My Top 11 Blog Posts from 2016

My Top 11 Blog Posts From 2016 - Food, Fitness, Finance and FunThe reason I started my blog about 2 ½ years ago, was to share my life experiences in hopes that they would help others going through the same issues. The reason my blog is all about food, fitness, finance, and fun in your 40s is because those are the 4 issues in my own life I struggle with the most. I know there have got to be others like me out there, so I am putting my life out there in hopes of connecting with other like me. We are not alone!

So when I get an email from someone saying “Thank you so much for writing this, I seriously thought I was the only one who felt that way” or “OMG it’s so nice to know someone else out there thinks like me” (btw…both actually taken from emails I have received), I get SUPER excited because I know I am making a difference in the life of that ONE person, and that is what I want.

Writing a personal blog is scary. Sometimes I feel like an idiot for failing and screwing up and not learning a lesson until the hundredth time, but if my experiences can help someone else feel not so alone or help them so they don’t have to go through the same hard time, then the trepidation I had to publish my inner most feelings and emotions goes away.

So THANK YOU for loving me for ME and not because I have accomplished something or did something spectacular, but because I am human and flawed and need love and connection as we all do!

I was reminiscing about 2016 and looking through my posts from the past year. I wanted to share with you my top 11 of the year. The reason they are my faves is because they are the ones that gave me the most response from others that they appreciated the post. And the reason there are 11 is because 11 is my favorite number!!

So without further ado…

MY TOP 11 POSTS FROM 2016…

Homework: Do. It. Now!!

Homework: Do. It. Now!!

Vegan…FINALLY!

Vegan…FINALLY!!

Happy Birthday Joey | A Doggie Love Story

Happy Birthday Joey | A Doggie Love Story

Baby Steps: Saving Money

Baby Steps: Saving Money

5 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Each Day

5 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Each Day

You Can Eat Healthy Anywhere

You Can Eat Healthy Anywhere

Eat Your Junk Food With Purpose

Eat Your Junk Food With Purpose

Homework: Set Your Priorities

Homework: Set Your Priorities

5 Super Simple Weight Loss Tips

5 Super Simple Weight Loss Tips

Homework: Do What You Love

Homework: Do What You Love

I Crashed My Car and I Didn’t Cry

I Crashed My Car and I Didn’t Cry

Thanks for being a part of my amazing life <3

I hope you decide to make 2017 your best year EVER!!!

See you soon!

Food, Fitness, Finance and Fun Archives 31-45

Food, Fitness, Finance and Fun Archives 31-45If you are not on my newsletter list, you are missing out on some of my best “stuff”! Each week I send an email chock full of all kinds of great information, workouts, and RECIPES for eating healthy!

Just like the Food, Fitness, Finance and Fun site, it is an eclectic mix of everything that I have going on right now!

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Here are the archives of Issues 31-45…

Issue 031 11/25/15 – Swim Workout, Easy Vegan Raw Sports Drink, and Easy Steps to Eating the Way You Want to Eat

Issue 032 12/02/15 – Bike Workout, Easy Vegan Raw Carrot Cake, and 5 All-Natural Solutions to Everyday Products

Issue 033 12/09/15 – Run Workout, Easy Vegan Raw Indian Food, and the 5 Podcasts that ROCK MY WORLD!!

Issue 034 12/16/15 – Strength Workout, another Easy Vegan Cauliflower Taco “Meat”, and my Most Relaxing Holiday Season Ever!!

Issue 035 12/23/15 – Core Workout, Easy Ways to Eat Out Vegan, and how to Make Next Year Your Best Year

Issue 036 12/30/15 – Flexibility Workout, Easy Vegan Pinwheels, and What 10 Years as a Passion Parties Consultant has Taught Me

Issue 037 01/06/16 – Swim Workout, Easy Vegan Indian Tacos, and Happy Birthday to my BFF, Joey!

Issue 038 01/13/16 – Bike Workout, Easy Vegan Thai Peanut Salad, and How I became a Vegan…FINALLY!

Issue 039 01/20/16 – Run Workout, Easy Vegan Sweet and Spicy Thai Salad, and my Smoothie Challenge

Issue 040 01/27/16 – Strength Workout, Easy Vegan Quinoa Mac and Cheese, and how to De-Clutter Your Life

Issue 041 02/03/16 – Core Workout, Easy Vegan Green Curry w Veggies, and How to Do What You Love

Issue 042 02/17/16 – Flexibility Workout, Easy Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna, and Why I Didn’t Gain Weight This Month

Issue 043 02/24/16 – Swim Workout, 2 of my FAVE Easy Vegan Meals, and Why I Crashed My Car and I Didn’t Cry

Issue 044 03/02/16 – Bike Workout, Crock Pot Sweet Potato Masala, and the great debate: To Microwave or Not to Microwave?

