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Chair workout-for older adults and mobility issues

I’ve been working with a client lately who has some mobility issues. Although his goal is to loose some weight, he struggles from knee issues and has an issue standing for long periods of time.  This is a great impact-free workout I have come up with for those who want to get some movement in,…

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DIY Last minute Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! Going to a Halloween party and have NO IDEA what to wear? Too short on time to find something for the kid’s costumes or don’t want to spend a ton of money?  Last Minute doesn’t mean less amazing! Here are a few quick DIY ideas you can put together in minutes and most…

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Popular Diet trend reviews:

Popular Diet Trend Reviews: Which one suits you? Now that the kids are back to school and fall is here, it’s the time people start to focus back on their health and nutrition and turn to different “diets”. Each year, there are so many new diet trends that pop up and 2018 was no exception!…

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Meal Replacement Shakes vs Protein Shakes?

    Of course you already know I’m a big fan of meal prepping as a way to achieve your health and fitness goals, however, there are times when you don’t have any food prepared or you just don’t feel like it!! (I’ve been there!) I personally include meal replacment shakes in my diet for those…

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Hawaiian Chicken Skewers!

This weeks meal prep was inspired by Memorial day. I was looking for a healthy, easy way to make something which could be BBQ ready when guests arrived! Here is the replay incase you missed it; This recipe was inspired by; Delish Hawaiian Chicken Skewers. INGRIEDENTS: 2-4 Chicken breasts (Chopped) 2 Garlic cloves (Chopped) 1/4 cup…

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2 EASY, “Skinny” Cocktails for Summer!

Hey guys! You know I’m all about finding balance–maintaining a fit life, while still having fun! This was one of my favorite Facebook LIVE’s not only because I got to sample some new cocktails, but I had my beautiful friend Nicole helping me. For the vodka cocktail Nicole made, she brought over all the supplies and used FRESH mint…

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3 Dip Ideas for BBQ’s or Parties

Recently, I did a segment on Katu’s Afternoon Live for; “3 Dip ideas for Grad parties”. These are 3 EASY dip ideas you can make well in advance, so you can enjoy your grad party and not worry about the food! http://katu.com/afternoon-live/cooking-recipes/grad-party-dips Smoky Blue Cheese Dip: (From Better Homes & Gardens) Ingredients: 1 clove of…

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Healthier Chicken Nachos

One of the things I just LOVE doing is sharing my “made over” versions of a traditional recipe into a healthier (but still tasty) meal.  Learning how to cook “lighter” has been a pivotal part of losing weight and also maintaining my weight after fitness competitions.  I hope these recipes will help in your journey as well 🙂…

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5 Healthy Habits-Fact or Fiction?

This was a fun segment I did for Portland Oregon’s KATU Channel 2 not too long ago. I asked the Afternoon Live Host, Kara Mack if she could guess if each statement was fact or fiction.  (I posted the link to the segment at the bottom)   1) Night time eating makes you gain weight. FICTION: There…

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Easy ONE dish recipes!

With everyone being so busy these days, especially on the go moms, it’s hard to find time to prep and cook a healthy, delicious meal at dinner time. Although my twin daughters are now 20 and living on their own, I know all too well the running around that goes into afterschool activities. By the…

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Creamy Chicken Salad Mix!

Tonight’s MONDAY NIGHT MEAL PREP was a creamy chicken & avocado salad. This is a great alternative to the traditional chicken salad recipe made with mayonnaise, saving you lots of calories and excess fat!  The avocado and Greek yogurt replace the mayonnaise, providing a much lower calorie option. You can pre-bake the chicken breasts in the oven (or crockpot)…

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Slimming down BEFORE the holidays!

Slimming down BEFORE the holidays!   It’s that time again! The holiday season is approaching and it seems that the last few months of the year are designed to ruin any fitness or weight loss progress we’ve made throughout the year. First comes Halloween with buckets of candy, then the Thanksgiving feast, followed by holiday…

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