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  • Recipe of the Week: Pear, Brie, & Bacon Flatbread

    Recipe of the Week: Pear, Brie, & Bacon Flatbread

    The weather's starting to heat up, and you know what that means. With Summer right around the corner, it's good to have some quick and easy recipes in your back pocket for any surprise dinner parties and BBQ's. This flatbread recipe would be a welcomed addition to any get-together- and it's a little fancier than a veggie platter or bag of chips! Recipe Courtesy of:
    Servings: 2 Ingredients:

    2 prebaked flatbreads (gluten free, if needed)
    3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
    2 ounces brie cheese, sliced very thin
    1/2 of a pear, thinly sliced
    4 pieces of bacon
    Balasmic glaze Instructions:

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    Place flatbread onto a baking sheet. ....

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  • Time for something new...

    They say the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I notice this in my daily life - the way I approach difficulties, the way I think about myself and my circumstances, the way I interact with my kids, the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get stuck in repetitive patterns. But “easy” rarely gets us what we want. Yet, change is even more difficult!
    Something that’s been working great for me lately (and I know will for a long time) is to ask myself, “Is this working for me?”
    As time goes by, I get tired of answering “no,” because I realize I’m stuck in a pattern ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Ginger Garlic Grilled Chicken

    Recipe of the Week: Ginger Garlic Grilled Chicken

    To really succeed with your fat loss goal, it’s important to keep your meals light, lean and filled with protein. Try this recipe for marinating and grilling chicken. Make lots and pack for a week of healthy lunches paired with veggies or dark leafy greens. Servings: 4 Ingredients:

    1 ½ cup Sake
    ½ cup Coconut Aminos (or light soy sauce)
    ¼ cup sugar substitute (or sweetener)
    2 tablespoon Olive Oil
    1 tablespoon Garlic- minced
    3 inch Piece of Ginger, thinly sliced
    Salt and Pepper
    2 lbs. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs, trimmed Instructions:

    Preheat the grill to medium high.
    Combine the sake, coconut aminos, swerve, olive oil, garlic and ginger in ....

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  • Real Life Lifting

    Real Life Lifting

    A lot of people are motivated by ripping their six pack to shreds when they lift. I think about something much more elusive. Two reps to done and my life is flashing before my eyes. Not in a "oh shit I’m-a die" kind of way, but my literal life. Traffic jams.
    Toddler tantrums.
    Diaper explosions.
    Learning California is imposing yet another tax on small business owners.
    Difficult clients – and people in general.
    (You know who you are - much love!) I’m thinking of how I’m going to finish this set, and I contemplate if I should just call it quits a few reps early. Instead, I stiffen. Breathe in.
    Push through.
    And ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Pockets

    Recipe of the Week: Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Pockets

    Looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe that's sure to impress? Then you definitely need to try these Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Pockets. A flaky crust packed with flavor, what's not to love? It's basically a grown up hot pocket! And, what makes this recipe even more worth while, it's quick to make. Recipe Courtesy of:
    Servings: 8 Ingredients:

    2large eggs, divided
    1 c.ricotta cheese
    1 spinach, roughly chopped
    1 c.basil, chopped
    1/4 c.sun-dried tomatoes (about 9), finely chopped
    1/4 pepper flakes
    Kosher salt
    2refrigerated rolled pie crusts (from 15-ounce box)
    Sesame seeds, for sprinkling Instructions:

    Heat oven to 400°F. ....

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  • When you fail to see results from diet and exercise

    When you fail to see results from diet and exercise

    I saw an infomercial the other day for a weight loss solution targeting the frustrated people who, “fail to see results from diet and exercise.” Had to scratch my head on that one. When does diet and exercise fail? This, of course, is a trick question. Diet and exercise don’t fail. The only way for diet and exercise not to work is if you fail to stick with it long enough for the results to show. Plain and simple. End of story. The real question to ask, when you’re not making progress towards your goals, is not why diet and exercise has failed you, but rather why have you not stuck with it? It doesn’t mean you’re a ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Mango & Black Bean Chicken Salad

    Recipe of the Week: Mango & Black Bean Chicken Salad

    Here’s a salad recipe that’s hearty, quick and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters! With tender, roasted chicken, flavorful black beans and sweet, tangy mango, this salad hits every flavor note without guilt. Whether you’re making a quick dinner, a lunch-to-go, or serving up a meal for company – this salad is truly a winner. As another serving option, you could present the salad on large lettuce leaves or place over shredded green cabbage. Also feel free to experiment with the ingredients – swap out the black beans for your favorite type bean and switch up the protein from chicken to turkey or sausage. Enjoy! Servings: 6 Ingredients:

    1 (15oz) can of ....

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  • Making Sacrifice Easier

    Making Sacrifice Easier

    Yes, making big changes in your body takes sacrifice and delayed gratification. And, yes, this is hard and is why most people give up and never achieve their goals. However, the process shouldn’t be painful. You can make things easier on yourself, and in doing so increase your likelihood of success, by planning ahead to reduce moment-to-moment decisions. Meal Prep: Preparing your meals ahead of time is one of the best ways that you can make sure to stay on track with your healthy eating. It completely takes away the need to think about what you’re going to eat and ensures that your nutrition will stay on track. Lay Your Clothes Out: Putting your workout ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Spinach, Hummus, and Bell Pepper Wraps

    Recipe of the Week: Spinach, Hummus, and Bell Pepper Wraps

    Welcome Spring with these fresh, colorful veggie wraps! The crisp bell peppers, soft wrap, and creamy hummus are sure to be a hit for any to-go lunch or snack. Servings: 2 Recipe courtesy of:

    2 whole-grain flatbreads
    1/2 cup roasted garlic hummus
    1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
    1 cup firmly packed baby spinach
    1 ounce crumbled tomato-and-basil feta cheese (about 1/4 cup) Instructions:

    Spread each flatbread with 1/4 cup hummus, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge.
    Divide the bell pepper evenly between the flatbreads; top each with 1/2 cup spinach and 2 tablespoons cheese.
    Starting from one short side, roll up the wraps.
    Cut each ....

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  • What if I told you you're five feet from gold?

    What if I told you you're five feet from gold?

    There is one reason why most people haven’t yet reached their goals, and it’s a simple one. It’s something I struggle with as well, so I know it just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your big breakthrough. That one thing is consistency. This doesn’t just apply to our wellness program, but how we approach our jobs, our parenting, our relationships… think about it. The difference that separates a fitness star from a couch potato is the consistency with which the former applies to their nutrition and exercise routine. The same is try with any other aspect of life. That’s it! Look, I know you can do good things for ....

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