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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Southwestern Patties for a Quick Dinner

Southwestern Patties

I love summer for it’s spontaneity. We can go anywhere anytime. We are entering our last week of summer here in Portland and I have a pretty good schedule laid out for the week. I’ve decided to go out with a bang – I’m going to be a really fun mom this week; at least… 

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Veggie Eggs

Veggie Eggs

Breathe…breathe again…I need to do this more. I need to slow down and breathe and let the air flow around and from me and let myself live in that moment more. I need to appreciate that time, the gift that is today. We have today and now and I know I don’t always give the… 

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Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Salad

Sometimes salad sounds boring to me. That might sound weird since I’m kinda a veggie nerd (totally exists) and my kids could tell you the same. However, this summer I’ve experimented with some sweeter salad ingredients. This has kept me more interested and excited to eat my lunchy greens. On the menu today – strawberry… 

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Raspberry Nutella S’mores Repeat + Summer Vacation

raspberry smores

Anyone else having some fun family vacations mid-summer? The past two weeks around here we were visiting both sides of the family in Idaho and then in Montana. We were constantly on the move which made the time pass quickly and we did more fun things than we can count. One of the important things… 

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Running Mantras

running bridge

Running is hard work. But there’s something about getting up early before the day gets going that makes me really happy. It’s one of my favorite things to run when the birds are singing. When I wake up and they’ve long since started their conversations, I feel like I get to be a part of… 

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Fruit Flag

Fruit Flag

Independence has meant different things through my life. If my kids glean one thing from me, I hope it’s how to be independently strong, confident, and kind. I loved cooking in the kitchen by myself when I was younger. It made me feel knowledgable – little did I know that you don’t cook fish chopped up… 

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