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Healthy Living nutrition

Friday Favorites – Time-Saving Kitchen Gadgets For Healthy Cooking

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Need some healthy gadgets to save time when you’re cooking?  Here are a few of my favorites that I use often in my kitchen!

Garlic Press

Whoever invented this is my hero.  I’m a rookie when it comes to knife skills so it used to take me forever when a recipe called for finely chopped garlic.  I use garlic at least a few times a week and now I just put the garlic cloves into the press, squeeze it, and it comes out perfectly ready for cooking or using to make pesto.  I got my garlic press from The Pampered Chef, but you can also find them on Amazon.

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Travel

How To Easily Capture and Share Your Travel Memories With The MyPostcard App

You’ve taken about 500 stunning photos on your most recent vacation and you want a fun way to share them with your friends and family.  Time to upload your 50th Facebook album?  No! Resist the urge!  Instead of flooding your friends’ newsfeed with a ton of photos they probably will either ignore or roll their eyes about, why not try something new and turn your photos into personalized mementos?

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Blogtober Budgeting

How To Save Money By Never Shopping In Walmart Again

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As you all know, I love to travel, but the one place I won’t go back to?  Walmart.  Does that sound harsh?

OK, OK, I’ll go back, but just not inside the store.   It is hard to beat their prices, but the chaos inside can be so draining and inefficient, especially during the holidays.  The good news is, thanks to their FREE grocery pickup service, I’ll never have to enter the store again (hooray!)  This service can be used for non-grocery items too, which is a nice bonus.  My favorite part?  Sasha can come along for all our shopping trips!

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Sasha absolutely loves car rides!
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Blogtober Healthy Living

How To Enjoy Food – A Dietitian’s Perspective

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Today, I’m grateful to be sharing this thought-provoking guest post from my friend and cousin, Aubrey Golbek.  She is the author of Grace, Food, and Everything In Between, intuitive eating dietitian, and personal trainer, along with being the owner of Grace Fueled Nutrition.  She shares such an important message about bringing joy, freedom, confidence, and satisfaction back into your relationship with food and exercise.  Enjoy!

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Blogtober Fitness

Do You Love Pushing Yourself? Try Running The Kipchoge Challenge!

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First of all, who is Eliud Kipchoge?  The Kenyan man who incredibly became the first person to run 26.2 miles (a marathon) in less than 2 hours earlier this month.   In case that doesn’t sound impressive, it equates to around a 4:34 minute mile pace for the entirety of the race.  WHAAAAAAT?!  I ran track in high school and I was exhausted after my best mile time of 6.5 minutes.  The thought of maintaining a pace so much faster than that for a marathon is mind-boggling!  I personally have no desire to run a marathon or even a half-marathon for that matter (my max is a 5k) but I love highlighting those who are masters of their sport!  If you want to watch his entire record-breaking race, it’s here:

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Cruises Travel travel guide

11 Essential Tips For Your First Cruise

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I’m no expert, but after taking 4 cruises, I have learned a few things about how to best enjoy yourself on the boat and on the excursions, so today I’m sharing my top 11 tips with you.  I hope you find them helpful!

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Blogtober Healthy Living

How To Choose Safe & Effective Supplements for Fitness and Health Using Labdoor

With so many celebrities and influencers each promoting the “very best” supplement for this and that, it can be difficult to cut through the hype and determine what you should buy, right?  I’m always skeptical of products that I see promoted unless I see the third-party testing results myself.  Safety and quality are of utmost importance since this will likely be something you take every week, if not every day.

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Blogtober Fitness Travel Fitness

10 Ideas For No Equipment Exercises You Can Do Anywhere To Build Strength

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It’s not always easy to make it to the gym or afford the membership fees.  Thankfully, there are plenty of exercises that can be done at home, at work, outdoors, in the airport, your hotel room, or anywhere else, and they don’t require any equipment.

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Blogtober Healthy Living

Friday Favorites – Wellness & Self Care

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Short post today; I’ve been enjoying this challenge of Blogtober but I am feeling exhausted and need a nap!  The end of the year is typically the most stressful time at my job, so I’ve been grateful for several self-care options that can help me both relax and detox.

Cryotherapy

Sometimes after a long day, you just need a little shock to your system to snap out of a work-induced stupor or bad mood.  Cryotherapy definitely does that, and also can help with pain and boosting your metabolism.  Read about what my husband and I thought about cryotherapy here.

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Blogtober Budgeting Fitness

6 Easy Ways To Get Paid To Exercise

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If you’re like me, a lot of days you just don’t feel like being active, even though you know it’s good for you. Too many other responsibilities and pleasures vie for your attention, so what’s going to keep you active day after day, week after week?  For me, it’s how good I feel after getting in some movement, whether it’s volleyball, resistance training, hiking, or just working on my mobility.  Another key motivator for me has been the ability to monetize my physical activity by linking my wearable tracker to several lucrative programs.  How do you start making money for your exercise?  Read on to find out!