Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Self Challenge

I have several magazines that I read monthly. Some I subscribe to and others I pick up at the store when I see something that interests me.

I love Self, Health, Fitness, Shape for exercise, health and fitness tips and info, Vegetarian Times and Veg News for great recipes and products to try.

I have seen the Self Challenge several times, but I haven't ever participated. The great people at Self magazine recently contacted me about their Challenge and I wanted to pass along the info to you in case you wanted to participate!

As the warm months of the year approach, the desire to feel fit and fabulous increases along with the rising temperatures. Feeling the heat to step up your weight loss plan? Here’s the skinny on how to slim down for spring- join the 1.8 million women who have gotten fired up by taking the SELF Challenge!

Get Ready To…

1. Burn calories with your own customized step-by-step weight loss plan, including a workout program to help you shed inches off your body.

2. Firm up with an easy 8-step series of body trimming exercise moves found in the March issue of SELF Magazine.

3. Feel full but still shed pounds with The 20 Best Foods for Weight Loss. SELF has found the best foods to keep you satisfied and energized, without tipping the scale in the wrong direction.

4. Get and stay psyched with SELF’s tips on how to become inspired and continue to be motivated to reach your goal!

Get Set…

Grab a copy of the March issue of SELF or log onto to fully arm yourself with everything you need to know to defeat the SELF Challenge. In your arsenal, you will have created your own personal workout plan, you will know how to eat your way slim, and how to get amped up to reach your goal!


Log on and join in on the SELF Challenge to slim down for spring!

The wonderful people at SELF have sent me a T-shirt and a stretchy band for resistance training for one lucky reader to win!

To enter:

Go to and check out their site and come back and tell me your favorite feature.

Bonus Entries:
1) Become a follower of my blog - leave me a comment

2) Tweet about this giveaway: I hope I win the @Selfmagazine prize pack from Feeling Fit With Dana @Danamoritz

5) Blog about this giveaway - leave me a link so I can check it out!

One Winner will be chosen on April 10 by The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a second chance drawing will be held! Good luck to you!

Discussion: What are your favorite magazines? Do you participate in the Self challenge?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Goodbye Detergent Original Spaghetti Scrubs

Spring is in the air and with it comes spring cleaning. I just want to go on the record. I hate to clean. I will avoid it as long as possible and do anything else that is more fun (which is anything in my opinion).

So, when I saw Goodbye Detergent spaghetti scrubs, I was intrigued. If I can find something that will make my cleaning life easier, then I'm all for it. The wonderful people at Goodbye Detergent sent me a couple of these scrubs to try!

The great thing about these scrubs is that you don't have to add cleaner to them. It's already there. Just wet and get to scrubbing.

Last week I had to clean a rental house. Usually most of our renters have not been horrible about leaving the house filthy. We didn't get so lucky with this one. The shower was disgusting. I'm fairly certain that it hadn't been cleaned ever. There was a handful of razor covers in one corner, red, gold, green and black mold. UGH! So, I tackled it with everything but the kitchen sink. The scrubs really did help! I was so surprised when it came clean. I also used the scrubs on the stovetop. I can't talk about it. It was that bad. We did the best we could with the scrubs and then had to get a razor blade scraper to get all the gunk off.

The scrubs come in long sheets and you are thinking - what in the world is that? In fact, the boys were trying to figure out what it was and a scrubby was not on their list of guesses!!! These scrubs are made from corn cobs and peach pits. For tough jobs, like the shower, you can add a little cleaner to them, but you really don't need a lot.
After you wet them, this is what they look like. You just get to scrubbing! When you are done cleaning, just hang it over the faucet and it dries completely. No stinky smell, and they will last for months. I love that it will save on cleaners and it is better for the environment.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Fit Club Monday!

It's another Monday! Do you dread Mondays, or are you like me and look forward to a new week and a clean slate?

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Sun Dried Tomato and Chick Pea Salad
Linda's Kitchen by Linda McCartney

A garlicky dressing and the sweet-sharpness of cooked red onion in vinegar give this unusual salad memorable qualities. Serve with warm pita bread as a light lunch dish or a first course.

1/2 small red onion, infely chopped
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 can (16 oz) chick peas (garbanzo beans) drained
1/3 cup diced sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or tarragon
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil, add the onion and cook 30 seconds. Drain and toss with the white wine vinegar.
Mix together with the red wine vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and gradually whisk in the oil. Toss the chick peas, sun dried tomatoes and onion with the dressing and let marinate 1 hour.
Add the chopped parsley or tarragon and lemon juice, toss to mix and serve at room temperature.