Issue 045 03/09/16 – Run Workout, Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili, and Why the Birthday Present I gave my Mom on her 50th made her cry

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Happy Hump Day Newsletter Archives: Issues 14-30

Happy Hump Day - Newsletter ArchivesIf you are not on my newsletter list, you are missing out on some of my best “stuff”! Each week I send an email chock full of all kinds of great information, workouts, and RECIPES for eating healthy!

Just like the Food, Fitness, Finance and Fun site, it is an eclectic mix of everything that I have going on right now!

To make sure you get the newsletter each week, you can either click here…

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Or you can text FFFF to 22828

Here are the archives of Issues 14-30…

Issue 014 07/29/15 http://conta.cc/1HVHAEp Bike Workout, Easy Vegan Taco Salad Recipe, and How to Count Calories

Issue 015 08/05/15 http://conta.cc/1MbPlMG Run Workout, Easy Vegan Dessert Recipes, and How to Get off a Slippery Slope w Your Eating

Issue 016 08/12/15 http://conta.cc/1L7ax3k Strength Workout, Easy Vegan Fajita Recipe, and a Very Personal Story

Issue 017 08/19/15 http://conta.cc/1MyPybj Core Workout, another Easy Vegan Taco Salad Recipe, and the Importance of Knowing Your Mission

Issue 018 08/26/15 http://conta.cc/1Elppvz Flexibility Workout, Easy Vegan Cucumber Salad, and Nutrition Challenge: Drink More Water

Issue 019 09/02/15 http://conta.cc/1HVIK2y Swim Workout, Easy Vegan Snacks on the Go, and Succeeding in Shades of Grey

Issue 020 09/09/15 http://conta.cc/1NCzjw2 Bike Workout, Easy Vegan Smoothie Recipes, and What I Gave Up for my Vitamix

Issue 021 09/16/15 http://conta.cc/1ihth6s Run Workout, Easy Vegan Curry Recipe, and What I Used to Think was an Insult

Issue 022 09/23/15 http://conta.cc/1KDS6RK Strength Workout, Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe, and Where Vegans get Their Protein

Issue 23 09/30/15 http://conta.cc/1KTxmEP Core Workout, All About Fake Meats, and How I Became a Morning Person

Issue 24 10/07/15 http://conta.cc/1OZ4Wjz Flexibility Workout, Easy Vegan Enchiladas Recipe, and How I got Debt-Free

Issue 25 10/14/15 http://conta.cc/1W0yGM8 WHY I Missed This Week’s Newsletter

Issue 26 10/21/15 http://conta.cc/1M9GThY Swim Workout, All About Fruit, and My Desire to Become an Advocate for Animals

Issue 27 10/28/15 http://conta.cc/1PV8x1F Bike Workout, Raw Pad Thai Recipe, and my 100th Blog Post!!

Issue 28 11/04/15 http://conta.cc/1XQUCfB Run Workout, Raw Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe, and Easy Ways to Eat Vegan

Issue 29 11/11/15 http://conta.cc/1O4I4N2 Strength Workout, Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe, and my Birthday Celebration

Issue 30 11/18/15 http://conta.cc/1MVIamQ Flexibility Workout, Easy Pumpkin Pancake Recipe, and A Fun Way to Be More Successful in ALL Areas of Your Life

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Thanks for being a part of my life <3

Newsletter Archives

Food, Fitness, Finance and Fun Newsletter ArchivesIf you are not on my newsletter list, you are missing out on some of my best “stuff”! Each week I send an email chock full of all kinds of great information, tips & tricks and RECIPES for eating healthy!

Just like the Food, Fitness, Finance and Fun site, it is an eclectic mix of everything that I have going on right now!

Here are the archives of past editions for you to take a peek at…

Issue 001 04/29/15 Swim Workout, Vegan Mashed Potato Recipe, and my New Mediation Practice

Issue 002 05/06/15 Bike Workout, Creamy Avocado Rice Recipe, and my Financial Woes

Issue 003 05/13/15 Run Workout, Vitamix Recipes, and Watch me Bring Lazy Back

Issue 004 05/20/15 Strength Workout, Raw Carrot Curry Salad Recipe, and all about The Pretty Girl Book Club

Issue 005 05/27/15 Core Workout, My Favorite Salad Ingredients, and Why Personal Growth ROCKS

Issue 006 06/03/15 Flexibility Workout, My Favorite Vegan Recipes, and Why I Love Throwback Thursday

Issue 007 06/10/15 Swim Workout, More Vitamix Recipes, and Why I Hate my Hormones

Issue 008 06/17/15 Bike Workout, Quinoa Curry Recipe, and Crafting Your Perfect Day

Issue 009 06/24/15 Run Workout, Grape Salad Recipe, and Awesome Books to Read

Issue 010 07/01/15 Strength Workout, Grilled PB&J Recipe, and Living Life in the RV

Issue 011 07/08/15 Core Workout, Super Hummus Recipe, and How to do a Gratitude Journal

Issue 012 07/15/15 Flexibility Workout, Crazy Oatmeal Recipe, and Budget RV Tips

Issue 013 07/22/15 Swim Workout, Cheesy Rice Recipe, and How to Look Good Naked