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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Caution: I Bite!

I have a bad habit. (I assure you, I have more than one). But this particular habit I've had almost my entire life--probably since my first tooth! And it's time to overcome it.

I am a chronic nail biter. I bite until they hurt. It's an ugly habit--literally--my fingers (as you can see) are ugly. And it's an unhealthy habit (hands touch germs...I stick the germy hands in my mouth...).

I've quit a few times. The most successful was for the few months before my wedding. I wanted one of those pictures of the bride and groom's hands with the wedding bands showing. By the time we returned from the honeymoon, the nails were gone.

I'm not going for crazy, long nails or anything. I do too many nail-hindering activities for that. Just sensible nails that don't look bloody and sore. I want nails you aren't embarrassed to show when you meet new people.

So I'll keep you posted. Perhaps post a picture of my progress a few weeks from now.

For now, I'm going to get a few last bites in before I quit cold turkey. Feel free to leave me suggestions on how!

My nails now (sorry about the low quality picture, but taking a picture of your own hands is not an easy task):

Monday, March 14, 2011

Recipe Post: Kale Chips--a delicious, healthy snack!

Looking for something something healthy to munch? Sick of carrot sticks? Trying to avoid the typical salty snacks like chips and pretzels? Try kale chips. They're easy, delicious and seriously healthy. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense veggies you can eat.

I've seen this recipe in a variety of sources, so can't really credit a certain one.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Buy a big grocery store bag of organic kale (or pick it from your garden)!
Wash it
Tear it off the big, thick stems into bite-sized pieces.
Spread it out on a cookie sheet and spray it with some non-fat cooking spray (I like the canola or olive oil ones).
Season it with whatever you want. I used a spice rack seasoning that's suppose to be a mixture for ranch dressing. We really watch sodium around here, so I didn't add any extra salt.
Bake for about 15 minutes. Check them. If they are still soft at the center, back a few more minutes.

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I am the owner of The Fit Life, LLC. The Fit Life, LLC offers fitness instruction and nutrition counseling in a holistic way. I focus on personal training using mainly your own body strength--very little equipment. I also hold a certification in holistic nutrition. Because nutrition counseling regulations are very strict in Ohio, I'm still working on what nutrition services I can provide to my clients; however, I'm happy to provide general nutrition information. I enjoy teaching TRX, Indoor Cycling, and Boot Camps.