Challenge Yourself

I played sports as a kid and had coaches and teammates push me to practice hard, play hard and win. I thrived in that environment and always enjoyed the physical challenges I received from sports. Was I on winning teams? Maybe once or twice. But I gained confidence from athletics and physical achievements that taught …

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Having Trouble Getting Back on Track? Try this 3-Day Workout Program.

I created this program to help you get back on track with your fitness plan, focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, building strength, and gaining/retaining mobility and flexibility. The workouts are designed to be done 3 days in a row which we call a cycle. The Cycle Day 1 - 30 minutes of cardioDay 2 - 20 …

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7-Day Health and Wellness Challenge

You know how much I love a challenge. You also know how much I love a challenge that requires tracking! Introducing The 7-Day Health and Wellness Challenge. But it's not like anything we've done before. Every day you're going to track 5 areas relating to health and wellness: MovementWaterFuelSleepYou Time Each area will have specific …

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That One Time I Got Covid…

So yeah, so I'm recovering from Covid. (I got my negative test today on Day 8). And unfortunately, it wasn't the "oh, that's why I had a scratchy throat" type, it was the body aches, chills, knocked down, dragged out, in my jammies until noon (IYKYK), blah, meh, malaise, sit on my butt, watch tv …

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Meal Planning in Under 30 Minutes

My mom cooked dinner every night. Every. Night. Sure there were leftovers but those were re-purposed into another meal on night two or even three (my Mom knew all about stretching a buck). Back in the day, dining out was for special occasions and there wasn't takeout except for pizza or Chinese food. So Moms …

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LIVE Workouts on Zoom!

In March 2020, like most fitness professionals, I moved my in-person boot-camp classes online and taught via Zoom. There was a *steep* learning curve to be sure; lighting, camera angles, and formatting a class that can be done in a space the size of a yoga mat and of course figuring out the sound. Oh …

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My Morning Green Smoothie

This is my morning go-to after I run, teach classes or work out. In a blender add: 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or your milk of choice1 frozen banana1 C fresh spinach1 scoop unflavored Amazing Protein GLOW* (plant-based protein powder that supports collagen production)A few tablespoons of water if needed Blend and drink It's …

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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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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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