• Shakeology Bark Recipe

    You've seen us post about it and you've seen us relish in it's deliciousness - now it's time for you to make your own! Here's the recipe for our latest healthy sweet treat, Shakeology Bark! It's hard like a candy bar but healthy like a [...]

  • How caring what others think can ruin your creativity

    “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” - Lao Tzu I think we've all fallen into the trap of caring too much about what others think at some point in our life. A few months ago I began blogging on [...]

2502, 2019

Loaded Cheese and Chicken Turnip Fries – Healthy French Fry Alternative

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I think most people struggle with their relationship with food, not necessarily what they are eating. You can diet all you want, but if your thoughts are consumed with food and you focus on bad/good, I don’t think you’ll have success long term. I focus on making my high fat/restaurant style foods with my favorite vegetables. Why? It satisfies my craving for eating out until I treat myself to a night out. It's called balance. Insert turnips- this fits into my current meal plan (Cheese and all). These remind me of a cheese fries plate at Harbells. Kolby Kallweit and I have eaten this every day since Thursday with no plans to stop.  I slice up turnips into fry shape, add some garlic and Parmesan and put them in the oven on 400 for about 45 minutes. I put these crispy things over grilled chicken and add some sharp cheddar on top. 🏼🏼 [...]

1007, 2018

My journey to a new me

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You can reinvent yourself at any time, any age, at any point in your life. Here’s some truth. I’ve been struggling over the past year in finding purpose in my life. In finding happiness. In figuring out just who I am and what that means for my future. Sound deep? Well, honestly, it has been pretty deep. I would consider myself someone who has always been “high strung”, however, over the past several months that part of my personality transformed from just an adjective that I used to describe myself to one that was detrimental to myself. Over the past several months I’ve struggled with something I don’t exactly know the word for. Some people call it depression. Some people call it anxiety. Some people call it the winter blues. I’m not sure I would call it any of those - I lean towards calling it an emptiness. First, let’s [...]

607, 2018

Health Benefits of Gaming

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Thanks to Marcus from Computer Planet for this weeks guest post. We all want to improve our health, our mind, and our productivity. That goes without saying. What doesn't go without saying is that playing video games can help you do it. How may you ask? Well, let me explain. Gaming can improve our health in two main ways. It can enrich our brains and sculpt our bodies. For example, research has shown that certain areas of the brain (particularly the parietal lobe, the frontal lobe and the anterior cingulate) are strengthened, and their grey matter increases, as a result of playing video games. Likewise, many cognitive processes: memory, spatial awareness, planning, etc, are improved through playing video games. In addition to cognitive benefits, there are physical benefits of gaming if you play exergames, which are games that involve activity and movement, and in which you use your body as the [...]

1106, 2018

Kari’s Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe

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Let's be honest - who doesn't love some cheesy breadsticks?! If only they could be delicious and healthy! Cauliflower breadsticks may be the answer! Here's the recipe I use to make healthy, filling, and delicious cauliflower breadsticks at home. Ingredients 2 cups of diced cauliflower or cauliflower pearls 1/4 tsp of oregano 1/4 tsp of basil 1/4 - 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend (regular shredded cheese of your choice, if you want it more cheesy lean toward 1/2 a cup) One serving of egg whites (46 grams) Let's Get to Cooking I start with preheating the over to 450 degrees. I then focus on making the cauliflower dry. I put my cauliflower (which is blended up and looks like snow) in the microwave for about 4 minutes. When it comes out, I lay it in a small towel or a few paper towels and try to get as much water [...]

2205, 2018

For the Zen: Enhancing Your Self-Care Routine

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Thank you to Alexis from Singleparent.info for being our guest blogger for this week! Self-care is something most people overlook during the tumultuous daily grind. Between juggling work, kids school and meeting the other demands of single parenthood, it can seem impossible to keep up. Unfortunately, the toll of overlooking your own self-care needs is your mental health and emotional well-being. Enhancing your self-care routine can be as easy as paying closer attention to how you execute activities that you already do anyway.  Here are some tips to help you improve. Relax. Treating yourself to a massage or practicing yoga or meditation can help significantly with relaxation.  If those don’t fit within your budget, focus on things you can do easily without adding cost, since budget constraints are a major stressor in their own right. Try alternatives such as creating a special place in your home to meditate, which can help [...]

503, 2018

Kari’s Mexican Tortilla Soup (Modified Fixate version)

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This Mexican tortilla soup has been a staple in our household during these cold winter months. Nothing warms the heart like warm soup. The thing about most Mexican/chicken tortilla soups is they are usually full of high fat and high calories which makes me steer away. Now that I have a recipe that fits my healthy lifestyle, I'm all in! I love adding a little avocado on top when I am ready to eat this because it adds a smoother texture as well. Hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 8 Six-Inch Corn Tortillas, Divided Use 2 Tsp Olive Oil 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion 3 Cups Sliced Celery (about 4 medium stalks) 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped 4 Medium Tomatoes, Chopped 6 Cups Low-Sodium Organic Chicken Broth, Divided Use 3 Cups Chopped Rotisserie Chicken Breast, Boneless, Skinless 1 1/2 Sliced Carrots (about 3 medium) 1 Tsp Dried Oregano Leaves 1 Tsp Mexican Chili Powder [...]

