February 2012

The Toughest Thing About Returning From Vacation

by Courtney on February 25, 2012

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I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’d have to say that one of THE toughest things about returning from a vacation is getting back into a normal eating routine. Before we left for Mexico, I was doing a fairly good job of following my nutrition plan and was feeling great. I was […]

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Tangents: Mexico Style!

by Courtney on February 24, 2012

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Gosh, it really is hard to return back to normalcy after an amazing vacation, isn’t it? Today has been pretty much a wash of a day…Jay and I slept in pretty late, took care of emptying out our suitcases, started some laundry, and well…that’s about it. We finally decided to shower around 4:00, just so […]

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Catching the Sunrise

by Courtney on February 24, 2012

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Yesterday morning, three quarters of our crew was up bright and early at 5:30am. Yes, three quarters of us are crazy. We all decided the night before that it would be a great idea to get up to watch the sunrise, so we all set our alarms and met down on the beach. We were […]

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Original Watercolor Portrait Giveaway

by Courtney on February 23, 2012

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I am really, really excited about the giveaway I have for you all today! ***Giveaway is now CLOSED and a winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who entered!*** About a month ago, I received a very interesting email from a blog reader, Meredith. In the email, Meredith introduced herself a a fine artist who […]

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Full Body Superset Workout

by Courtney on February 23, 2012

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I’ve got a great, full body workout for you guys today! And you know what it is? Supersets! Why? Supersets are designed to cut out downtime between sets, which increases both your metabolism and your heart rate, because the body works harder afterward to recover. This means a greater calorie burn, without the whole sweaty […]

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Italian-Style Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

by Courtney on February 22, 2012

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I made those awesome stuffed peppers? Well, I did promise you all a recipe…and I’m not one to break a promise! These stuffed peppers are not only super easy to make, but they’re incredibly flavorful and delicious. Because you put the ground turkey in raw, the insides cook […]

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WIAW: All-Inclusive Mexican Resort Edition

by Courtney on February 22, 2012

Alright, I just had to participate in this week’s WIAW. I have way too much good stuff to share! This week, we’re staying at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico which means, amongst many other things, all you can eat and drink. We have been eating a TON of good food down here, and have been […]

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The 10-Minute “No Excuses” Workout

by Courtney on February 21, 2012

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I know we all have those days. The ones where the thought of exercise is incredibly daunting. The ones where you feel like you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Oh yes, we’ve all been there. But guess what…after today, we now have NO excuses! Want to know why? Because we […]

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

by Courtney on February 21, 2012

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Last week, I did a very very mean thing. I teased you all with this picture and totally left you hanging. I am so sorry…please forgive me. I’d by lying if I said that it wasn’t killing me not to share more about these cookies with you right then and there, because this recipe is […]

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“Speed It Up” Treadmill Interval Run

by Courtney on February 20, 2012

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Here’s a fun treadmill workout for you all to try this week: Pin It The workout consists of 3 minute intervals at a recovery speed, followed by 1 minute intervals at quicker/sprint speeds. Both the recovery and sprinting intervals increase as you go through the workout, leaving you with a super speedy one minute sprint […]

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