Weekly Roundup #17

I am so excited… The temperature is supposed to reach 36 degrees today! We’ve made it through yet another round of the deep freeze. And we can actually go outdoors again. It has been extremely cold. And that’s coming from someone that has lived in MN for most of her life. That said, I know the entire country has been seeing some crazy stuff. And in more ways than just the weather..!? But really, I’m emerging on two fronts today. I’ll be getting outside for a walk, number one. And two…I’m coming through the fog of a sugar detox. WooHoo! We’re on Day Continue reading Weekly Roundup #17

Weekly Roundup #16

I’ve gone from eating a plant-based (or high carb) diet to now closer to a paleo or even ketogenic (low carb) diet. And I’m sure it will be different again next year…who knows. I don’t believe there is one right way to eat for everyone. I do think, however, that there is an optimal way to eat for our individual body. And that we have to be persistent in finding out which foods work best for us. And, of course, which don’t. So, I continue to be the guinea pig in my own experiment and adjust here and tweak there. No matter Continue reading Weekly Roundup #16

Weekly Roundup #15

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start! Are you familiar with an Instant Pot? It’s a new pressure cooking gadget that’s all the rage these days. Apparently you can cook chicken breasts in like 5 minutes and many other things that’ll take half the time. Sounds like a busy mom’s dream come true, doesn’t it?! Well, I received one for Christmas and I’ve been testing it out a bit. The jury’s still out but I’ll definitely keep you posted… Here are some recipes that will take you 30 minutes or less! And you don’t even need Continue reading Weekly Roundup #15

Weekly Roundup #14

I hope you are having an awesome holiday season! Are you starting to look ahead to the new year? I know I am. I start to get anxious for some alone time to really map out what I want for myself, for my work, for my relationships, spiritually, financially, and more in the next year. Do you do that? This year, I created something for my family to take part in as well. It’s a look back at the past year and also a look ahead to 2018. A quick worksheet that we can all fill out and then share our successes, Continue reading Weekly Roundup #14

Weekly Roundup #13

I don’t know about you but I already feel like the sweet stuff has made its way into my diet a little more than normal. How does that happen? I guess it’s the fact that the treats are just about everywhere you turn right now. Not to mention the frantic pace of life that can make us not so present with our choices. (Just me?) That said, I don’t want to obsess about the fact that my jeans are a little more snug than I’d like right now. I want to be as present as possible and enjoy this time. Enjoy the Continue reading Weekly Roundup #13