Easy Lentil and Wild Rice Soup

This is an easy, filling, and delicious plant-based soup. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 6 cups vegetable broth 1 T olive oil 3 carrots, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped cabbage 2 zucchini, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped or smashed 1 medium white onion, chopped 1 1/2 cups wild rice (cooked or dry) 1 cup …

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Looking Back To Look Ahead

Today I want to share a really useful exercise that will help you get the most out of your New Year's goals or resolutions. Call it a "performance review", recap, or annual audit. Grab a pen and paper or open up a word doc and get ready to do some work. I promise this exercise …

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The December Challenge is Here!

I recognize that December is a big month for many of us. Lots of to-do's, lots of places to go, people to see and I think it's the PERFECT time to do something that supports your wellness. Because listen, we're heading into a season that creates tension, stress, and expectations that are sky high and …

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Getting Roasted

I love vegetables and simply ADORE roasted vegetables.  The crispy outer bits and the soft, sweet insides are so flavorful that you don’t need a lot of oil or seasoning to achieve perfection.  But full disclosure – it can’t hurt! One of the main players in a good pan of roasted vegetables is high heat.  …

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PSA – It’s Time To ‘Get Lit’

It's that time of year to pull out your reflective gear for your evening or pre-dawn runs. For a rule of thumb, consider lighting yourself until the sun has risen or about half an hour before it sets. To make sure you are completely visible on the road think about layering. Start with a base …

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10 Things I Love About My Peloton

I've had my Peloton since August 11th. Well, now it's "the family's Peloton" - we all have accounts and when I come home from teaching boot-camp there's usually a Honsberger family member's tuchus parked on it. Since I posted about my love affair with my Peloton a lot of people have asked me about it. …

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Week 2 Training – A Great Run

This weekend I enjoyed a 5 mile run. My longest in (ahem..cough, cough) a while. I started at the path near Mill Valley Middle School. I have run this route so many times and while it's not a favorite (flat, straight, kind of boring), it was already a warm morning and I needed a location …

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Cauliflower Steaks. It’s What’s For Dinner.

Cauliflower steaks are the bomb. These were seasoned with smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, a pinch of salt, harissa spice blend and a few teaspoons of olive oil. I topped this with cashew queso, chopped cilantro, chopped avocado and green onions over a bed of brown rice. It had a nice Tex-Mex twist. Don't …

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When in Doubt, Register for a Race

Full disclosure. The Pandemic has taken a toll on my running. Don't get me wrong, I've still been working out but the running, meh. In early 2021 I started increasing my miles and it was going well. Then it wasn't. So after 3 1/2 months of very little running I'm finally (slowly and pathetically) getting …

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Beat the Heat with a Pool Workout

Summer's here and the time is right for hopping into the pool for your next workout. No pool in your backyard? No problem? You can dip into your local community pool, one at the local college or high school, a pond or lake (critter-free if possible) or your neighbor's hot tub and get a great …

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You Can Do ‘The Thing’

It's easy to talk yourself out of doing the hard things. I'm too tired.I'm too busy.I'll never get in shape.It's genetics.My husband/family/friends aren't supportive. I don't know how. I don't have equipment. Blah, blah blah. These are all excuses. These are the little things you tell yourself or (worse) that someone may have told you. …

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What Was Your Win This Week?

I'm a huge fan of celebrating fitness wins and I have to give a huge shout out to my boot-camp class for crushing a workout. We did 3 minute blocks that had 2 exercises in each block. One exercise was 15 reps, the second was 10 reps and they repeated the set for 3 minutes. …

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The Problem Might Not Be Your Workout

Can you hurt yourself working out? Absolutely. Poor form, poor instruction, weaknesses, imbalances, working with too heavy a weight, trying to keep up with a friend or your workout partner, etc. But what can sideline you more quickly than running with your speedy neighbor is what you do simply living your life. It's the "I'll …

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Wise Words for the Weekend

I love this quote by Zig Ziglar. Many of his messages were very simple yet cut straight to the quick. Nothing happens until you take action. So the next time you hesitate about doing something; whether it's taking the lead on a project at work, signing up for a race, or going to a boot-camp …

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Happy Anniversary to the SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge

I'm so happy to celebrate the one year anniversary of the SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge! When COVID-19 shut the whole fricking world down, many of us found ourselves without access to our usual places and spaces to "work out" what was happening. The gyms, the pools, the classes, the tracks, the boxes, the parks - …

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Why Habits Matter

I'm a huge proponent of creating sustainable habits. Because willpower fades and motivation wanes. That's why...habits. You have a bunch of habits already. Brushing your teeth before bed. Turning on the coffee before feeding the cats. Watching the news while eating dinner. The order you do your grocery shopping. (I always start in the produce …

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Adventures In Humbling Experiences

A few weeks ago I shared that I'd signed up for the 2021 CrossFit Open competition. For those not in the know (it's ok, I was also not in the know either), this is a three week competition. The workout is posted on a Thursday and athletes have until Monday to complete the workout and …

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3 Tips to Kick-Start Your Workouts

After the past year now is as good a time as any to sit down and take a look at where you are fitness-wise and make some shifts. Maybe it's adding an extra few miles to your weekly runs or ditching the blue band at Boot-Camp for the purple one. It also might be time …

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Meatless Monday – Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

My mother was English and claimed there wasn't any Irish in our family. Yet my brother is Sean and I'm Keli (well, actually I was born Kelly). And until she passed in 2017, she religiously made Corned Beef and Cabbage every year. Time for some time on Ancestry.com perhaps? Where's my "Hmmm? emoji" when I …

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Why I Entered the 2021 CrossFit Open

I've never been inside a "box", have never trained with a CF trainer, and can't do a pull-up, a true pistol squat, or a variety of other exercises that scream CrossFit. Yet I paid $20 of my hard-earned sheckles to enter the 2021 CrossFit Open Women's (50-54) Division in a competition that runs from March …

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Is a Virtual Race In Your Future?

2020 was kind of a bust as far as competing in races. Most events were flat-out canceled and others transitioned to a virtual event. My cousin's husband was scheduled to run the London Marathon last year and it was postponed not once, but twice and then it went virtual. His course consisted of large loops …

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Birthday Burpee Boot-Camp Bash

I love teaching boot-camp on my birthday and like to incorporate something challenging but fun at the same time.  So for my 54th bday on Monday, I created 2 workouts highlighting my favorite exercise.  The Burpee.    One segment was 5 minutes long, and the second was 4 minutes long.  And yes,  it's a challenging …

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Be ‘Heart Smart’

February is American Heart Month!    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.   The good news?  It is also one of the most preventable.  Here are a few ways you can be heart smart.   Adopt Healthy Habits Eating a healthy diet (lots of fresh veggies, fruits, …

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Create An Environment For Success

Today we're going to give you a few tips to create an environment that supports your health and fitness goals. This environment includes Your Space (your home) and Your People (your support system) and once you have both set up properly it will make your journey easier and you'll be more apt to succeed. Ready? …

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Why You Need a 1-Minute Mood Lifter

When I teach classes in person or on Zoom I need to be awake, alert, have high energy, and be ready to roll. When I'm at my job I often have Zoom calls or meetings and also need to be awake, alert, have high energy, and be ready to lead a meeting or at the …

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