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Holiday-Inspired Workouts

You’re sad the holidays are over. I am too. It was with much regret that we put away the holiday decorations and I stopped playing Christmas music. At least it’s still a bit chilly out to keep everyone in the winter spirit! To keep you holiday-inspired and feeling festive, we would like to share a workout infographic from Fix, a fun lifestyle blog. This particular article was written by Katy Widrick. It may be cold out, but you can still get your workout on using the exercises below!

 Holiday-Inspired Workouts - Hectic Holiday Guide to Keeping Your Health Goals
Source: Fix.com Blog
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Our July 4th Weekend in Pictures

My aunt and cousin from Iowa were in town so we spent the weekend with them!

My aunt and cousin from Iowa were in town so we spent the weekend with them!

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Our Memorial Day Weekend in Pictures

Yes, I know it seems weird to jump back into blogging after our WEDDING and tons of far-away family visiting, but here we are. I want to wait until we have the photographer’s photos from the wedding and you know that post will be done to share our wedding! We had a blast with my New Zealand family visiting (more pictures on that as well in the future), but let’s ease back into the lovely blogging world with some pictures from our Memorial Day Weekend. Cheers!

We had a LOT of good food

We had a LOT of good food

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Memorial Day Workout

Today, a lot of people have off (including me–yay) to celebrate our soliders, present and fallen. That also means a lot of businesses are closed for the day–which includes gyms. You might use that as an excuse not to exercise, but I’m here to bail you out of making excuses (aren’t I sweet?). This is a workout you can do at home and around your neighborhood–no fancy gym required. All you need are running shoes, a mat (or carpet), and a weight of some sort. The Memorial Day workout is a run and an ab workout. Simple enough, right? Look below for the workout!

A short run, but I'm not much of a runner. You can bet that I was sweating and panting

A short run, but I’m not much of a runner. You can bet that I was sweating and panting

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Weekend in Pictures

Despite a sick weekend, we had a few bits of fun!

Visiting the Santa Monica Place

Visiting the Santa Monica Place

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Our Last Week (ish) in Pics

I (Fit) have had the luck and the good fortune to have a workplace that lets us have two weeks off for the holidays! This allowed me much relaxation and re-boot time–plus, tons of time with my favorite animals. Have a wonderful week!

Lots of animal naps

Lots of animal naps

Caught them cuddling!

Caught them cuddling!

Look at that tongue!!

Look at that tongue!!

A book I am SO excited to read

A book I am SO excited to read

Lots of family time

Lots of family time

Delicious meals with good friends

Delicious meals with good friends

Shopped at Adidas and this made me smile

Shopped at Adidas and this made me smile

A Hungry and Fit Facebook giveaway!

A Hungry and Fit Facebook giveaway!

Had fun baking and drinking champagne with good friends for New Years

Had fun baking cookies and drinking champagne with good friends for New Years

Enjoying a gourmet breakfast before we saw Into the Woods

Enjoying a gourmet breakfast before we saw Into the Woods

Chris having too much fun at work

Chris having too much fun at work

New Year's Eve meal (Indian food)...with a hungry Noke nearby

New Year’s Eve meal (Indian food)…with a hungry Noke nearby

Lots of home workouts

Lots of home workouts

And gym workouts

And gym workouts

Sweet Holiday Treats with Silk

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you’ve worked your bottom off for almost twelve months! Now is not the time to deprive yourself… take full advantage of the Holiday Season and reward yourself for everything that you accomplished in 2014. Relax. Read. Watch a movie. Sit by the fire. Have holiday treats. You’ve earned it. Make a mug of hot chocolate, your favorite blend of coffee, or a cup of tea. But let’s make this one special. Before you put in your cream and sugar, try this different little something. 

