Y'all. Does holiday eating absolutely terrify you like it does me? I feel like any time I am at a holiday party or family get together, I either drink way too much which results in eating a ton or just feel like I absolutely have to stuff my face with all the delicious food I see. Not the ideal situation for someone who tries hard to be on top of their health and fitness game! Lucky, Prath Burton, Senior Fitness Director at O2 Fitness Clubs sent over a few tips to keep us all happy and healthy this holiday season.Read More
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The awesome team over at Van Gogh Vodka, the highly acclaimed and colorful collection of smooth, unflavored and bold flavored vodkas with remarkable tastes and aromas, and Little Black Dress Wines, the California wines known for their fruit-forward aromas, impeccable sense of balance and versatility, collaborated this holiday season on several crowd-pleasing recipes.Read More
One of my favorite boss lady's/fitness experts, Nadia Murdock, is currently offering a holiday fitness package to help you get through the holidays without so much guilt! This is also the perfect last minute gift for the fitness lover in your life or someone who is looking to get whipped into shape. Best of all, it's only $9. Run, don't walk, to take advantage of this awesome offer from an even more awesome lady.Read More
I will be the first to admit that I am a psycho planner when it comes to travel. I am one of those people who creates a document the day they book their flights and meticulously plans out every single detail of my trip, down to where I will be eating my meals. The same goes for holiday travel.Read More
My Thanksgiving started out at 6AM with a few errands as well as a yoga class and a great run at the gym.
I had the honor of being invited to Pastor Erwin and Mrs. Kim's home to share a meal with their family and friends. This meant I got to help Mrs Kim prep a meal for about 30 people.
Potatoes were pealed and meat was sliced. Seriously, I have never cooked such a big meal with so many hands in the kitchen before. It was definitely a fun experience. We all worked really hard and laughed even harder.
I always joke with Mrs Kim and tell her that her house looks like Pinterest. Any time she has us over for small group, the food is so thoughtfully prepared and the eating area decorated beautifully. Thanksgiving was no exception.
Can you believe how beautifully they decorated?! The place settings were so adorable that it was everything I could do NOT to take it home. However, I decided that stealing from my pastor probably wasn't the best idea so I put my dishes in their sink instead. All of the food was absolutely wonderful (including the mashed potatoes I was in charge of). I fought the urge to get a ton of seconds because I had another dinner to go to in a few hours. Had I not had another event to attend, I would have probably just camped out by the food table, eating my afternoon away.
After such a fun day with my church family, I headed home to prep baked mac and cheese as well as brussels sprouts to take to a Friendsgiving. Unfortunately, I was still so stuffed from earlier in the day that I barely got to eat what I made.
All in all, even though I admittedly don't like Turkey Day and I was away from my family, I had a wonderful day with friends who I love very much.
Stumped on what gifts to buy this holiday season? I've got you covered!Read More
I asked one of my nearest & dearest buds / my personal trainer, Amanda Dale, to create a custom Thanksgiving workout so we all don't have to feel so guilty about stuffing our faces this holiday. Check out her festive workout below! (If you know Amanda, you will know she loves a good theme!) Like what you see? Amanda can be your trainer too, no matter where you are located. Let's all go into the holiday season super happy, healthy and fit!Read More
Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of Thanksgiving. I have my reasons but for the most part, it all boils down to the stress that surrounds it all. The task of making a huge meal for your entire family can turn the sweetest person into the girl from the Exorcist. I am, however, a big fan of food! Coming from a traditional southern family, I feel like we have the exact same food at every holiday meal: turkey, ham, peas, some sort of potato dish, sweet potato dish, biscuits, cornbread, stuffing. That's it. We never change it up. Because of this, I decided that when I became a REAL big kid, I would be creative with my Thanksgiving mealRead More