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Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins

The Easiest Paleo Muffins EVER!

By My Well Balanced Life

Muffins… is there any better way to start the day? I. Love. Baked. Goods. Cake, cookies, muffins, donuts, scones … they are my thing. I’m having a bad day? Give me a cake pop and it turns my world around. Baked goods are the way to my heart, y’all. And that’s a problem when you’re…

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6 Easy (and Free!) Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Digestion

By My Well Balanced Life

“Don’t eat so fast!” “Chew your food so you don’t choke!” “Don’t shove all of those fruit snacks in your mouth at one time!” “Can we just sit at the table and have a nice dinner?” Geez. I totally say these things to my children.  Because I’m turning into my mother.  It’s inevitable. And that’s just…

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Getting Into A Serious Relationship with Cooking

By My Well Balanced Life

Cooking.  Ugh. My relationship with cooking is a lot like that one where your sweet friend always lets that good-for-nothing guy back into her life after he’s failed her countless times.  The guy who is hot and cold, who is a good guy SOME of the time but then disappears if something better/easier/whatever comes along.  And…

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Six Tips to Start Living the Real Food Life

By My Well Balanced Life

Have you jumped on the “eat real food” bandwagon yet?  Have you thrown out your processed food?  Do you eat clean? Do you only buy organic?  Do you have a list of the Dirty Dozen on your phone?  Are you Paleo?  Have you done a Whole30?  Wait.  What??? Maybe you have already embraced a healthy,…

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Chicken Salsa Verde with Sautéed Veggies

By My Well Balanced Life

You can literally prep this meal for the slow cooker in two minutes. Add in some minor chopping and sautéing right before serving, and you’re done. DONE. This is by far THE EASIEST MEAL I cook … and I use the word “cook” very loosely because that would imply actual effort. And I can assure…

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A Well Balanced Life … What Does That Even Mean???

By My Well Balanced Life

BALANCE. Gosh that word can be annoying and is totally overused. People use it ALL THE TIME for everything in life. “I need more balance in my diet, fitness program, daily routine, spiritual life, family life, social media use, Pinterest obsession, insert any popular thing right here.” But what does it really mean? Do we…

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Why Pilates Is Your Insurance Policy

By My Well Balanced Life

“Oh, you teach Pilates? That’s great. I know I should try it, but I really don’t have time to fit it into my already busy workout schedule of running/CrossFit/cycling/lifting/yoga/golf/fill in the blank. I’m not really a Pilates person, you know?”   Yes. Yes, I do know. I hear it all the time. But here’s the…

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Hey Girl, Hey!

I’m Amanda! I’m a Pilates & Barre Master Trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Managing Director with Beautycounter, recently retired military wife, and mother of two very energetic boys.

I’ve given up the unrealistic notion of being awesome at everything and embraced the idea of just keeping the important stuff well balanced.

My life is not nearly as cool as my Pinterest boards, you guys. But I do try to live a healthy life and make better choices for my family. If you have any interest in doing the same, please stick around! Read More…

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This FREE guide makes it easy to incorporate small changes into your daily routine that will reduce your exposure to the most common toxins we're exposed to each day!

Grab this guide and you’ll also receive weekly tips about how to upgrade your beauty routine, recipes and fitness routine! No spam – just good ole fashioned awesomeness.