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Savory Citrus Avocado Salad

1/2 cup light olive oil 3 Tbsp White wine vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced 8 cups fresh salad greens 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced 1 cup green grapes, cut in half 1/4 cup chopped walnuts In…

4 Tips for Getting Through Stressful Periods in Life

Stress can have an extremely negative impact on our lives, but many times you try to ignore it and push on. Next time you find yourself going through a stressful period, try using at least one or more of these techniques to help get you through with a little more ease. 1. Always be Grateful…

Welcome To July

Welcome to July! This month is all about FREEDOM! Sure, we all want to be free- The month of July conjures up the ideas of vacation, time off, and more celebrations! So how does this factor into your goals? Well, the best way to handle this is to up level your workouts. The intensity is…

July Ray Of Light

Where are you from? Brockton, Massachusetts What is something about yourself that we might not know? If I wasn’t doing fitness competitions I would like to someday be in a dance performance. Dancing was on my action board for last year and I didn’t make it happen. This year I am making sure I do…

4 Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is essentially the practice of focusing on your immediate surroundings. When I say be more mindful most of you immediately thought meditation, yoga or some form of controlled breathing, etc. Mindfulness is more than that. It’s simply clearing your mind and focus only on what is around you. Now in today’s busy hectic world…

Savory Apricot Chicken Rice Casserole

1 cup quick cook rice 2 cups broth or water 4 cups raw chicken, diced bite size 1 small pkg French onion soup mix 1 cup apricot preserves Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a casserole dish. Put the rice and broth in casserole dish and stir to combine. Put the chicken in…

Welcome to June

Welcome to June! If you are like me, you can feel the RUSH of the year flying by. It seems like yesterday we were talking about the Valentines Day. How did this happen? Are we really in fast motion? I actually feel like we are in warp speed. Life is seriously a rollercoaster right now…

Ray of Light: Tayna Martel

Where are you from? Windham NH What is something about yourself that we might not know? I start a new job next week as a Program Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital! How long have you been a Savage Girl and why did you join? member for 2 years.  I joined for a healthy lifestyle!…

Welcome To May

Welcome to May everyone! The merry month of May…  Here come all the jokes. Like the old *NSYNC song “it’s going to be… May”. Are you laughing or rolling your eyes? Either way you were still my friend. And here’s another one… “MAY” the FORCE be with you”. I could keep going but now it’s…

May Ray of Light: Heather Diamond

Where are you from? Frisco, Texas What is something about yourself that we might not know? I absolutely love jokes… the cornier the better!!! How long have you been a Savage Girl and why did you join? I have been a member for 3 years! I was looking for a new and challenging way to…