Monthly Archives: January 2015

Friday Favs: Fitness Apps

Hotel Gym1 Happy Friday!! Here we are almost a month out of starting New Year’s resolutions. Considering the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are related to losing weight, changing your diet or pumping some iron, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite healthy lifestyle apps. Here are a few of my favorite fitness apps that I use pretty much daily

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Fluffy Muffins: Carrot and Banana muffins

image1 Ever have a leftover in your fridge right on the brink of expiration and you’re desperately racking your brain for something to make? Well…for me, that it was carrots! I had bought shredded carrots for my Easy peasy Vegetable Lo Mein, but I still had quite a bit leftover. Solution? Carrot and Banana muffins! Sorry friends, I seem to be on a muffin binge these days, but I swear this recipe is different than my Oatmeal Banana Muffins.

Posted in Dishes, Eats & Drinks, Sides & Snacks

Weekly Mantra: Be Mindful.

Be Mindful. Even if your mind is full | Keep it Real Clean | Weekly Mantra Happy Sunday! Finally I’m gearing up to go back to work. Yayyy! Last night we went out to a place down the street from our house. It was the first time I had been out in 9 days. Very weird. Oh, btw…we were home by 10 (#wild). This week my weekly mantra is ultimately to Be Mindful. Its so easy to get caught up in the little things so this week I will make a very conscious effort to disconnect from outside stimuli…like instagram and twitter…when I should be

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Friday Favs: Around the home

KitchenAid mixer in ice | Friday Favorites | Keep it Real Clean Hi all! Happy Friday! Gosh, today is a much better day, but let’s skip the update for today. 😉 Because not sure about you, but I’m sick and tired…of hearing about being sick and tired. So back to the happy Friday! Since I spent a good portion of the week around my house I was thinking all about some of my favorites that make my home such a nice place to be. From my house to yours, here are my favorites from around the house!

Posted in Lifestyle & Travel, My life, Uncategorized

10 Things to do when sick in bed.

10 Things to do when sick in bed. |Keep it Real Clean Finally…after 6 days of feeling god-awful…I finally feel a little better. I can’t even imagine how horrible I would feel if I hadn’t been able to get a prescription early on. I also was super diligent about taking medication on a schedule that my doctor had given to me to adhere to which helped keep my fever down. With the exception of a few spotty times throughout the few days I wasn’t feeling too, too unbearable. I did however feel ridiculously bored for a good portion of the day.

Posted in Health & Fitness, Lifestyle & Travel, Uncategorized

Cook out sick?: 10 easy meals

10 Meals to cook when you're sick| Meals for your significant other to cook | Keep it Real Clean

Finally, I’m starting to feel a little bit more like myself. Hoping by tomorrow this cough will be gone and I can actually start to breathe at a real rate (Hooray for small victories!!). Throughout this week I’ve been completely of commission for cooking and thankfully my fiance has taken on the cooking duties. Typically, I make dinner every night that we cook at home. My meal planning is actually pretty intense…

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Weekly Mantra: Each day.

One day at a time | Weekly Mantra | Keep it Real Clean Good morning…ugh, kind of. I woke up yesterday morning with a fever of 103.1. Gross! I immediately called my doctor and got an appointment for the afternoon. I was super lucky to be able to get in and get a test to determine if I had just a terrible cold…or something more. Unfortunately, I tested positive for the flu. womp womp. Luckily, I was fortunate to still be in the beginning phase and qualified for Tamiflu which is useful for decreasing symptoms and the duration

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15 mins flat: DINNER’S READY!

Vegetarian Lo Mein | Keep it Real Clean Happy Thursday!! So, this recipe will hopefully be perfectly timed considering its Thursday and NO one wants to spend an hour in the kitchen cooking dinner. How about 15 minutes? Not too bad, right? NO WAY. Do it up. I found this recipe on Damn Delicious and I highlyyyyy recommend it. I made a few small modifications to the recipe, but the original posting can be found here!

Posted in Eats & Drinks, Uncategorized
Colleen O'Connor - Keep It Real Clean

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Hey! I'm Colleen and I'm a healthy lifestyle blogger living in Philadelphia, PA. Join me on this adventure to lead a healthier lifestyle including clean eating and fitness, all while enjoying the real world!

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