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.

December 8, Holiday Challenge, Meatless Monday

Holiday Challenge: Make a Meatless Meal Find a few “go to” vegetarian meals that are simple, delicious and not too time consuming. In general vegetarian dishes will be lower in calories and saturated fats. They should increase your vegetable intact. Just because the meat is absent in Mac and Cheese doesn’t make it a healthy…

December 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today’s Challenge: Practice Forgiveness and Gratitude It’s good for your blood pressure. The USS Arizona is the final resting place of 1102 of the 1170 sailors and marines who lost there lives 73 years ago at Pearl Harbor. The memorial is a haunting place of great reverence. I was struck by the overriding theme of…

December 6th, Holiday Challenge Party Advice

Challenge: Enjoy the party, but plan your attack. Recipe for success: Caramelized Onion and Greek Yogurt Dip The holidays are rich with parties, potlucks, open houses, and celebrations. By all means put on your best party dress and rock every party. Here are a few ideas to help you keep your fitness goals on track.

Shop ’til you drop …… and give me 10!

December 5th Holiday Challenge Those of you brave enough to tackle the shopping mall this weekend will find ample opportunity to increase your activity level for the Holiday Challenge. I thought my peeps at Fiesta Friday could use a laugh. They’ve been working their brains to come up with fabulous recipes to share at the…

December 3rd, Holiday Challenge

Today’s Challenge: Eat a protein rich breakfast every day. Start your day with a protein rich meal. Examples: a protein smoothie, eggs, a Greek yogurt, an apple with a tablespoon of nut butter, or a protein breakfast bar. When you eat protein in the morning you give your body a chance to rev up your…

December 2nd, Holiday Challenge

Challenge: Do 30 minutes of exercise or physical activity every day in December. Anything that makes you move. If 30 minutes is a burden then do 15 minutes. The holiday season is stressful for many reasons. We over extend ourselves in countless ways. We say yes to every party. We shop ’til we drop. We…