How to Clean Your Face

While down with the flu this week, I watched a lot of YouTube.  surfing YouTube, I came across a great video with world-renowned  French-born epidermologist (what she calls herself), Isabelle Bellis.  She has amazing skin, so perhaps this is how I should start cleaning my face every morning/night.  My way has always been similar, but without […]

Le No Makeup Look

Today, I want to blog about how to create a beautiful, neutral look that you can wear every single day.  In France, the chic, lovely Parisiennes refer to this as Le No Makeup Look.  They like to look natural, yet put together–as though they’ve made very little effort.  But, as women, we all know that […]

La semaine du chocolat

I’ve named this week la semaine du chocolat.  This week has also shown me that I am imperfect and that everybody falls off the health wagon on occasion.  I am very disappointed and trying not to beat myself up about this. I tried very hard to stick to my diet and exercise routine, but found […]

Updated Workout :)

Here’s my updated workout starting tomorrow!  I feel I’m ready to add more activity  & intensity to my workout.  I’m so excited to begin tomorrow!  🙂 Cardio: Walk 3-4 miles, 5-6x/week @ at least a 2% incline. Rebounding 15 min. 2x/week Strength Training: Increase my weights this week from 3 lbs. to 5 lbs.  (yay, […]

Book Reviews

I read three good books this week and wanted to share them with you.  🙂     French Women Don’t Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano. Before I begin my review, I should warn you that I’m a HUGE Francophile.  I speak French (well, Franglais…je dois pratiquer plus…)  I buy way too many scarves.  Even the […]

My Peanut Butter-Banana & Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

I wanted to post my latest smoothie recipe.  I normally don’t rely on recipes.  I tend to just toss a bunch of things together & hope for the best.  This turned out to be fantastic.  This is my post-workout smoothie.  Enjoy!  🙂 Peanut Butter-Banana & Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe 8 oz. unsweetened coconut or almond milk […]

Rewards, Pounds Lost, Food/Workout Journal

Okay, so I’m losing weight.  Like CrAzY.  And I feel really, really awesome.  I have so much energy!  I began my journey about two months ago after I read Tosca Reno’s book “The Eat Clean Diet Recharged” and decided to change my life. So, I weighed myself this past Sunday, and let me tell you, […]

Awesome Goals for 2014 :)

Every New Year’s Eve I take the time to write down my goals for the upcoming year.  Some of them I actually meet (like finding a great job that I love in 2013–yay for the library!) and some I don’t (like becoming a ninja assassin/spy or frolicking in a flower-filled meadow with cute grizzly bear […]