Posts tagged with "beer"

Weekend Recap {Oct. 24-26}

Posted October 27, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Piloxing and 10 more

Sometimes I don't realize how unhealthy I've eaten over the weekend until I write my Weekend Recap. Frozen yogurt, nachos, pizza, beer, candy corn, cupcakes. Yeah, this weekend definitely didn't win me the healthiest health blogger of the year award. 

But my weekend was also mixed with some healthy activities - a massage, Piloxing and yoga. Pizza + yoga = balance ????

Here's how the weekend went...

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The Best of Oktoberfest

Posted December 3, 2014 in beer, Oktoberfest, drinking and 4 more

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I'm departing from my usual healthy recipes and healthy tips to talk about beer!

Something you may not know about me - I love beer! I usually post fun cocktail recipes and talk about my love of champagne (champs), but I do love a good beer. Yes, I'm a health coach and I drink beer! I whole-heartedly believe that the majority of our diets should be made up of plant-based and whole foods. But there's also room for things that bring us mental, emotional and physical pleasure.

The BF and I love craft beer, especially Oktoberfest brews. So we decided to embark on an Oktoberfest adventure. We bought every Oktoberfest beer we could find and conducted taste tests. 

We've actually never done an official beer tasting, but we have both been to lots of wine tastings and assumed beer tasting would be similar. It is! Look, swirl, smell, taste. We were good to go there, but we weren't really sure about what to look for or even sure how to describe beer. Luckily, the internet can tell you anything! 

As we tested each beer, we kept an organized spread sheet with beer ratings, descriptions of each beer including the smell, taste, head, lacing, etc. and the calorie count (we kept track of cals for Sweet Success).

Our favorites are based purely on taste. This post has nothing to do with low-calorie or "healthy" options! My philosophy with beer is that you should go for the more flavorful craft beers or microwbrews, have 1-2 and be done. No sense in drinking a flavorless light beer and drinking 5 or 6 of them. Savor the flavor of your beer!

But I do think you should be aware of how many calories are in your beer because some craft beers have nearly 200 calories a serving. 

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Bolder Boulder 2015 Recap

Posted May 27, 2015 in Bolder Boulder, run, running and 8 more


The BF and I ran Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day! It was such a fun race!

We've run this race together four times, and I think this was my favorite. We really took our time, enjoyed the people watching, the bands, the activities (Slip n' Slide), and we stopped to take lots of photos.

We had decided to take it slow this year because I have plantar fasciitis and tendinitis (read more about it here). We thought we would end up walking a lot because of my foot injury. But we ended up running slowly, walking at the water stations and stopped for activities and selfies.

Here's a recap of the race...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 2-4, 2015} - Oktoberfest

Posted October 5, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 9 more

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The BF and I got into the fall spirit by picking out pumpkins at the farmer's market, buying some fall decor for our house, drinking fall beers at an Oktoberfest event and drinking lots of coffee.

I actually hoped to spend more time lounging around watching Netflix, especially because it was a rainy, dreary and cold weekend. But I stayed pretty busy all weekend.

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