Hostess with the mostess…and stuff.

Toasted Baguette with Fresh Bruschetta

Well, good morning friends! So, now that we are actually kind of staying in one place for a bit, as in not traveling and bopping around every second we aren’t working, I’ve been getting back into fun apps at home. I love having friends over for a drink and an app before heading out on a Saturday night. The other week, we decided to have a few friends over before going out for a friend’s going away party. Since we knew we’d be going out to the bar we wanted to have something in our stomachs, but nothing too too

Back on track: Getting motivated!

Getting motivated!

Ohh this is awkward. Remember about a month and a half ago when I came back after an unexpected hiatus? And remember when I said, I was back and ready to go? Eh, turns out I hadn’t gotten it all out of my system just yet. But, now I’m back! This summer has been kooky. I was thinking once fall got under way and we got back into our normal swing of things I’d be back and ready to go….but it turns out the fall is looking just as busy! We are super fortunate to have good friends living nearby

Balanced and Bold: Meet Katie!

Hi Friends!! Happy Tuesday!!! Today I have another interview from my Balanced and Bold Series. Katie is from Greenville, South Carolina and is a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador. I’m so excited to share this with you all! I feel so fortunate to have been able to catch up with ladies from all over! I hope you enjoy “meeting” Katie today! After reading, be sure to hop over to Pickles2Pushups to read my interview with Katie. Hi Katie!! Welcome to Keep it Real Clean. Can you introduce yourself?    I am a Registered Dietitian in the Greenville, SC area.  I have my Personal

How to be the whitest girl on the beach.

Happy Tuesday all! Hope you are all enjoying every bit of the last month of summer. I, for one, definitely am. My fiance and I are down on the Jersey Shore with his family. We are staying just a short walk to the ocean (but an even shorter walk to an ice cream shop!) and its beautiful. We’re super fortunate to be able to join and to have the longest vacation we’ve ever had together! So, I’m not so sure this will be a news flash to anyone, but I’m pale. Like, snow white pale. So much so, that literally

Give it a break: Losing that all or nothing attitude.

Okay friends. I have been mulling over this post for months…no, I have been thinking about this post since I started Keep it Real Clean. Most people that I work with, alot of my good friends, and a good chunk of my family have no idea that I create as many people refer to it, a “food blog” or a “fitness blog”(…I prefer for Keep it Real Clean to be recognized as a Lifestyle blog…that includes food and fitness, but then again, those in my opinion should be a part of everyone’s lifestyle, but I digress…). Its not that I don’t

Hop to it! Core and Jump Rope HIIT Workout

Happy Thursday!! I am SOO excited that its finally Thursday! Tonight after work we are leaving to go to down the shore (Gosh, I’m soo Philly now that I’ve been here for almost 3 years ;)). We are going to be on vacation for ELEVEN DAYS. That’s amazing. We are both in major need of a vacation and some much needed downtime.   So, I understand vacation is all about a glass (or 4) of rose and munching snacks on the beach, but since we’re all amout some serious balance here I also like to incorporate a workout here and there! Working

Balanced and Bold: Meet Janelle!

Happy Tuesday!! Hope you all are having a lovely, lovely morning. I’m excited to share with you all the next blogger in these series! Janelle is a local blogger from Philadelphia. I was fortunate to be able to meet her through the lovely City Fit Girls group. Amazing how fitness can lead to friends! Add that to the list of benefits 😉 Okay! Let’s get to it! Welcome Janelle from Run with No Regrets! SO JANELLE! Welcome! Okay, first things first…Tell us about yourself. I’m Janelle, and I’ve been living in Philadelphia for nearly 11(!) years now.  My day job

Exhale! 5 Ways to Relax and De-stress

Let’s talk about stress. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be…(Salt’n’Peppa anyone?…oh no, it was stress? ;-)). Soooo, stress. Stress is something that everything can relate to. Stress effects every single person. Stress can be good, or bad, it can be a motivator, or a deterrent for action.

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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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