Posts tagged holidays
Holiday Gift Guide 2017 for a Healthy and Happy Season is here. We are now in the thick of the holiday season. 

If you're like me, you haven't gotten all your gifts yet. Fortunately, we live in an age of extra-fast shipping, so there's still time (but not much). 😳

To save you from coming up with ideas, I've compiled my top 15 gift recommendations for this year. All of these ideas are designed to improve the health and happiness of its recipient, and all are an excellent value - well worth their price point. Ranging from $5 to over $1000, there are options for everyone on your list and every budget.

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Holiday Workout of the Year: 12 Days of Christmas

You know what I'm about to say. I'm not the first to say it, and it is a problem we all share: working out during the holidays is HARD. 

There is little time, less energy, and we are often out of our routine. Many of us travel during the holidays, adding another layer of challenge. Some may even get backlash from family or friends and feel pressured to skip workouts. 

We all know that staying active helps manage our stress, combat sluggishness or weight gain from holiday indulgences, and improve our mood, especially in these shorter, darker days. And of course, it is just what we do. #fitlife ;) In an effort to make your holidays a bit saner, happier, and fitter, here is my Holiday WOY ("workout of the year"). 

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Pulling Off an Easy, Delicious, and Healthy (Enough) Thanksgiving Dinner for 6...for only $100!

I love Thanksgiving. Back when I was about 15 years old, I decided to go all out and make a big, gourmet Thanksgiving dinner. At the time, I didn't have any experience cooking. It was a blast and a learning experience at the same time, and afterward cooking became one of my main hobbies for many years to come.

But now I'm a mom and a new business owner, and while I enjoy making delicious, nutritious meals for my family, cooking is no longer a top priority or even the way I prefer to spend my time. Our family arrives on Thanksgiving Day, and I don't want to be stuck in the kitchen upon their arrival; I want to enjoy their company and relax! We also happen to be on a budget at the moment. Going all out just doesn't make sense this year. At the same time, I want to serve an amazing meal to my loved ones. 

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