Donny & I spent the night in Denver Friday night. Sadly, we are getting old! We had dinner at a fun restaurant that had a pretty extensive beer list. I had one called “Gore’d” and it was a pumpkin beer. What?!?! I love it. We then made it our mission to find the best pumpkin beer in Denver. [Read more…]
So, I married a foodie and he is slowly but surely turning me into a foodie as well! One of our favorite things to do for “date night” is to either cook a nice dinner together at home or go out to a cool restaurant. This particular date night included one of the best restaurants in Denver: Acorn. (Literally one of the best, 5280 Magazine just came out with their annual list of the Top 25 Restaurants in Denver and Acorn is #2!!) [Read more…]
Well hello fall and hello pumpkin! The weather in Colorado has been absolutely fantastic. Sunny and mid-70s. Perfect. I would say that it has been hard to get into fall-recipe-mode because it has been such nice weather but, that my friend, would be a lie. It could be 100 degrees outside and I would still love pumpkin. I must not be the only one because Pinterest is flooded with pumpkin recipes. I do not mind at all – I even have an entire board that is dedicated to everything pumpkin…. [Read more…]
Happy Monday! We have been crazy busy at work the last few weeks…well basically all of September! I finally got some much-needed R&R this last weekend. It was fantastic. Plus…. tomorrow is September 30th meaning it is almost October! I love October!!! I am pretty sure it is my favorite month of the year. Football is in full swing, the leaves start changing, it becomes completely appropriate to have pumpkin-flavored things at EVERY meal! I have slowly started making a few pumpkin-recipes and I will be sharing those with you soon…… [Read more…]
I know I have announced my love of lifting several times and I still find strength training to be the best way to lose a few inches off the ol’ middle. However, I also do cardio on a weekly basis. I generally warm up with some type of cardio (elliptical, stair master, treadmill) before lifting, but I rarely spend more than 20 minutes doing so. On days that I do not lift, I try to spend a little more time doing cardio. Personally, my favorite type of cardio is high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. [Read more…]
I am no personal trainer. In fact, I pay someone else to train me! On non-bootcamp days, if I choose to lift I will sometimes just use different moves that I have learned over the years and incorporate them into supersets or trisets. Another resource that I use to get some new and fresh moves is Oxygen magazine. I have a subscription for the print version and I love the content. It talks about fitness and nutrition for women, with an emphasis on weight training. [Read more…]
We definitely live in beef country here in northeast Colorado, but I happened to have turkey on hand! You could make this recipe using lean ground beef or even ground chicken.
I was craving spaghetti and meatballs for dinner so I headed to Pinterest to find some recipes to start with. I am still new to recipe-creation so I look to other recipes for a basic idea and then tweek the recipe to our personal preferences. I found one I liked at HeAndSheEatClean.com called “Power Meatballs”. I was a newby to this blog, but I will have to go check it out again! [Read more…]
Energy bites are one of my favorite quick recipes and they are super easy to make. You can eat them for a snack or even as a healthy dessert if you have a sweet tooth (like I do!).
For this recipe you’ll need a food processor. First, I put raw cashews, rolled oats, and cocoa powder in the food processor. [Read more…]
This pretty much sums up my thoughts on fitness…..
Strong is the new skinny….to get strong you need to lift weights. Lifting weights will not make you bulk up…it will make you lean and of course, strong! My goal is not to be stick thin. My goal is to be strong and healthy. However, I have not always liked lifting weights. In fact, I only found my love for it in the last few years. Here is a little background about my relationship with exercise over the years…. [Read more…]
The USDA did a study on pizza consumption and well, they found out that Americans eat a lot of pizza. Is anyone shocked by this?! I for one, am not. I love pizza. I would much rather make my own so that I know exactly what is in it. Donny & I threw this pizza together rather quickly the other night. We cheated and bought an already-made whole wheat pizza crust from Target. Probably not the healthiest crust ever, but definitely not the worst either. One of these days I will tackle making my own whole wheat crust…… [Read more…]