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May Ray Of Light — Tara Higgs

Where are you from: Live in Effingham, IL, but born and raised in Allentown, PA What is something about yourself that we may not know? I was a state performing violinist in high school. I went to states 3 years in a row. I recently brought my violin home from my parents house in PA,…

Welcome to May

Welcome to May!! Spring is finally here! Fingers crossed!  There is so much happening with our team! Goals are at every corner. From shows, to photoshoots, to weddings, graduations- you want to look and feel your healthiest. We have you covered!! So what goal are you setting for the month? I’m going to attack the…

Perfect Brussels Sprouts

1 lb fresh Brussels sprouts, washed and halved (you can use frozen) 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp good balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp chopped pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly coat a large baking sheet with (Pam) spray oil In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil and balsamic…

May Challenge — Chin Ups

How many chin ups can you do in 1 minute.  A chin up is where your palms face you. Your chin goes ABOVE the bar. You have all month to try to break your record. 34 and under 35-44 45 and over Winner is all age categories. Please email your results to infosavagefitness@gmail.com Good luck…

Benefits of Pushing Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone

You’ve all heard of the comfort zone, but lets define it. “A behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk.” In English, it’s a place where familiarity, security and certainty exists. If any of those three parts are missing that puts you outside your comfort zone…

April Challenge — Try A New Starch

Your challenge this month is to try at least 2 new starches this month. Changing up your choices, keeps your body guessing and keeps living a healthy lifestyle from getting stale. Here are some ideas to get you started: Butternut squash Pumpkin Beets Spaghetti Squash Acorn Squash Sweet Potatoes Oat bran Oatmeal Irish cut oats…

Having Fewer Goals Makes it Easier to Stay Motivated

When you decide to make a change in your life the first thing you probably did was make a list of all of the things you wanted to change, no matter how many there were. Did you also think I nee do them all at the same time?  You are not alone, this approach seems…

Skillet Sweet Potatoes With Apple Cider Glaze

  3 medium size sweet potatoes 1 1/2 cups pure apple cider 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/2 cup dried cranberries dash kosher salt if desired Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into bite size pieces. Fill a large pot with cold water, add the sweet potatoes and…

April — Ray Of Light

Where are you from? Mashpee, MA What is something about yourself that we might not know? I had 23 different roommates throughout 5 years of college. How long have you been a Savage Girl and why did you join? I joined Savage just over 5 years ago, simply because I wanted to compete. Never in…

Welcome To April

Apri is here!  The word April comes from the Latin word aperire meaning “to open” referring to a spring season, blossoming of the flowers, trees, and leaves. April reflects high energy in abundance and it is a great time to “start fresh”. I truly feel this vibration in air! My wish is for you to make this month all about healthier living and raising…