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Celebrate!!! Today Is National Chocolate Mint Day!

Today is National Chocolate Mint Day!  Who knew?? Right?

While we aren’t saying dig into a big tub of Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie… which would be OH SO YUM!  We are saying that this holiday Is onto something OH SO SWEET!

One of my favorite almost guilt free swaps is VitaTops!  They come in a zillion flavors and one of my favorites is Chocolate Mint!  If you’ve never had a VitaTop… think of it as just the top of a super delicious muffin and the best part is they are: 

 

 

 

 

So happy National Chocolate Mint Day!  Don’t feel like you can’t be part of the fun.  See…. Didn’t that make you feel better?

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Are you one of the millions of people who, on December 31st, resolved to get fit and lose weight in 2013?  Starting a workout regime is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and for those of you who did it, you’re probably in a bit of pain right this very minute.  Well, join the club because after my first pilates class of the year my legs feel like they were run over by Mack truck and I can barely stand up without wincing like an 80-year old grandma!

Whether you’re running, lifting weights at the gym, taking yoga, pilates, or simply walking, you need some help to get your weary body through these first few painful weeks and push the excess lactic acid buildup out of your muscles. Here’s my best remedy Read more »

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Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub

Has too much holiday shopping, partying, and all-over running around zapped your energy?  Need a quick pick-me-up to get you through these last few crazy days before Santa arrives?  Here’s my favorite body treat of the season – an oh-so-easy-to-make Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub.

Peppermint’s refreshingly strong minty aroma will not only wake up your senses, but studies have shown that it has an ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness.  It may even have the ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. (Pretty good herb, huh?) So open up your pantry today and make this fantastic 3-ingredient scrub for yourself (or for some lucky friends as gifts)! Read more »

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Stress-Free, Stress-Relieving Holiday Gift Ideas

 

Is it just me, or does it seem like holiday gift lists are getting longer and longer every year? In addition to the kids, family, and friends, there are gifts for the teachers, teacher’s aides, babysitters, mailmen, doormen, garbage men… and the list goes on!

To make your gift giving easier, here are my top 10 gifts in both high and low prices.  Of course, the men in the above-mentioned list might prefer a bottle of scotch or some good ‘ole cash.  But many men will appreciate a scented candle, especially if they think it will bring them a night of romance. Successful re-gifting is always an option for them too!

So off we go, here are my 2012 gift picks (which I’m sure you’ll LOVE for yourself too) … Read more »

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