Category: Tips and Guide

5 Winter Running Rules I Live By

Memphis was voted the #4 most dangerous city in America by Forbes Magazine. Comforting, right? Safety is something that I’ve learned to not take lightly and over this past year, I’ve developed 5 golden rules used to keep myself safe and running throughout the winter. If you haven’t picked up on this by now, I have ….

Tips on Finding the Right Training Plan for You

Since starting this blog, I’ve had a downpour of texts, emails, and Facebook messages from people asking all types of running related questions. I get everything from recipes, to nutrition, to running, but by far, the one that is most commonly asked is on training plans. There are so many training plans floating around the ….

Best Gifts for ‘Healthifying’ your Kitchen

It’s hard to make healthy food when you don’t have the right tools to make it convenient. When you have the right tools, you are much more likely to set  yourself up for success.  My number one tip in getting healthy is to make getting healthy as convenient as possible!! You want cooking to be fast, ….

How To Organize Your Life – Marie Kondo

How do you clean your house? Do you tidy? Do you organize? Do you use totes and labels? Do you keep stuff because you “might” need it someday? I was sitting in a class at a conference this spring and started visiting with the woman sitting next to me. I cannot remember how we got ….

Organize Your Life: Improve Your Workouts

Exercise is very much a mental battle. My mantra of the week is a great reminder of this, and so today I wanted to share my biggest obstacle in getting my butt out the door and how to organize your life to improve your workouts. If you’re anything like me, you’ll let any little thing get ….

The Weighty Matter of Weight-based Compliments

Is it okay to compliment someone based on his/her weight, or can that be damaging? This has been on my mind a lot recently because I have been the recipient of such compliments.  After having my first baby, I quickly lost the weight I had gained during my pregnancy.  (I attribute this to genetics because ….

10 Things I Learned from Backpacking

This year has been full of new adventures for me. I have explored new areas, met new people, and tried new things. My most recent adventure was this past weekend. One of my good friends invited me to go backpacking with her and some of her friends. I had never gone backpacking before, so I was ….

Elliptical Vs Treadmill for Cardio – Which is Better?

When you walk into most gyms and health clubs these days, you’ll notice all of the different types of weight training equipment and cardio machines to help get you looking trim, toned, and terrific. When it comes to cardio equipment, the traditional treadmill has a rival in Elliptical trainers. In fact it’s now common to ….

5 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

Real Food can be quite the undertaking. In fact, my husband and I soaked a huge batch of white beans in whey over night and we are boiling them now in our huge stock pot! This process alone can take up to one full day – which is a lot more time-consuming that just popping ….