Candy Corn Challenge

Candy Corn Workout Challenge!

Happy Halloween! According to many of my Facebook followers candy corn is a favorite treat this time of year. Last week I did a little experiment to see how much sugar was in one bag of candy corn. You can check out the article here, otherwise this photo pretty much tells all! You know I …

Stretch

7th Inning Stretch Break!

Are you keeping a close eye on the World Series? Growing up, baseball was the sport our family most enjoyed watching. We had family in Kansas City and my grandma loved the Royals so from a young age I was prancing around in an over-sized Royals hat with the bikini I thought was a perfect …

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

There’s nothing like oversleeping to get a literal jump start on your week. Today when I woke up my first thought was, “gee, I’m really well rested” followed shortly by “it sure is light out,” followed immediately by, “I think I overslept!” It’s true, I overslept by an hour this morning so I immediately had …

Apples

DIY: Applesauce

Like most families, mine had certain foods that were staples in our household and were commonly served at meals no matter what time of year. For me, whenever I see a bottle of Western French dressing it immediately brings me back to 160 South 3rd Street in Lansing, Iowa for that was the only, and …

Hood

Walk It Out

It’s been one of those weeks where I just got around to reading the Sunday paper this morning during¬†breakfast. I’ve had a busy week at Drake, Grand View, and with Hello Wellness so I needed to find something relaxing to do with my only morning where I don’t have to be out of the house …

Boo

Spooktacular Surprise!

A few weeks back I had a package waiting for me when I got home from work. In an age where real mail is rare, getting a package can be even rarer, at least for me. Immediately upon opening the package, which was from my friend Megan, my mood improved: I was excited, happy, and …

Reverse Plank Photo

TLC Workout Challenge!

You might think TLC stands for “tender loving care,” or perhaps The Learning Channel, or maybe you think I’m making a reference to T-Boz, Left-Eye, and Chilli. Well, none of the above answers are correct because in this case it stands for Triceps, Legs, & Core. Check out my latest Wednesday Workout Challenge in the …

Finished

Make & Bake: Pumpkin Spice Biscuits

It’s time to get cooking with pumpkin! This time of year pumpkins are all around us from farmers’ markets to grocery stores to roadside stands. I recently stocked up on some decorative gourds and pumpkins as well as a few pie pumpkins. Last year I experimented with roasting pie pumpkins and was so successful in …

Doughnut

To Indulge or Not to Indulge?

Have you ever worked really hard towards a fitness goal and felt afterwards that you deserved to celebrate with a treat?¬†Over the years of taking people through consultations I generally find there are two vastly different philosophies when it comes eating and exercise: People who believe they have earned a treat (or two, or three) …

Pumpkin Patch

Hello, October!

Hello and Happy October! Each month I commit myself to a small wellness goal that I hope becomes a habit in the long-term. Over the years these goals have ranged from flossing more to listening to more Iowa Public Radio to stretching more. Just last month I committed to 10 minutes of daily meditation per …