2002, 2018

How to Improve Your Life After a Move: Create Healthy Habits to Reduce Stress

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Thank you to Alexis from Singleparent.info for being our guest blogger for this week! While moving may be stressful in and of itself, the opportunities that open during a period of transition are well worth a few days of hassles. When you move to a new place, it is like getting a blank slate. You have new neighbors, a new home, and a new chance to replace your bad habits with healthier ones and improve your life and overall well-being. We offer a guide to improving your life, with a focus on creating healthier habits and reducing stress.   Create a Healthy Home Environment When you move, you have the chance to create a healthy home environment by making a clutter-free space that invites you to relax and reduce stress. Begin as soon as you unpack to think about creating a space that will be welcoming and help you relieve stress. For [...]

702, 2018

My favorite turkey chili recipe

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Here are the ingredients I use: 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil 1 green pepper 1 red bell pepper A splash of garlic powder 1 lb of 99 % fat-free turkey 2 cans of beans ( I use black beans and kidney beans) drained 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes 1 cup red wine 1 tablespoon of Mexican chili powder 2 tsp spoons or a “dash” of crushed red pepper A splash of goat cheese after chili is ready to top. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat Add peppers, stir, stir occasionally for 5-6 minutes. Add turkey, beans, tomatoes (with liquid), garlic, wine, chili powder, and red pepper flakes, bring to a boil. Reduce to a slow, gentle boil and stir occasionally for 20-30 minutes or until thickened. I divide mine into 6-7 servings and add the goat cheese when I am ready to eat. Enjoy! Tag #kklife if [...]

2301, 2018

Finding Time for Fitness as a Solo Parent

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Thank you to Alexis from Singleparent.info for being our guest blogger for this week! The day-to-day challenges of single parenting might seem as taxing as competing in a triathlon at times, leaving you with little time and energy left for actual exercise. The bulk of your sports budget may also go to your kids’ teams and other extracurricular activities, making pricey gym memberships and personal training sessions out of the question for you. However, staying in shape is important for not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional wellbeing. And taking good care of yourself will help you be a better parent, especially if you’re tempted to turn to alcohol or other substances to cope with the stresses of solo parenting. The Benefits of Exercise According to DrugRehab.org, "Not only does exercise reduce stress, but it also boosts your positive, motivating emotions, too. Part of this is biology — [...]

2110, 2017

I have a confession to make

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Alright... it’s time to come clean. My name is Kolby Kallweit, and I’m a World of Warcraft player. Entrepreneurship,  Personal Development, and Fitness are all passions of mine, but so is gaming. In the past, I’ve felt it might be contradictory to post about gaming while also posting about being productive. I was concerned you might judge me or question how I could be focussed on crushing goals while also crushing horde in WOW. Here’s what I’ve learned this year that has led me to stop covering my tats,  no longer sugar coating my beliefs, and stop worrying about what other people think... I AM CONFIDENT WITH AND PROUD OF WHO I AM. I’m proud of all my flaws, my strengths, and my quirks and confident to share them with the world. Take it from me, someone who used to worry non-stop what other people think. You’ll never please everyone [...]

1910, 2017

We Lift Fitness is coming to the United Kingdom!

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If you had told me two years ago that Kari and I would be launching our fitness business internationally, I would have said you that you were crazy! Two years ago I was out of shape, I was unhappy, and I was unhealthy. A few too many happy hours, Taco Tuesdays, and skipped workouts had left my once athletic body in shambles. I will never forget that Christmas that Kari asked for a workout program as her gift. I had resisted over and over and over to commit to something different as I was sure I could figure it out myself. Looking back, this was lunacy as what I was doing was not working and not getting our fitness, health, or marriage fixed. Fast forward two years, and from a decision that started with that one workout program, Kari and I have transformed our lives and our bodies. We have [...]

1010, 2017

I think runners high is bullshit

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#WorldMentalHealthDay Today is mental health day. Let's be honest for a moment. I struggle with anxiety. I always have, and although I am always working to improve - I very likely always will struggle with this issue. My most recent example of my anxiety coming to light was during my training as I approached my first half marathon with my Dad. I thought I would find this runners high where running was thereaputic.... yeah.... that was bullshit for me. For someone with anxiety, running is not always therapeutic. I want to describe to you what goes through a runner’s head, or maybe just my own, as someone who struggles with anxiety and fear of death. This is what goes through my mind daily as I run... I share this only to let you know these feelings because I'm not the only one who struggles with anxiety. Sometimes, we're stuck in [...]

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