Healthy Halloween Candy - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Halloween Candy – Dark Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Bite Recipe

Can you tell how excited I am about the upcoming holiday? It's getting pretty festive up in here at Life in Spandex! If you haven't already, checked out your new Spooky Halloween Workout and enter for a chance to win a FREE Online Fitness Consultation with me. You won't want to miss this one! You've all been doing so well on your healthy fitness journeys! However, Halloween is just not Halloween without tricks AND treats! Sadly, a lot of store bought candy is filled with nasty artificial ingredients and preservatives. Yuck! Don't worry, I have a solution! I've come up with a recipe that tastes better than the store bought junk and fits perfectly in with your healthy lifestyle. My all-time favorite Halloween candy was

Spooky and Fun Halloween Workout

NEW Spooky & Fun Halloween Workout

Happy Halloween week fitties! To kick off one of my favorite holidays, I created a new Spooky & Fun Halloween Workout. It may not actually scare you, but it will definitely sculpt your muscles, give you an awesome energy boost, and make you feel confident in your Halloween costume! All you need is a set of dumbbells that challenge you on the last 2-3 reps of each exercise. Directions Complete 10-15 reps of each exercise back to back. Rest for 30-60 seconds then repeat the circuit another one to two times for a total of two to three sets! Exercise Explanations Broomstick Ride (Lunge to Twist)  Targets: Thighs, glutes, obliques, abs, and shoulders Start with feet hip-distance, parallel and hold one dumbbell at

Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes

Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes – Grain, Sugar, & Gluten-Free

Yup, yesterday was my birthday! I love my birthday. It feels so good to receive so much love from friends and family on a day that celebrates my life. Thank you all so much for making me feel adored! You guys are the best :D. My birthday is also like a refresh button. I use it as a reminder to reflect on the past year, the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. I learn from what worked and what didn't, and then I wipe the slate clean. For some, a birthday can also be a trigger for comparison. Instead of celebrating the gifts life has already given us, we dwell. We nitpick the missing pieces of the life we planned to

Double Chocolate Walnut Protein Mug Cake

Double Chocolate Protein Mug Cake – Gluten-Free and Low Sugar!

Disclaimer for any males (or females) who do not want to hear me talk about "that time of the month," go ahead and scroll down to the recipe haha. You won't want to miss this one! ;-P Cravings, bloating, fatigue, cramps, it just sucks. My period symptoms are pretty moderate the majority of the time, except for my chocolate cravings! Sometimes they sneak up on me like suddenly feeling the bottom of an empty bag of SkinnyPop. I dwell on all the possibilities of how I ended up with chocolate creases in my lips and stains on my shirt. I brainstorm, usually out loud to my patient boyfriend - maybe I haven't been getting enough protein or calories or maybe I've suddenly

10 Secrets for Weight Loss – Your Good Nutrition Checklist

// If you're on one of my Nutrition Plans, you know that I stress the importance of balance. There are so many fad diets out there that claim magic weight loss powers. I'm sure you've heard phrases like, "Eat this superfood to get abs," "Lose 10 lbs in one-week," "One exercise to melt away the pounds," etc. This all sounds way too good to be true, and it is! Adding one or even five foods or exercises to your diet will not shed fat alone. Yes, some extreme diet plans may lead you to lose weight initially, but the food restrictions they require are just not realistic for long-term weight loss. So what does long-term, healthy weight-loss look like? Yes, it does take