8 Things to Consider Doing Before the New Year

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a transitional week for many of us, but that doesn’t mean our self care has to go right out the window. In fact, here are a few things you may want to consider doing before January 1st to help you sail into the New Year feeling rested, rejuvenated, and recharged:    1. …

My #1 Strategy for Handling Food Pushers

With the holidays this weekend, a common topic that’s come up recently with my 1:1 coaching gals is how to handle food pushers in social situations. It can be challenging to deal with friends or family members who try to push foods that we simply prefer not to eat or foods that don’t align with our current fitness goals. Many …

The Holiday Hustle is Here, But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Tomorrow is the first day of December. How!? For many of us, December 1st is a pretty solid reminder that the holiday season is here. Even though the radio stations have been playing Christmas music for weeks now and the candy canes have been on display in CVS since Halloween, once December actually arrives, it’s like something just clicks. For some reason, …

Caramelized Pear and Raspberry Crumble (Nut Free, Gluten Free)

Good morning! It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, so I hope you are all enjoying your holiday season and December. It’s pretty hard to believe that Christmas is already this week, isn’t it? The past couple of weeks for me have included getting our tree and decorating the apartment, our annual Portsmouth overnight, and holiday parties up …

No Stress Holiday Eating Strategies

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American F&F readers! To everyone else, happy Thursday. 😉 For those of us participating in holiday festivities today, I want to share some thoughts that have been going through my head about holiday eating. Here are some questions that various people have asked me over the past week or so: You probably don’t ever have to worry …

Apple Brie Appetizer Bites

Last month, my friend Liz threw a party where the theme was to bring something you can eat off a toothpick. I brought toothpicks stacked with apples and brie cheese drizzled with sweet honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. These popular appetizers made an appearance again last weekend at Friendsgiving, and I’m here to share them with you guys today! Apple Brie Appetizer Bites …

Grain Free Sweet Potato and Apple Stuffing

Can you guys even believe that Thanksgiving is a week away? Seriously? Between hosting our friends last weekend and hosting my mom’s birthday party this coming weekend, I haven’t given Thanksgiving Day much thought at all. I guess I should probably start thinking about what I want to bring along to the family party this year. If you are in the same boat as me …

Over the Weekend: Night Out in Boston, Saturday Errands, and Friendsgiving

Hello! Today’s blog post is coming at you much later than I normally post, but that’s okay. I just wanted to pop in with a quick look at what happened over the weekend before we get too far into the week. Friday Hot yoga hit us hard! I am really going to miss the 4:15pm Friday class at Inner Strength when …