Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 12: Skip the Cream and Sugar

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Hey guys! How are you doing with the one day challenges so far? How much water did you drink in the challenge two days ago? . Today's challenge has been inspired by my dear friend Denise at work. Everyday I drink TWO double double coffees: One at home as soon as I get up, and another one as soon as I get to work. Which I thought was ok... Until she showed me this sticky note: Yeah! There's a whopping 230 calories in a double double coffee! (or 115 calories in a regular coffee). Now that doesn't seem like much at first, but when you CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 10: Drink More Water

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Hey guys! Did you enjoy your dance walking, and meal planning yesterday? Are you enjoying the lunch that you packed last night? My lunch was YUMMY today - left over beef and broccoli stir fry! Last night I decided to do something different for day 10 of the 31 Days to a Healthier You challenge... I decided to record a VLOG!!!! It's been AGES since I shared a video of myself, so please excuse the "umms", "ahhhhhs" and the fact that I never remember to look right at the camera. Here's the video: Links: Water CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever Days 7, 8 and 9: Dance Walk, Pack Your Lunch and Plan Your Meals

Ok - so I totally dropped the bomb on you, please accept my sincerest apologies.  I meant to type up ALL of the challenge posts ahead of time, but then I figured nah, I'll just write them as I go.  Unfortunately my uncle passed away on Monday, so instead of writing up challenge posts, over the past few days I've treasured how precious and short our lives are, and cuddled with my beautiful daughters who are growing up way too fast.  Can we make time stop? Today I'm combining three challenges into one. Because these are all one CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 6: Eat a Rainbow #31DAYS

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Ouch! I am SORE from yesterday's challenge! Don't you just love that burn? It reminds me that I'm pushing my body to improve - no pain, no gain!  Today's challenge is a nutritional challenge: Day 6: Eat a Rainbow When was the last time you ate a rainbow of fruits and veggies? Blueberries, strawberries, oranges, spinach, carrots etc.... Yum! Eating a rainbow of foods is great way to ensure you're getting a variety of vitamins and minerals †" different antioxidants create the different colors in fruits and veggies. CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 5: Let’s Flex Those Muscles!

Let's Flex those MUSCLES! Saturday Workout

*Yawn* *Stretch* Boy do I feel rested from yesterday's challenge! Were you able to catch some extra zzzz's last night too? I hope so 'cause you're going to need it for today's challenge: Day 5: Do a strength workout   Did you know that strength training: Increases Your Metabolic Rate We always want to discover the secrets to weight loss… well here is the first secret! Strength training increases your metabolic rate by increasing the calories you burn on a daily basis. The more calories you burn, the more chance CONTINUE READING →