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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Resolution Planning!

Another year is about to come to a close and most people are probably thinking about their New Year's Resolutions. The #1 goal most people make for a new year is a new you, or weight loss. And to fit into this statistic, that is part of mine. I have let my self control get out of hand lately and it's my goal to work on it. In turn, this will help my nutrition and weight loss goals. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

I would like to wish you and your loves ones a very Merry Christmas! Although I'm a health conscious person, I allow myself to splurge on holidays. I cannot wait for honey glazed ham, mandarin orange salad, green bean casserole, baked sweet potatoes, stuffing, wine, pie and coffee. I absolutely love waking up on Christmas morning and hearing the holiday music while cooking a full breakfast. Then we sit down to open gifts and I anticipate seeing everyone's excitement when unwrapping their gifts. 

So whatever you love most about the holidays, enjoy it to the fullest this year! 

What was your favorite gift you gave or received? 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Fitness Lovers

We are down to the wire with less than two day until Christmas. If you haven't finished your shopping, you better get on it! And, even if you have finished, shop some more...for yourself! I assume if you are reading my blog that you are a fitness and nutrition enthusiast. And, with Christmas and gift giving I thought it would be perfect to touch on some great fitness lover gift options. With so many gadgets and trackers and workout enhancers, the gifts ideas are endless. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lit'l Smokies Wreath Recipe

Ok readers, I have one final Christmas themed recipe for you and this one was a huge hit that after 30 minutes, there weren't any left! The Christmas Wiener Wreath. So, the name may not sound appropriate... Let's call it the Lit'l Smokies Wreath :) Now this recipe isn't super healthy, but this can be your little indulgence appetizer. And, opting for the Turkey Lit'l Smokies makes this the healthier option. So steer clear of the beef for cheddar smokies and you'll save yourself 70 calories!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Healthy Holiday Treat

Before we know it, Christmas will once again have come and gone in a blink of an eye. Before it's over, be festive and make Christmas themed party snacks. And you won't have to sacrifice your diet to make tasty treats. This recipe is for Santa Grinch Fruit Sticks and couldn't be any easier to make. This was my first time preparing this and my Santas came out great! Serve this as an appetizer at your Christmas meal or if you have any holiday parties left to attend, bring this and it will surely be a hit with the guests. Check out the recipe.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Snowman Cheese Ball

The holiday season is in full swing and it will be gone before you know it. It's the time all your friends and co-workers are inviting you to Christmas parties or you're having one of your own. This past weekend I had my annual White Elephant Christmas Party. The apparel theme was Christmas colors with a Santa beard, and yes, this did include the ladies wearing a beard :) I love the holidays and I love going all out, entertaining, and ensuing my parties are a success.

After searching Google, Pinterest, Etsy, and so many more sites, I had my game plan for my house decor, beards, and appetizers. I woke up bright and early at 7am that Saturday and began cooking and prepping for the party. One of the tastiest treats I made was the Snowman Cheese Ball. Not only did he look awesome, but he tasted amazing!! So, if you want to WOW your guests or one-up the host of your Christmas party, this snowman recipe is a must try!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HIIT Cardio to Blast Fat

I'm back!!! Even though I should not be so excited about it to add three exclamation marks... My vacation was amazing and relaxing. BUT... I gained 5.5lbs from extremely overeating. I mean I ate myself into a food coma about five times a day! I told you all I was really a fat girl at heart and unfortunately, I gain weight super easy. A huge part of me felt like taking the rest of the year off from my dieting and fitness plan. But I knew that would only make it worse come January 1st to start back up again.