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Healthy Holiday Party Tips

Healthy Holiday Party Tips

  Tis the season for Holiday parties, but that doesn’t mean you have to undo all your hard work.  Here are a few tangible Healthy Holiday Party Tips to get you through without ruining everything you worked hard for, but still having fun!! These are the tips that I will use for the next few weeks while we attend holiday parties.  The key is planning ahead and knowing your limits.   Healthy Holiday party tips #1 Engage in more conversations than you do more bites on your plate. #2 Set your own boundaries for what you will allow yourself to have or not have. #3 Have a cocktail sandwich.  Drink a glass of water, your choice of 1 cocktail, followed by a glass of water. #4 Eat a lot of veggies, bring your own veggie tray with different flavors of hummus & cheeses to spice it up. #5  Avoid a lot of carbs, if you are going to have a cocktail, save your carbs. #6 Stick with pure/natural food, avoid saucy heavy food.  Make sure it’s not laden in sauce, oil or grease.

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Quick Winter Workout

Quick Winter Workout

Beat the winter blues & stay warm with this Quick Winter Workout!  This effective workout can be done in 5 minutes, which would be a great addition to your daily routine when you are needed a quick pick me up or a little something extra!! Studies show exercising improves general mental health, social functioning, depressive symptoms, and vitality! Researchers also showed that listening to upbeat or cheery music significantly improved participant’s mood in both the short and long term!! So crank up your favorite tune and bust this quick routine in and you’ll be feeling better (and warmer) in no time!! Mountain Climbers-1 minute Side Plank-30 seconds per side Seated leg raises-15 each leg Plank flutters-30 seconds 15 push ups Jumping Jacks-1 minute Plank-1 minute  

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9 Pantry Staples for Healthy Eating

9 Pantry Staples for Healthy Eating

    Eating healthy can be hard, between work, school, errands, and busy schedules, cooking a healthy meal after all of that probably makes you tired just thinking about it!!  But before you go through that drive thru line and regret, here are some MUST have pantry/food items to have on hand to help make it easy!   9  Pantry Staples for Healthy Eating Brown Rice Cook up a giant batch of brown rice on Sunday night as part of your meal prep for the week and you’ll have the base for a slew of filling meals for lunches you can take to work and dinner when you get home.  Add chicken to, veggies and or beans to make a quick/easy/healthy lunch. Beans Beans of all shapes and sizes are rich in protein and fiber. Keep a variety of canned beans in the pantry, or cook a big batch that you can quickly heat up and toss with a few spices for a quick meal. Heat leftover chicken & black beans for a super yummy, easy meal as well! Oats Oats can turn your boring breakfast into a fiber- and protein-packed meal to keep you fueled all morning. Say goodbye to sugary cereals and protein bars,…

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Tuesday Tip: Change Your Mindset

Tuesday Tip: Change Your Mindset

Tuesday Tip: Change Your Mindset! Whenever you are struggling and can only think about all the things you “can’t” or shouldn’t eat…..flip the switch in your brain and tell yourself all of the amazing things you can have! You CAN have fruits, carbs, proteins that are going to fuel your body properly! That Halloween candy is not going to fuel your body properly and you know that. Instead think of all the foods you GET to eat that will FUEL your body, ENERGIZE your body and HEAL your body! Trust me you are NOT alone, I have these same struggles daily, it’s all about mindset…..you’ve got this!! So try that today when you find yourself reaching for something you know shouldn’t have, or feeling down because everyone is eating the doughnuts in the break room and you know you shouldn’t have that if you want to stay on track and on your goal. You’ve got this….WE’VE got this!! Happy Tuesday!

