Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
tastefullykims Absolutely!!  It's a projection of their own anxieties about eating, and I ...more

9 Fun Outdoor Activities That Double as a Summer Workout

Summer is pretty much synonymous with being outdoors. The warm weather is here to stay for a while! And that means that you might be trading in your time in the gym for more time lounging outdoors with friends or family. There's nothing wrong with that! But don't let the lazy days of summer catch up to you by September. Staying active and getting in your exercise is important year-round! Kill two birds with one stone this summer by enjoying your time outside with loved ones while also sneaking in a workout. ...more

I've Been Working Out and I Look Pretty Good!

"Oh, look!" said my boyfriend. "You're in the background of this picture!" We'd been at one of those old car shows where they block off several streets so you can walk around looking at big, pointy '60s cars. Sadly, I am also from the '60s, and incidentally kind of big and pointy. The man I live with accidentally captured my vintage self on film when he meant to capture some huge black car with red flames painted on it. ...more
This is awesome! I'm 44 and now that the kids are getting older I can finally really focus on ...more

May Your Belly be Always Satisfied and Your Heart Always Full

I am anxious about my work situation when I shouldn’t be. I can’t put my finger on why I’m so stressed about this.Read More...more

Broccoli Chicken Pasta Bake with Cauliflower Sauce

  Sundays are hands down the best day of the week for me. Why? I get to spend so much more time in the kitchen and working on projects – a rarity during the week. Most Sundays mean a new recipe(s) to try and an endless amount of foodie inspiration and yesterday was no different.  Coming at you is a scrumptious and creamy Broccoli, Chicken and Pasta Bake with a Cauliflower Sauce....more

Fun Cross Training Ideas

Ryan and I are in our third week of half marathon training. In my last post, I wrote about running the Smoky Mountain Half Marathon! We're super excited, and we're both sticking to our running schedules :)...more

New DECADE!

This morning, the scale was at 229.4. A little over 31 pounds down. Getting into the 220s (although barely) feels like such a big accomplishment. I haven’t seen a number this low in 8 or 9 years – maybe more. So, so many times in the past I would try. I’d start exercising and tracking my food and I’d fizzle out after 2 or 3 months. I’m sure a big part of past failures can be blamed on the Hashimoto’s. It wasn’t being treated properly, so I still suffered through physical and mental symptoms that made it nearly impossible to lose weight. The toughest symptom is the depression....more

Quads & Glutes Chair Pyramid Workout

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Let's get right to the fitness today.  I taught a lower body strength training class last night, which went by so fast!  We were all lunging, squatting, and jumping enough to make class go by like THAT.  I had a whole group/partner exercise portion planned, but when I looked up at the clock, we had 10 minutes left!  Love classes like that....more

Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
tastefullykims Absolutely!!  It's a projection of their own anxieties about eating, and I ...more

Yoga Doesn't Have to Be Dull: Amazingly Unique Yoga Classes

I’ve tried yoga time and time again, and although I know it’s good for you and has health benefits, performing the poses in typical yoga classes just doesn’t grab me....more

The Hills Are Alive: 2015 Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon in Review

 Run the Bluegrass was truly an EXPERIENCE! It was held March 28, 2015 in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. My HB signed us both up for this race--more so of a surprise to me. I'll admit...I smiled when I received the confirmation in my inbox. The HB is a "Bling Chaser" (i.e., he runs for the shine, not the time--yes, that's his mantra)....more

An Ode to Fitbit

It is tiny, yet mightyTwo years ago I bought what soon would become my best friend and motivation for years to come, a Fitbit One. Since the day I took it out of the box, my life has changed. Trust me, it is not an overstatement. What is so great about this device? Read on for an answer! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that this post is solely my opinion and is NOT sponsored by Fitbit or any other company. I am writing this to share how I feel about the device and maybe help you decide if you need a fitness tracker. There are newer models out there, but I will be discussing the core features of Fitbit that are present in all of their latest trackers....more

Sweating it out

Did you know we have 2.6 million sweat glands in our system? I think some of mine should have dried up by now! Yet there is only potassium and salt apparently in sweat …I was so hoping a nice ounce or two of fat would drip off me too but apparently that only happens to chickens on a rotisserie not me on a stationary bike at +20 level....more