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Jessica’s Energy Bite Recipe

  Since starting my healthy eating journey, I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect quick snack.  My requirements: healthy ingredients, low fat and low calorie, nutritious, good source of protein, with a hint of sweetness.  I would prefer gluten, soy and dairy free, but it’s not a deal breaker.  I have tried every […]

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The Perfect Salad Dressing

Some of you have asked for my balsamic dressing recipe, so I wanted to share it today! I feel like my life changed when I started making my own salad dressing.  I was ALWAYS looking for the perfect bottled dressing, and literally had 6 different bottles in the fridge at any given time.  I didn’t […]

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How To Make a Big Decision

I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and moved to Denver, CO, for physical therapy school in 1998.  I met my future husband there, started my career there, and loved Denver.  I felt at home there and had created a life for myself.  I never had any thoughts of leaving. My husband had visited Kailua, […]

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Two Minute Ab Burner!

I have Mr. Joseph Pilates to thank for many things in my life.  One of those things is his amazing Abdominal Series!  You don’t know abdominal burn until you do this series.  It’s effective and efficient and hits all the right core muscles while getting your heart rate up.  As a physical therapist, I truly […]

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Exploring Gluten

Do you feel lately like gluten may be the source of all that is wrong in our world?  I can’t turn my head without reading about the “evils of gluten!  Gluten is definitely enjoying it’s 15 minutes in the spotlight, and everyone is questioning whether they are “allergic” to it. Let me answer the question […]

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The Sweat Box Workout

  I planned on doing a Pilates class at noon today, but baby girl and I were having too much fun and she didn’t go down for her nap until 1:30. At that point I proceeded to get an email that got me a little stressed. So here I was needing to exercise, frustration to […]

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My Happy Place

  I have to admit something to you. I’m a better person, mother, wife, teacher and instructor if I workout every day. I want to be able to go through the day giving to everyone else without doing anything seemingly “selfish”, but I have discovered I get frazzled and stressed without it.  It hit me […]

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