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Post-Halloween Workout

Post-Halloween Workout

  This Post-Halloween workout is just in time if you had one too many “fun size” candy bars this week! Those pesky little candy bars add up fast and before you know it, you’ve gone through 5-6 fun size bars and hundreds if not thousands of extra unplanned calories!  Don’t let one night un-do all your hard work, add this extra workout routine and vow to get back on track!  This post-Halloween workout is a great one to add anytime over the holiday season as Halloween is the kick off to Thanksgiving and Christmas before we know it!  So go ahead and burn off any extra Halloween candy with this quick workout routine, you won’t be disappointed!   Post-Halloween Workout 25 Squats 15 push ups 1 min plank 25 jumping jacks 15 burpees 1 minute side plank (30 seconds each side) 25 flutter kicks 20 lunges    

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8 Easy Ways to Cut Calories Every Day

8 Easy Ways to Cut Calories Every Day

  Here are 8 easy ways to cut calories every day!  Just follow one or more these tips on any given day and you’ll notice a difference.  It’s all about baby steps, little decisions here and there really do make a difference!! You can do this without even realizing or feeling like you are missing out on something.   8 Easy Ways to Cut Calories Every Day 1. Drink your coffee black-Skip the latte and add a little cinnamon and a tablespoon of half & half and save 140 calories everyday. 2. Quit drinking soda-Eliminating one 12-ounce soda daily saves you up 56,575 calories and over seven pounds of sugar every year!   3. Swap veggies in for rice & pasta-Trading one cup of cooked pasta with one cup of broccoli can save you as much as 180 calories 4. Portion out your snacks-Visual cues like the size of a box or bag can subconsciously drive us to eat more — or less. 5. Cook at home- Making your meals at home means you’re in control: You know exactly what ingredients and how much are being added to the pot.Home cookers consumed about 140 calories fewer calories daily, or 51,000…

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Quick Thigh Workout

Quick Thigh Workout

This Quick Thigh Workout is under 10 minutes and a great way to add a little something extra to your daily routine!  Help tighten and tone those thighs with just 10 minutes a day!!  Gotta keep working on those legs even after summer short season is over!   This thigh workout is quick, easy & effective, my kind of workout!  So give it a try sometime today, see if you can go all three rounds!  You’ve got this! Single leg side plank (20 sec each side) 25 plie squats 15 plank jacks 20 forward lunges each leg Repeat 3X  

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Healthy Road Trip Snack ideas

Healthy Road Trip Snack ideas

Road Trip season is upon us, so here is a great starter list of Healthy Road Trip Snack Ideas!! It can be ssoo easy to just pick something up on the road and then regret it later!! A little preparation and planning beforehand is the key!! Here are a few healthy ideas for go-to healthy road trip snacks!!  Here’s to healthy road trips without any guilt!! Almonds Homemade trail mix Nut butter Ezekiel bread Baby carrots Cut up sweet peppers Grapes Apples Cherry tomatoes Celery Roasted chickpeas Sliced turkey/veggie wrap Single serve hummus Shakeology Cut up cheese Homemade energy bars Hard boiled eggs

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Quick Pool Workout Routine

Quick Pool Workout Routine

  Get in the water and have FUN with this Quick Pool Workout Routine!!  Summer time=a lot of time spent at the pool for a lot of people so here is a quick workout you try out in the pool some time this summer!! Get off the lounge chair & in the water, who said the kids should get to have all the fun!! 1 minute high knees 25 jumping jacks 10 squat jumps 25 flutter kicks 1 minute run in place Outer leg lift (20 each side) 1 minute back leg kicks 25 jumping jacks   Enjoy!! XO, Erin

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5 Reasons you need to start meditating

5 Reasons you need to start meditating

Have you ever considered meditating??  I have 5 reasons you need to start meditating, but first let me tell you what a game-changer this has been for me to start my day off right positively and with balance.  Something that I’ve added to my morning routine each morning for 5-10 minutes that has made a world of difference!!  I do guided meditation because I have too much noise in my head so it helps to listen to someone else’s voice and words to guide me through the meditation!  I would 100% give this a chance.  My tip: download the free app Insight Timer (guided meditations organized by playlists.) Check out Morning Meditation, pick one you like and do it for 5-20 minutes a day and see and feel the difference.  Liston on headphones to help block everything else out!   Here are 5 reasons you need to start meditating: 1. Reduces stress, anxiety & depression. 2.  Give you self-control & helps you feel balanced. 3.  Makes you fee happy with positive thoughts. 4.  Improves focus, attention and memory. 5. Boosts brain power & critical thinking skills.

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