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The Quintanas, Week 18: More Than Experts

Coach and more: David with Danillo Villefort at American Top Team. Credit: Michelle Quintana
When we began the Healthy Families Challenge, we figured the experts we'd work with would be, well, experts.
We had no idea that we'd end u...
When we began The Healthy Families Challenge, we figured the experts would be, well, experts. We had no idea that we would end up with some of the coolest friends on the planet.

The Quintanas, Week 17: Of Milk and Man (and the Rest of Us, Too)

Look, it's 1-percent!! Credit: Nory Garcia
We started out as a crazy family of six, part "vegan," part vegetarian and part carnivore.
David, my hubby, was working out at a gym on a daily basis and I was clinging to any excuse I coul...
Three months into The Healthy Families Challenge, it's time to give you a recap of the ups and downs, as well as the scoop on where we are at. So, where are we?

Ginger-Honey Tofu Stir-Fry Rice Bowl

Ginger-Honey Tofu Stir-Fry Rice Bowl Serves 6 Recipe courtesy of Su-Nui Escobar, MS, RD/LD Ingredients: 1 ½ cups brown rice 4 tablespoon whole wheat flour 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon cay...

The Quintanas, Week 16: Wow, What a Meal!

Unfortunately, I think most people mistake healthy for lack of flavor and texture.
If that will keep me from having to share the food I just experienced tonight, then yes, I'm telling you all, it is true. I don't want to share. I want these ...
Unfortunately, I think most people mistake healthy for lack of flavor and texture.

The Quintanas, Week 15: Find Your Real Friends

We see your sideways glances. Credit: David Quintana
When you attempt, with some difficulty, to change something in your life, you find out who your real friends are.
As people around us found out about our participation in the Heal...
When you attempt, with some difficulty, to change something in your life, you find out who your real friends are.

The Quintanas, Week 14: Trial and Error

Seeing the light ... Credit: Michelle Quintana
Note to self: The fact that you like watching a sport does not mean you'll enjoy participating in it. Or, in my case: The fact that I enjoy watching a sport does not mean I possess ...
Note to self: The fact that you like watching a sport does not mean you'll enjoy participating in it.

The Quintanas, Week 12: Of Christmas Phobias (and Flans)

All dolled up in smaller-sized clothes! Credit: Star Soto
The holidays frighten me, but never like they have this year.
Whose bright idea was it to start the Healthy Families Challenge shortly before the holidays? No, seriously, I w...
Whose bright idea was it to start the Healthy Families Challenge shortly before the holidays? No, seriously, I want to know!

The Quintanas, Week 11: A Matter of the Heart is the Heart of the Matter ...

Daddy's Girl. Credit: Nory Garcia
I thought this was all about me and David, my hubby, and of course the kids -- but the Healthy Families Challenge is catching on.
It has encouraged those around me to join my quest for a fit family....
I thought this was all about me and David, but The Healthy Families Challenge is catching on.

The Quintanas, Week 10: Healthy Equals Easy -- and More Economical!

Finding the good, even in the deluge. Credit: David Quintana
Four children, a full-time job, community involvement and one very energetic, carefree husband can add up to one dizzy woman.
In truth, the Healthy Families Challenge has ...
Four children, a full-time job, community involvement and one very energetic, carefree husband can add up to one dizzy woman.

The Quintanas, Week 9: Gobble, Gobble, Gobble (We Did)

A wise pilgrim reading my post from last week might have said, "Pick up the pieces and don't skip a beat ... unless there are turkey and mashed potatoes to eat!" Thanksgiving was not the best time to try to right ourselves after a week of em...
A wise pilgrim reading my post from last week might have said, "Pick up the pieces and don't skip a beat ... unless there are turkey and mashed potatoes to eat!"

The Quintanas, Week 8: How Many Calories a Minute Does Stressing Out Burn?

This week was a long road (full of owies and carbs). Credit: Michelle Quintana
I knew this week was going to be another tough one. I just had no idea how tough.
I thought the Healthy Families Challenge might kick my butt, but I neve...
I knew this week was going to be another tough one. I just had no idea how tough.

The Quintanas, Week 7: Cartwheels and Confidence

So much to smile about! Credit: Victoria Michelle Quintana
It's amazing how far a little encouragement can go.
One morning about two weeks before beginning the Healthy Families Challenge, Chloe, my 9-year-old, and I were sitting in ...
It's amazing how far a little encouragement can go.

The Quintanas, Week 6: Twist, Turn, Tune Out

"Look what I can do!" Credit: David Quintana
I had a great misconception. I thought that yoga was just twisting and breathing. Boy, was I twisted! Developing a yoga practice is so much more than contorting your body into ...
I had a great misconception. I thought that yoga was just twisting and breathing.

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