Discussion: Do you choose one body part to work on at a time, or do you prefer to work your whole body. I like to focus on one body part. Right now it is my rear-end. Swimsuit season is coming, time to firm up the fanny!
Congratulations to GEM ( comment #17) for winning the Mrs. Renfro's Salsa! Whoo-hoo! You are going to LOVE it! I'll be back to announce the winner of the Jenulence Mineral Makeup as soon as I get a return email!
Don't forget to enter the other contests: Function Drinks and Parma! More exciting reviews to come this week!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Food Revolution!

How did you do with the pushup challenge yesterday? I got all 100 in. A few of you let me know on facebook how you were doing. I loved it! That was a lot of fun and I can't wait until next Friday to see if you all are up to the challenge again! Be sure to friend me on facebook and twitter if you want! We can all post how we are doing on Friday's. It'll be fun!

Did any of you watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution last night? It was the 2nd week and luckily they showed both episodes back to back. I DVR'd them and watched the first one last night and the second one this morning! I am loving this show. It is hard to watch at times, but I live in an area that is similar to Huntington WV. Missouri is not a health state either. I know that if we all work together to spread the word about health, we can make changes. Even if it is one person at a time, it is so worth it. I really wish that I had known what I know now when I was raising my kids. They are all grown now, but I would've done so many things differently. But, I can't focus on that now. I must focus on now. I can lead by example, they are learning from me still and I love that. This is the first generation that will not live as long as their parents. It's really sad and so easy to change. I know that I will be teaching Madelyn how to be her healthiest! She will know what a potato and tomato along with all the other fruits and veggies are!

With my Beachbody biz, it is so wonderful to help people change their unhealthy habits! It is the best part of my job and I truly mean that from the bottom of my heart!

Don't forget about April's Slim and Shake Challenge! 30 days of Slim in 6 workouts and Shakeology. Now, you can still participate if you don't have either one, I wouldn't leave you out, but you will get great results with these!!!! Please let me know if you want more info. I'm happy to get you a sample of Shakeology.

I always made my kids eat the school lunches. It was too much work to prepare their lunches and I really thought that they were getting a good meal. Boy, was I wrong.... today so many of the schools rely on processed foods. I didn't realize just how much.

Discussion: What do you think is the best/worst about our school systems breakfast and lunch programs?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Follow and Friday Challenge!

It's Finally Friday! Brian is going to a buddies night, so I am hosting a Girls Night In! Some of my high school girlfriends are coming over and we are going to make pizza and watch movies and just have a good time. We always do! I love that we are still in touch and get together! We get together for birthdays and that usually means once a month. It's so much fun!

I'm going to start a new Friday Challenge. Don't worry, it won't be too hard :) Every Friday it will be something different. Might be food or water related, might be exercise related. Could be organization or writing..... whatever strikes my fancy. But, I will be doing it with you!

Today's Challenge will be to do 100 push-ups. These can be spread out throughout the day or more power to you if you can knock them all out at once. I was in a push-up challenge a few years ago for one month to do as many push-ups as possible each day. I got to where I would stop and do 20 pushups every time I thought about it. Not only did I build up my strength, but my arms were looking great! You can do these on your knees, on your toes or against the wall. However you can get them in! Yes, your arms will probably be sore on Sat., but you will feel great knowing you got it done!

Be sure to post and let me know that you got them done!!

It's Friday Follow!!!

MckLinky Blog Hop

This Week's Friday Follow Sponsor:

Discussion: Do you still get together with your old friends? What are some fun things you do?

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Sorry I didn't get a post done yesterday. Wednesday's I have my sweet grandbaby and I spend the whole day just lovin' her up! We had a great day, but I didn't have much time to be online and especially to get anything written.

I've been a little out of whack, as I like to call it. Just feeling out of sorts. It's been going on for a while, probably leftover from Brian's accident. Not feeling depressed, just not on the top of my game. My diet is off, my workouts are not as fun, things just aren't right. I think when I hurt my back, I spiraled down a slippery slope and now I'm trying to crawl back out of it. It's so hard to stay on track when you are feeling good. I'm sure many of you have been in the place and know what I am talking about. So, I'm pulling up my big girl panties and getting back on track - STARTING TODAY!

