Blog updates!

Hey guys! Hope you’re having a fabulous Wednesday. 

There are two new items here at Orangespoken! If you look at the top of this page you’ll see a new tab called “Grain Free and Low Sugar Life“. Here you’ll find information on how I cook, my favorite grain free and low sugar recipes, and a glimpse into my shopping lists and meal prep! 

In addition, I have updated the Recipes section! Here you will find all of my recipes for the grain and sugar eaters! 😉 I made sure all of the links were working and updated the categories to make navigating the page easy peasy.

Last but not least, don’t forget to enter to win an entry to the ElectroDash 5k event in Tampa on 3/21/14! The contest is almost over! Click here to enter!

What do you think of the changes? -Steph 🙂


Mental training & Week 2

When you hear the words “Mental training“, what do they mean to you?

I had Biggest Loser playing on the TV tonight, but I was also playing around on the computer, so my attention was a bit divided. However, something DID catch my interest, pulling me away from my laptop for a moment. 

Maybe you know what I’m referring to, if you too watch The Biggest Loser. It was towards the beginning of the show when the final 8 contestants got to meet and train with Apolo Ohno. They were on the spin bikes and Apolo was talking to them about “mental training”. He was telling the group that it’s not about how many miles you put in, how intense you train, or how often you workout. He stressed the fact that if your head’s not in the game, and you’re not mentally training along with your physical actions, you won’t be seeing results at 100%.  Continue reading


Black bean chili

I grew up in Tampa, FL. And although I’ve seen snow, I’ve never had to endure a true winter.

Winter for us means a few days here and there from November to March where it gets into the 30’s (sometimes the 20’s) for lows, and into the 60’s and 70’s for highs. Then there are exceptions, like this January day, where we hover around 40 and 50 degrees for a high. Continue reading


Know what you have part 2

**Disclaimer** This post covers sensitive medical and wellness related topics involving breast cancer and preventative reproductive procedures. If you feel uncomfortable discussing or reading about these topics, please skip this post. I won’t be offended because I know you’ll be back! Additionally, I am NOT a medical professional. I am simply a patient giving my opinion on how to be proactive with women’s health issues and sharing my story. Please consult your own physician before attempting any medical procedure or self-diagnosing. Thank you for understanding and please leave comments below. I’d love to hear your feedback.

Before you read Part 2, please take a moment to read part 1 of this post. Here is the link: Know you what you have part 1 Continue reading