My Vegan Thanksgiving

My Vegan Thanksgiving

I can't believe Thanksgiving has already come and gone. I guess when you're cooking all day, time flies! This year I spent Thanksgiving at my Dad's with my (not so) little brother and his girlfriend. It was small, quaint, perfect, and.... completely vegan! Yup, we had a plant-based, meat and dairy-free Thanksgiving dinner. And, it was delicious! My brother decided to go vegan a couple of months ago after watching Cowspiracy and realizing the harmful affects our agricultural system has on the environment. He's so passionate about it he managed to convert his girlfriend and even my meat-loving dad into vegetarians! Some of you may know that I followed a strict Pescatarian (fish-only) diet for about 4 years after reading Michael

Happy Thanksgiving- 3 Ways to Find Thanks Any Day

Happy Thanksgiving & 3 Ways to Find Thanks Any Day

I love everything about Thanksgiving! Yes, I love getting to share delicious food with my family and loved ones. But what I love most about this holiday is how it reminds us to find gratitude for all of the blessings we already have. Too often we are always looking for more; more money, more friends, more house, more cars, more willpower, more time to workout. Take time today to realize that you already have so much! Find thanks for the life you have now. It may not be perfect, but I'm sure it's filled with lots to be grateful for. Maybe you're having trouble today (or any other day) finding the positive. When you get stuck in a rut, use these 3 tips to

Best Veggie Omelette Recipe - breakfast for dinner

Breakfast for Dinner – The Best Veggie Omelette Recipe

My favorite meal is breakfast... for dinner! It's delicious, filled with protein, and super easy on those late nights where you're exhausted and just want to eat popcorn out of the bag for dinner. If you're on one of my Nutrition Plans, you know that I am a full believer in a carbohydrate-rich diet. But, there's a time and place for starches. When I eat my breakfast at night, it looks a little different. It's higher in protein and healthy fats and lower in starchy carbohydrates. This makes a veggie-packed egg white omelette the best option for night-time! I use egg whites instead of whole eggs for a couple of reasons. 1) They're 100% protein. There's no fat and no

Life in Spandex - LOGO

Life in Spandex Has Been Branded – NEW LOGO Launch!

For the past few months I've been working on something very personal to me. It personifies my personality, conveys the Life in Spandex message, and (I hope!) creates a connection with women everywhere. Jeese, it's hard to put all of those things into a tiny little.... LOGO!!! Yup, Life in Spandex has been officially branded! Life in Spandex isn't just about me or my passion for sharing health and fitness. Ultimately, it's about you and the community you build here! I want my logo to bring cheer, motivation, inspiration, and, of course, a lot of fun to your life. It's a symbol of your dedication to health, fitness, and, most of all, self-love and confidence. When you feel burnt out, it's

Running Gear You’ll Want to Wear Everywhere!

*Disclaimer: Brooks Running sent me free gear in exchange for this blog post. However, all opinions and statements are my own. I truly love this brand! About three months ago I hobbled into Sports Authority (oh man, and still wearing my personal training uniform), pressing deep into my hip trying to alleviate a muscle spasm. Apparently, this is what it takes to persuade me that I need new running shoes. I walked to the back of the store to the shoe department and told the sales person to give me their best pair for running. He brought me shoes with an emblem I recognized because one of my personal training clients wears them. She's an excellent competitive runner, so I had high