April 1, 2017

Live Well: April

Welcome to this installment of the Live Well series provided by my very own sister, Lindsay Wampler. I may be a traveling expat athlete, but I really haven't explored the health and fitness aspects of that world on this website - which is where Lindsay comes in. 

Lindsay is a 28-year-old occupational therapy grad student in Southern California and health and fitness coach. Her family consists of her wonderful husband, Justin, two dogs, and two cats. They both strive to live well through healthy eating and exercising, and I am very thankful that Lindsay is happy to share her expertise with us each month! 

Be sure to check back the first of each month to see what Lindsay's Live Well advice is, and please feel free to share her wisdom with your family and friends!


April showers bring May flowers! Pop out the umbrellas and enjoy making your home bright and cheery this spring! Who is partaking in Spring Cleaning this April??? Comment below with your best Spring Cleaning tips and tricks!

Beverage Boost

Enjoy the tastes of spring with this mocktail:

Berry Spritzer
Serves 2

Handful of blackberries and/or raspberries
1 lime's' juice*
1 Tbsp. agave
Club soda, to taste

Muddle or puree berries. Mix all together and choose amount of club soda according to taste. Cheers!

*Or 1 drop of Young Living Vitality Lime Essential Oil

Workout of the Month

Healthy Eating Recipe

Serves 4

1 spaghetti squash (recipe only calls for half of insides; freeze other half for later)
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. frozen corn, thawed
1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lime's juice*
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash outside of spaghetti squash and place whole squash on baking sheet; cook for 50 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes, then cut in half. Take out seeds first and discard. Then scrape out squash flesh into spaghetti strands and place aside. Freeze half of mixture and keep other half for casserole. In large skillet, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and red bell pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Add spices (cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt, and pepper) and saute 1 more minute. Then add beans, corn, and cilantro; stir to combine. Add 1 lime's juice* and stir. In same skillet, add in half of spaghetti squash and stir to combine. Add any more salt and pepper, if desired.

Preheat oven to broil. Pour mixture into 8x8 or larger baking dish. Top with cheese. Place under broiler until cheese melts and becomes browned.


*Instead of using 1 lime's juice, you can substitute 4-5 drops (depending on preference) of Young Living's Lime Vitality Essential Oil.

Essential Oils Mixology

Diffuse this aroma to get you jet-powered to Spring Clean!!!

Energy Boost
4 drops Lemon essential oil
4 drops En-R-Gee essential oil

Fill home diffuser with distilled water. Add essential oils. Voila!

About the Author

My name is Lindsay and I once was a Swagerty, too, but I now am a Wampler. I am a Christ-lover and am disciplined to live the life of my dreams! I suck at traveling because I am scared to fly, but I love to explore the cities around me and build a home I love to spend time in. I am a wife, mother of fur babies, occupational therapy graduate student, online health and fitness coach, and a sharer of my love for essential oils! I am also a lover of all things Disney!

You can find me on Facebookmy group page, and Instagram or reach me directly through my email at lindsayannwampler[at]gmail[dot]com. I would love to hear from you!

Let us know if you try any variations of these delicious recipes, challenging workouts, or essential oils mixes in the comments below!!!