A Blue Day On The Baja

    A blue, pink and yellow day on the Baja. I’m a little blue today despite the sunshine. What’s la Gringa to do when she’s got the Baja Blues? Put on some music and dye eggs with colorful vegetables from the food bin, of course. We have been in Mexico away from our family…

December Fitness Tips – Revisited

Holiday Challenge: Dance as if no one is watching. Having trouble keeping your Maintain Don’t Gain promise? Maybe these strategies will help. 1) Crank up the holiday music and dance as if no one is watching. Close the drapes just in case. If you need dance ideas then watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, those queens have…

Black Friday Fitness Tips

Black Friday Fitness Tips – Revisited from last year’s Holiday Challenge Those of you brave enough to tackle the shopping mall on Black Friday will find ample opportunity to improve your fitness level. Here’s a few suggestions. 1) Find a parking spot located farthest from the food court. If it makes your kids scream, “Can…

Time To Revisit Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Hope is not a plan. Turn your wish into a plan. What really matters to you in 2015 and what’s your plan? Take a moment to reflect on the first six months of 2015 and look ahead to the rest of 2015. Do you need to change course? Re-commit? Congratulate yourself? Try this exercise. Start…

Advent Calendar Day 21: Reindeer Magic

Originally posted on The Glen House:
All this talk about edible gifts to share with friends and family (you could leave one of these out for Santa on Christmas Eve), and I nearly forgot the poor old reindeer! No need for a boring carrot, mix up some magical reindeer food… Melissa xx

Making a List and Checking It Twice

Challenge yourself to find joy in the Season. I do not know the artist that made this list but if you are the artist or know who to give credit to then please let me know.  

December 16, Refocusing, Let’s Be Honest

Let’s Be Honest Keeping our goals in mind is difficult when we are being bombarded with stress. Perhaps you are feeling a “spending hangover”, you haven’t been getting enough sleep, you are planning too many events, your year-end chores at work are overwhelming or you are just plain exhausted from the hub bub of the…

December 14 th, Dance As if No One is Watching and 9 Other Tips

Holiday Challenge: Dance as if no one is watching. Having trouble keeping your Maintain Don’t Gain promise? Maybe these strategies will help. 1) Crank up the holiday music and dance as if no one is watching. Close the drapes just in case. If you need dance ideas then watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, those queens have…

December 12th, Make a Cake and Eat it Too.

I seriously made pumpkin gingerbread with a box of Trader Joe’s Deep, Dark, Gingerbread Cake Mix and 1 can of organic pumpkin. The cake mix has real ingredients that I can pronounce, no hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup. The pumpkin tastes great and adds moisture, without fat. Easy Shmeasy Recipe: Mix 1…

December 11th, The Cocktail Challenge

Holiday Challenge: Set a limit on your party cocktails and stick to it. I bet you were hoping that I was challenging you to create a party worthy cocktail. Ya, not so much.