I've let my journaling go, so I got my cute notebook out this morning and started it again. It was pretty hit and miss. Last entry was Feb 26th. Not good.
I've been eating out too much lately too. This is not good either. Even though I order as healthy as possible (most of the time), I know that at restaurants, you get larger portions, more calories than you think and I tend to eat more.

I'm telling you all this so you can help me to stay on track and get back to my healthy habits all the time. I've done good with my workouts this week. Worked out every day so far and I have a workout buddy group that is coming over and this will help me to stay on track here.
I'm going to get my cookbooks out and plan my meals. I am a true believer in - IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL! So, planning my meals is key!
I want to be on track for my April Slim and Shake Challenge. This gives me a few days to get a head of the game! It isn't time to let things slide just because I am going to do a challenge for April. It doesn't mean it is a free for all. Start now. Don't wait!

One of my favorite healthy meals this week has been bruschetta! Nothing better and I got some Parma to try! Parma is a dairy free, parmesean cheese sub. It is soooo good. The wonderful people at Eat in the Raw sent me the original and the Chiptole Cayenne. Oh my, this is the bomb! I'm in love with it!

I have been putting it on all kinds of things, homemade pizza, eggs, salsa, popcorn, you name it, I'm sprinkling it!
Eat in the Raw has been kind enough to host a giveaway! YEAH!!! I have an original and a chiptole cayenne to give to 5 lucky readers! WHOO-HOO!!!

To enter:

Head over to Eat in the Raw's website, check out the great products and recipes and come back and let me know what you would make if you win!

Extra Entries:
1) Become a follower of my blog - leave me a comment
2) Become a fan of Parma! Vegan Parmesean on Facebook - leave me a comment
3) Blog about this giveaway, be sure to leave a link!
4) Grab my button for your blog - give me the link so I can check
5) Tweet or facebook about this giveaway: I hope I win the Eat in the Raw Parma giveaway from @Danamoritz -
You must do the original entry to be eligible for the extra entries. Winner will be chosen on April 5, by Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a second chance drawing will be held! Good luck!
Bruschetta recipe:
1 pc bread of choice ( I use spelt bread)
spread with hummus (Sabra brand red pepper hummus is really good!)
olive tapenade
tomatoes or bruschetta tomatoes
sprinkle with Parma! Vegan Parmesean ( I LOVE the chiptole cayenne for a little spice)
You can also add some Sheese!

I toast my bread first, then put the ingredients on and then place under the broiler for just a minute or so. I like to eat it hot! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Function Drinks

I have been so excited to try Function Drinks. Function Drinks have a line of physician created beverages that are geared towards losing weight, increasing energy and detoxing.

From their website:

Light Weight helps curb sugar cravings and boosts your metabolism.

Urban detox helps to support healthy lungs and sinuses and aids liver cleansing. It can also be a hangover remedy.

Alternative Energy provides sustained time release energy up to 6-8 hours.

Function Drinks come in many flavors. The most popular in our house was Blueberry Raspberry and Peach Mango, and Acai Grape.

The drinks are not heavy, they taste good and my sons loved them. Nick, Jake and Chase immediately tried them and Nick has been back for several more tries :) I caught him opening them up to smell them to see if he wanted to taste them. Luckily, I was able to stop him before he got them all opened. He has loved just about all of them. We had guests over for dinner on Sunday and the girls saw them and wanted to try a couple. Caroline loved the acai pomegrante and Camille enjoyed the acai grape! My favorite was the Citrus Prickly Pear. It was just a little sweet and tangy at the same time! Brian liked the Strawberry Guava!

I like the fact that these are physician developed. I also like feeling that some research was done and thought was actually put into it. Many of the vitamin drinks have been done and done again.

According to the website, Function Drinks seal means that they are comitted to:

Producing products that reflect our latest understanding health, science and physiology.
Constantly evaluating and updating our products to reflect health innovations or breakthroughs.
Developing products founded in mainstream, proven clinical science

Creating products with the highest quality natural ingredients used by doctors everyday.

You can try these and know that you are getting a good tasting alternative to water. Water is my go-to drink as always, but every now and again I like something with a little flavor.

Be advised that the Light Weight drinks do have artificial sweeteners in them. I try to avoid this as much as possible. so, just be aware.

Many celebrities are fans of this drink: Lauren Conrad, Madonna, Fergie and Drew Barrymore are just a few!