Take your ice cube tray, walk over to the sink, and empty all the contents down the drain. (Or you can give it to your dog… Noke loves ice cubes!) Then, pull a carton of Silk Holiday Nog (or your favorite Silk product) out of the fridge and start filling those empty ice cube trays with the Silk! That’s right, we’re making these into Silk cubes. Let them sit overnight in the freezer and you’ll have a batch ready for your next favorite hot drink. Once you pour that boiling hot liquid into your container of choice, drop a Silk cube in, and enjoy. You know when you make a warm drink, that usually you make it too warm and you can’t start drinking it for a while? This is your quick fix! Cubes of iced deliciousness that will cool down your drink and make it taste better! Win win!

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Remember, you should make this your special treat. I love to put some ground cinnamon in the trays with Silk Vanilla Soy Milk and add that to my hot chocolate (milk-chocolate based). It always puts a smile on my face when I throw my feet up at the end of the day. So give this little treat a try this Holiday Season and let us know, below, how you make Silk your own. We love to hear everyone’s different combinations! For more ideas like this one, visit Silk’s Facebook page. They are constantly providing everyone with fun recipes and good lifestyle tips! Also, don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter–there are many chances to win tons of Silk products and more! Signing up is free and it’s worth all fifteen seconds it takes!

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Watch them spin!

Watch them spin!

Look like marshmallows!

Look like marshmallows!

We hope you enjoy our idea of creating little special moments by creating Silk ice cubes and we hope you try them! Celebrating the Holiday Season is a great way to stay hungry and fit!

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Halloween Soup

With Halloween coming up tomorrow, you want to make sure you and others around you are well-fed! Whether you are trick or treating, partying, giving out candy, or just enjoying yourself, a good meal is essential. That’s why Hungry and I have come up with the ultimate Halloween Soup. It’s really not as spooky as it sounds–well it is terrifyingly good, I suppose. Aaaand it doesn’t photograph well nor is it pretty at all, but remember LOOKS don’t matter when it comes to deliciousness. It’s a very simple recipe, but yields terrific results. It’s perfect for the autumn weather–will bring you warm, happy feelings as you slurp it down.

That's one fine pumpkin

That’s one fine pumpkin

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Halloween Soup
A delicious, healthy soup to keep your Halloween alive


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Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
30 min

Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
30 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 small pumpkin
  2. 3 ears corn
  3. Lots of water
  4. 1 small shallot
  5. 4 cloves garlic
  6. 2 oz ginger
  7. 1 cup Silk Coconutmilk
  8. 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
  9. 1/3 tbsp salt
  10. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1/4 tsp cumin
  12. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  13. 1/3 tsp curry powder
  14. 1/3 tsp ground ginger
  15. 1/3 tsp garam masala
  16. 3 cardamom seeds
Instructions
  1. Cube the pumpkin
  2. Fill a large pot with water and put pumpkin in. Bring to a boil then let simmer until tender
  3. Fill another pot and boil corn for 8 minutes
  4. Let corn cool and slice it off the cob
  5. Chop up garlic, ginger, and shallots. Put into a blender/food processor along with corn and pumpkin and blend until smooth
  6. Transfer mixture into pot and put on and simmer
  7. Add spices into mixture, stirring occasionally
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This Halloween Soup is perfect for that scary, brisk day. It is a crowd-pleaser and a family-pleaser. Did we mention how important it is to have a full stomach for festivities? Especially for your little ones for trick or treating! We used Silk Coconutmilk to make sure there was no soy or dairy milk in order to accommodate our friends! It also brings out that richness that goes well with a Fall soup, but leaves out the immense calories! We definitely appreciate that. If you want more recipes like ours, check out Silk’s Facebook page. There are tons of amazing recipes and also general life tips that keep you healthy day to day. Also, sign up for Silk’s newsletter to have the chance to win a year’s supply of Silk! Don’t mind if I do!

Enjoy this Halloween with friends, family, and beyond. Remember to be safe, don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your little ones out without a full belly! No one likes hangry children (yes I said hangry)…or adults for that matter. So fill yourself with goodness and have a very Happy Halloween. And as always… stay hungry and fit!

