6 Fruity, Frozen Treats For Summer

Frozen treats are a great way to beat the summer heat, and a tasty way to make good use of those ripe summer fruits. To help you with this mission, we’ve compiled a handful of fun-tastic fruity recipes you and your family will love. 1. SKINNY PEACH PIE POPSICLES | JENNIFER PANTIN Enjoy peach pie as a cool summer…

9 Things to Tell Yourself Today

Your life is made up of days. And if you tell yourself today, and every day exactly what your heart and soul need to hear, in the end, you will have a life filled with joy, laughter, and a lot of meaning. Tell Yourself Today… These beautiful and empowering things are meant to help you…

Why do I hike…for fitness?

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost I have often found myself struggling to answer the question, “Why do you hike?” It’s not because I want “get away.”  I’m a hyper-connected person.  I email, facebook, instagram and…

Fresh Vegetable Omelet

Healthy and simply delicious, this light and fluffy omelet is chock-full of fresh garden veggies, flavor and cheese. TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.  YIELD:2 servings       Ingredients 4 egg whites 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon butter 1 medium tomato, chopped…

Forgiveness Meditation: Release Yourself from Resentment

Forgive. Release & Let Go “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ~ Mark Twain When we forgive, we release ourselves from the resentment that has been poisoning our minds, hearts and our entire lives. And when we release ourselves from all that poison that has been…

Why Do I Need Vitamin D?

We all know we need vitamin D for its role in bone health, but it has several other important functions. It also aids in immunity, calcium absorption and muscle and cardiovascular function, as well as brain development. There is also ongoing research on vitamin D’s role in muscle function, recovery time and athletic performance. Since…

Mexican Street Corn Buddha Bowls with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

Especially outstanding this time of year — with fresh summer corn and ripe tomatoes virtually at their seasonal peak — these bowls by The Roasted Root are a fun and healthy riff on Mexican grilled corn on the cob. Add creamy sliced avocado, crumbled queso fresco and hard-boiled eggs on top of a bed of…

7 Things Truly Happy People Don’t Care For

I wouldn’t say I’m the HAPPIEST person in the world, but there are several things I rid myself of in order to keep me smiling and high on life itself. 1. What other people think Truly happy people wander through life, sometimes aimlessly, oftentimes pursuing a different dream or goal from one day to the…

Asparagus Rice Bowl with Almond Pesto

This fresh, yet homey, vegan rice bowl gets a hefty dose of flavor from an almond-basil pesto and fresh lemon slices. It’s a prime example of how healthy can be tempting Ingredients Brown Rice: • 2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice Roasted Asparagus: • 1 bunch asparagus (about 14 stalks) • Drizzle of olive oil…

Salmon Skewers with Whole-Wheat Couscous

  Healthy and quick, these skewers are threaded with juicy salmon, onions and colorful bell peppers. A simple spice rub of cumin, coriander and cayenne, plus salt and pepper makes these kebabs burst with flavor. Serve on a bed of whole-wheat couscous for an easy, delectable weeknight dinner. Salmon Skewers with Whole-Wheat Couscous Ingredients •8…

20-Minute Zesty Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Make a light and flavorful meal with this lettuce wrap recipe featuring lean shrimp with carrots, bell peppers, black beans and lime juice. Fresh shrimps takes very little time to cook, but you can shave even more time off prep by buying pre-cooked shrimp at the supermarket. Want to heat up your colorful meal? Stir…

Motivation Monday: Jade Socoby’s Powerlifting Journey

Transformation Timeline • Transformation Start: March 22, 2013 • Milestone: Hitting the 100lbs lost mark • Milestone: My first 300lb squat • Milestone: Becoming a nationally ranked powerlifter • Transformation End: My transformation will truly never be over. Background What was the driving force that made you decide you wanted to start your fitness journey?…