Year (In Books)

A lot of people believe that exercise pertains only to the body but I believe exercising the mind is just as important. Whether you’re reading books, magazines, the newspaper, or online journals or blogs, you’re keeping your mind sharp and enhancing your intellectual well-being! As the year winds down and I reflect on the books …

Hypercolor Pants!

Snow Day Workout in 10 Minutes or Less! (Day 12)

Are you snowed in? If you live in Iowa, the answer is probably yes. Hopefully you are staying warm and doing something fun like reading a book or playing in the snow. I shoveled snow today which I think suffices as my cardio AND strength workout. It might have been the heaviest snow ever! On …

Ornament

Maintain, Don’t Gain Part 2 (Day 11)

As I mentioned yesterday in part one of the “Maintain, Don’t Gain” post, there are a variety of ways to stay on the healthy track the last two weeks of the month. In addition to not stressing out over the number on the scale, make sure to stick to a healthy eating and exercise routine. …

Tree Ornament

Maintain, Don’t Gain Part 1 (Day 10)!

We’re coming down to the last two weeks of December and that means there are still many occasions and opportunities to both celebrate and sabotage all your healthy efforts before the year comes to an end. I get a lot of questions about staying healthy during the holidays so wanted to dedicate a couple posts …

Boat Pose

Commercial Break Ab Challenge (Day 9)

Are you going to be watching your favorite sitcom, series, or Monday Night Football tonight? If you’re watching in real time, I challenge you to try this ab workout whenever there is a commercial break! On the 9th Day of Fitness, Hello Wellness gives you: A two-minute ab challenge great for commercial breaks! If you’re …

Date Balls

Blind Date! (Day 8)

I was at my local grocer yesterday when my phone rang. On the other end was my cousin from California who asked what I was up to. When I replied, “I’m at the grocery store looking for dates,” I realized it might cause some confusion so clarified that I wasn’t looking for dates in the …

Mitten

Dreaming of a Green Christmas (Day 7)

According to the Metro Waste Authority, in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of year. According to their website, this accounts for an additional 25 million tons of garbage. If you know me or follow my posts you know I have a special …

Pretty Dip

The hummus that can’t be beet! (Day 6)

One of my favorite things is peeling beets. Weird, I know. I recently spent an evening with my friend Erin and her daughter and we had beet hummus with our dinner! This is the prettiest dip I’ve ever seen and it looks great this time of year with its beautiful, deep magenta color. On the …

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DIY Almond Brown Sugar Scrub (Day 5)

A few years ago I received a brown sugar scrub from a friend for Christmas. Since then I have played around with the recipe a bit and found that I really enjoy making these and using them to exfoliate, especially during the winter. Without further ado… On the 5th day of fitness, Hello Wellness gave …