Why Is Being Disciplined So Hard?

I come from a family of thin people – Mom, Dad, and both of my sisters all seem to have this ability to eat everything in moderation…then there’s me – the baby of the family!  I do nothing in moderation lol!  Since I was little, I was the one who couldn’t squeeze into my sister’s hand-me downs and when I’d eat out of a potato chip bag they’d say “mom stooooop her.” lol!!! Cause there was no way I was stopping myself! (Now I know that you are looking at the picture above and thinking that I look just fine…but look […]

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Back-To-School Baked Chicken Fingers and Fixins!

This “recipe of the week” comes from Janelle at Comfy In the Kitchen.  This is a sure kid pleaser and a healthy back-to-school dinner!  Janelle writes:  Nothin fancy about it Ladies! But, it’s still tasty! (and I trimmed some fat/calories too!) Many people have asked me what I do for weeknight dinner planning. How do I know what to make? What do I pair with what? How do I make something quick, easy, tasty, healthy… Well, this is just one dinner “on the go” that I made last week. Football season has started, which means I have to say goodbye […]

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Media and Our Health

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Let me be honest…either I’m getting old and my metabolism hit the brakes this year or blogging is causing turbo weight gain!!!  Here’s the deal – I started blogging 3 years ago and in those 3 years of blogging I have put on 20 pounds!  I can only conclude that blogging is not physically healthy – nor is hanging out on Facebook and twitter all evening long! Years back I shared my struggles with my weight.  Some of you may look at my pictures and videos and think I have a screw loose for worrying about my weight…but I come from […]

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Discipline is Key!

I am being featured over on Reshaping It All today!!!  Here’s how it begins: In Chapter 3 of Reshaping It All, it says “I’ll hang onto the back of your bike for a while, but soon you’ll be riding alone. There is a place of freedom, when the trying just becomes living. It becomes smooth sailing from that moment on, when you finally have wings to soar.” For me, this is what “65 Days to Reshaping It All” is all about. I feel like this website is holding the back of my bike while I practice doing the right things. […]

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Guarding Against Gluttony In Our Lives

Janelle, from Comfy In The Kitchen, has been my Friday guest now for 8 straight months! Some of you have written and asked – “how does Janelle stay so thin when she cooks such tasty homemade food?” Janelle’s answer “moderation“. Below she openly shares her struggles with food and what she does when it starts to take over her life. “A lot of gluttony is born of boredom. Life is not satisfying or stimulating, relationships feel empty, and work is boring, but food is always there and tastes so good.” -John Piper Janelle writes: Here are some photos I have taken […]

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65 Days To Reshaping It All

I’m super excited to participate in this 65 day challenge to Reshaping It All!  Candace Cameron Bure (formerly known as DJ on Full House) and Darlene Schacht released the book Reshaping It All this past January and it hit the New York Times Best Seller list!  Darlene is going to lead us through the book as we apply the tips!  You do not have to own the book to participate.  Let me be honest, blogging is not figure friendly.  I’ve put on a few pounds this winter sitting at my computer desk.  Back in January, when I first read the book […]

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Healthy Homemade Pasta E Fagioli

Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen has done it again! She’s back with a healthy dish for our families! Spinach, zucchini, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, chicken broth, thyme, diced tomatoes, navy beans, macaroni, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper Rinse and drain beans In a large pot on medium heat, add beans, tomatoes and broth Dice onions, carrots and celery Take thyme off of stems and break off 2 bay leaves. Add bay leaves, thyme, onion, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Cover and let simmer for an hour on medium heat. Add zucchini, spinach and noodles and […]

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Healthy Black Bean Soup With Rice

Janelle writes “I recently made this soup and was surprised how amazing it was! I actually ate 2 bowls! I ran some over to my mom because it is her favorite soup…the next day she called me and said “That was the best black bean soup I have ever had!” coming from her, that was a huge compliment (she orders black bean soup every where she goes, haha) I hope you enjoy this simple, delicious, and healthy recipe”~ Janelle P.S (this is actually not very spicy despite the addition of chili powder, if you wish to have an extra kick […]

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Quick, Easy and Healthy Homemade Marinara

Today Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen is guest posting – she writes: “This recipe comes from my dear friend Mindy…we have been friends for literally our entire lives…our parents are friends and our mom’s were pregnant with us at the same time! What a blessing it is to have a life-long friend. She also comes from an Italian family who loves to cook! Mindy made this dish for me at my house a few years ago and left the recipe…Since then, I have made it over and over. It is so simple and so Bellisimo (as she would say)! […]

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My Fitness Instructor

If the healthy living posts this week have struck a chord with you – then I want to recommend one final resource to you – my fitness instructor! During the first year of Women Living Well, I featured a personal friend of mine regularly. She is my fitness instructor named Clare. Clare was a friend of mine for a few years before I attended her first fitness class. I was shocked the evening after her first class – I felt like I had been hit by a semi-truck…I was SO sore – I could not move!!! My respect for her […]

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How To Overcome A Constant Desire For Food

Today we have a guest – it’s Darlene – the co-author of Reshaping It All! Darlene Schacht is an ordinary mom, living an extraordinary life, because of who she is through Jesus Christ. As help-meet to her husband Michael, Darlene guides and nurtures their four children, leading them toward a deeper walk of faith. She’s also an inspirational writer and co-author of Candace Cameron Bure’s new book, “Reshaping it All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness,” a motivational tool that will put readers on the right track and keep them there. In addition to practical advice, the book offers a […]

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Reshaping It All and a Giveaway

Over Christmas, I began reading Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness written by Candace Cameron Bure (formerly known as DJ from Full House) and Darlene Schacht who blogs over at Time Warp Wives. Not only have I been reading it, I have been applying it!! So let me share with you a few of the principles I have learned from the book. 1. “This outer shell is simply an envelop for my spirit. The contents are precious, eternal and costly, bought with a price, and the envelop has been fashioned by the world’s greatest designer, the Creator […]

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