marvelous monday

Do You Need a Digital Detox?

July 14, 2014

I often reminisce about our time in New Zealand back in 2011-2012. You see, those were the days when all we had was a local Nokia phone with no extra features, our car had no radio, and the only access to internet we has was when we were at the house connected to wi-fi. That […]

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3 Yoga Poses to Support Digestion

June 30, 2014

The past few Monday’s I’ve been chatting about gut health and digestion, so I figured I might as well keep going, right?! That being said, let’s to chat  about how much my gut and digestion loves YOGA! Or really, the benefits of Yoga for digestion! If you’re like me, you tend to stress easily and you […]

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Two Gut Health Supplements and Raspberry Probiotic Gelatin

June 23, 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest post on Jill’s blog about my go-to “bonus” supplements for gut health. These are supplements that are extra nourishing to me for maintaining gut health, my gut health. Do I need them daily? Probably not, but I do enjoy rotating them in my diet and the kiwi’s […]

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5 Reasons Athletes Should Eat Fish and Mediterranean Baked Cod

June 9, 2014

Let’s talk fish. Exciting, yes? Actually, you’ll like where I’m going with this. How about we talk about the NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS of fish for athletes and fitness enthusiasts? Even better! You see, we love our fish! And it just so happens that we are FUELED by Sizzlefish! Sizzlefish helps the kiwi (aka husband) get in his […]

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Are You Addicted to Adrenaline?

June 2, 2014

As athletes, runners, cyclists, fitness enthusiasts, we thrive off adrenaline. Each week we hammer away at our workouts, seek to master a long run or ride, and chase after that endorphin “high.” With this feeling comes a sense of being invincible. To continue to PUSH through, do more, lift more, BE MORE in our everyday […]

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No Bake Meals and Tasty Texas Tacos

May 26, 2014

The time has come. Summer time… well almost! And in Texas, that means it gets hot! It also means that our oven goes into hibernation. Yep. it’s true. I rarely bake during our Texas summers. It just makes the house to hot. But you know what? I actually don’t mind my little baking sabbatical because […]

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Immunity Boosting Recipe:Tangy Broccoli Slaw Salad

May 19, 2014

Let’s talk adrenal fatigue, mental/emotional stress, and athletic performance. In fact, let’s talk about it all week, shall we? I know, don’t get too excited now (enter sarcasm). But you’ll understand why I want to focus on this in a minute. You see, these crazy Cotter’s have been there. In fact, I’ve heard a crazy […]

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Are You a Health Blog Junkie?

May 12, 2014

You know what they say? Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Kind of like coffee or wine. A little is good for heart, but a lot can backfire the benefits for the mind and body. So I guess I treat reading health blogs like my consumption of coffee or wine. A little […]

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Orange or Green? Which Veggie Packed Smoothie is Better for Gut Health?

May 5, 2014

Green Monster smoothies are the go to for a nutrient dense snack/meal these days. Seems like everyone is hooked, which is a good thing, a healthy thing! We even love adding protein to our beloved green smoothies for a post workout PUMP! But as much as I love these nourishing smoothies, I also had to […]

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Motivation Monday – Choosing Contentment

April 28, 2014

Choosing Contentment One of the most memorable words of advice I ever received was from a clinical nutritionist and doctor that I highly respect. He said to say thank you in every situation/circumstance and FOR every situation/circumstance. Life is a gift, learn to see it as one. Easier said than done, yes? Well, he also […]

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