A healthy way to grill asparagus

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Nothing beats fresh asparagus as a side dish or a healthy meal prep addition. One spear of asparagus is only around 3 calories but is packed with nutrition. Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Asparagus is also a great antioxidant and has been shown to help detoxify the body. It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, whic ...

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Video: the best abdominal exercises for a strong core

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A video that showcases my favorite ab exercises to help achieve a strong, chiseled core. These can be performed at home or at your gym but for only 20 minutes 2-3 times a week you can start to shape and grow a strong core. I have received a good amount of questions from those of you doing the 12 Week Workout Program about what ab exercises I do or recommend, so here it is.

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Video: Upper body and abdominal circuit training workout Round 5

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Another daily circuit workout to help you keep your exercise routine fun, challenging and never dull! Today we focus on upper body, core and some legs. You will do every one of these exercises back to back, going in a circle to each station and having NO rest in between. The only time you will rest is after you complete a full circuit, then 2-3 minutes to catch your breath and then you repeat it all over again. This will get your heart rate up, your muscles burning and your body blasting calorie ...

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Fall Fashionable Glasses using Warby Parker Home Try On Program

Category: Fashion     Product Reviews    

Fall is in full swing, and while I sometimes sit and miss the days of summer I am embracing the cool chill of Autumn and all the great fall fashions that have emerged. I would gladly trade in a bikini for some black leggings, knee boots and chunky sweaters. There is something about the fall months that bring back such great memories of my childhood; trick or treating, making holiday cookies, baking pies and rolling around in the leaves. It is also around Thanksgiving that me and my husband met so ...

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My journey to giving up dieting and move toward strength training

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Ever since I created my blog almost three years ago, the most popular article is the one related to the 12 week workout plan for strength training for women. I have over 200 comments and questions from women readers and many of the themes are similar. I wanted to take a few of the questions that I see repeated pretty often and answer them in one place to make it a bit easier for those who are just starting out on their strength training journey. Some readers are just starting to lift weights for ...

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Lump crab meat salad stuffed pepper recipe

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Summer Meals that can be made in less than 10 minutes

When it comes to the summer time I love all things that can be made and eaten cold. When it is really warm out, like it is now in New Jersey, I feel like I could live on salads so what I like to do is test out new ones and add a ton of fresh, raw ingredients. The other day I was browsing on Instagram and saw a lump crab meat salad put inside an avocado, and it got me all excited to go to the store to bu ...

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Healthy Haul Shopping Post - snacks, juicing and protein!

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Healthy Haul Shopping Post – snacks, juicing and protein! Some items I recently purchased for my spring healthy eating & diet

Today I stopped to pick up some more healthy snacks, protein powder, protein bars, some cooking items as well as some groceries. I wanted to share what I picked up as some items were new and some are my usual favorites. Now that the weather is getting warmer I wanted to pick up some more snacks to pack in my bag with me o ...

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Our Cozy Living Room Update with Raymour & Flanigan Fireplace, Couch and Coffee Table

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Our Cozy Living Room Update with Raymour & Flanigan Fireplace, Couch and Coffee Table

As you may have been following along we are finally starting to have our items be delivered for our #RFbloggers makeover with Raymour & Flanigan. Due to the last few weeks being so challenging with the loss of my mom and things that required me to push off my delivery, I ...

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Giveaway: Enter to win a Fit & Beautiful Prize Pack from JerseyGirlTalk.com

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Enter for a chance to win my March Favorites Fit & Beautiful Prize Pack!

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I am excited to always share reviews with my readers on products I have tried or am trying, but I also wanted to start to do a monthly series where I can also do a giveaway for one lucky reader to try what I am trying as well! Usually I get to sample and test out lots of g ...

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Build Amazing Shoulder & Arms - Strength Workout Routine for Women

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How to build muscle to create sexy, sculpted arms and shoulders

It’s now my third week into my new lifting and strength training routine. I life weights five times a week, do cardio 2 times a week and have one complete rest day on Sundays. My cardio consists of plyometric work and 2 sessions of HIIT (high intensity interval training). For my HIIT I do 30 minutes on a treadmill with :30 walking at 3.0 speed and :30 sprint at 7.5. On Monday I do an Arm ...

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