Simple Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge: Why I’m Doing It and Why You Should Join

My fiancé loves podcasts, and every once in awhile he convinces me to listen with him. This past weekend, we were listening to an episode of Smart Passive Income where Pat Flynn (the host) was interviewing one of the women of SimpleGreenSmoothies.com about their site, their company, and most of all, about their 30-day challenges.

Simple Green Smoothies is a blog and company all about, you guessed it, simple green smoothies. They have tons of recipes, along with books and other guides to help you with making green smoothies a part of your life. They claim to help you lose weight and boost your energy, which considering I’m getting married in about 2 months, sounded like just what I need this spring. I’ve even convinced my fiancé to do it with me! Read more

5 Cheap (or Free!) Ways to Change your Home to Improve your Mood

Many of us know by now that our surroundings, especially our homes, can affect our mood: everything from colors, shapes, lighting, and more can have an impact. However, if you’re like me, maybe going out to buy all new furniture with rounded edges isn’t in the budget right now. Or maybe you live in an apartment and can’t paint the walls! 

Whatever your situation, I’ve rounded up the best free or cheap things you can do to use your environment to boost your mood. I’ve also organized them by time they take, from quickest to most time-consuming. Read more

20 Minute Workout: Legs and Cardio Tabata

LEGS TABATATabatas are my absolute favorite workout when I’m short on time – they’re quick, they’re effective, and the format makes it easy to create a workout that’s perfect for my goals that day.

If you’re new to tabatas, they’re a form of High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, that is rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. And by work, I mean all-out, balls-to-the-wall work. Tabatas have been shown to help with fat loss and increase aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels. For more on the science of tabatas, here is a great article. It’s also helpful to have a tabata timer. My favorite is to simply use tabatatimer.com. The same website also has an app, but the app is $2.99 (available on Android and iOS). Read more