Stay On Track While Dining Out

Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging when your trying to balance out work, family and your social life. Eating out is a big wall that many people hit when trying to balance all of these different aspects of your life, but don’t stress because you can still dine out and stay on track! Looking at the menu can be an overwhelming experience, but you have to rewire your brain to look at those unhealthy options and be able to make substitutions to make them a healthier version....more

Living Light: Lessons of Less

I don't know what inspired me to do it. Was it something momentous that helped make the decision? A moment of frustration? Pulling my scalp in anguish that somehow sparked the pulling of an idea out of my mind? Last fall, I remember twirling a strand around my finger one day, all silky and perfectly hombred, and just knowing, without emotion or dramatic declaration: this has to go. I need to cut my hair. ...more

Muscle and Fitness Hers Magazine Progression

I was approached by one of the best fitness, nutrition and competition coaches in the area, Michelle Johnson. Not only is Michelle a genius when it comes to body transformation but she is also a wonderful person. We had four weeks to get me in shape for a Muscle and Fitness Shoot.  I never competed before and I would be standing next to three beautiful women that were fitness models, body builders and IFBB Pro Card holders. Needless to say I had to kick my butt in gear. ...more

Making a Lifestyle Change

Meal Prep:Turkey Burgers

Dieting can be a tough task. You may pick up a magazine and say, “wow that person looks great,  I wish I could look like that.” Or, you may turn up your  nose and say “oh that is all Photoshop”. Of course there are many magazines that do go over and beyond what is reality. Here is an example of a person who was completely Photoshopped to the point that it didn’t even look like her....more

Filling Turkey Chili

When it is a rainy cold night,like tonight I crave a good warm and cozy dish. I love love love a good hearty bowl full warm Turkey Chili served with a side ofcornbread on these kinds of nights. My family really enjoys chili’s and soups and the great thing about them is their so quick and easy to make! Very high in protein....more

Start Your Journey

Want to maintain a healthy weight & still incorporate the foods you crave? Thats exactly what I want & have started doing. I’m a carb junky, almost to the point I seriously thought I was addicted to junk food. I crave gummy candies constantly. Since I do love carbs I still have them…”everything is good in moderation”....more

Fast Forward

So up until now, I've been telling you all about the beginnings of my family's journey into a more simplified lifestyle, starting with food. If this is your first time visiting this blog, I encourage you to go back and read what led us here. 1. The Simple Life 2. The Food Awakening...more

Farmer’s Market

Embracing the "No".