Yearly Archives: 2013

Trash the Junk Food

Throw out the foods that tempt you. You’ve resolved to do better. It’s time to make some changes in your life. You’re going to lose weight. And this time you really mean it! So what is the first step? There are a lot of places to start (such as understanding how to eat or how […]
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Do Prayers Really Work?

  I usually I give you tips, recipes, workouts, or menu plans. Occasionally you get perspective. Today you get inspiration, and it’s gift-wrapped in my belief about God. Sorry if that’s not your style. It’s just that after a certain sequence of events happened last winter, I haven’t been able to shake the feeling that […]
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Love Your Body

Here’s a friendly reminder that can give a little perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of a perfect body…and withhold love for ourselves until we achieve it. If there is one thing life has taught me, it’s that there’s a constant ebb and flow. We’re up a pound, we’re down a […]
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Stock Up on Healthy Food

Don’t get caught unprepared! To be successful with healthy eating, there is one important step you must take: stock up on healthy food. Nothing breaks a diet faster than a hungry belly without a string cheese or a protein bar on hand. Here are 3 ways you can stock up on healthy food: Plan a […]
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The Secret to Regular Exercise

It’s not as much of a mystery as you might think! If you’ve started – and stopped – a fitness program more than once, then you might think that regular exercise is not for you. But with these tips, you might discover that regular exercise is easier than you think! Pick a consistent time to […]
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Low Fat Pumpkin Waffles

Here’s a little something special out of my new cookbook to enjoy on Christmas morning. Your family will love them, and you’ll love that they’re healthy!   Low-Fat Pumpkin Waffles 5 egg whites 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup […]
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Upper Body Workout

I am so excited about this workout! This is your ticket when you can’t make it to the gym, but still need a great upper body workout. It’s quick, and no equipment needed! It would also make a great workout to do while on vacation. (For other workouts for vacation, click here.) Do you have […]
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Thought for the day

Ha! I saw this and LOVED it. Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath and realize everything is going to be okay. Hoping you all have a WONDERFUL and HAPPY day!!!

5 Reasons Why You Should Throw Out the Scale

If you find that a little fluctuation in your weight has the potential to make or break your day,       then this post is for you. We know we shouldn’t do it. We know that number on the scale doesn’t really matter, but we find ourselves going back to weighing ourselves the way we go back […]
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Stocking Stuffers

I couldn’t help but share some of these great stocking stuffer ideas with you! Hope this helps you wrap up your Christmas shopping. For Girls: Personalized Tooth Brush Diary with Lock and Key Disney Princess Barbie Clothes Cell Phone Makeup Kit For Boys: Star Wars Fighter Pods Mini Lego Sets Fun Band-Aids Mini Flashlights Hex […]
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Thanksgiving Yams and Apples

  Yams and Apples 2 pounds yams, peeled and cubed into  1-inch chunks 3-4 apples of choice, cored and cut into  1-inch chunks 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoons fresh thyme 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus zest 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place prepared […]
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Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

At The Happy Gal, we are committed to helping you live a healthy lifestyle. From our Free 7-Day Meal plan to our new cookbook “Healthy Eating The Happy Gal Way, eating healthy has never been easier. But getting the kids to eat healthy? Now that’s a different story. While there’s not one right way to […]
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