Running: What Keeps You Going?

I’m a slow runner. I’ve never broken records, I’ve never placed first in my age group, and I don’t run marathons, but I’m a runner and I love it. I won’t pretend that, at 51 years of age, my body doesn’t complain – it does – but I keep running. Why? Because running teaches me to put one foot in front of the other and to keep moving forward, and in times like these, I need that reminder. Every. Day.

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Holding Yourself Accountable to Those Health & Wellness Goals

Taking accountability and being responsible for your actions can help keep you on track to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. But how many of us do that? We’re just about halfway through this (crazy) year. Are you on track? Have your new year’s resolutions been long forgotten? Are you proud of your actions and progress, or are you making excuses to yourself for why you can’t make the necessary steps to achieve your goals? Do you find yourself setting the same goal over and over, achieving very little every time you do?

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Starting From Zero: Getting Fit – Again

Getting yourself in shape – building strength, endurance and achieving a healthy weight – is hard enough to do once, but I’m about to do it for the second time around. This time, I’m taking you on the journey with me.

That’s right…you’re my accountability partners. I’m using all of you to keep myself accountable and on track, and hey, maybe I’ll motivate you to make a few changes while I’m at it.

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Charcuterie Boards and Exploring Your Creativity

Meat and cheese boards of all kinds are always a big hit in our house. Platters loaded with fuss-free finger foods….what’s not to love??

Typically served as an appetizer, a charcuterie board consists of a variety of meats and cheeses, but can also include other accompaniments like fruits, nuts, breads, crackers, jellies, or sauces.

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Let’s Talk Disney Dining: My Top Three Gluten-free Favourite Meals

“If you are what you eat, then you might as well eat something good.”

Ratatouille

Disney is a dream destination when it comes to food – at least, I know it is for me. It’s the first thing that comes to my mind when someone mentions Walt Disney World.

No one does it better than the chefs at Walt Disney World. Magic flows through their entire culinary team and they produce some truly unforgettable dining experiences for guests in and out of the parks, regardless of the meal, occasion, or dietary request.

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