Gameday Workout Challenge

Aside from USC football games, FIGHT ON!, I’m not much of a fan of watching football on tv. Despite my passion for athleticism, my attention span is just not long enough for a 3+ hour slow-paced sports game. However, since dating Robby, the frequency of my sports watching has exponentially increased. Sports are truly his passion and I love partaking in something he loves so much. I have to admit, most of the time I’m there for more moral support and usually get caught red handed scrolling through Instagram or reading other fitness blogs during the game. However, he can’t really complain since his game day snacks have gotten quite the upgrade since I came into the picture! Greasy chicken Read More

Lean and Clean Tilapia Taco Tuesday

If you’ve ever lived in San Francisco, you know how seriously the residents take Taco Tuesday. Margaritas, dancing, and that Californian authentic Mexican food, it’s a night to experience. Unfortunately, I opted out often because, well let’s face it, sugary drinks, greasy tacos, and late nights did not mix well with my health and fitness goals  – including waking up at 5:30am to fit in my workout before heading to my 10 hour office days. Well, I no longer live in the city for the time being, but I decided I wanted to carry on the tradition here in Monterey. But in true ‘Emily’ fashion, I healthified it! Last night I made my boyfriend and I a delicious Tilapia Taco bar Read More

I’m Official! Who Wants to Get Fit One-On-One With Me?!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to say I have taken another step towards my fitness career goals. Friday I was officially certified as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer! After countless hours of studying, practice in the gym, and about 400 flash cards, I passed my test. Since I have been researching and exploring nutrition and fitness on my own as a hobby for the past 6 years (ever since working the Front Desk at Equinox Fitness in Los Angeles whilein college), a lot of the training principles in the course were reinforcing the concepts I already knew. However, my Communication and Marketing degree from University of Southern California was no help when it came down to learning scientific Read More