Check out the funtion blog. Lots of great tips and you can even sign up for the 30 tips in 30 days! Have them delivered directly to your inbox.
I have 4 bottles (unopened!) to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter:

Head over to Function Drinks and tell me what flavor you'd like to try!

Extra entries:
1) Become a follower of my blog, leave me a comment!

2) Tweet or facebook about this giveaway: I hope I win the @FunctionDrinks giveaway from @Danamoritz -

3) Become a fan of Function Drinks on facebook

4) Become a follower of Function Drinks on twitter

You must do the original entry to get the extra entries! Winner will be chosen on April 2 by The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If I don't hear back, then a second chance drawing will be held. Be sure to leave me a way to email you!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Slim and Shake Challenge

It's another Fit Club Monday! I love having my Fit Club on Mondays, it's a fresh start to a new week. A chance to wipe the slate clean and begin again!

I am going to be hosting a Slim and Shake Challenge. This will be 30 days of working out and using Shakeology. I will be using Slim in 6. I feel that this is the most effective workout for women. I will be following the workout for 30 days as scheduled and using Shakeology for atleast one meal. I think the results will be outstanding! If you want to join in, please let me know and I will email you the details. I am going to start on April 1!!! You will need to take your before/after measurements and weight, before and after photos and be willing to share your results with me so I can post it here. I will NOT be posting anyone's weight or measurements, just the results! I hope you will join in!

Shakeology® - this is the real deal. Ask me for a sample!

Check it out at

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right to your door! Also with Home Direct, you get free shipping and a free workout and shaker cup! This works out to be $4 per day. You would spend that much going through the drive-thru for a meal, or a speciality coffee at Starbucks. Why not spend your money wisely and get ALL the nutrients you need for the day.

23 vitamins and minerals.

It's like eating:
10 cups cauliflower
4 cups broccoli
4 cups mushroms
4 cups radishes
3 cups lettuce
1 cup peas
7 carrots
3 raw onions

Ask me how you can save 25% on Shakeology!

Beachbody is offering a great special to go with this challenge: Purchase Shakeology and get the new, updated Slim in 6 for 25% off! Purchase Now


Vegan Express by Nava Atlas

Chana Masala
4 Servings

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 - 15 oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1-2 tsp garam masala or good-quality curry powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp. grated fresh or jarred ginger
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro, or to taste
Salt to taste
hot cooked grain (rice, quinoa, couscous) optional

1. Heat the oil in a wide skillet. Add the onion and saute until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to saute until the onion is golden.
2. Add the chickpeas, garam masala, turmeric, ginger, tomatoes and lemone juice and about 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer, then cook over med-low heat for 10 mins stirring frequently. This should be moist and stewlike, but not soupy, add a little more water if needed.
3. Stir in the cilantro and season with salt. Serve on its own in shallow bowls or over a hot cooked grain, if desired.

Menu suggestions
1) omit the option of aplain cooked grean, serve with curried cashew couscous (recipe on page 93)
2) if you choose to serve this with a plain cooked grain, as suggested int eh recipe, compelte the meal with fresh flatbread and Fruitful Red Slaw ( page 177)
3) If time allows, make Apricot Chutney (page 225) as an accompaniment with any menu

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rest, Relax and Recharge?

Wow, Mother Nature has hit us with a sucker punch :) 6-8 inches of snow and it's still coming down. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 50! Come on Sunshine! We were just walking the dog on Friday with beautiful weather..... go figure. That's way the weather is in Missouri, if you don't like it, just wait 24 hours and it will change.

It is very pretty out though, here's a photo looking out my front door. Now, I took this yesterday well before we got tons of snow.
Last night we went out to our friends house for some good food and a movie. We watched Zombieland. It was an odd movie, but I enjoyed it! the food was great and the company even better!

Today will be a day of cleaning and cooking. I'm planning on beans and cornbread for dinner. Brian loves the cornbread from Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet cookbook, so I'll make it and I am wanting some jalapeno cornbread. So, I'll be looking for a great recipe to use.

I'm going to be doing a 3 day Shakeology Cleanse starting tomorrow. I'll be documenting my results here and using my beloved flip camera for some updates as well. Several of my friends have tried this cleanse and have gotten really good results. From 3 lbs and several inches to 10 lbs lost in 3 days. Crazy! It is light on calories, so we'll just have to see how I do with my workouts and whether I'll have to make a few adjustments. I'll post the whole cleanse tomorrow.

