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How Do You Decide What to Read?

www.meganmerchant.com Recently on Facebook I shared my trial to cut down on my shower time.  The main reason is that lately my "to read" pile is growing faster than I can keep up!  My 2 year old has quit napping and my 5 year old is two months from Kindergarten.  Luckily for the next blissful two weeks, I have 25 minutes of reading time at their combined City Pool swim lessons.  

KidneyP90X Day 10

I had two good days of very minimal discomfort, but this morning I tried to go out for a run for the first time since June 12 with very uncomfortable pain.  The medication puts you in a "stupor" and you don't want to do much of anything other than sleep.  The meds also wreck havoc on other parts of your body.  I drank at least 50 ounces of water within 5 hours, how much do I have to drink?  I do plan to attempt to go for a run with one of my friends tomorrow morning.  I hope this case of having to meet someone will get me out of this rut with the meds

USDA Makes Eating Easy: The New MyPlate

Good bye, food pyramid! In early June, the USDA unveiled MyPlate--a graphic icon that depicts percentages of the recommended amounts of food variety on your plate. 

Dream Big Work Hard

        How do you get there from here? I ask this question quite often and I am also asked this question often by others. The answer is always a simple one……Dare to dream… 6 years ago I never would have given my health a second thought. That’s not completely true; I did think about how unhealthy I was but I really never gave it a hard look at because the task of getting from there to here was absolutely insurmountable in “my head”. Key words in that sentence-my head.

TRX Training

TRX Suspension TrainingLooking for a way to create variety in your workouts?  TRX training or suspension training as it’s also referred to is the ticket! An exciting new trend in exercise, the TRX can  help you achieve greater muscle tone, muscle size and help you burn calories.

Watermelon at Its Best & What I Had for Supper

Watermelon at its best & what I had for Supper: Watermelon: Today at work I had the Hy-Vee salad bar and a big craving for watermelon…and boy was it ever good. It is watermelon at its very best. Watermelon is at its peak during mid to late summer so go get some while it is worth eating. As for the salad bar at Hy-Vee…it is always good. You can depend on a high quality meal, full of plenty of healthy and seasonal choices. It is always dependable when I forget my lunch or do not feel like preparing it.

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Banana Oatmeal Cookies RecipeI wanted to share my recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies. They are soo yummy and made of all healthy ingredients. I love the chewiness because they take the place of unhealthy cookies or candy bars that also have that chewy texture. The best part is that they are EASY to make :)Makes 22 plump bites3 ripened bananas3 c. cooking oats1/3 c. non-sweetened applesauce1/4 c. chopped almonds (or any nut)Dash or Trivia sweetener (or honey)

Helendale/Silver Lakes ZUMBA Notice:

 Helendale/Silver Lakes ZUMBA Notice: FYI - ZUMBA ZIN is coming to the high desert (HD)! YES - the HD is now on the ZUMBA map! Details are still in the works (looking at Aug 21st or 28th), so stay tuned.

A Delicious Drive

This past Sunday, I returned from a 10-day vacation in both Spain and France. My sister and I took a trip that started in Barcelona. We then we drove through the vineyards of France up to the city of Montpellier. How can you NOT drive through a vineyard in either Spain or France is the real question! It was an amazing experience and although we were gone for 10 days, it seemed like one month due to all that we saw and all that we ate! Yes, I have to hit the gym starting up this week, but as it always happens, between the walking and the swimming, my weight has decreased.
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