My new favorite sport bra (no digging even after wearing it all day!)

Hey guys,

I came upon this cool little company in California called Montiel almost a year ago and I've been loving the comfort of their sport bras.  I love you lululemon for leggings, crops and tops but your bras dig into my shoulders and leave deep, painful marks by the end of the day.  

I've been wearing the Montiel Teardrop Bra almost on a daily basis.  No tears at the end of the day and no marks on my shoulders!  Woot!  I'm not big chested so I'm not sure how these bras will support those with bigger chests.  I think it should be okay, though.  

Size wise, I wear a size 6 bra in lululemon and a small in Montiel.  They wash really well which is important to me.  The first bra I got almost a year ago, I wash AND dry and they have held shape.  I'm really pleased with how they've kept up.  They are slightly less expensive, too.  I usually wear the "Free To Be" bra at lululemon and they run around $42- $48.  Montiel's Teardrop is $38.  And if you sign up for their newsletter, they have a lot of great sales throughout the year.

Also check out the Victory Bra (third image).  These run $42 but they are super comfy with the thicker straps.  I don't think you will be disappointed!

Thanks for visiting and until next time...

Cheers!

Thank you, Healthline.com! (Go Egg White Smoothie!)

Hi guys,

So it's been a long time (again) since I blogged.  Just as I thought, "What am I going to do with my blog?" I received an email this morning from Healthline.com saying that my Egg White Smoothie post from March of 2013 made their "10 High-Protein Smoothies You Can Make at Home."  You can see it here.  I am #8 on the list.  Also, my original post is here

Well, that just made me smile.  It shows you that whatever you publish on the internet never dies.

If you haven't tried this yummy smoothie, it's a must.  It is surprisingly addictive.  I alternate between adding peanut butter or almond butter.  I throw in a handful of spinach if I have it.  And I have to thank my pal, Marci, for this wonderful recipe.  

Until next time, cheers! 

You gotta try this soup! Super easy Spinach "Cream" Soup

Hi guys,

A friend of mine gave me this recipe and when I looked at the ingredients, I thought... Oh my... rabbit soup.  I was wrong.  I am so glad I tried it because it's really, really good and super duper easy.  Perfect for a busy night when you want something filling and warm... and healthy!

Spinach Cream Soup... don't let the color fool ya!

Ingredients:

2 leeks, chopped
4 Tbsp unsalted butter (sounds like a lot but it's for the whole soup... use it!)
kosher salt and pepper
6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (I use low-sodium chicken broth)
1 bunch broccoli, chopped
1 small russet potato, peeled and chopped
5 ounces fresh spinach
sour cream (I omit this... if you want you can substitute with greek yogurt)

How To:

1.  Cook the leeks in the butter with 3/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4-6 minutes.

2.  Add the veggie broth (or chicken broth), broccoli, and potato.  Simmer until tender, 18-22 minutes.

3.  Stir in the spinach until wilted.  Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.*  Top with the sour cream and black pepper to taste before serving.

*I like to chew my soup so I use a hand held blender instead.  This way, I have control over the texture of the soup.  The last time I made this soup, I used a blender.  Wow, it came out super smooth and creamy.  It was good but I'm going back to my hand held blender and using my teeth to eat this soup.

It's getting chilly out there.  Get your soup on!

Until next time... cheers!

Original recipe from: www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/creamy-broccoli-soup

One legged stability ball tucks

Hi guys,

Here's a fun variation on stability push-up that works the entire body.  If you can't do one foot off the ball just yet, begin with both feet on the ball.  Placing the tops of the feet on the ball is more stable so start there.  When you feel more confident, transition to your toes.  When you are ready to take one foot off, again, revisit the top of the foot on the ball first... then go all out on your toes!

Work hard, have fun!

Until next time... cheers!