Sweet 16 Challenge

Sweet 16 Workout Challenge!

It’s that time of year. You know, when you start to find basketball a little more interesting and exciting. In case you’ve been under a rock for the past 10 days I’m talking about March Madness. We’re down to the Sweet 16 teams and that means many of you might be glued to the television …

Beans

Confessions of a Former Easter Candy Addict

It’s that time of year when the stores are full of beautiful pastel candy shaped like bunnies and eggs. I love almost all Easter candy, especially stale Peeps, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs, black jelly beans, Robin Eggs, Chicks and Peeps Sweettarts, and those chocolate covered marshmallow eggs that come in an egg …

Cupcakes

Snack on This: Mean Green Cupcakes

It’s another snowy Midwest afternoon thus I felt compelled to bake something. Around the holidays my friend Ailey brought green monster muffins to my house for a party. They were a big hit and had they not been bright green no one would have suspected there was spinach in them. I looked at Ailey’s recipe …

Side Plank

New Workout: Plank-Ups

It’s Thursday and that means I’m here with a new video for you! Check out my latest short video that combines two of my favorite exercises, the side plank and the push-up. You can always modify this by keeping your knees in contact with the floor as you do your push-ups and side planks. Check …

Spring

Goodbye Winter (Hello Spring Workouts)

If you live in the Midwest it still feels like winter because it refuses to stop snowing. This is further proof that groundhogs can’t be trusted. So much for that early spring, Phil! When the season finally does change, it will be a good time to do some spring cleaning, but I’m not talking about …

Girl Scout Cookie Workout

Girl Scout Cookie Workout!

I was once a proud member of Brownie Troop 22 in Lansing, Iowa. Every other Monday, my friend Meghan’s mom Marie would greet us as we hopped off the school bus. Six or seven of us would pile into her blue Volkswagen Rabbit (if I recall correctly) and head over to FitzGerald’s Inn, the local …

Salad

Not So Manic Monday

Did you have a case of the Mondays today? Overall my day went really well but a couple of weeks ago it was another story. The Monday morning after the Oscars I dropped my Crock Pot on the kitchen floor. Yes, it was full of food and yes it was a mess. As I was …

Done!

Brussels Sprout Pasta!

I’ve been a bit obsessed with Brussels sprouts lately. It’s gone so far as I had them for breakfast both days this weekend. Yesterday it was just as a side to the cinnamon rolls I made (I figure they canceled each other out at best) and today they were added to my omelette. Tonight for …

ARR

Pirate Push-Ups

If you follow my posts or my videos you know that my all-time favorite exercise is the push-up! I’m always looking for different ways to make this more challenging and recently came up with pirate push-ups! Why pirate push-ups you say? They’re done on one leg and will make you say ARR! What’s your favorite way …

Ingredients

5 ways to Kick a Cold (In Photos)

Have you been healthy this winter? Last Tuesday I came down with a cold. It’s pretty common for me to get the sniffles at least once a year so I wasn’t taken aback by this. What I was surprised by, however, was how quickly it moved through my system. Here are five things I did …