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Refrigerator Raider

1. Almond butter! I get it fresh ground from the Farmer’s Market. There’s also some sunflower seed butter that I usually use for THIS recipe. They’re also some raw nuts and seeds. I always keep mine refrigerated. 2. Portioned out fruit salad for tomorrow’s lunch! 3. I make 2 casseroles a week that we eat for lunches and sometimes dinners. This week it’s an enchilada casserole with bison the second is one I could eat every day. I mean, it calls for an entire package of bacon, need I say more? 4. Chicken salad. Light on the mayo, salt and pepper, golden raisins and curry. You’re also seeing a little bit of leftover Brussels sprouts. 5. Defrosting salmon. When you […]

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Bathing Suit Pep Talk!

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Throw out your goals & get on board with the 1%

Ok, not really just kind of and not that 1%. What I’d like to suggest is instead of putting all your emphasis on your BIG HUGE GOAL (BHG) focus your daily energy on just improving a little. Over the years (ahem, I’m older then I look) I have had campers who come wanting to achieve some pretty big things-and they do-but sometimes they overlook the all the small wins that get them to the finish line because they’re too focused on that 1 BHG. Or worse they spend energy beating themselves up having not done more each day because their steps to achievement weren’t big enough. Stop.that.noise. BHGs take time to get to. They are almost never achieved in 1 […]

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It takes work, but not as much as you think.

If you remember in January I participated in a Bodacious Bod competition at AKCrossFit. It included strict eating guidelines and a minimum of 4 workouts a week for 6 weeks. It’s been over for about a month now and with few exceptions (canola oil when eating out and 2 drinks since it ended) I’ve kept all the guidelines. It’s mostly about prepping and it is work but friends, it’s not as much work as you let yourself believe eating healthy is. And you’re right, I don’t have kids and kids do take up a helluva lot of time (#understatementoftheyear) but I know people who prep like this who do have kids, I know people who do even more by making […]

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Staying on Track on Vacation

Staying on Track on Vacation

Ah Spring Break. I hear that it still exists but as someone without children and out of school I don’t get to participate in it anymore. BUT there is an occasion that I go on vacation and it’s slightly different than my college sun soaked week long relationships with the Captain, ahhh Captain you treated me so right then so wrong but, I digress. Since you’re likely a grown up that is interested in being healthy and keeping up your hard earned fitness level while on vacation, here are a few tips that I put into practice while on my slightly tamer vacations of late: 1. Pack your workout stuff-I pack tanks with built in sports bras so I can […]

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Eat this now

Are you running out of ideas of what to make for lunch that is healthy and delicious? Well my friends -as always-you got ya girl, JoJo here to help you out! Here’s that crazy good breakfast casserole recipe. Absolutely everyone who has eaten it has loved it. What about that other casserole I’m eating this week for lunch? Here ya go! Caveman Casserole Want more ideas? Check out our Pinterest page!

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5 Ways to Check your Inner Perfectionist

I am a type A lady and though I completely acknowledge perfection doesn’t exist -except in the form of my lovely wife (HOLLA! Valentines Day Points!!)-I am regularly surprised at how easy it is for me to slip into the mindset that perfection is real and even more crazy THAT IT MATTERS. I may have blown a few other type A personality’s minds with that one-hold on, more to come. There are benefits to believing in perfection-I mean, of course there have to be because otherwise why would I get in the trap of thinking that way. What I notice is that the benefits are really mostly serving outside sources and the drawbacks affect lil ol’ gold star wanting-A+ having-believinginthepermanentrecord […]

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How to avoid feeling 50 years older than you are.

I’ve been doing boot camp for a while now-about 7 years. And as much as I love boot camp, and as much as I am IN LOVE with all of my campers, it can get old on my body or more accurately it makes my body feel old, cranky & broken. Contributing to the issue is that in addition to my derriere being an unproportionately strong muscle I have a pretty big “suck it up” muscle too. It can be great, it can help me get a lot done. It can also turn me into a workhorse. Acknowledging my workhorse tendencies, I recently made a promise to myself: I will do yoga at least once a week. I’ve had membership at […]

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Fit Bottomed Girls

Can you believe it? The super smart and healthy ladies of Fit Bottomed Girls (uh, is there a better name out there? love it) were kind enough to give yours truly a little bloggin’ space to share my thoughts about Perceived Levels of Exertion.  Check out the article  HERE. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. This only encourages my ridiculous sense of humor and booty references.

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Resalations

No, not a misspelling, my resolutions have “a’s” because they have attitude. Well we’ve done it. We’ve come to the end of a year and started up another one and, if you’re like me, in addition to bringing out my more worn-in jeans (read: roomy waistline), you’ve also made some resalations.  While thinkin’ on mine I realized that I am not setting myself up for success and it’s day 3, people. So it goes like this, the most immediate of my resalations starts January 13th: I want to participate in a “Bodacious Bod” competition AKCF is hosting. The biggest concern about completing the challenge is it’s somewhat strict nutrition element-strict compared to the amount of Sees Candies I have been […]

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