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Great Cookbooks You’ll Use Again and Again

There are some not so great cookbooks you receive over time that spend most of their life on your bookshelf. They have some nice ideas, and you take it out every once in a while to try a new dish. However, once you complete the recipe, you wonder why you ever bothered taking it off the shelf to begin with.

My great cookbooks are rarely on my bookshelf. They are constantly wandering around my dining room table, kitchen counter, and on top of the microwave. I went looking for one to help me write this post and realized it wasn’t even in my house! My husband had lent it to a newlywed couple to help them with dinner ideas. I have found that great cookbooks can be sources of inspiration and should stay within reach.

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The Importance of Setting Smart Fitness Goals

I know New Year’s is usually the time that people set goals for the year, but I have found that spring is the best time for me to set my fitness goals. With the warmer weather, I feel a more motivated to get myself out for a jog or bike ride. Yet, oftentimes my fitness goals fail, not because I can’t achieve them, but because I am not setting smart fitness goals.

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Four Tips for Your First Time at the Gym

How many years has your New Year’s resolution been to get into shape? Personally, I’m at year three. Every year I’ve told myself I’m going to get back into shape like I was in high school. I’d make some lame attempt at running in the summer, and then I’d go back to my sedentary ways. My high metabolism has let me easily hide behind the curtain of being thin but not fit.

This year I decided this was the year. We could afford to add me to my husband’s gym membership. This is the year I am going to be more than thin. I am going to be fit and strong.

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