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We are almost at the end of the first week of 2018!
How has your new year been so far? Continue reading
Out of all the searches that drive readers to my blog, the top search phrase has always been “healthy cooking for beginners”. I get a LOT of questions about how to meal plan, how to shop and how to cook. I’ve had people tell me that their eating habits are horrible because they “can’t cook”, and resort to pre-packaged foods, fast food and dining out. I’ve heard this on the blog, social media and even in person.
Well, I’m here to tell you that healthy cooking is EASY. No seriously, I promise! Here are my tips for getting started in a healthy meal prep routine… and making a habit of it! Continue reading
So often I hear people speaking of regrets.
How if only they had done x, y or z, life might be a little different, a little better, etc.
How they’ve waited too long to make a decision, and now it might be too late.
How they’re too old, or too out of shape, or too <enter excuse here> to reach a goal, try something new or fix a problem they’re experiencing.
And when they do consider moving past those regrets, they’re often stricken with a bad case of the “what if’s.”
What if I can’t do it? What if it won’t work? What if I give up? What if it turns out badly? Continue reading
Sometimes life throws us curve-balls that we don’t understand.
My curve-ball happened in 2012 when I lost my mom to breast cancer. Continue reading
Happy New Year!
I’m excited for the start of a brand new year, and I hope you are as well!
2015 was a VERY good year.
I truly have a lot to be thankful for, wonderful memories to keep in my pocket, and moments to be proud of. I completed my first 1/2 marathon, traveled to some beautiful places, raced in memory of my mom, spent time with friends volunteering and enjoying each other’s company, and bonded even more with my main guy. I know that 2016 will be just as awesome! Continue reading
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor am I a registered dietitian, nutritionist or personal trainer. I am sharing my own workout and training experience which is unique, and may not reflect the experiences of others. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for them. Before considering any workout routine or lifestyle change, please consult your physician.
If you’ve been an Orangespoken reader for a while now, and follow me on the social media, you’ve probably heard me talk about Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) once or twice, or 1,000 times. It’s because I truly love the place. And that’s no lie. In fact, no one is compensating me for this post. I’m not “working” for Orangetheory (even though my blog title may say otherwise) 😉 I just really dig the workout. I’ve been there for over two years and each time I leave a 60 minute session, I walk out refreshed, energized; feeling strong, empowered and confident. Yes kids, it’s really that good. Continue reading
Breaking news: You don’t have to be insane to enjoy morning workouts!
I know right? I was shocked too. People ask me alllllll the time:
“How do you get up so early for workouts? I could NEVER do that!”
Guys, I’m telling you. Morning workouts are where it’s AT. Continue reading