What’s in My Gym Bag?

The more weight I lose the more I want to be physically active. Every time I workout I think…wow! I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do any of this a 100 lbs ago! I do a mix of workout classes (with my workout buddies 🙂 ) that I find fun! The classes include Zumba, Strong by Zumba , Skyzone, and CycleFit. I am looking to try a Barre class soon. I find that the classes really motivate me, not only do I pay for them in advance…so I better get my butt there…but also, I don’t want to let down my workout buddies.

Over time I have accumulated a very well stocked gym bag, especially for those days where I go workout right after work. So I thought I would share with you what I keep stocked inside this baby…

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Super Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have a bad reputation. They remind most of us of being kid and having to each all our vegetables before being able to leave the table. However, if you think of Brussels sprouts as slimy orbs of gross-ness I urge you to try this recipe. Not only is this recipe super easy, it produces Brussels sprouts that are the opposite of what you are thinking! They are crispy and delicious! 🙂  These Brussels sprouts work as a perfect side dish for any meal!

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Ideal Grocery Shopping

While on any diet or healthy eating plan, grocery shopping is especially important. Having a plan before you go to the store is your best defense against buying things you don’t need/shouldn’t be buying. So, I thought I would share with you the process I use for my weekly grocery shop.

Disclaimer: I only shop/cook for one. However, the ideas below can easily be used for more than one person. 

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Weight Loss and Illness

Happy new year everyone! It’s been a fair few days since I have been able to write a new blog post. My weekly schedule went out the window for the end of 2016. The reason was because I was sick (I firmly believe this was 2016 giving me one last kick in the side – thank goodness it’s 2017 now!) I have a chronic illness that can flare up whenever it wants and it decided to flare just in time for the holidays! I am over it now and feeling but better. But, it made think what happens when you are on the path to a healthier lifestyle and you get sick?

I have a chronic illness that can flare up whenever it wants and it decided to flare just in time for the holidays! I am over it now and feeling much better. But, it made think what happens when you are on the path to a healthier lifestyle and you get sick?

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Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide

Christmas is upon us and the gift buying has started! Whether family members, friends, or even just yourself are trying to live a healthy lifestyle buying gifts for that person can be a struggle. Candy canes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Christmas Trees, and gift cards to their favorite restaurant aren’t going to cut it this year! Even buying clothes can be hard if they are losing weight!

Have no fear here is my gift guide for anyone on your list that is working to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I have grouped the  gifts together depending on the type of person you are buying for: healthy eater, fitness buff, or calm body and mind. These products are some of my favorites and I would be happy with any one of these under my tree!

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