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Healthy Chicken Taco Soup, A 15 Minute Meal

Healthy Chicken Taco Soup, A 15 Minute Meal

Happy Friday guys! If you have come anywhere near my blog before you know I have an unnatural love for Hispanic food. It’s basically never ending. One of my favorite quick, easy week night meals is healthy chicken taco soup. It’s super simple and so versatile that you can suite it to anyone’s taste. The basic soup itself is a spicy blend of chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes and chilies. You can top it with any array of things. I…

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Second Trimester Fitness Plan

Second Trimester Fitness Plan

Many women say that their second trimester of pregnancy is the best. For me, honestly, basically all of pregnancy sucks really hard. I’m defiantly not the “oh I’m glowing and this is amazing” pregnant girl. Despite this I try to find a little bit of normalcy by keeping up a fitness routine. Be sure to talk to your doctor before doing any type of exercise while pregnant. Below is my second trimester fitness plan. My Second Trimester Fitness Plan Everyone’s…

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Hiking With A Toddler: What You Need To Know

Hiking With A Toddler: What You Need To Know

My little boy LOVES being outside. I’m not even joking if you just say the word “outside” he perks up like a puppy almost. I’m fairly certain if I would just let him live in our backyard in a tent he would in a heart beat. One of his favorite activities is going hiking. We have been taking him ever since he was just a few months old. (You can see one of his first trips here: http://www.livingfitwithemily.com/hiking-in-hot-springs-national-park/ ) Hiking with a…

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Simple Healthy Homemade Guacamole

Simple Healthy Homemade Guacamole

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Hey guys! Cinco De Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the victory of Mexico over the French army in 1862. Today, it is celebrated with parties and an abundance of Mexican (or where I’m from, Tex Mex food). I can honestly say that this type of food makes Cinco De Mayo one of my favorite holidays. To help you celebrate at your own parties today I have a healthy version of guacamole. I kid you not…

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May The Forth Be With You Star Wars Workout

May The Forth Be With You Star Wars Workout

May The Fourth Be With You Star Wars Fans! Hi guys! It’s a short post today in honor of one of my favorite “holidays!” I have a slight obsession with Star Wars that has been going strong since I watched them with my dad when I was little. It is a tradition in my house every year on the 4th of May we have to marathon at least the original trilogy. That means several hours of sitting and honestly I’m…

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Healthy Taco Lime Grilled Chicken

Healthy Taco Lime Grilled Chicken

It’s getting to be summer time again!! A part of me absolutely loves summer and cannot wait for it to be here every year and another part of me wants it to be autumn year round. I think that’s mostly due to the fact that it’s incredibly humid in the south and it’s pretty darn awful some days. Either way, everything that you can do during summer makes it worth it. For me that means GRILLING!! This week I tried…

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Choose A Gym That Is Right For You: A Complete Guide

Choose A Gym That Is Right For You: A Complete Guide

When you decide to choose a gym to begin attending there are many different aspects to consider. This guide will help you to learn about what your top priorities should be whenever you choose a gym. Group Classes The first thing to consider when you choose a gym is weather or not you are interested in taking group classes or if you prefer to work out solo. Personally, my gym time is my time to drown out the rest of…

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Shin Splints: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Shin Splints: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

What are “Shin Splints?” Shin splints can be the bane of many new runners existence. “Shin Splints” is a term that describes pain between the knee and ankle on the front of the leg that typically occurs when beginning a new training program. This is usually caused when the training involves high impact exercise on a hard surface. It can be exacerbated when there is an abnormal gate present. Typically this means your feet are either slightly turning inward or…

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5 Simple Tips To Be More Active Everyday 

5 Simple Tips To Be More Active Everyday 

There is so much downtime everyday that goes unused. Follow these tips to get moving and stay moving all day long!  1. Squats or push-ups while food is heating up. If you are anything like me it is likely that you use your microwave at least a couple times a day. Especially if you have kids! That means there is a few mins every day you are standing around staring at food get hot. Take advantage of that down time…

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