Thursday, December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Sevilla Travel Tales

Maybe I should start calling these Travel Thursday since that seems to be what I always want to throwback to! I wanted to share my trip to Sevilla with all of you for a couple reasons. 1. It was super warm there, and I am currently freezing. 2. It was one of the first places I visited in my entire life that took my breath away.

I took hundreds of photos in Sevilla because I was there for four days, and here are a few. Man was it hot there! It was in the high 80s and mid 90s all week and it doesn't cool down much at night. I learned the importance of siesta in Sevilla, its almost required to deal with the heat. Also, everything closes so napping or walking around were my only choices. Overall, I absolutely loved Sevilla and hope I can return someday for a longer stay.
View from Seville Cathedral

View from Seville Cathedral
Plaza de Toros

Inside Alcazar

Inside Alcazar

Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
Have you been to Spain? Tell me about your experience below!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Scoop on Healthy Living: Weekly Round-up on Healthy Eating

Winter is here. It's in full swing, and there's nothing we can do to stop it. I don't know about you, but winter is my hardest season when it comes to making healthy decisions. I struggle with all the yummy, hot comfort food that makes those oh-so-cold days so much more bearable. And don't even get me started on exercising. When it's cold, all I want to do is bundle up on the couch with my dog and watch movies.  For the much needed motivation to stay healthy during the holidays, I turn to my magazine subscriptions and newsfeed on Twitter for inspiration. Below is a weekly round-up of articles to help us all keep on making healthy decisions.

Reader's Digest : "How to Make These 8 Superfoods Even Healthier"

A good reminder of why blueberries, garlic, olive oil, broccoli, yogurt, oats, flaxseed, and cinnamon are great additions to your everyday diet.


Self Magazine: "Lightened-Up Comfort Food (Under 400 Calories Each!)"

Did I mention I am all about comfort food in the winter months? Well I fully believe those foods can be enjoyed, as long as reasonable portions are eaten. In this article, Self provides 15 lightened recipes that let us indulge without growing that winter bulge.

Read it here: http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2013/11/lightened-up-comfort-food-slideshow

Beautylish: "Juice Your Way to Detoxification" 

I am a huge fan of juicing. Not only do I feel like I'm getting a ton of nutrients and vitamins from the source, it also gives me so much energy! I am looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

Read it here: http://www.beautylish.com/a/vxgxy/juice-recipe-for-detox

Where do you turn for motivation to stay healthy during the holidays? Share it with me on twitter @danielle0090