Today is a day of rest for me. I love taking one day per week off. No working out, no real work, I try to just spend time with my family and taking it fairly easy. Do you try to do this once per week? I really feel that it is so important. For my soul, my body and my mind. I used to even take the full day off from the computer as well. Haven't been as dedicated to that lately. I'm a bit addicted to the computer and internet.....

What do you do to rest, relax and recharge?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First day of spring!

I am so ready for warmer weather. Being in San Antonio last week didn't help much either. It was warm, I was rockin' the flip flops and pedicure! Today is the first day of spring and I was so hoping for a great day (had one yesterday - 70 and sunny), but we woke up to 32* and rain/sleet. We are supposed to get up to 6 inches of snow before it is all over. I'm hoping that the weathermen are wrong!

With Spring here, it is bringing us closer to bathing suit season. UGH! That statement frightens most women. So, I am going to really ramp up the workouts, clean up the diet and increase my water intake.

It's also time to get some spring cleaning done. I'll have to clean one of the rental houses first. Have to get it rented quickly! Then I can tackle my house. I'm not a fan of cleaning, but I'll get the whole family to help out. I know that I'll be glad when it is done. I have a new product to try and will be doing a review of it soon! Goodbye Detergent Spaghetti Scrubs!

Do you make any changes to get ready for spring and summer? I'm always looking for good tips!

I'm trying a new way to comment, hope it works. This will be the test! Hoping it makes it easier and I will be able to respond to your comments!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ayla's Herbal Water and Friday Follow

I know that most people talk about how hard it is to drink water. This usually isn't a problem for me, but sometimes I just want something with a little flavor.

Did you know that you should be drinking 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water daily? There are a few recommendations, minimum of 64 ounces and a maximum of 100 ounces. How are you doing according to this scale? I usually get around 60 - 80 oz.

I was so excited when I discovered Ayla's Herbal Water! Ayla's is just water with no calories, no artifical anything and usually essential oils added to flavor the water. Zero preservatives There are some very exotic flavors. My favorites were Cinnamon Orange Peel, Lemongrass Mint Vanilla, and Lavender Mint. They were all good, those were just my faves!

It is a nice change of pace to have something with a little flavor during the day. I do recommend that you not drink them with your meal unless you are coordinating the flavors :)

You can find Ayla's Herbal Water near you or make your purchase online.

Follow Ayla's Herbal Water on Facebook and Twitter.

It's another Friday Follow! This is so much fun, if you are not participating you should be. I am finding some great blogs!

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Friday Follow Sponsor:
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I wanted to update on my P90X/Insanity journey. I'm still doing my workouts. I am not lifting as heavy as I would like, but with the back still acting up on occasion I'm a little afraid to push it just yet. I skipped Insanity on Monday and did Cardio X instead. It's not as jarring. I'm so ready to get back into it, but if my back hurts today after my Insanity workout, I'll probably bag the Insanity part and just go with the X and X+ workouts this round. I am also thinking of adding in some Slim in 6 in the mornings. Still having my Shakeology every day. I love this stuff. My energy level is up, my hair and nails are better than ever! I have a Shakeology 3 day cleanse if anyone is interested in getting more info - let me know. Great way to jump-start that weight loss!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jenulence - Pure, Fresh and Natural

I have been a big Bare Escentuals girl for a LONG time. I know that no matter what, I won't go back to liquid foundation. Just not the same. I have tried several other mineral makeup brands and have been disappointed every time UNTIL NOW!

Jenulence is GREAT! I have had the wonderful opportunity to try these products and I am a believer! The coverage is good, the colors are beautiful and I love it! I'm a Jenulence girl now!

I am using the mineral foundation in beige, blush in plum, and the eye shadow in ice cream and dark brown. I love them all.

Jenulence products are cruelty free and their motto is "If you can't eat it, don't use it on your skin" They are also a signer with the The Compact for Safe Cosmetics.

Jenulence products are reasonably priced and you can get sample kits and trials to try out!! I have found that mineral makeup lasts a lot longer than liquid foundation or other make-up.
I have a promotional coupon for you to use to save 20% off your order.

