Are you someone who is GO GO GO?
Wake up. Work out. Eat. Go to work. Eat more. Work more. Have more coffee. Work more. Go home. Eat. Drink. Do it all over again.

Oh, we know your type.

We too have pushed ourselves through marathon training, early morning workouts, Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, and more.

We were killing ourselves.  Pushing harder and harder.  Yet we felt stumped.
Our bodies didn’t feel fit. Our extra weight didn’t budge. Our energy was flat. Our digestion was off.
What we finally realized were 3 key reasons why you can’t out exercise your way out of a bad diet.

Tomorrow we’ll be […]

15.7
It’s the average number of vacation days American full-timers get after 25 years on the job. 25 years.
Well, actually, that’s if you’re lucky. The U.S. is the only advanced economy that does not require employers to provide paid vacation time, ever.
And then there’s the fact that 57% of American workers ended last year with unused vacation time (what’s that all about?)

So even when we have the time, the overachiever in us fears falling behind, missing out, or looking lazy.
But I (Jody) am going to be conservative here and assume most workers get (and take advantage of) those 15.7 days. […]

I’ll never forget the day I served my boyfriend (now husband) an overflowing plate of grated raw carrots + beets with parsley on top.
I (Ashley) was visiting him for the weekend. We had 48 hours together and I announced I was going to eat 100% raw for the entire weekend.

His dreams of sitting out on a patio enjoying the summer breeze with an IPA and brick oven pizza in hand were crushed.  Since my standard fare at the time included beer, pizza, and the occasional healthy option, he played along well since my raw “meals” were anything but.
Fast forward about five years […]

As kids, when my neighborhood friends and I (Jody) got bored, we’d start a list.
We’d write down one activity for each letter of the alphabet, A to Z, pick one that sounded fun, and do it. You better believe there were good times had by all.
Fast forward about twenty years and as adults we get bored too.
But rather than get creative we turn to distractions. Such as food (often the #1 go-to) alcohol, coffee, work, TV, Facebook.
If we don’t catch ourselves, our downtime becomes full of activities that numb us rather than light us up.
Today, we’d like to share some of our […]

Summer time berries: does it get much better than that?
 

Berry Chia Jam is a favorite summer dessert of ours, taken straight from our July 14-day Whole Food Detox program.

So before these berries are out of season, hop on it and give this recipe a go!

All you need is a mason jar, chia seeds, and fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, and/or raspberries).

 

 

 
BERRY CHIA JAM
Allergen Free: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free, Corn Free

 

Ingredients:

1 – 2 C of your favorite berries

3 – 4 Tbsp. of Chia Seeds

 

Process:

Fill a mason jar with your berries little by little, and each time, stir […]

 
Here comes july 4th, the long weekend to kick off the much anticipated season.
As well as the last two weeks of the World Cup (woo-hoo!)

It’s party time. Summer time. Beach time. BBQ time.

Lobster rolls will be calling your name. With a side of french fries. And ice cream or ice cold beer to follow.

Is it possible or even worth it to try to hang on to any healthy habits this time of year?
Well, you know of course, our answer is “yes.” Don’t be tempted to throw in the towel completely. We’ll help you out.

8 tips on upgrading your party and being […]