Workout #1

Carrot Bowl Workout #1

Aaaaahhhh! I’m doing it…my very first workout. Guys, I’m kinda excited.

(Bonus that I made a video to go with the workout at the end of this post!)

Confession. I love LOVE fitness. I love how I feel after I work hard. I like working hard because it makes me feel strong and powerful and confident. Top all this love-fest off with a desire to make others feel this way and you then have my mental state. I seriously want you to succeed. Whether or not you like to work hard (and even if you’re scared of it), I believe in you, who you are, and how strong you can be.

Adding fitness into this blog seems natural to me. I love the food aspect of healthiness. Movement comes hand-in-hand with that. My Dynamo people prove that. As a healthy living blog, I want this to be a place that you can come for fuel and fire inspiration. Fuel your body to fire it…. 

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Caramel Apple Bar

Caramel Apple Bar

As much as I hate to perpetuate junk food (sometimes food) during the holidays…I want to give you a half-healthy alternative to ice cream, chocolate cake, orange sticks, and pecan pie.

This is the caramel apple bar, apple sundae bar, apple dipping, or whatever else you want to call it. This is easy and definitely a sometimes food, but if you’re looking for a fast party to plan or a friend gathering where you’ll crowd around the table together, this is it. As a special treat, this is fun for adults and kids! We done this with a group of friends and also with our own children with success. … 

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Pomegranate Eggs

Pomegranate Eggs

Warm breakfast.

Warm blankets. Warm feet. Warm cider. Warm hearts. Isn’t that what this holiday season is about. Yes, yes it is.

Sometimes I get tired of my typical breakfasts: 1) almond butter with toast and an apple for breakfast, 2) english muffin with avocado and tomato on it, or 3) green smoothie with granola. Sometimes I just want something warm and savory and exploding with flavor.

This is that thing. This is your new breakfast. … 

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White Bean and Kale Quesadillas

White Bean & Kale Quesadilla

Sometimes easiest is best. My husband’s main contribution to taking care of the house this past week has been helping with the dishes – easy. Means one less thing for me. We talked to our oldest son about the truth of Santa (mentioned here) – it happened right before bed this past weekend. We didn’t… 

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Dynamo: Kalina

Dynamo: Kalina

The Back Story Kalina and I use to stay up late making armpit farts with straws. Although technically she’s my aunt, there’s only 2 years between us and I love the memory of her teaching me to dance to “Walk like an Egyptian.” She’s one of those people that builds up others. We all want… 

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How to Make Almond Butter

How to Make Almond Butter

It’s the end of the week, so I guess it’s an appropriate time to make a food confession. I’ve already eaten way to many blueberry scones (that I was experimenting with yesterday, you’re going to love them) as well as some eggplant salsa dip. Top that off with putting pomegranate seeds on everything this week… 

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5 Steps to Build a Home Gym You Love

How to Build a Home Gym You Love

1. Evaluate if a home gym is right for you. ::: It might be your thing to go to a public gym. There can be a lot of positive energy there and I get that. It’s fun working out with a group of people in classes and seeing others work hard can be inspiring. It… 

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Healthy Chowder

Healthy Chowder - Dairy Free, Clams Optional

I feel so inspired. I feel like we have a great opportunity to choose who supports us and who we reach out to. We have a choice to be lifted by the words, actions, art, service, and lives of so many around us. There are always surprise people that say kind things and reach out… 

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Dynamo: Shengzhen

Dynamo: Shengzhen - Talking about Tai Chi

THE BACK STORY: Chinese Grandmas practicing Tai Chi has been an intriguing thing for me for quite some time. Since a neighbor had her baby, her mother has been here helping out and gracing our street with her Tai Chi. I love to know my neighbors, we have a great neighborhood and I feel comfortable with… 

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