Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had breakfast at our house with Jasen’s parents and sister and then spent the afternoon with my fam. My cousin Allison made cute place cards this year. We were the Native Americans…
… and my cousins were the Pilgrims.
I don’t know about you guys, but it is seriously dry in our house. We got a humidifier a little over a week ago, and that has certainly helped, but there is only so much you can do to combat this cold weather menace. About a year ago, I was having some intense dry skin issues on my face. I was using natural moisturizers like olive and coconut oil, but it seemed my face was too dry and the oil too heavy for it to really make a lasting effect. Kinda like hard, heavy rain on super dry ground. It just didn’t soak in.
Just in time, I came across an amazing brand. Michael Todd True Organics is a natural skin care company that has a wide range of products for all skin types. I can’t say enough good things about their stuff! Continue reading
It’s the time of year that everyone loves: the holidays! But with all of the fun also comes lots of yummy food that isn’t always the healthiest. It’s important to enjoy this time of year, but also to avoid the consequences of enjoying ourselves a little too much. Fear not, I’m here to help with a few tips. You can use all of them or pick and choose the ones that work for you. I don’t think we need to be too crazy about being restrictive on these special days. As long as we treat them like the special occassion they are and eat well most other days, it’s fine. At the same time, I don’t want you to have that sick, overstuffed feeling that no one likes.
Note: Even though I’m posting this with the fall and winter holidays in mind, these tips can apply to any holiday or special event. Continue reading
The end is here! Here’s the schedule for the final week:
This last week went really well. While none of the workouts were easy by any means, I could definitely tell that they were much more doable than they were last week. It’s crazy how fast your body can improve and adapt and it’s great to feel strong and capable while doing the most difficult workouts in the program.
With Thanksgiving only a couple weeks away, those of you who are hosting are probably working on your menu for the day. It can be a little overwhelming, so I’ve pulled together some of my favorite recipes to share. They all call for real, whole food (of course) and are also delicious!
- The Bird. I’ve been making my turkey using this recipe for a few years now and it is always a big hit. Citrus in the cavity, plus frequent basting, results in moist breast meat and crazy good flavor. Use your own homemade chicken stock if you have it and try making the gravy with whole wheat flour instead. And, if you do happen to splurge on the white flour, I won’t tell. It is a holiday after all. 🙂 Continue reading