Welcome to the New Healthful Bites

Thanks to Ryan at WP Site Care for helping to give my blog a fresh look! What does this new Wordpress-hosted look mean for the site? The same topics, but a new tagline and more, more, more. More fitness, more food, more fun and more FitFluential! I appreciate you for bearing with me as I took a hiatus during the transition. I feel like I have so much to share with you since we last spoke. I'm looking forward to catching up! There ...continue reading

January 2013 Workout Playlist

Well hello there! My apologies for the hiatus. A big blog makeover is in the works here! But while that’s brewing, why not share my current workout playlist? It’s packed with plenty of cheesy pop, a bit of rap and some dance music. Press play above to stream the mix on Spotify, or download them individually on iTunes below. Discover more of my greatest playlist hits here. “Troublemaker,” Olly Murs, ft. Flo Rida “On Top of the ...continue reading

5 Healthy Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

I’m really not a fan of people saying you’re “last-minute” shopping for Christmas unless it’s December 24, so we’re going to skip that phrase. It is cutting it a little close to buy gifts that need to be shipped, however. And this time of year, the malls get a little crazy, am I right? :) A computer emergency meant two trips to the mall-based Apple Store last Sunday and the traffic—on foot and on the ...continue reading

Top 12 Workout Songs of 2012

In an attempt to get with all of the 12/12/12 frenzy yesterday, I had a “Top 12 Workout Songs of 2012” playlist all set to go. Unfortunately, I ran into a few technical difficulties (thank goodness I’m planning to switch to Wordpress during my holiday vacation!), so I decided to take the tracks for a spin instead. Now I can vouch for the fact that this playlist rocks—it powered me through a 25:30 5K last night. I’ll take it after a busy ...continue reading

3 Happy Updates: FitFluential, Sweat Pink, Giveaway Winner and More!

1. Congratulations to our healthy holiday giveaway winner: Jenn! Please email me your mailing address at karlaswalsh@gmail.com and I’ll get your goodies in the mail ASAP! 2. I am honored to announce that I am now an ambassador for two amazing wellness groups: Sweat Pink and FitFluential (click on each name for more info). It was such a treat to learn that I was selected for both within a week—early Christmas gifts, I suppose! ...continue reading

Let’s Shop! Healthful Bites Holiday Gift Guide and Wish List

Finding the perfect “healthy” gift for the fit-minded folks on your list can be a daunting task. You don’t want to say, “Hey, hit the gym!” but you do want to find them something they will enjoy and use. These items strike that perfect balance of smart and splurge, and all are either A) items I own, love and recommend, or B) items that I would love to receive this year! My top 10 gift picks for the fitness ...continue reading