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Live with what you love: Holiday Decorations

Live with what you love: Holiday Decorations

The New Year is almost here!  Tonight we will be ringing in 2016, and begin to start thinking about packing away our holiday decorations (if you have not done so already).  

Now is a great time to really look at all the decorations that you have, from tree ornaments to center pieces, and decide if you really really love it and want to continue to live with it.  We all tend to accumulate more than what we truly need, so take a close look.  Make room for sentimental items that invoke wonderful memories.  Every year, we hang my husband's grandmother's hand painted ornaments on our tree.  They don't match, are pink and blue, don't sparkle anymore, but our tree would not be complete without a few of these precious ornaments that are well over 100 years old.  

GLOVES AND MITTENS - A WINTER WORKOUT ESSENTIAL!

GLOVES AND MITTENS - A WINTER WORKOUT ESSENTIAL!

Chilly temps don't stand a chance against these NIKE® women's Vapor Flash running gloves! Enhanced with wind- and water-resistant fabric on the palm and cuff, they'll keep you going strong in blustery conditions. A touchscreen-compatible thumb and forefinger make it convenient to access your phone, and strategically placed moisture-wicking gussets prevent overheating.

A key factor for me is to make sure my gloves and/or mittens have moisture-wicking properties.  Don't forget that warm cap and socks too!  

BUTTERNUT SQUASH - WHAT IS IT?

BUTTERNUT SQUASH - WHAT IS IT?

Butternut squash, also known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin, is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin.  Our Positive Power Partner Whole Foods Market says:  

A SIMPLE AND EASY MEAL FROM COACH ALEXIS

A SIMPLE AND EASY MEAL FROM COACH ALEXIS

This is a great "anytime" quick meal you can make for yourself, or the whole family!  

SHRIMP ON THE GRILL WITH SPINACH AND SWEET POTATO FRIES

1-2 lbs of peeled shrimp
1 bag/box spinach
Evoo
Cumin
Chili powder
Tin foil

MOJO MAMA EXPRESS WORKOUT - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

MOJO MAMA EXPRESS WORKOUT - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

by Mama Bootcamp

Think you don't have time to exercise? Guess again! In just 10 to 20 minutes, you can get an excellent full body workout. Its called the Express Workout, and you can do it wherever you are, whenever you want!  As we head into one of the busiest time of the year, it is great to have fast and easy tool to help you keep up your healthy lifestyle.

For a quick workout at home, on vacation, or even in the office, try this circuit (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively:

LET'S PRACTICE TOGETHER.

LET'S PRACTICE TOGETHER.

COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...

COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...
COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
1/8 cup cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Stir together chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup.  Cover and set aside for at least 10 minutes.

Top with ¼ cup of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or any other) and 2 table spoons of sliced almonds.