32 Kickoff Recipes for Superbowl Sunday!

32 Kickoff Recipes for Superbowl Sunday!

It’s hard to believe it’s Superbowl time again!  Some things, like the big game, always come around and make you wonder where the time has gone.  And yet, so many things can change in that time!

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past year, it’s that life will surprise you.  We can plan all we want for a future we hope for, but in the end, the outcome of our decisions can go any which way. 

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Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Ever get that feeling of being totally owned by your schedule?  Kind of like being tied to the back of a rampaging gorilla that’s really not cool with you being tied to its back? 

Sometimes this feeling occurs to me.  It probably means I need a self-help book on time management. 

Anyway, this is the part where I announce to you the wonderful reason I’ve been so terrible at posting anything consistently for a while…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so very pleased to announce that today marks the official date that my very first cookbook is released!

YAY. 

I know I’ve been talking about it a bit, but this is kind of a lifelong dream come true here!  And I can tell you, it’s only the first big thing I’ll do this year.

(Also – today 1/12/16 is the last day… but you can still enter to get my book FREE through this page here!)

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Broccoli Power-Salad

Broccoli Power-Salad

'Tis the season for family gatherings and good food!  Unfortunately, for many of us, it’s also the season for sniffley noses and baggy eyes… Precisely the time for a bit of a nutritional pick-me-up.

I’ve personally been noting the seasonal transition by the number of people around me with colds and the increasing difficulty of getting out of bed at a “reasonable” time.  It doesn’t help that I’m overcompensating with caffeine to the point that I can’t sleep properly at night, simultaneously exacerbating my problems with getting stuff done and avoiding the plague that the masses keep bringing around.

My schedule also just hit the fan.  I just picked up a brand new job, a 100-mile (two hour) long drive from my other one…

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Leg Day Brownies {Plus Protein Powder Cookbook Giveaway!}

Leg Day Brownies {Plus Protein Powder Cookbook Giveaway!}

Have you made the ultimate commitment yet?  If you haven’t, my friend, the time is now.

I’m talking about leg day.

The almighty leg day seems to scare some people to the point that they only work their upper body and end up looking like top-heavy triangles.  They’re afraid of the fact that leg day is the toughest day of the week – when you do it right.  But, of course, this is exactly why we should WANT to do leg day!

Leg muscles are the biggest muscles you have, and therefore, the more you work them, the more calories you will burn throughout your workout, and even at rest!  And you know, if you like looking lean and reasonably toned (or even ripped!) getting those legs worked is just the thing.

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