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Happy Thanksgiving & 3 Ways to Find Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying precious time and delicious food with your loved ones. Whether it be in our career, personal life, or fitness journey, so much of our year is spent working towards goals we want for our future. Too often we are always looking for more; more money, more friends, more house, more cars, more willpower, more time to workout. One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving is it’s a reminder to find gratitude for what we already have. Last year I shared these same three ways to find thanks. I know how easy it is to forget about finding gratitude. So, I wanted to share them again! Find thanks for the life you have now. Read More

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 Read More




Very Berry Cherry Chia Pudding Recipe

If you’re an on-the-go person like me, you know having convenient and easy-to-prepare snacks are a must. As I mentioned in My Day of Eating post, I believe the key to long-term weight management is never letting myself get overly hungry. This means lots of healthy, smaller, yet filling meals throughout the day to keep my blood sugar and sweet cravings in check. Healthy fats, fiber, and protein are the super stars of my meals. I have a major sweet tooth so I love finding ways to incorporate healthy indulgences into my day to keep me feeling satisfied both physically and mentally. One of my favorite snacks is chia pudding. Chia pudding flavor options are pretty limitless. I’ve experimented with Read More




What I Ate Today & Low-Carb, Refined Sugar-Free Protein Blueberry Muffins

Wow! It has been way too long since I’ve written a blog post. As my clientele and class schedule have grown, my schedule has expanded quickly, and in turn I have neglected to post. Well, I’m breaking the silence! I keep getting a lot of the same questions from clients and group exercise students and I want to make sure I have a place to direct anyone with these same burning health and fitness questions. So, here it goes! Look out for a new blog post every Sunday going forward. Likewise, I want to write about health and fitness topics that all of you want to read so I always urge you to leave comments about any other questions you Read More




Post Workout Meals – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Let’s talk about food, baby. Specifically, what you’re eating (or not eating) after your workout. Getting your butt into the gym or into a class is just half of the equation to fitness. How you’re fueling and, more importantly, recovering from your workout can either hinder or help your results. Your post workout meal can seriously make or break the muscle you build and fat you burn. And, let me assure you, not all post-workout fuel is created equal! Not to worry. I’m here to answer all your questions about what to eat after a workout. Ladies (and gents), food is not the enemy. The goal is not to see how long you can go without eating before you want Read More