Change begins where excuses end.

44 Days

Thanksgiving is a week away  and it’s lunch time so I am currently dreaming of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries and cauliflower stuffing.  For the first time, even though I’ve been … Continue reading

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November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment


Consistency. Consistency. Consistency. Maybe if I consistently say consistency I will be more consistent. If only it were so easy.  The truth is that for some of us sticking with … Continue reading

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November 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

Three Questions to Ask About Your Food Log

I know my absence lead you all to believe I was off somewhere having a baby–not true.  I’m still very pregnant and waiting for his arrival!  I was actually busy … Continue reading

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June 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

You are stronger than you think you are…just ask a kid.

My absolute favorite thing about being a coach is the moment for every beginner when they realize just how capable they are as an athlete.  That moment when they push … Continue reading

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May 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Movin’ On Up

After nearly a year with the world’s longest URL, I’ve finally cut it down.  From now on simply go to to find your nutrition and fitness needs.  Notice, there … Continue reading

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October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Feel Comfortable, Confident, and Capable In Your Own Skin

(Big breath).  Day twelve of school and how is Mrs. Bradley feeling?  Like I’ve been running a marathon at a sprint pace.  While they have been fast-paced and exhausting, those … Continue reading

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September 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Independence Day

For years Independence Day meant a weekend at the lake with the family, podgy pies, popsicles, tubing, and Mom anxiously watching her boys light fire work, hoping for the best.  … Continue reading

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July 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Patience is a virtue…

I’ve made a couple more changes to the Weekly Meal Plan this week, adding a dessert, 2 kids lunch recipes, and a snack recipe to really round out your healthy … Continue reading

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March 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

RARE ability. RARE commitment. RARE Crossfit.

RARE Crossfit is such a blessing to me, it’s far more than a place to work or workout, it is a community of people committed to a healthier life for … Continue reading

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February 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today’s Purpose

The ground of my garden was hard and rocky as I approached it Sunday afternoon, my hoe in hand.  Although I have a very strong and willing husband, who had offered … Continue reading

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February 21, 2011 · 3 Comments

No BS this Valentine’s Day! <3

I am a Valentine’s Day sucker, I love hearts and purple, red, and pink and chocolate and flowers and all of the ridiculous things that go along with Valentine’s Day.  … Continue reading

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February 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List

I have updated the Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List pages, there is a new list of dinner and breakfast recipes ready for you to use.  Even a grocery list … Continue reading

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February 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lauren’s Local Loves: The Globe and Laurel

It’s date night, and although I love to stay home and cook, going out to dinner brings me sheer excitement.  No dishes, no apron, just me and the Mister.  I … Continue reading

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February 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

This Week: Lauren’s Local Loves

Growing up in a small community, it was not difficult to support local businesses because that’s pretty much all we had!  Now that I am far from that little town … Continue reading

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February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wonder Woman

I am lucky to have come from a long line of Wonder Women; My Grandma Donna, a woman who spent her life volunteering her time, working the soil,  and mothering … Continue reading

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February 3, 2011 · 6 Comments

Bored out of your gourd….

I know you’re probably sitting at work bored out of your gourd and looking to see if I have anything intelligent to say today.  The answer to that would be … Continue reading

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January 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Oliver the Dreamer

I was going to write an article on Celiac disease today, but a more exciting event has come to my attention.  Today is the 6th birthday of my oldest nephew, Oliver.  … Continue reading

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January 13, 2011 · 3 Comments

A Healthy Wishlist

In addition to a few shopping bags, you might have also acquired a few extra pounds over the weekend.  Although we walked the distance of a marathon over the course … Continue reading

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November 29, 2010 · 2 Comments

Sharing is Caring…

The celebration that took place in the autumn of 1621, between the Native Americans and the Puritan settlers who had arrived on the Mayflower, looked drastically different that the feast … Continue reading

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November 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

An Invisible Audience

I tell my English students to think about their audience when writing or speaking, because good writers and speakers consider their audience when choosing their word choice, topic, and their … Continue reading

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November 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

You Snooze You …Win?

Sleep.  What a wonderful word. Laying down at night when your mind and body are exhausted and all that’s asked of you is to close your eyes, while you drift away … Continue reading

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November 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Marine Corps!!

“Freedom isn’t free, but the United States Marine Corps will pay most of your share.” Ned Dolan On Saturday after a long day of testing (I promise that’s the last … Continue reading

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November 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Happy Hauntings

Now that the kiddies are tucked away in bed, while dreams of bite-size Snickers dance in their head. And the candy is hidden away with care, in hopes that siblings … Continue reading

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October 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

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