Archive | April 2016

Liven up your juice with ginger!

Juicing can be a great experience for some people, but for others the thought of a green drink just turns their stomach.  If you are not a huge veggie lover juicing is a great way to get the proper nutrients you need daily and more.

An apple to sweeten the green drink is always a favorite, but for some once it settles in the stomach you may feel nauseous.   In comes ginger.  Ginger is soothing to the stomach and when mixed with your green drink it adds a little heat and a better taste for your pallette.

Next time you juice kale, zucchini, or other green Liven it up with ginger!


Motivated once again!

Motivation has been renewed.  Perhaps the warm weather has contributed to that.  Some of it is due to pure determination and where I want to see myself in a few months.

Biking is my passion and the added weight will just cause injury to my knees so working on a stationary bike for now is a good option.  I’ve incorporated a low impact gazelle workout and weight lifting as well.

The last few days have been focused on restructuring my exercise regimen and getting my husband on board with me.  Partnering up with him allows me to have an accountability partner.

The healthy glow this week comes in the form of sweat!  All the hard work will pay off in the long run.  If you have been in a slump and unmotivated that’s ok, just pick yourself up and press on.

This healthy lifestyle is a life long journey and there are times when life sends us down a slippery slope.  But there is nothing that’s says you have to stay in the mud pile at the bottom of the slope and wallow in the mud.

Today is the day to shake the mud off!



Tough Love

The weather is finally changing around here and we are beginning to experience Spring like temperatures.  Up until last week the temperatures were plummeting and snow was falling.

The weather has certainly put a damper on Spring cleaning, and I am talking about more than the inside of my house.

I usually do a Spring cleanse to rid my body of toxins and start an exercise regimen to get bike ready for outdoor trails.

However this year has been different. Pneumonia and the diagnosis of asthma has left me feeling lethargic and unmotivated. I have been ignoring the scales and the fact that my clothes are feeling a little tighter than they should.

It is now time to give myself a little tough love and get moving again.

This is my journey and I am pressing on to stay healthy and fit. The reality is that some days will be good and some won’t.   The key is perseverance!

I will be blogging on my progress over the next few weeks to let you know how I am getting the Spring back in my Step!