What I Ate (& did!) in France

Howdy friends!  Or I guess I should say, “Bonjour!”

I’m just back from the trip of a lifetime… celebrating Mark’s & my 20-year anniversary!!!  Twenty years of marriage is something pretty special no matter how you look at it, and being away together to celebrate in Paris and the Loire Valley was truly amazing.

This trip couldn’t have come at a better time… just 3 weeks after my first bodybuilding competition and the structure and discipline that accompanied it.  I was so ready to ditch the weight scale and the food scale while I was away and just eat according to my heart’s desire.  And I did….

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What I Ate (and did!) in Austin

Fish tacos

Howdy, y’all!  I’m in Texas, so this greeting just comes naturally.  I’ve been away from the blog for awhile, because we’ve  been visiting friends and family, and I have to say, my baby nephew is so completely adorable and charming that I haven’t sat down at my computer one single time.  And I’m not even sorry!  Babies grow up too fast…  …

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Tips for Staying Fit on Holiday

Handstand on Sunset beach wall

Hi friends, what are your best tips for staying fit while on holiday?  Spring Break is right around the corner for us, and I’ve been thinking about how holidays break up your routine, for better and for worse.  While they provide a much-needed break in every way, taking too long of a hiatus from your fitness routine (healthy diet, regular workouts) can make it harder to come back to those good habits.

So how can you maintain your fitness while on holiday, and still enjoy, and be refreshed by, your time away?  The following 5 strategies work for me:…

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Peach Blueberry Chia Breakfast Pudding

Peach blueberry chia pudding

The mind is a terrible thing to waste.

And the waist is a terrible thing to mind.

Here is my current situation: I forgot to bring the flat of peaches up to Steamboat with us on our camping trip, thus derailing the Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler I had planned.  Yum, right?  But not so yum when the peaches were left waiting in Pa’s refrigerator in Denver….

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Vacation Eating

Our view climbing up to Coit Tower

Our view climbing up to Coit Tower

Well folks, I promised you I would tell you at some point “what I ate Friday night” that does not include a green smoothie or anything made with chia seeds… So here it is, “what I ate on vacation in San Francisco”… such a perfectly yummy day!!

My day started with this view from our vacation rental in Sausalito, watching the sun come up over Marin Bay. …

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