Just Call Me Sarah Moran, RD (100th Post!)

So if you aren’t following me on social media, I have some exciting news to share….

I passed the RD exam!ย On top of that, this is my 100th post! Coincidence?

It’s surreal to think that this one goal that I’ve been working towards for the past 5 years has been accomplished. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was sitting in Jasen’s dorm room elbow deep in chemistry and hating every second of it. I’m so happy that mess is behind me.

The past few weeks I’ve been committed to studying. Not the most fun, but definitely necessary. There was a minor mental breakdown approximately every 3 days during this period, with the last one on Tuesday. Yeah, that “thing” that came up preventing me from posting on Wednesday, that was the exam. I just felt like I still had a ton to study and I couldn’t bring myself to share with the world that I was taking my exam on Thursday. What if I didn’t pass?! “I ย Failed the RD Exam” was not a post I wanted to write. Continue reading

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Week 1: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

As I promised last week, I started week 1 of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution on Monday. First off, I have to thank you guys. There were more days than not where my inner dialogue went something like this:

I really don’t want to do this today.

You have to. You have to put it on the blog.

Ugh. Alright then. Stupid blog…

This was a bit of a surprise to me. I mean, this was only the first week and I haven’t worked out in a couple months since I hurt my back. I should be ready to go! Fresh and excited! However, that simply wasn’t the case. Maybe it’s because I’ve gotten out of the routine. What was a part of my every day a few months ago is now like an added hassle. Here’s to hoping that changes over the next few months.

I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start with how the program works.
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What We Ate: 08.22.13

I must admit, I was blanking a bit on what to write about for today’s post. What I had planned just didn’t seem that good anymore and nothing else came to mind. I really wanted to try to to get this written before dinner came out of the oven to avoid the late night or early morning writing that sometimes happens. Jasen and I bounced ideas back and forth for a while and then it hit me. I could write about dinner! Also, I think posting about our meals could be a fun thing to do every so often, just to show y’all what real life eating looks like for us. Now, let’s get on to the food!

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DIY: Easy Non-Toxic Goo Remover

We’ve all had that experience. ย The nightmare of the terrible sticker. Maybe it’s a price tag. Maybe it’s a label. It could be small or quite large. Whatever shape it is, it leaves behind an awful goop that simply won’t come off. In the past, I would have reached for a commercial goo remover. In fact, that’s almost what I did when we were faced with lots of sticker residue on our wedding gifts. However, once I was in the store and reading the label, I couldn’t bring myself to buy the stuff. With all of the warnings on the packaging and the information I found online, I knew there had to be a better option out there. And guess what? There was! By simply mixing two kitchen ingredients, you can create an effective goop-getter without any worries about harsh chemicals.

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All About Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

bodyrevolution13 105500 PMToday, I’m happy to announce a new blog series! I haven’t talked too much about fitness on here, if at all, but being physically fit is obviously an important component of healthy living. One of my favorite genres of exercise is the recent surge in at-home fitness. With a variety of titles and fitness personalities, there really is something for everyone. I’ve been a huge fan of Jillian Michaels DVDs since I was first introduced to them my sophomore year of college. They’re short, intense, and effective and, with new titles every year, there’s no risk of boredom.ย  Continue reading

Banana Muffins and Experimenting with Chia Eggs

We don’t always have extra bananas in our house (Jasen has a serious addiction), but if there are a few leftover at the end of the week that are on their way to being compost, I always make sure to turn them into banana bread. My favorite recipe comes from 100 Days of Real Food because it’s whole wheat and doesn’t include tons of sugar. Instead, it has just a 1/4 cup of honey. This week, for a little twist, I made banana bread muffins instead of a loaf. Who can resist food that is cute and individually wrapped? Not me! When it was muffin making time, I realized that we were all out of eggs. This minor catastrophe soon became an opportunity to try out something that’s been on my list for a couple years now: chia seed eggs.

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