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How to Pickle Cucumbers Quickly

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Good morning and happy Friday! Have you guys ever tried quick pickling? It’s different from normal canning in that it’s a much faster process, so you can pickle cucumbers (or other produce) quickly. Quick pickling only requires the produce to be in the brine for a short time, and there’s no need for the involved sealing/sanitization procedure Continue Reading …

Functional Fitness VA Review + Discount Code

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I recently had the pleasure of taking an introduction to kettlebell class and a group kettlebell class from the team at Functional Fitness VA. I always like trying new-to-me classes and sharing my experience on the blog, so read on for my review and a discount code for my northern Virginia area readers who would also like to try them Continue Reading …

Green Smoothie Love + Recent Eats

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Goooood morning! Who else is loving smoothies lately in this hot weather? I’ve been really into green smoothies as an afternoon snack or easy breakfast lately. Have you guys made the Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie from the #VersaChallenge yet? :) Click here for the recipe, and here for a video of me making it in case you missed that. Continue Reading …

My Green Smoothie TV Debut!

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Do you guys remember when my blogger buddy Courtney and I were in NYC in Aprilin NYC in April with Fitness Magazine and Oster® doing a fun and top secret video/photo shoot? Well, I can finally share the videos, recipes, and what we were up to! :) Continue Reading …

Dickinson Alumni Weekend & Thoughts on Indulgence

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Hi friends! I hope you all had wonderful weekends. I spent the weekend in Pennsylvania at Dickinson College for their alumni weekend – it was my 10 year reunion! I can’t believe it’s been that long. I had such a fun time being back on campus, taking a trip down memory lane, and seeing my college friends. The campus was looking lovely, too Continue Reading …

Summer Shape Up: Coming to a Computer Near You!

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Hi friends! Just wanted to pop in quickly to share that my friend Gina and I will be partnering up again this month to bring you all a fun Summer Shape Up! As you guys know, we first partnered together in January to bring you the Winter Shape Up. What are these shape ups? They’re totally free and fun month long challenges that aim to inspire Continue Reading …

Boston Bound for the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival!

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Hi friends! Lots of excitement over here – this afternoon I’m flying up to Boston to join in on the fun at the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival! As you know, I’m doing the “Hat Trick” which is a 5k and a 10k on Saturday (essentially back to back), and a half marathon on Sunday. I’ll be back next week to share a Continue Reading …

Why You Should Throw Away Your Scale

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Many of my AnneTheRD clients are surprised to find that I don’t own a scale. The last time I had consistent access to a scale was 10 years ago, when I was living at home briefly after college. I’ve told this to a number of my nutrition counseling clients lately who I’ve been encouraging to ditch their scales, and they are shocked. Not only Continue Reading …