Easy Peasy Meal Planning

This has been quite a busy last 2 or so weeks!  With Halloween and the cooler Texas weather making it more enjoyable to be outdoors, I've barely had time to come up with time to write!  I'm working on this, I promise. [caption id="attachment_181" align="aligncenter" width="720"] I was Sully from Monsters Inc[/caption] So one thing I've always been very good at is meal planning, list making, grocery shopping, and meal prepping.  It's something I enjoy doing and it's something I've…

An American in the Netherlands

Am I the only one who wishes I could just pack up and move somewhere?  Get out of town for a few years.  At least travel.  I did the math last night, if I spent 10 days in each country, it would take 5.6 years to visit every country in the world!!!!  Who's with me?!?!?! On that note, my parents moved to the Netherlands about 4 years ago and I am lucky enough to have their stories to share with…

Blueberry Oat Muffins

I have never been a fan of blueberry, ever, but Jacob decided to buy some at Costco a few weeks back and start putting them in our protein shakes.  I was surprised the shake was actually delicious.  I'd just eaten a blueberry and enjoyed it! [caption id="attachment_177" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Mmmmm delicious blueberry muffins[/caption] So then I thought "what if I made blueberry muffins?"  Since we're trying to eat pretty healthy and lose weight, I first tried these protein blueberry muffins. …

10 Things You Never Knew About the Dutch

I am so excited today!  My parents live in the Netherlands.  They moved there about 4 years ago from Wisconsin and it has been 4 years of endless stories, beautiful pictures, and several visits.  My mum has been gracious enough to write a guest post about what she has learned about the Dutch and about the Netherlands. In the following article, she brings us 10 facts about the Netherlands and the Dutch that she's learned in her time there.  I…

Eggs-traodinary Make Ahead Breakfast Bites

The Incredible Edible Egg.  (I sure hope you sang that!) What a weekend!  I hope y'all had a great weekend.  For those of you in the way of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Patricia, I hope you've managed to stay safe and dry.  My best friend and I chose this weekend to go to Galveston.  Of course.  And we got totally rained out, but not before we spent about 2 hours on the beach making a sand castle!  But what a sand castle…

Peace. Love. Running. Squats.

For all y'all Texans on this lovely rainy weekend...HELLO!  Let's enjoy an end to our summer drought. I am so excited this weekend my best friend from Wisconsin is in town and she's like my muse.  Seriously.  Amazing woman.  She's inspired me in so many ways.  When I lose focus on my goals, she's always there to pep talk me to and tell me that health and fitness is not an overnight journey.  As y'all know from my previous article,…

Homemade Taco Seasoning

There's a reason it's called Taco Tuesday.  And you can't have tacos without a good taco seasoning, right? Today has been a day!  Monday was calm and quiet.  No voicemails at work, very few emails, no one getting mad at me, I was able to finish a painting I started a while ago....it was a good day. [caption id="attachment_137" align="aligncenter" width="720"] My tiger painting I was finally able to finish!!!![/caption] Today has been totally the opposite.  Work was crazy, so…

Walking for Health

Do you ever have those days where you just don't want to work out, but you know you need to do SOMETHING healthy?  The lazy days.  The days where you wake up and say "today, I'm going to be healthy!" but you just don't feel like doing much?  I don't know about you, but those days are a lot for me!!!  While I enjoy going to the gym, sometimes after a long day at work, I am just beat and…

My Personal Health and Fitness Journey

For me, health and fitness has been a long road filled with trials, tribulations, learning experiences, and mistakes.  I am wiser now.  I am more fit now. And I am sharing this health and fitness information with you. This is my story. This is not my About Me, this is my bare all, tell the truth, embarrassing fitness story and my struggle to face my truth and become the me that I want to become. Health and Fitness is a long,…