Protein Pop Quiz – Day 21

Day 21 – Physical Pop Quiz! Topic: Protein. Answer the following questions to see how your protein IQ adds up: Time’s up! Pencils down. How did you do? Read below to find out if you’re a protein professor or if we need to “meat” for a little tutoring on the subject. What Is Protein? Proteins are the main…

Groundhog Day – Day 19

Day 19 – Intellectual Happy Groundhog Day! Today is the day folklore says the groundhog will emerge from his burrow to tell us if spring will come early or if six more weeks of winter await. Based on this day that the 1993 film, Groundhog Day, was made. This comedy (one of my brother-in-law’s all time…

Fit the Fun Way – Day 18

Day 18 – Physical Every once in awhile I get this overwhelming desire to change it up, break the mold and do something different. Today is that day! As you think on health and wellness, it’s impossible to forget fitness. This is why (along with the other wonderful social, emotional and spiritual benefits) I’ve included yoga,…

Lentil Love – Day 16

Day 16 – Physical What on this green earth is a lentil? I asked myself the same thing after my nutritionist, Dustin, first recommended these protein-packed little seeds as part of a Mediterranean diet. Since he hadn’t steered me wrong so far in our acquaintance, I made the decision to investigate this mystery ingredient. My search…

Power of the Plank – Day 9

Day 9 – Physical Going back to the “less is more” theme, I present today’s physical fitness all-star: the plank. Trending in fitness blogs and magazines, the plank is all about taking it back to the basics. A fundamental with the strength to tighten and tone. So why is this simple movement ranking as a favorite…

Sweet Exchange – Day 8

Day 8 – Physical/Social Cravings. We all have them. You’re merrily typing away in the middle of your afternoon when one thought permeates your consciousness and comes barreling at you like a semi: Snickers. Must. Have. Now. Starburst. Chips. Coke. Whatever your specific craving may be… it often leads to a mad dash to the nearest…

Big Tease – Day 7

Day 7 – Intellectual Brain fitness. Ever heard of it? Chances are you’ve likely engaged in some cognitive cross-fit recently without even being aware of the exercise. Math problems, puzzles, Rubik’s cube, sudoku, crosswords. Brain teasers, we call them, and they’re doing more than just mind-tickling pleasure passers. Experts of brain games explain that doing these…

Your Yoga Heart – Day 6

Day 6 – Physical/Emotional/Spiritual Today we’re packing a one, two, three punch of powerful wellness benefits as we explore the ancient practice of yoga. A personal favorite of mine. Not just because its one of the few exercises you can do barefoot— but also because the improved physical fitness (Shaq and Lebron have my back…

Mindful Mouthful – Day 5

Day 5 – Emotional Mindfulness. I’ve heard this term thrown around quite a bit over the last few years and if you asked me if I knew what it meant, I’d have said yes. Just like I did to my good friend who then asked me to explain it to her. “Err… Uhh.. Well it’s…