June 21, 2017 Laura

I awoke that morning filled with energy. I climbed out of bed without the aches and pains I had felt so many mornings before. I could stretch my arms above my head without feeling sharpness in my neck, standing tall without the soreness in my knees. I stood in front of my closet that morning trying to find something to wear, none of my clothes fit… Two years ago, I would wake up in pure pain all through out my body. Each day I started exhausted and filled with anxiety about the day ahead. Then I found myself without a…

June 9, 2017 Laura 1Comment

Vacation season is among us and that means busy schedules and travel leaving us out of our usual exercise routines. Don’t give up on your fitness goals and don’t get stuck inside at the gym at the hotel. Grab a resistance band that packs away easily in your bag and work up a little sweat in the sunshine! Bicep Curls Squats Shoulder Press Rear Shoulder Pull Leg Press Row Resistance bands don’t take up much space and can provide a great work out any where you are. Pick up the right weighted one for you, I started with a lightweight…

June 6, 2017 Laura

Who doesn’t love some delicious, sweet melons? Especially on a hot summer day! This has to be one of my favorite things about summertime!  1.) They have a high water content which provides a refreshing treat. 2.) Cantaloupes contain Vitamin C which is important for a healthy immune system. 3.) Because of their great amounts of fiber, Vitamin C and choline they help support a healthy heart. 4.) Cantaloupes have nutrients that help prevent cancer. 5.) The beta-carotene found in cantaloupes helps aid in healthy skin. 6.) They are a good source of potassium. 7.) The nutrients found in cantaloupes…

May 1, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique 4Comment

May is National Meditation Month. I learned that May was Meditation Month recently and I thought it would be a great time to revisit how meditation is beneficial for our lives. It is a place where we can find answers, heal our hearts, souls and minds, and a place where we can find peace away from the chaos of our worlds.  12 Ways Meditation Helps You: – Helps you with focus and awareness. – Helps you manage stress and anxiety. – Increases your energy levels. – Clears you mind. – Teaches  patience, discipline, and self-control. – Can increase your creativity. – Improves sleep. -…

April 12, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

Bananas are an quick and easy go-to snack or addition…I love some in a bowl of cereal!  Bananas fall onto the Power Foods list for many many reasons: Most commonly known for being high in Potassium – essential for good heart health helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels Potassium also helps you be more mentally alert A great source of fiber (about 3grams per medium banana) helps aid and regulate digestion A calcium rich fruit Low in sodium Low Fat Bananas do contain a type of fat called sterols though, which helps keep blood cholesterol levels controlled by blocking the…

April 5, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

With warmer weather in the forecast, Spring finally here, I have been starting to crave those tropical feeling foods. When I was younger, I wouldn’t touch an avocado, fast forward to today and they are one of my favorite foods. Packed with super benefits, tasty, and a great combo to most dishes, avocados have become a staple in my diet. Avocados are considered a SuperFood because of how high they are in nutrients and studies continue to find new health benefits of it.   Avocados are: High in healthy fats Contain no Cholesterol or Sodium Low in Saturated Fats High in…

April 5, 2017 Laura 1Comment

Happy National Walking Day!  I love going for walks! I find it so relaxing and rewarding! Taking a walk is a great way to clear your mind & relax after a long day and is a great daily exercise.

March 15, 2017 GingerGoose Boutique

The first fish I ate… Salmon…considered a brain food (oh that’s why I’m so smart!)  Salmon: Is a great source of high-quality protein Contains Omega 3 Fatty Acids which have been proven to protect heart health, lower risk for stroke, improve blood lipid patterns and blood vessel function, and help reduce symptoms of immune and inflammatory disorders High in Vitamins A, B, B6, D, and Vitamin E (which is a powerful antioxidant) Also contains Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, and Phosphorus Check out my Low Cal, Healthy but still Tasty Salmon Recipe   * Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or…

March 8, 2017 Laura

The wonderful red, juicy fruit – the strawberry. Not only a great sweet treat to beat those cravings but packed with wonderful nutrients.  A simple, sweet treat recipe: Ingredients: – Package of Sugar Free Strawberry Jello – Fat Free Whipped Cream – Sliced Strawberries 1.) Prepare jello as directed on box. 2.) Place sliced strawberries in jello mix in bowl. 3.) Allow jello to set as instructed on box. 4.) Scoop into serving dishes and top with whipped cream. * Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. These are healthy suggestions based solely on personal experiences, personal…

February 15, 2017 Laura

A little sweet a little tart, an in between citrus fruit. This fruit is power-packed with healthy goodness!   – Super packed with Vitamin C and A!!! – boosts the immune system – good for the eyes and skin – can improve your mood – helps maintain a healthy heart – assists in healthy bone growth – Helps beat kidney stones. – Grapefruit is a natural fat burner and boosts metabolism!  – It’s hydrating! Grapefruits are made up of about 9% water and are packed with electrolytes!  – They’re high in antioxidants! – Helps reduce cholesterol. – They’re low in…