5 Favorite Things – Kitchen Toys for Healthy & Easy

The most common complaint I hear when it comes to preparing healthy meals for a family is the time it takes to accomplish it.  I get it.  Convenience is easier and unfortunately, we live in a culture that doesn’t often put the terms “healthy” and “convenient” together in the same sentence.  As a busy mother […]

Curry It Up – Healthy & Easy for the New Year – Guest Post by Kristine Colwill

  When I was growing up in the Midwest, leftovers often went down like this: mix all leftover dinner items in a bowl with Cream of Mushroom soup and smear into a 9 X 13 pan.  Top with shredded cheese and tator tots and bake.  I’m not going to lie, that stuff is good.  But […]

My name is Joia… and I’m a Glutard

Wow.  Its took a long time to write this post.  Probably because of the holiday, and travel, and reeling in my newfound gluten-free-ness.   That’s right.  I’m officially gluten free.  4-evah. Right off the bat, I’m going to give you 3 reasons I am NOT giving up Gluten. 1.  Because its all the rage and […]

What I do and Why… (aka My Fitness Regime) + P90x3

Long time no post… I know I know!  I’ve been dealing with a number of curve balls in life of which I will writing about soon enough! I’m guessing by now you’ve figured out that I have some kind of “healthy agenda.”  If not, well, I need to work on making my writing a LOT […]

Getting in the Habit – Guest Post by Gene Monterastelli

  According to the British newspaper The Daily Mail most people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions by Jan. 10th each year.  This is because until something becomes a habit we are depending on our willpower to make new choices. Willpower is really good for short-term choices like deciding to get out of the […]

Get out of the way, Katie: Guest Post by Katie Prejean

173. One hundred and seventy three. One. Seven. Three. No matter how I type it out, the number stays the same…and no matter how closely I looked at the scale that day, that was the weight it was registering at the beginning of September, 2012.  I, Katie Prejean, weighed 173 pounds. It was the heaviest […]

The Quest to Quest: A Protein Bar Review

Here it is.  Yet another exciting review.  Or as I like to call it “Things-I-Am-Willing-To-Throw-My-Money-At-Or-Subject-Myself-To-So-You-Don’t-Have-To.”   Food = Fuel.  And if you want to battle the bulge, stay energized for workouts, have any sort of brain function or energy, then food is a necessary tool for all the aforementioned.  And the right foods at that… […]

What to Do When You’re Injured – Dr. Woodrow Hill – Guest Post

A Guest Post from Dr. Woodrow Hill of the Denver Sports Injury Center for your reading pleasure:  I’ve been very lucky throughout my life. I’ve played sports and been physically active since I was 5, and I’ve only been injured one time. When I was 22 years old, before my formal training, I injured my right quad […]

I Hurt Myself: How I Recovered in 10 Easy Steps

Me and my ice pack were really really good friends this past year.  More like, I was the crazy overbearing friend who couldn’t get enough of my friend, Ice Pack. It was a toxic relationship. You see, this past year, in my journey to fitness, I injured my lower back.  It was a nagging, tugging, […]

Too Much is Never Enough…

Not sure if you heard or not… but Colorado just had a bit of rain.   I would know… here was the park 2 blocks from my house.  And, here, on the drive to rescue my kids from their school so they wouldn’t have to stay the night in another part of town. And this…  Um, […]