Why Well-Balanced Eating is NOT fail proof

It’s 8pm. My husband is working the late shift. I just put the kids to bed. It was far from the peaceful scene I once pictured in my head before having kids. You know… sweet snuggles, fun bubble baths and sweet hugs and kisses before I leave the room. Don’t get me wrong there was…

5 Steps to Workout Success!

If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it. I spend my spare time at the YMCA of Durham or Chapel Hill. I like to tell people if I’m not outside playing in the woods, I prefer to be playing at the YMCA.  Given my regular presence at the…

A Well-Balanced Manifesto

My friends and family who knew me most growing up would say that I am not the outdoorsy type. First of all I hate bugs and second of all I just love the comfort of my own home. However, if you get me out there in the woods – I secretly love it. So when…

20% white space

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost Do you ever finish a meal and think “that was good, but I could go for a little more?” This happens to me regularly.  I pack my lunch most days of the week, including the hiking adventures on Saturday. I typically make a salad because I…

Lucy’s story continued…

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. -Napoleon Hill To catch you up, I went on a 21-day elimination diet to figure out my IBS issues, which you can read more about in Lucy’s PB Story. What story are you telling yourself? I told myself, “I could never live without peanut butter!” As it turns out, that’s…

Keep Calm and Vacation On

Last Friday I was thinking about how I ought to start drafting Motivational Monday, but I just couldn’t get inspired. Sure, I have a few ideas and stories I want to share with y’all – it’s just finding the time, motivation and energy that’s the problem.  According to Darren Hardy, we are up to 30% less…

Why are you putting it off?

 The best way to get something done is to begin. If you’ve missed the past couple weeks, we are currently in a series about changing habits… You can thank Gretchen Rubin the author of Better Than Before :-). I have a friend who decided to put off a work project until September and I couldn’t understand why.…

Lucy’s Peanut Butter Story

There is nothing peanut butter and a spoon can’t fix. Funny story, I am a self-proclaimed peanut butter addict. I usually have 2-3 jars in the cupboard (gotta keep a crunchy, creamy and backup jar!). I can literally put peanut butter on anything – peanut butter & banana, peanut butter crackers, peanut butter & carrots. Let’s not forget the peanut butter…

Making a habit!

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” -Gretchen Rubin (This week’s post is courtesy of our new Chief Creative Officer, Kristen Norton) Wouldn’t it be nice if healthy decisions didn’t have to be so hard? Some healthy choices come only after spending lots mental energy. It takes effort to plan, willpower to stay the…

Your Well-Balanced Travel Cheat Sheet!

Beach house booked… Check! Bags packed… Check! Sunscreen… Check! GPS set-up…Check!  Take out the trash… Check! Set the alarm… Check! Time to go! Wait! What’s to eat?!  It is all too easy to hit the road, pick up snacks at the convenience store, or get fast-food, but how is that serving your goals? Below are…