Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes Recipe


Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes

Fall is here and you know what that means… #pumpkineverything! Ladies, you know what I’m talking about. Any first sense of the season changing – a leaf falling, darker mornings, cooler evenings, Halloween decor lining the aisles at Target – and it’s a mad rush to Trade Joe’s to snag some of their organic pureed pumpkin! This year I’m setting my sights on actually carving a pumpkin and roasting the seeds inside. I promise myself every year but have yet to do it for almost half a decade. Don’t judge me! Life gets in the way. There’s been no carving yet. I have a “go big or go home” attitude about it and I won’t settle for an average jack-o-lantern. Read More

How to make time for fitness when you just aren't motivated


How to Make Time for Fitness When You Just Aren’t Motivated

Today I want to share a post from one of my favorite blogging buddies, Dia! Dia is a digital marketing specialist, lifestyle balance blogger, and a basketball, wine and zumba lover from San Antonio, Texas. She is seriously my go-to girl when I need blogging inspiration and advice. She’s one of those women who make you go, “How does she get it all done?!” I’m so excited to say she’s sharing her secrets on how she fits in workouts to her hectic schedule, even when she doesn’t feel motivated! You can find more tips for living a balanced life and rocking you passion on her blog: AllTheThingsIDo.com and on social media  Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram. We’ve all heard about how important it is to get moving. All the Read More

5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation


5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation

I can remember the first time I ever worked out at a commercial gym. The machines looked like space ships, there was grunting, everyone seemed to know exactly what they were doing (and had the biceps to show for it), and I felt like everyone was going to judge me if I did anything wrong (Spoiler alert: most of them don’t know what they’re doing either! 😉 ). It was easy to fake gym confidence and just hop on the elliptical or treadmill. It’s hard to do cardio wrong. Lucky for me, those days were short lived. My boyfriend at the time took a weight lifting class and he really helped me find my gym-groove. He pieced together basic weight-lifting workouts I Read More

Toned Triceps Workout


Toned Triceps Workout

Some people call them “bat wings,” I like to call them “wave muscles.” Ladies, you know what I’m talking about. That pesky area on the back of your arms that just won’t seem to tone up. Unfortunately, as we age, our skin loses elasticity, creating a “saggy” look. Gravity is a powerful thing, and it’s effects are nothing to be ashamed about! Whether you’re 28 or 65, we can all be our own worst critics. I always tell my older clients, signs of aging are proof that you’re wiser than me! 😉 However, I get it. If you’re working hard to get in shape and feel good in your skin, it can be frustrating when one area just won’t seem Read More

Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl


Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

I am feeling refreshed and fulfilled after an amazing vacation in Maui. We hiked waterfalls, layed by the pool, drank champagne, enjoyed local fish and coconut ice cream, went snorkeling, and munched on island fruit. It’s always an adjustment to transition from vacay mode back to adulting. Since arriving back to Monterey, I’ve started my new position at the gym (more to come on this later if you guys are interested), received my official Precision Nutrition Certification in the mail (yup, I offer Nutrition Coaching now!), and redecorated my bedroom, all while struggling from some major jet lag. It’s always an adjustment to transition from vacay mode back to adulting. Rather than mourn the end of my trip, I decided to Read More