Coupon code: CARD215
It gives 20% off entire order and it expires on 04/30/10


I am blessed to be able to offer you a giveaway of a mineral makeup gift set! This set includes:

1 mineral foundation
1 blush
2 eye shadows

In order to be entered into the giveaway head over to Jenulence and let me know what colors you would choose should you win!

Extra Entries:
1) Become a fan of Jenulence on Facebook
3) Join the Jenulence newsletter: enter on the website, left hand side toward the bottom
4) Become a follower of my blog
5) Tweet or facebook about this giveaway: I hope I win the Jenulence mineral makeup giveaway from @Jenulence and @Danamoritz at Feeling Fit With Dana!

You MUST do the original entry to be eligible for the extra entries. Please leave a comment for each entry and be sure that I can get in touch with you if you are the winner. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification or I will do a second chance drawing. Winner will be chosen on March 28 by!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mrs. Renfro Salsa

In San Antonio we got to try a lot of salsa. I love salsa and usually eat some every week. I was so grateful to be able to try Mrs. Renfro's salsas! They are very tasty!! I received Black Bean Salsa ( my fave!), Raspberry Chipotle, Tequila and Mild Chow Chow. We have been enjoying these salsas for the last week or so.

Black Bean is soo good. It's not too spicy, but has great flavor. I loved it with my "cheese sauce". It made a great snack.

Raspberry Chipotle is a sweet salsa and is great as a sauce as well. I like it on tofu! Brian liked it on his chicken.

Tequila is a just as good. I like it plain with tortilla chips!

Mild Chow Chow is just good! I love to put it on beans and rice. My grandma used to make the best chow chow and this is close to it!! Hard to beat Grandma's!

Mrs. Renfro's has been in business for 70 years and they are hosting a recipe contest to celebrate! Enter today for your chance to win salsa for a year!

Be sure to follow Renfro Foods on facebook and twitter!

Tequila Sunrise Fish Tacos
This recipe was developed for Renfro Foods by Carol Ritchie!

Carol's Commentary:
I love tacos of all kinds, especially fish tacos! Enhanced with a double dose of Mrs. Renfro's Tequila Salsa, these tacos are delicious for dinner with a salt-rimmed margarita, or even for breakfast with a champagne-and-freshly-squeezed-orange-juice mimosa.

•1 cup Mrs. Renfro's Tequila Salsa
•1 tablespoon olive oil
•1 pound tilapia fish fillets
•8 corn tortillas, warmed
•1/2 cup cole slaw mix
In a shallow bowl, mix 1/2 cup Mrs. Renfro's Tequila Salsa with olive oil. Add fish fillets, turn to coat, and marinate for 10 minutes. Grill over medium heat for 4 minutes per side, until fish is cooked through. Place slices of fish into tortillas, garnish with cole slaw, and spoon remaining salsa on top.

Renfro Foods has been generous enough to giveaway salsa to you! One lucky reader will win 4 salsas of your choice!

How to enter:

Head over to Renfro Foods and find the 4 salsa's you'd like to win. Come back and leave me a comment. This will be the 4 that you will win!

Extra entries:

1) Follow Renfro Foods on facebook and/or twitter - leave me a comment
2) Become a follower of my blog - leave me a comment
3) Tweet or facebook about this giveaway: I hope I win the Mrs. Renfro salsa from @Renfro Foods and @Danamoritz, Feeling Fit With Dana - leave me a comment
4) Blog about this giveaway on your blog! Be sure to leave a link so I can check it out!
5) Grab my button for your blog - leave me a comment

You must do the original entry in order to get the extra entries! Good Luck to you!
Winner will be chosen by on March 27. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email ( be sure I know how to get in touch with you!) or a second chance drawing will be held!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

vacation fun

We are back from our vacation and boy, I'm tired. A bit cranky too! I'm going to get a workout in this morning and get myself in a better mood.

We had a blast in San Antonio and are ready to plan our next trip! WE went with friends and it was our first trip in the camper. LOVED IT!!!!!

We visited the Riverwalk, Tower of America, the Mexican Market, Farmer's Market, went to the San Antonio Rampage hockey game, Fredricksburg, the oldest Cathedral in the US, the Alamo and ate some good food and some not so good food!

Brian and I had planned on doing the Segway tour, when we got there and Brian tried it out, he decided that his legs just weren't up for it, so Craig and Hermina took off on the tour and Brian and I went to the Alamo. When they got back, they told Brian that there was no way he could've done it, so I'm glad that we didn't go. Nothing worse than getting out there and having to walk all the way back. We did get to try them out in the store and it was fun. I picked it up pretty quickly, but of course, I was in the store.

