Rosemary Sugar Carrots with Recipe!

What a delightful mix, you can never go wrong with rosemary! Today, to continue into Carrot week for our #BeMindfulDaily weekly food highlights - one of our #MindfulGirls Emily has made us these delicious carrots! She used this as a side dish, but these can easily used as a snack - if you have the time or if you prep ahead....more


This week I visited a friend and she made me a smoothie. Not just any smoothie, but a healthy GREEN smoothie designed to promote weight loss.It took some convincing because I’m not usually the type to eat something that doesn’t look appetizing, but I trusted her, so I did it. And guess what?Now I’m totally hooked!...more

A Closer Look at BuzzFeed's Morning Workout "Tricks"

BuzzFeed has gotten a lot of flak recently, and I'm sure the company is just fine with that because it's making an absurd amount of money....more

Top 10 Strength Training Tips for Beginners

Strength training can be intimidating for beginners. There is so much conflicting information out there – especially information geared towards women.Will lifting weights make me bulky? How many reps and sets should I be doing? I really want abs, so I  can just do a ton of crunches, right?...more

5 Free Full-Body Workouts in 20 Minutes or Less!

Top fitness myth: You have to work out for 30-60 minutes or it's worth nothing.FALSE!!No equipment? No gym? No time?NO PROBLEM!...more

10 Easy Ways to Stay Fit While Parenting

A lot of fitness professionals and enthusiasts will talk about staying fit once you've gotten over the hump of getting into shape. They will tell readers to make a schedule, follow a set of rules, indulge but not too often; things along that line. These are all very helpful tips, but when parenthood enters the picture, a lot of those tips become moot points. Kids have a way of throwing off our plans. So here are my tips for how to keep the weight off and keep your shape in check once kids have entered the picture. ...more

Raw Food Diaries

 I have an unhealthy obsession with s'mores. To be honest, I have had unhealthy obsessions with food for the majority of my life. In high school, I ate one or maybe two meals a day (usually one). In college, I took that unhealthy eating to a level way beyond that....more

Mini-MAX-malism: A Bigger Approach to Less is More

I want to start this post by thanking those who have helped to spread the "less is more" philosophy in health and fitness.Every day new studies are adding more and more substance to efficient and effective training. No more endless hours at the gym. Minutes are recommended, not hours.Equally there is no need to drastically reduce food intake, just a gradual change can be significant enough to create long term health changes. ...more

Recovery Plan

I haven’t run in two weeks. This is probably the hardest thing for any runner to do: take a break so you can heal and run again. There is a plan, though, and it is this plan that makes not running bearable....more

Strawberry Banana Smoothie With a Veggie Twist

With it warming up here in Southern California, I've gotten back to my morning smoothie breakfasts. I have currently been enjoying this twist on a typical strawberry banana smoothie. That traditional flavor we all love has received a healthy dose of veggies. It may not look the prettiest but it's damn good and damn good for you.  ...more