Posts tagged with "winter"

Top Five Winter Running Essentials

Posted December 9, 2014 in running, SweatPink, FitApproach and 7 more


*I received the opportunity to review ProCompression Marathon Socks through my ambassadorship with FitApproach. I received a pair of socks from ProCompression to review. All opinions are my own.

I admit, running during the winter takes a little extra motivation. Here in the middle of Nebraska it gets cold...and windy. 

But getting out to run during those extra cold days takes two things - some positive self-talk and proper winter running gear. 

I'm sharing five items you absolutely can't live without if you're going out for a winter run. This list is perfect if you're still looking for holiday gifts for runners!

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Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

Posted January 28, 2015 in recipe, acorn squash, winter and 6 more


I made it through the hardest part of my elimination diet! The first two weeks, I eliminated gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, fish, caffeine, nuts and alcohol.

Find out why I'm doing an elimination diet here.

This week, I've been incorporating foods back into my diet one by one.

One of the perks of this experiment is that I've had to get a bit creative with my cooking. Because I workout so much (I've taught 7-8 classes a week throughout the diet), I need meals that will give me lots of energy.

I loved this stuffed acorn squash because it was super filling, flavorful and full of nutrients.

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Pear Gorgonzola Walnut Salad

Posted September 29, 2015 in recipe, salad, Fall and 8 more


To be honest, I don’t love eating salads in the fall and winter.

During the summer, salads are my fave. I could eat one every day. But when the weather starts to cool off, I start to crave comfort food - warm, cheesy, carby comfort food.

But I feel better when I eat lots of produce. So to make sure I eat enough fresh produce during the fall and winter, I try to get more creative with my salads.

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