I took my workout videos and had the best of intentions, but didn't do one of them! We did a lot of walking though, and I am okay with it. I'll just repeat this week of the workout rotation and go on. Do your best and forget the rest as Tony Horton says!

I loved the sun! It was in the 70's and 80's while we were there and the sun was out every day. It's hard to come home to the 40's and overcast weather. I'm freezing. I think it means that I need to move to a warmer climate!

I'm ready for the next trip - anyone have any good suggestions on where to go? We are thinking ocean next, Ahhhh, I can't wait!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Turbo Fun!

It's another Fit Club Monday! Today I am highlighting the workout that got me started! This is my favorite workout of all! Turbo Jam is just so fun, you don't even realize that you are working out. The music comes on and you just have to get up and move!

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Today's Fit Club Recipe:

I got some of the best looking kale and swiss chard at the farmer's market in San Antonio. YUM!!! I'll be topping my Dragon Bowl with some Organicville salad dressing. You can also use soy sauce, a little vegannaise, nutritional yeast, any salad dressing or some hot sauce!

Dragon Bowl - Vegan a Go-Go by Sarah Kramer

1 cup brown rice
2 cups kale, chopped
2 medium carrots, grated
2 green onion stalks, chopped
1 cup frim tofu, cubed
dressing or sauce of your choice

Cook rice in a large pot (you'll need the txtra space for the veggies) When rice is done, turn off heat and place kale, carrots, onion and tofu on top of rice. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Prepare your dressing or sauce. Assemble each serving bowl with equal parts rice, kale, carrots, onions and tofu. Top with dressing or sauce. Makes 2 servings.

I truly believe that if you don't like working out, you just haven't found the right workout. Have you found your favorite yet? If not, keep looking, it's out there!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Most of you know that I am a Beachbody coach. I really love my job! It is so much fun to help other people get in shape and get healthy! It inspires me to do my best to stay in shape and healthy too!

While on vacation this week, I haven't done my workouts ( I brought them with the best of intentions), but we have walked everyday and I am okay with that. I think my back will be ready to go when I get home.

If you see the infomericals on TV for any of the Beachbody products and would like more info or want to order, please order from my website - Missouri Fit Club. I can then be your coach (for free) and help you get the best results. If you want to just have me be your coach, then sign up for the free account! It really does help if you have someone in your corner working to help you stay motivated, on track and answer any questions you might have.

Don't forget about WOWY (Work Out With You), the online super gym. As a free member, you can log any workout (doesn't have to be a Beachbody workout), upload a photo and you will have a chance to win money or other cool prizes (ipods, camera or camcorders) every day! This is fun, you can see everyone else working out at the same time and we could even work out together :)

So, head over and get signed up for the free account and let's all get in shape together!

Last day of vacation today and we are heading out to the farmer's market. I'll be posting some of the photos and details of the trip soon! We've had a blast, saw the hockey game last night. It was so much fun!!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fresh Wave

Good Morning! We are traveling and it has been so much fun, but my internet has been scarce to say the least. So sorry that I went MIA!

We are using our camper and loving every minute of it. I was so blessed to be able to try out Fresh Wave's products! I put the gel in the camper before we left. Brian walked in and noticed that it smelled better. No stale odors here please! The gel isn't over powering or too "girly" smelling, just very nice and fresh.

We workout in the basement. It can get smelly down there just from being a basement, but when you throw in some sweaty bodies, ooh, it can smell pretty ripe. So, I put the pearl packs down there and it is nice also. Again, it isn't overpowering, but I like that. I don't like heavy smells. This is just right.

Fresh Wave has so many great products. Candles, pearl packs, gels, sprays, anything you could possibly want to keep your home smelling fresh. The best part of Fresh Wave products is the fact that they are all natural, you don't have to worry about leaving them out, even around your pets! No harmful chemicals are used. Be sure to check them out today.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sad day for us

*****Sad Post Alert!******

It's a sad day for us today. Our cute little Daisy dog died yesterday. We had the whole family over for dinner last night, all the kids were here and Daisy just laid down and died. I am glad that she didn't suffer, but we are all so sad. Roxy was just going crazy at the door and as soon as Jake went outside, she ran right over to Daisy. It was too late, there was nothing we could do. So, we buried her in the backyard. She loved being outside and loved her yard. Daisy was 15 years old and I knew that she was probably not gonna live much longer, but I was shocked. Roxy and I are really sad today!

