I spent the day with my oldest son, whom I always refer to here as the Third Son. At one point I looked around the airplane hanger we were standing in and I said to him that I was sure I could find a way to make our day into a healthy living blog post. And I did. So here you go . . . When I … Read more about Reasons to Get out of Your Comfort Zone
I am not typically a "luncher". In fact, I made getting out and meeting friends for lunch one of my New Year's Resolutions. That is a little sad, huh? Well, last week I had the opportunity to get out for lunch and meet Rachel of Eat Fit Go. It was a great time and I loved learning about this new … Read more about Eat Fit Go Review!
It happens. The dreaded plateau. If it hasn't hit you yet, chances are if you are trying to make a change and meet some new fitness or weight loss goals, it will. You've been on a good program, making good progress, doing all the right things and then, suddenly, it all stops. At this point, … Read more about 3 Tips for the Dreaded Plateau
Sometimes you just want - or need - a little comfort food. I am nursing another bout of flu in the home so I've got my nurse hat on and am forcing liquids, rest and wholesome foods. The Third Son has been down and out and one thing he does not want to do is lose weight. To play the sports he … Read more about Lighter Chicken Pot Pie . . . pure comfort food!
Motivation is the buzz word used over and over in the fitness, diet, wellness world. It is also the word used to help kick us in the pants and get out of bed, beat bad habits, think good and positive thoughts and be the best versions of ourselves. There's a reason there are all those "Motivation … Read more about Consistency Over Motivation
It's been cold and damp and cold. It's been a huge cold and flu season. I don't think the old saying of eating chicken noodle soup when you are sick is a myth. I think it is the gospel! It is true medicine! I also know from experience that making the chicken stock from scratch makes all the … Read more about The BEST Homemade Chicken Broth
It's here! I have been thinking of a renovation for MarlaDeenFit for quite some time. I am SO SO excited to finally be able to say it is now LIVE! You are here! I said I feel like Chip and Joanna Gaines sliding back the enormous photo of the old home to reveal a new and updated site! I already … Read more about WELCOME TO MY NEW HOME!
I have said for years I am not a fan of diets and do not advocate counting calories. Neither of these are good for me. I get obsessed with the whole calorie thing and if I am told that I am on a diet I immediately obsess about food and want to "cheat". That's why I have always advocated … Read more about Why I am Tracking Macros
I've been thinking lately about actions v. words in several different contexts. In the health sense, there are those who say they want to get healthy, talk about getting healthy, but fail to take any action to make it happen. In the relationship sense, there are those who talk a big game about … Read more about Actions v. Words
If you know me at all and anything about my cooking and meal planning you know that I adore my crock pot. One of the best things about the Fall and Winter Seasons is bringing out my crock pot at least once a week. It is heaven! I have some staple recipes in my rotation that I can always safely … Read more about 3 Crock Pot Crock Pot Meals for the Fall
It has been a hum dinger of a busy week over here. So much so that I just today remembered that Mother's Day is this Sunday. This weekend is also graduation weekend for the Second Son. If you have ever had a graduate you know that there is stuff crammed into every single bit of free … Read more about Remembering Mother’s Day