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all ours.

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Fall

October is here! Woohoo! I know Hungry is excited—Halloween is one of his favorites. What else does October mean? Fall is really here. Those closing their eyes and pretending it’s summer have to stop now. Well, you don’t have to, but come on—there are pumpkins now! I find that everyone I talk to has different opinions about Autumn—fears, loves, and so forth. Some detest it because the weather starts to get too brisk for outside workouts. Others love it because of the hearty produce it yields and the way it makes them feel. If you are ever feeling lost in Fall, here are a few tips to keep you happy and healthy while the leaves change color and drift away:

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1. Don’t let the weather keep you inside. Yes, it may be getting colder, or even downright cold in some states, but that shouldn’t keep you confined to your personal quarters. That’s why layers were invented, of course! To allow you to bundle up and go outside, even when the wind threatens to flay you. You can even workout outside when it’s cold! Put as many layers on as you need to and remember—you can always take them off!

Talk about beauty!

Talk about beauty!

Using layers ;)

Using layers ;)

2. Fight off negativity. Don’t get down on yourself if you find yourself indulging in pumpkin sweets and heavy foods. Negativity is the worst thing you can consume if you’re striving to be a healthy person. Even if you have an unplanned splurge, don’t trash talk yourself. Instead, learn from the moment and move on. Put it in perspective.

Indulgences happen...move on

Indulgences happen…move on

3. Set a new goal for the fall. This is important because your goals should always be fresh and exciting to you. Otherwise you will fall away into boredom and apathy.

4. Indulge in autumn produce. Just because it’s no longer summer and watermelon isn’t on the daily menu anymore, doesn’t mean you have to resort to boring foods that give you the “blahs.” Even though in most states, it is getting colder, you must remember that Autumn is still a vibrant season with so much to offer! Think squash, pears, pomegranates and more!

5. Find a gym. If it is getting cold, and you find that it deters you from your workouts, find an indoor arena or gym you can perform your preferred workout. It may seem superficial, but atmosphere and environment are huge factors when it comes down to whether or not you will have a good workout, or even workout for that matter! Bite the bullet, hand over some money to either buy yourself some home workout equipment or a gym membership.

Home workouts galore!

Home workouts galore!

6. Try new things. Change is scary, but it’s also really exciting. With new seasons, come change. And what should you do with change? Fight it? No! Embrace it and give it meaning! Learn something new! Try a new form of exercise! Do yoga! Take a dance class! Roll with the punches of nature and use the opportunity to embrace change and try something new.

That time I did a triathlon...

That time I did a triathlon…

7. Stick with the old. Alright, now you really must think me crazy because now I’m contradicting myself. Contradicting? No! This is simply an add-on. While you embrace the new, hold onto the old that comforts you. It could be your morning routine, it could be your favorite snack, or your favorite drink. For me, it’s my Silk milk that I put in my smoothies and protein shakes. No matter what, my Silk Soymilk or Almondmilk will be there for me, giving me sustenance while the world around me continues to change.

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We are all different. We all have our likes and dislikes, our habits and our avoidances. However, one thing is the same, ironically, and that is change. Nature teaches us to accept change and let it nurture us into better people who try new things and have a wider range of experiences. There is always the “old” or our rocks, our foundation that keeps us going to balance the change in our world. If you want more of the old and the new, check out Silk’s Facebook page, which is constantly coming out with new recipes and tips to stay at your happiest, healthiest you. You could also win a year’s worth of Silk products if you sign up for their newsletter.

Even though this may seem like a list of ways to stay healthy throughout the Fall (and it is), the deeper meaning is to allow yourself to experience change (and enjoy it) while balancing yourself with the things that make you who you are and keep you sane. I hope these tips help you along your way in your Autumn journey. As always, stay hungry and fit!

*Question of the Day: How do you stay healthy during Autumn?

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all ours.