Homemade Detox Water

Hi loves! It’s day two of my yoga teacher training and I am on cloud nine. It’s also my second day without meat and my first official work-week in my new home. Life has given me a handful of big changes and I am accepting them with open arms. I am feeling extremely blessed and optimistic about life in general. It’s all very exciting....more

How I Lost 10lbs within 1 Month using Garden of Life

During my transition from meats, sugars, and starching foods I learned some interesting facts about herbs, fruits, veggies, and different sprouts. ...more

Weigh In and Diet Bet

I joined a great walking group on Facebook, WALKING Monthly Challenges (Walking My Way Back To Health), and some of the members are participating in a Diet Bet.  Diet Bet is actually a website.  So we all bet $25.00 that we could lose 4% of our body weight in four weeks.  So on Saturday, I took my first picture with my starting weight:...more

My FitBit

A Fitbit is a pedometer.  It measures how many steps I take a day.  It actually measures how many very active minutes I have as well. I want to get up to 10,000 steps a day, but I have to work up to that, especially since I have been very sedentary for the last couple of years.  My average steps have been about 1000 or so.  Not great. So my goal for the next two weeks is to log in about 7500 steps a day.  The Fitbit is so cool that it will actually light up and vibrate when I reach that goal.  Wish me luck!!!...more
Good luck - and I bet it really helps you get the number of steps you take up! I wrote a blog ...more

How to make home cooking part of your lifestyle

If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking.  Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more

Put Down Your Measuring Cup

 A facebook friend of mine (who is very much in crazy good shape) posted a picture of her meal along with a phrase like, "I sometimes wish this was pizza".The picture was of a precisely measured portion of grilled chicken, an exact serving of quinoa and a measured serving of a steamed vegetable.My immediate reaction was sadness followed closely by rage. My rage wasn't so much against her, more so against the trend I keep seeing towards dieting, restricting and measuring of food....more

Everything You Need to Know to Rock Your First Color Run

In an effort to help you rock your first Color Run, I’ve put together a few tips based on my experience. Hindsight is 20/20 after all, and I’m still finding dye around my house to this day! Hopefully you can keep these little cheats in mind and make the most out of this milestone race! ...more
DSTPRL  It gets everywhereeeee lol, my poor seat bets are rainbow colored to this day. I'm ...more

Run in Support of Muscular Dystrophy

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runshttp://www.fitfoodieruns.com/2014/06/21/first-charity-run-mda-musculardy...When I attended the ZOOMA expo, I was chit chatting up a storm with the representative from MDA or Muscular Dystrophy Association.I don’t have any connections with anyone with this disease but my heart fell to the floor....more

Weight Loss Surgery Duodenal Switch

Robin's view Surprising news, My insurance approved my surgery. Bigger surpise its June 23, 14. YUP I have been running around for a week getting all the pre-op tests done, booked hotel for overnight stay and will be leaving for NYC Sunday. Its a complete whirlwind but I'm grateful in a way....more