Winter Shape Up 2018: Workout #6

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Hey hey! You’re CRUSHING this year’s Winter Shape Up challenge! Keep up the amazing work! I’m loving all of your check-ins and comments here on the blog and in the Facebook group. Don’t forget to enter the Sunbasket giveaway each time you compete a workout this week. If you’re just now joining in the party, get all the info here! Here’s what workout #6 looks like! It’s a super sweaty total body workout, split into 3 circuits. Warm up with 5-7 … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower

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I eat a ton of vegetables, and to hit the goals I have for 2018, I’m about to double-down on my vegetable intake to make this magic happen. Cauliflower was a trendy little veg for 2017, and I think the growers had a hay day with all of our excitement around this cruciferous vegetable.  For me, I’ve always loved cauliflower.  As a super picky child, it was one of those veggies that I would (fairly) consistently eat.  Raw, not cooked … [Read more...]

Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping with David’s Bridal

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of David's Bridal. All opinions are 100% mine. When Steve and I got engaged in October, I told myself I wouldn't start thinking about wedding planning until we made it through the holidays. So much happened in 2017 that we needed a moment to decompress and be present without starting another big undertaking: a wedding! Now that we're into 2018, I started the year off with an appointment … [Read more...]

Music, Beats per Minute, and Exercise Output – Interesting Stuff

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I was forwarded this great information on how the “Speed of the beat” of music can affect your exercise output. This is very interesting stuff when looked at compared to the kind of exercise that you do. Not only is the music going to motivate you, but the research also shows that if you change the beat and bass of the music before, during, and after your yourkout it will also affect you. Although we have all know this for a long time … [Read more...]

2018 Cathe Glassboro Road Trip

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Sign Up For The 2018 Cathe Glassboro Road Trip Starting Jan 26th at 1pm eastern 09 Days 19 Hours 09 Minutes 14 Seconds You can now sign up for the Glassboro Road Trip by clicking on the sign up button. If you don't see the "sign up button" refresh this page or try clearing your browser's cache. Countdown Clock To When You Can Sign Up About Our 2018 Annual Glassboro Road TripYes, it’s official, the 2018 Glassboro Cathe Road Trip will be … [Read more...]

Secrets to Losing Weight Fast

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Obesity or overweight is a problem that is affecting many people all over the world. With the many adverse effects associated with it, many people are ready to do anything as long as it guarantees them the ability to lose weight fast. So do not be surprised if you see people doing crazy things in the name of losing weight. If you are figuring out how you are going to burn off the excess calories, then you do not have to panic. Losing weight is … [Read more...]

38 Healthy Party Appetizers to Celebrate the Super Bowl

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Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect excuse for socializing with snacks. Chips and dip are often the high-calorie usual, but these 38 recipes are low in calories and full of flavor. From vegan bites to protein-packed dips, these appetizers make it easy to create a satisfying menu minus the guilt. With a few simple swaps - like opting to bake (not fry) - you're sure to be the most appreciated party host! RelatedFrom Ranch to Hummus: 26 Healthy Dip … [Read more...]

Getting in Shape for a Half

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I feel like I have not had anything worth writing about lately! Running has been on my mind a lot, and I have several drafts of posts about it... but I don't want to bombard my blog with them all at once. Speaking of running, though, today was Day 1 to start the next 13 weeks of half-marathon training. Funnily enough, it was a rest day, hahaha. So, I did very well! I even enjoyed it ;) I'm going to be following my First Timer's Half-Marathon … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Get a Great Treadmill Workout with Dr. Casey Kerrigan Podcast #60

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Does the winter weather have ya running on a treadmill? Love it or hate it – treadmill running might be the only way to get in the miles. Go into with a positive attitude and check out these tips for getting the most out of your workout! I’m talking with Dr. Casey Kerrigan about how to get a better treadmill workout. And since she mentions music as a good motivator… I’m sharing my favorite running songs. And during the interview I tell her my … [Read more...]

Easy Steps to Improve Your Self-Esteem

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence If you find that you are never happy with yourself and you’re always struggling to become a better version of you, it is very likely that your self-esteem is very low. While most people are confident in the decisions they make, many always fear that others will laugh at their choices and they will be criticized because of things they believe in or do. It is very important that we are happy … [Read more...]

Making tough decisions

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence I originally wrote this article about making tough decisions several years ago. It seems appropriate to post it again as decisions seem even bigger and the ramifications even greater. Irene We are all now and then faced with making tough decisions. Recently I was challenged to make a  decision that seriously affected not only myself but someone else.  Deciding to say “no” would … [Read more...]

13 Powerful Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt (So You Can Finally Move Forward in Life)

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“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds you back. It holds you back from seizing your opportunities. It makes getting started or finishing things harder than they need to be. Sure, it can sometimes be useful as it helps you to soberly see your current limitations or simply recognize a half-baked or bad idea. But … [Read more...]

Marin Organic Store

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Recipes from Land to Table Organic Marin gives you a taste of what has become one of America’s most vibrant local food scenes; indeed, this beautiful book is the next best thing to eating there. –Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food Now more than ever, we need to make decisions about cooking and eating that support the kind of agriculture that takes care of the land we hold in trust for future … [Read more...]

5 Important Childhood Traits No One Should Ever Lose

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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Life was so much easier when I was a kid,” then you’ve probably lost a lot of important traits children naturally have. Life is challenging and tends to get harder the older you get, but I’ve come to believe the way children think and behave are the key to a fulfilling life. I know this because my two-year-old daughter turned my world upside down. I knew she had a lot to learn, but I was the one learning … [Read more...]

Dessert Baked Sweet Potato

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Turn nutrient-rich sweet potatoes into a satisfyingly sweet dessert! Just bake and stuff with your favorite toppings. This particular dessert baked sweet potato is loaded with toasted coconut, coconut butter, cinnamon, almond butter, pecans and dark chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.  Sweet potatoes are one of my absolute favorite vegetables and over the years I’ve found so many different ways to enjoy them — from sweet potato … [Read more...]

Best Vegan Brownie Recipe Ever

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I hate to use unnecessary hyperbole, but these really are the best damn vegan brownies ever. I also hate to toot my own horn, but I am going to give it a toot or two because that's how good these brownies are. I kid you not, I ate five of these in one day. Am I proud of that? No, I can't say that I am. But, I think it speaks to the quality of these brownies. And yes, I know what you're thinking. It's the second week of January, a time for … [Read more...]