Free 7 Day Devotional: Live Life Well

I was scrolling through pinterest just the other day when I noticed that my feed was 100% full of healthy living tips. The headlines jumped out and told me “Loose weight fast” “2 weeks to six pack abs” “Better night sleep for a better life” While all of those posts are admirable and can contribute to a healthy life, the one problem I noticed is that all of them address health from a physical perspective.  The majority of our world tries to sell us on the idea that our happiness and health are just one more diet and crunch away. It can be exhausting. Everywhere women turn we are bombarded by the health industry selling us on the next miracle weight loss plan. The problem with that marketing strategy is that no six pack can fix my feelings of inadequacy, and no amount of…

Conquering the Gym: a letter to the girl who hates working out

To the girl who hates working out: Finding time to work out is hard. However, what is even harder is finding the motivation to workout.  I know it is good for me and blah blah blah, but getting my butt to the gym has never been easy! I think of a million excuses of why I can put off working out until… well never. I try to tell myself how great and energy filled I will be afterwards but I still think to myself…. “yeahhhh but first I gotta move, jump, lift heavy things, and run… ew.” Some people out there have zero idea what I am talking about. They love exercise! My husband is one of them. He looks forward to his time at the gym. I desperately wish I was that person!  Health and wellness are my niche, and I still have those days where my excuses beat…

Peach, Feta, & Pecan Salad

Peach season is far too short.  The delicious, tender, and juicy fruit of the peach is really not given enough credit or time to be enjoyed! For a few short months in summer, and a few short weeks in fall, these delicious fruits are beautiful and delicious! So I try to use them as much as possible. I’m still in denial that summer is over so I thought I’d use them one last time! The beautiful thing about peaches is that they shine all on their own. They don’t need much extra loving because they are simply delicious as they are! My father always taught me that whenever you are cooking, simple is always best. I think whenever we are cooking we try to over complicate a recipe and often overdo it. Let the flavors of each ingredient speak for themselves! I know I’m guilty of…

7 Tips to Motivate Exercise

7 Tips to Motivate Exercise: Does getting to the gym or doing your in home workout tend to get pushed aside? I know when I get busy or stressed working out is the first thing to go. We all know how important working out is, but we just lack that motivation to get off our butts and go kick butt! So these 7 tips have really helped me kick my motivation into high gear! Pick which ones work for you and get moving! I’ve been told that it is important to break a sweat every day.  So let’s get to sweating! Tip 1: Turn your “have to” into a “get to”- This is my number one tips for anyone struggling to exercise. We always say things like “I have to go to the gym” or “I have to walk to work”, “I have to stretch”. We treat working…

Salsa Turkey Burger

If you’re American you gotta love a good burger. Am I right? Well, in the world of health and fitness as much as I love a good cow, (I am from Wisconsin after all) that red meat isn’t always the healthiest of options. Don’t get me wrong I’d never tell someone not to eat read meat because a juicy burger or tender steak they’re straight from God… but on those days you’d like a healthier, cheaper, and just as satisfying alternative you have got to try my Salsa Turkey Burgers. These bad boys are so juicy! Turkey burgers tend to run a bit dry. Turkey is a drier meat and when cooked it has potential to dry out even more. However, the trick is making these bad boys juicy with some fresh salsa! I love Mexican food, so pretty much any and every recipe…