I'll be back tomorrow with a more upbeat post and a product review!

Monday, March 8, 2010

What to do after P90X?

It's Fit Club Monday! Most people have seen the infomercial for P90X! It's a great workout and I have done it 3 times with great results! I am now doing a hybrid version of X/Insanity. Boy, it's hard, but I am loving it! If you have done P90X, you probably wonder, what do I do now? If you want to start over again - do it! Your results will just continue to come, but if you are looking for something new, check out Tony Horton's One on One.

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Fit Club Monday Recipe:

Guilt Free Fries from The Skinnygirl Dish by Bethenny Frankel
Potatoes are a starchy vegetable, but they are still a nutrient-dense vegetable, so I'm including this semmingly decadent but actually good-investment recipe for fries. Skip the fast food and make these at home. You'll be glad you did.

Serves 4
4 baking potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika

1. Preheat theoven to 425* F. Cut the potatoes into wedges or strips, leaving the skins on. Toss them with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange them in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with the paprika.

2. Bake for 25-45 mins or until the potatoes are crisp. Serve hot.

Use-what you have variations:

Variation 1 - instead of baking potatoes try: Yukon Gold, Sweet potatoes or yams or fingerling potatoes cut in half

Variation 2 - instead of olive oil, try any other cooking oil

Variation 3 - instead of salt, try any seasoning salt

Variation 4 - instead of paprika try: garlic powder, ground cumin, chopped fresh herbs, cinnamon (for sweet potato option), any seasoning mix .

Make today your Fit Club Monday - push play, workout, dance around to the workout song of the day. Just MOVE!!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Brown Paper Packages!

Head over to Brown Paper Packages and check out the great giveaway Sarah has going on. b.happy bags! I love these re-usable tote bags. They are just so darned cute and they are machine washable! Perfect!!!

I have several re-usable shopping bags, mostly from Whole Foods with a couple from Trader Joe's! If you have a Trader Joe's near you - you are a lucky person! Be sure to check them out. One of my all-time fave stores!!! Went to one in CA a couple of years ago and it was great and the people working there were so nice. I was having such a hard time deciding which re-usable bag I wanted, that he gave me both of them :) I use them all the time for everything!

So, go to Brown Paper Packages, get entered for the giveaway and follow as well, Sarah always has great giveaways of her favorite things!

Friday, March 5, 2010

sleeping on the weekend

It's Finally Friday! YEAH!! I'm not sure why I'm so excited about Friday this week, I have such a busy weekend coming up. We are getting one of our rental properties ready to put on the market and we'll be painting all weekend. But, it is the weekend. So, YAY!!!

Do you change up your routine just because it is the weekend? I try to stick with my normal routine of workout, eating and water, but I just seem to have more fun on the weekend. Since I work from home, it doesn't make much of a difference for me. I do know that when I had an office job, it was completely different!

I think it is so important to get our sleep into a good routine. Even on the weekends, you should go to sleep at the same time and wake at the same times. You can vary a little, but getting out of my routine can affect me for days. Last weekend, my father-in-law, Bill, was in the hospital. I stayed overnight with the in-laws on Friday night and didn't get much sleep at all (about 2 hours), boy talk about a crabby patty!!!! I am still trying to get caught up on my sleep from that night.

So, even though it is the weekend, be sure to stick as close as possible to your sleep routine. A good night's rest is important :

The Harvard Women’s Health Watch suggests six reasons to get enough sleep:

1) Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.

2) Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.

3) Safety: Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.

4) Mood: Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.

5) Cardiovascular health: Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.

6) Disease: Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer.

I do know that when I do get enough sleep, I feel better, I look better and Brian will certainly tell you that I am easier to get along with :)

It's Friday Follow!!!!

This is my 3rd week to participate in Friday Follow. This is a lot of fun and a great way to find some great blogs and people!

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If you are new to Feeling Fit With Dana, I'm glad you stopped by and hope that you will enjoy what you find here. I like to focus on being healthy and will include healthy recipes (usually vegetarian) and we always have Fit Club Mondays. I have a workout song of the day that you can turn on and dance around! I also do product reviews and host giveaways on occasion! So, take a moment and look around. Be sure to get to bed on time, no staying up too late on Friday Follow!