The Best of Life in Spandex 2016


The Best of Life in Spandex 2016!

2016 in a one word description would be something like… changing. Maybe it’s a part of being twenty-something, but I feel like I’ve seen some of the biggest changes in my life during the past couple of years. During 2016, I acquired my Precision Nutrition Certification, went through a major personal life change, and was awarded a promotion at my work that combines my passion for fitness with my knack for marketing. These pivotal moments of 2016 not only changed my life circumstance, they helped me grow as an individual. Change can be scary for a lot of people. For me, it’s freeing. It’s freeing to know that no matter what the circumstance, it can change. And not only can Read More

Healthy Halloween Candy Roundup


Healthy Halloween Candy Roundup

It’s that time of year again where you can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with the temptation of diving into a bite-sized Snickers… or Reese’s.. mmm, Reese’s. Whether it be the nostalgia of eating candy until I felt sick as a child, the colder weather, or darker nights, it feels that much harder to resist the urge to say yes to candy offerings this time of year. Or maybe it’s because every business I walk into has a huge bowl of Nestle goodies at their front desk! Can’t a girl run errands in peace?! I believe chocolate and other healthy treats are they’re own food group that can be enjoyed on a regular basis. When I was little I would Read More

Protein Bars- The Good, The Bad, and the Tasty


Protein Bars – The Good, The Bad, & The Tasty

I remember biting into my first protein bar. It was chocolaty, sugary, and… What’s that?? “Healthy?!” I was hooked. Okay, so maybe I don’t remember the exact first time, but I do remember having a major teenage addiction to the convenience of grabbing a sweet Balance or Clif bar when hunger stroke. What I didn’t realize was, although it was healthier than reaching for a candy bar, it was by no means a viable meal replacement. Okay, so here’s the scoop. There is a time and place for protein or energy bars and there’s also certain criteria for finding one beneficial for your goals. I’m breaking down the good, the bad, and the tasty for picking the best protein bars. Read More

healthy sea salt and vinegar zucchini chips


Super Bowl Snack Attack! Sea Salt & Vinegar Zucchini Chip Recipe

I am the WORST football fan. Let’s just be real. I’m not much of a sport TV watcher in general. The situation becomes more bleak when the game lasts more than two hours. I just can’t concentrate or sit still that long! Now sport outings or parties… count me in! My favorite games to celebrate are of course my Alma Mater’s games. Fight On Trojans! However, the Super Bowl definitely comes in a close second. I love any excuse to be a little rowdy, eat delicious food, enjoy a few cold beverages, and pretend like I have a clue what’s going on on the field. I know what you’re thinking. Does she really eat all that game-day food?? Well, yes, and no. Whether Read More

do diets work


Do Diets Work?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been on a diet. Most of you at one point of your life, whether it be for 2 days or 2 years, have tried out a hyped up diet plan. Am I right? Most likely, it didn’t last. As a former dancer and actress, I have definitely had my experience in dieting. Did I lose weight? Yup. But only temporarily. Did it work? Nope. As soon as I “fell off the wagon” and went back to my normal eating habits, I went through mental turmoil caused from bloating, water weight, and putting pounds back on. These little “experiments,” though they made my stomach flat, left me miserable and usually in tears when I felt like Read More