Periscope Bootcamp: Tips & Tricks Roundup

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Hey all! I’m sure most of you by now have heard of the newest thing in social media and video, Periscope. You can create live broadcasts and (if you want) save them for later and upload the good ones to YouTube. I’m on Periscope (@thefitcookie), but I haven’t broadcast anything yet. I’m not a natural […]

Natural DIY Acne Cream

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Hey friends! Sometimes it’s just crazy how our bodies change over time. I’m only 31, but things are way different for me than they were just 10 years ago, and my skin will continue to surprise me as I get older. My skin is changing and not necessarily in a good way… In my late […]

Stretch Your Body & Soul #7DayStretch

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I can’t believe August is almost over – where did the time go! My kids start school tomorrow and fall will be here pretty soon. I think the weather here forgot it’s still summer since it was 40 degrees outside when I went for a run this morning. Brrr! Fall might be coming early for […]

Greek Chicken Salad {Recipe Redux}

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I can’t believe summer is nearing it’s end! My kids start school again next week, and I know so many kids have already started school in other areas. The summer has flown by! We did make good use of our summer this year: we stayed busy this summer and we ended up making this Greek […]

Traditional Zummus (Zucchini Hummus)

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This gluten-free recipe is sponsored by Walmart®, all opinions are my own. #gfwalmart Hey friends! I’m back with another recipe for you to try, and I’m pretty excited about this one! It’s a recipe that I have been wanting to make for a while and I finally got around to making it: bean-free zucchini hummus, […]

3 Low-Impact Exercises for Weight Loss

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Life happens. Sometimes life happens hard, like getting in an accident, sustaining sports injuries, tendinitis, or chronic health problems. If weight loss or athletic conditioning is your goal, but injury or health issues prevent you from doing exercises that you normally rely on (like running), then you need to find some exercises that are low […]

HIIT the Weights Workout

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Good morning friends! It has been a little while since I have posted a workout here, so it’s high time for another one! I put this workout together on Wednesday morning for a class I was subbing. It is a total-body metabolic conditioning HIIT workout: a high-intensity strength and cardio mash-up! Lots of good stuff […]

allure & butter LONDON Giveaway!

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Good morning friends! I’m hosting another giveaway for butter LONDON beauty products! Last time I hosted a giveaway for their Lippy 2-in-1 Lip Crayons, which were a big hit! butter LONDON sent some more great things my way, so this time I’m giving away a set of 6 nail lacquers from the allure & butter […]

Cookie Bites & Homemade Ice Cream!

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Hey friends! As you know I write regularly (or semi-regularly…) for My Life with Food Allergies, a website dedicated to people who have food allergies of any kind. I wanted to share 2 of my most recent recipes: cookie bites and homemade ice cream! No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites and Homemade Mocha Ice Cream to […]

Crushing the Sugar Habit, Part 2

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Hey friend! I’m finally back with the second installment of my sugar with more sugar-habit-crushing tips! I haven’t been super great this past couple weeks with getting my blog posts written consistently since I need to get my blog priorities straightened out a little more…. Poor scheduling aside, here is Crushing the Sugar Habit, Part […]