This Fit Life | Live. Love. Eat. Exercise. Repeat.
913
home,paged,page-template,page-template-blog-large-image-simple,page-template-blog-large-image-simple-php,page,page-id-913,paged-8,page-paged-8,qode-news-1.0.2,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,qode-content-sidebar-responsive,qode-theme-ver-13.0,qode-theme-westsiders,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.4,vc_responsive

Here are your weekly dinner recipes – get EXCITED! I was driving in the car the other day and thinking about what kind of recipes I wanted to post this week and what kind of theme I wanted to do. Then my mind wandered, as it often does, to my kids and to my daughter in particular because she will be going to kindergarten next year (which I can’t even think about or talk about because I will cry). I started thinking about her routine and how everything will...

Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgement and advice we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability.  This is daring greatly. – Brene Brown WOW. This is DEEP. This is raw.  This is REAL. Read this quote again…. and again…. and one more time… Let the words really sink in. This is a quote from Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly, which I recently started reading.  She is a shame researcher.  Say what?  That’s a weird job description, right?  She interviews people, has done TED talks and writes...

Here are your weekly recipes! I know you’re excited…I’m excited! The theme this week? HEALTHY and TASTY recipes from around the world! Have you ever been to around the world potluck? They are SO much fun! I hosted one for a FRG (Family Readiness Group for all you non-military related readers out there) event a couple of years ago and it was quite a success! But phew (I’m wiping my brow just thinking about it) those events are A LOT of work! My husband was in command and he had...

The mind-body connection is a colloquial term that gets thrown around in every day jargon (like my use of SAT words? )  BUT, what does it actually mean? Here is an official definition: Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are and vice versa! (http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/what-are-mind-body-therapies) Okay…but still…what does that mean? It means that if you don’t take care of your body, put good, nutritious things in it and exercise you are going to...

  Here are your weekly dinner recipes! As always, they are TASTY and HEALTHY! If you haven’t noticed, I typically have a theme for each weekly roundup. This week’s theme?  Greasy comfort food… SAY WHAT? That’s right. Sometimes I just want some kind of greasy, hearty dish that satisfies…like some greasy Chinese takeout or some thick, Cajun gumbo… BUT without the grease, unnecessary calories and fat. Tricked ya, didn’t I? So…these recipes are all about revamping the greasy, fast food you order at your favorite takeout place, restaurant or shady hole in the wall...

Remember: Enjoy your life today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow is never promised – Alan Coren. There is something that has been weighing on my mind the past week or so and I wanted to share it with y’all. Last week I found out that the cantor at my temple passed away unexpectedly.  She left behind a husband and a young daughter, who is actually in my daughter’s preschool class at Sunday school.   She was bubbly and bright and had a beautiful singing voice. Not only did she lead...

Hey y'all!  Here is your HEALTHY and TASTY weekly dinner menu! I told you I wanted to give you variety, right?  I wouldn't want you to get bored or anything crazy like that!  So these are all 21 Day Fix Recipes!  For those of you who are following the 21 Day Fix meal plan, (not diet, meal plan) I included the container counts for you...

Famous child psychiatrist Fritz Redl used to say to groups of parents: "Get out your paper and pencils. I am going to tell you the three most important things you will ever need to know about raising children." Then he would say, "Example, example, example." If you’re a parent, I’ve bet you said “These kids should come with an instruction manual!” I’ve definitely said that a time or two (or three, or four…). But here’s the thing: If you SHOW them how to behave, if you SHOW them what’s important through...

Weekly Recipe Round (7) Up Did you know that you can check out magazines at the library? Well…I didn’t! And I was super excited to find out that I could check out some Cooking Light Magazines that had delicious recipes in them! AND I am going to share them with you! You may be wondering why I didn’t know you could check out magazines at the library since it seems like something everyone would know, especially since me and my kids spend an inordinate amount of time there. However, the key...

“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away. Or eat it away. Or starve it away. Or walk it away. Or punch it away. Or even therapy it away. It’s just there. You have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it. And love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge built by your own desire to...