Practicing calm

The last while I’ve been gravitating more toward relaxing things, things that don’t stress and tire my body as much as my daily (well, almost daily) heavy weight training & cardio workouts. I feel like I’m turning a bit of a corner with my workout routine that has been sparked by a couple of injuries I’ve had over the last few months.

Because of these lingering injuries, it’s really limited what I can do at the gym, and my regular everyday activites. It’s been so incredibly frustrating 😭 but I’ve taken it as a sign that my body is telling me to – Slow. It. Down!

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BBQ Grainy Mustard Chicken Salad

I am BBQing everything, well almost everything. I love summer so much just for this very reason – BBQ.  I grill a lot of things, burgers, skewers, chicken, veggies, you name it I’ll do it.

The other day I had some leftover grilled veggies in the fridge that I needed to use up. I’m all for leftovers but sometimes I don’t like eating the exact same thing I had the day before – too boring. Since I had bought a bunch of chicken I planned to BBQ up, I thought I’d somehow throw that all together.

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LA Workout Adventures & Upper Body Cable Workout

Well hi there! I hope your Monday is off to a wonderful start! I had a busy weekend with my boys, last weekend of t-ball (super adorable) and then all the usual efforts to keep them entertained. I also tried to get a few things done around the house but thinking about that now, I’m not sure if I really accomplished all that much – oh well. lol

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Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Dip

Have you tried the outdoor stair workout yet?! If you haven’t, get after it because it’s a good workout. It feels refreshing to sometimes step away from the treadmill, step mill, elliptical trainer…… It easy to fall into the same routine, so switching up the style of training or location can add excitement and motivation back into your workouts. Read more