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Jumping Jacks Challenge

Alexa Brown

  This week, add this quick cardio burst to your day.  Jumping jacks burn calories, they improve your strength and endurance, exercise your muscles and are convenient to do anywhere.  Start this week strong!! Monday - 50 jumping jacks Tuesday - 75 jumping jacks Wednesday - 100 jumping jacks Thursday - 125 jumping jacks Friday - As many as you can!!   Try to do them all at once, if you can.  Also, feel free to take breaks and do 25 at a time.  Do them when you wake up, on your lunch break, at the park with your kids,...


Strawberry Salad

Alexa Brown

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I love salad.  It is such a yummy side dish to most meals.  This is one of my favorite combos and I want to share it with you so you can enjoy it!  Ingredients Salad: 6-8 cups green leaf lettuce (I use spinach and/or romaine lettuce) 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1/2 cup walnuts 1 cup feta cheese Dressing: 2 TBSP granulated sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 TSP salt 1/4 TSP paprika 1/8 TSP cayenne pepper 1/2 cup olive oil   Directions Salad: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Dressing: Mix all ingredients...


Intense Challenge

Alexa Brown

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  I hope you are ready for this challenge.  I called it the intense challenge because I really couldn't think of a better way to describe it.  I am goal setter and I love to achieve my goals.  I find that for me, I push myself much harder when I have a goal to meet at the end.  I am going to set a timer each day and try to beat my workout time as I continue throughout the week.  I know I will push myself to beat the clock, you should too!  Here we go...   100 Crunches  90...


Gardening & Flowers

Alexa Brown

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Does anyone out there have a garden at their house?  I dream of the day I can grow all of my own fruits, vegetables and herbs.  I need some ideas and tips from you to help me make it a reality!  I have an idea for how I want it to look and where it can go in my backyard.  However, in the past, most plants I try to water and keep alive on my own...well, they end up dying because I'm terrible at keeping them alive.  I don't know if they are watered too much or too little, too...


Garlic Butter Salmon

Alexa Brown

This salmon is super quick and easy for those crazy nights when you have little time to make a healthy dinner.  I've had plenty of nights when I get home, feeling exhausted and not in the mood to cook a meal.  However, I always have to have a quick pep talk with myself to help me remember that cooking is the best choice.  I've definitely skipped that talk before and ended up leaving my house to go grab something to eat.  Then, I regret it!!  Have you been there?  The worst part is that I know it didn't even actually...