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Running Essentials

Alexa Brown

  Alright, I don't love running, but I do get out there and do it sometimes.  If I am going to run, I prefer to be outside and enjoy the sun and scenery.  Living in Arizona, it is easy to run outside because the weather here is so amazing.  Well, except during the summer.  Then, the weather is miserably hot and there is no way you will see me running.  You don't really see anyone running that time anyways unless it's inside in the air conditioning on a treadmill.  Which is fine too, you can run on the treadmill if...


Cucumber Roll-Up

Alexa Brown

I love to have refreshing snacks and lunches to eat so I can head outside and enjoy a picnic at the park.  You know those foods that just really satisfy all your cravings?  I want to give you an easy recipe that is a go-to around my house.  It has few ingredients and takes just minutes to create.    Ingredients 1 cucumber, sliced 1/2 pound turkey, sliced thin 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon lime juice cilantro, chopped   Directions 1. Lay out your sliced cucumber. 2. Lay turkey slices onto the cucumber. 3. Spread the yogurt over the...


Wake Up Challenge

Alexa Brown

Last week, I created a before bed challenge for those of us who want to get in a calorie burn late at night.  This week, here's a calorie burn to start your day.  For me, I personally love getting up and getting my day started with a workout.  It makes me feel good to get my heart pumping and metabolism going when I get out of bed.  I love that I get my workout in right away too.  That way, if my day gets crammed with other activities, I know my workout is already completed.  I mean, don't get me...


Avacado Toast

Alexa Brown

  Who loves avocado?  Me! I do, so much!  This is a wonderfully delicious breakfast, snack or lunch that I enjoy often. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.  Avocados are very nutritious too.  They are full of potassium and vitamins.  They are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and fiber.  Avocado is also easy to incorporate into your diet!  Here is a recipe that includes an avocado.  Enjoy!   Ingredients 2 slices of bread (any kind of bread you prefer) 1 avocado, sliced 2 tablespoons plain cream cheese 1 teaspoon lemon pepper   Directions 1. Toast...


Before Bed Challenge

Alexa Brown

Hey there!  I think sometimes, if you are like me, the day gets away and I realize I haven't even had time to get my full workout in.  Of course, in an ideal world, I would get every single thing done that I set out to do when the day started.  However, that is not always realistic. There are constant and welcome interruptions in my life all day long.  So, sometimes, I have to wait until the everything calms down and there is time for me to get my workout in.  I challenge you to get your exercising done even...