healthy double dipped chocolate yogurt covered strawberries


Healthy Valentine’s Day Double Dipped Dark Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Strawberries

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as biting into a chocolate covered strawberry. It starts with the crunch of the creamy, rich chocolate and ends with a big juicy bite of a perfectly ripe strawberry. Chocolate has to be my favorite part about Valentine’s Day. Okay, so I love getting flowers and extra attention too. Oh, and jewelry is an easy way to make me giddy. Robby, are you taking notes?? haha! But Valentine’s Day just isn’t the same without a sweet treat to help spread the love. Whether you’re sharing Valentine’s Day with your significant other, best girlfriend, mom, or your dog, you deserve to treat yourself without feeling guilty about it! This is your day, lady! Valentine’s Day is not Read More




Fluffy, Creamy, and Oh So Healthy Whoopie Pies

SUGAR!!! The food group we all love to hate. We crave it, dream about it, all while trying to avoid it. I will admit it’s my weakness. I have a major sweet tooth. During the holidays I let my sweet tooth have all the fun. However, over the past week as I’ve tried to get back into my normal healthy habits, my heightened desire to eat chocolate has lingered. Day after day I’ve told myself, “Today I am going to just say no. Just one day to break the habit.” Sound familiar? I talk a lot about balance here at Life in Spandex. I urge you to give in to your cravings regularly in a responsible way. And I mean it! Read More

Soothing Stomach Smoothie


Stomach Soothing Smoothie

I can deal with fatigue, muscle soreness, or even a headache, but give me a stomach ache and my whole day is ruined. I’ve dealt with indigestion issues from a young age. I would wake up with an acidic stomach, belly aches, and a little nausea.  No matter what I ate or did that day, it would just persist. It wasn’t until I became a Pescatarian in college that I felt a difference in my digestion. A little over a year ago I made the decision to add poultry back into my diet. I still limit the amount quite a bit because I do feel best when I stick with a vegetarian and sea food diet. Sunday I woke up with Read More

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 Read More




Healthy Cinnamon Buns to Keep You on Track This Year

Another year and the holidays have already come and gone! This year, Christmas lasted a week for me with four different Christmas’ to attend since both my and my boyfriend’s parents are divorced. Luckily, three out of the four houses are within 30 minutes of each other, so it was all manageable with little stress – a shocker for a holiday as packed as ours! After Christmas, we had the luxury of driving down to beautiful Santa Barbara, CA to visit R’s dad in his new home. The weather was perfect! We even enjoyed a lovely beach day! Yep, in December. I think taking a step away from rigid workouts and meal choices is really important not only for our Read More