First look here as I landed in sunny Arizona! My parents rented a place near Mesa for a few weeks and with B being gone on a fishing trip up north I figured I might as well take a quick weekend trip and find some sun and spend some time with the parents!
Despite a small delay when leaving, it was otherwise a smooth flight! I was in Mesa in a tad under three hours (gotta love direct flights)
Mom and Dad were there to greet me at the gate! Proud of him for being our driver - way out of his element driving in such a big area (coming from a town of under 1,000 people!
First stop on the way to their place: grocery store! They needed some stuff and on my list was SUNSCREEN for sure and I thought I might as well grab some snacks too! - They were pretty astounded at the size of the grocery stores down south - it was pretty big!
Just a few of the things I'm loving this week - eats, reads, randoms and a photo dump!
you have maybe seen previews/sneak peeks of this program popping up on your social media sites as all the rage right now - The program that came out in December is the newest Beachbody workout program. So what makes this program different than the rest? What is it about? How long does it last? What equipment do you need and do you HAVE to do the workouts from home? I've been getting tons of questions about it so I thought I would do a full review!
Thought it would be fun to do a Sunday Things edition just to highlight my favorite things this week! Can't wait to hear yours too!
Nutrition can be SO confusing these days. Gluten free. Meat free. Dairy free. Sugar free. Low carb. It's a market SO focused on elimination - and while all that is a post just in itself - today I'm going to touch on cutting out dairy. I by NO MEANS am a licensed nutritionist - all I can share is my own story and background. I do recommend that before you start any radical changes to your diet changes that you consult your physician.
To be truthful I've never been a "good" milk drinker. It was always offered at meals growing up and I would choose water over milk every time. I would have milk on my cereal or in food, but just honestly wasn't a fan of the taste. Chocolate milk WAS a treat however! I did like other dairy products such as yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese and of course... ice cream! During my college years (I can't exactly recall when) I realized that all of a sudden... creamy milk products did NOT agree with me! Anything rich and creamy such as cottage cheese, cheesy soups & dips, ice cream, etc - well we won't go into specifics..but it just didn't digest. When I brought it up at a standard physical all my physician could tell me was.." well that sometimes just happens" - so... how did I DEAL when I "couldn't have" anything dripping with cheese or my FAVORITE..COTTAGE CHEESE?!?!!? - How have I adjusted to life? HOW DO I LIVE?!?!
I hear this ALL the time.. "but Marti - eating healthy is SO EXPENSIVE..." I would like to reply..." well - what is your health WORTH to you? Real food can be more expensive than processed junk - but eating healthier does NOT have to blow your bank account! Here are a few tips to save you some money at the grocery store...
I get asked fairly often what my fridge looks like, what foods are my go to's and what we frequent have for favorite recipes at our house. I think some of this might come to a shock to you - I don't really use recipes. Nope. I don't. What the heck? How is that possible? What do you MEAN you don't use recipes? What about all these healthy pins on pinterest? You mean I shouldn't use them???
Sometimes you are just feeling down or bummed - and you just need to boost your mood! Here are 10 ways to instantly make you smile (or at least it works for me!
or at least make them easier to tolerate! ...
Just a post with a few things that I'm LOVING lately!! I can't to hear about what YOU are loving this week too!
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