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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Build Your Own Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Things are changing around here, I can feel it. I’m paying more attention to the things I say yes to, knowing that when I say yes, I say no to something else. (Thanks to my friend Kristin for teaching me that.) I’m listening to my heart and filling my day with the things that fill… 

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Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Lettuce Turnip the Beet

This was one of those awesome times that I accidentally had the perfect shirt find. Don’t you love those?! This shirt is the perfect combo of fun, food, and a little sass. I love that my little guy knows what it says and tells lots of people whenever he wears it. Every time, people think it’s… 

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Dynamo: Sierra

Dynamo: Sierra

THE BACK STORY: I have friends who have secrets. They look all regular yet their hidden skills, when known, add so much depth and personality to them. It’s one of my favorite things to get to know these types of inner workings. We are layered beings, where the longer we mesh and the longer we… 

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Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte Bars

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bars

After running the Oregon Half Marathon two weeks ago, the watermelon at the end of the race tasted amazing. On top of that, they had a table full of snack-sized lara bars for everyone to take at will. I had several that I’d never tried before including: Sticky Bun and Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte Bars…. 

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Smoothie Bowl Basics

Smoothie Bowl

Does anyone else have a growing pile of papers on their desk? I think it has something to do with school having started, feeling like I can’t cross off as many things on my list as I need to, and being a full-blown soccer mom for the next two months. Busy means happy for the kids… 

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Dynamo: Dixie

Dynamo: Dixie - 74 year old runner - carrotbowl.com

  THE BACK STORY:  At the end of last summer my friends and I went to a nearby track to run intervals for an hour. We would get there at 6 am to run as quickly and efficiently as we could. The first time we went I was surprised to see an older woman running around… 

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