fitness

5 Minutes to a Healthier Happier You

5 minutes a day

Five minutes — really, that’s all you need to make an improvement on your health and wellbeing!  Life is busy, and crazy, and full of ups and downs, but it is essential to stop, even if it’s for only 5 minutes, and take care of you. These are all small additions and changes that can make a tremendous difference on the way to feel in just five minutes. We all […]

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Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad via Green Plate Rule

Oh, how I wish I had a picture of my face Sunday morning when I took off swimming at Lake Lanier for my first open water swim.  You would get a good laugh out of it, for sure!  I’m considering a triathlon but haven’t gone to swim laps since my one summer on swim team in middle school.  Swimming out to a buoy in murky, deep, dark water is apparently enough […]

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Pre Workout Smoothie

Pre Workout Smoothie via Green Plate Rule

It’s important to fuel your body properly before a workout to help maintain high energy levels and achieve the results you are looking for.  You need slow releasing carbohydrates to provide energy throughout the workout, and a little fiber and protein to help keep you full.  I don’t like to eat much before I workout, but I can definitely handle a smoothie before heading out for a long run or […]

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Sunday Night Prep to Eat Clean All Week

Sunday Night Prep to Eat Clean All Week - recipes and ideas from Green Plate Rule

There is nothing easy about making most of your meals from scratch.  I don’t care who you are, or how long you’ve been cooking and how much you love it, at the end of the day we all would love to put our feet up and have food delivered to our doorstep or swing through the drive-thru.  You can always take that option, but who wants processed garbage full of […]

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Quinoa Protein Bars

Quinoa Protein Bars

Since Moms RUN This Town and Green Plate Rule have teamed up to host the Heart Healthy 5K / 10K / Half Marathon virtual race this month I thought it would be good to talk about foods that are important for fueling your body before and refueling your body after a strenuous workout or run.  I quickly learned while training for the marathon what foods I could and could not […]

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Gear, Music, and Inspiration for workouts

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It’s official. I’m obsessed with Pinterest. I resisted as long as I could but I finally caved the other day once I completed my Christmas preparations.  There is so much to see!  And there is lots of great inspiration for workouts.  With the New Year just around the corner and so many of us looking to make changes in health and fitness, I thought I would share some of my […]

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