2-Day Juice Cleanse Review and IMPROVED Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Hello my loves! Happy second Monday! I truly mean it. After a very restful Sunday nights sleep (because, guess what?! I don’t get Sunday night anxiety anymore!), Monday started off with a great 6am workout that included 30 minutes of treadmill sprints/intervals, 4 minutes of squats, and then a total upper body lifting sesh. Feeling sore but oh so good! Worked an inspiring shift at the gym (more to come on this later!), came home to eat some homemade chicken soup and an Envy apple (so delish!) for lunch, and then taught two barre classes last night at the studio. Got up this morning to the stillness of a 5am wake up call to teach an awesome 6am CarmelBarre class. Now, I’m finishing up Read More




10 Tips to Identify True Hunger from Emotional Eating

It’s 11:30am and I’m already starving!! Some of the instructors and clients at CarmelBarre suckered me into doing a 2-day juice cleanse. With a combination of peer pressure and a good discount, I couldn’t say no. I’ve never really believed in cleanses. Most likely, if you are eating clean 80% of the time and staying active, your body is fully capable of cleansing out toxins on its own. However, a reset is never a bad thing. I’m most intrigued by the cleanse’s promises of reduced sugar cravings and increased energy. So, here we are, day 1 and I’m already struggling. Other than the hunger pains and desire to chew something 6 hours into the cleanse (I wake up at 5am on Tuesdays to Read More




7 Day No Sugar Challenge and Challenge Approved Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe!

Another amazingly packed week has passed and I haven’t been able to write until now! With all the newness going on in my life, I think one blog post a week is what I can handle at the moment. However, I do post on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter more often! So, if you’re missing me the other six days of the week make sure to follow my social media accounts :). From my new career, to living in a new city, to getting accustomed with a new lifestyle, there’s a whole lot of “newness” in my life. This past week I acquired my first personal training clients! I officially have a regular and it feels so good! Even more exciting, and of course a bit nerve-racking, Read More