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 Baking Swaps


My Favorite Healthy Baking Swaps – Yes, One of Them is Pumpkin!

Oh my gosh, I shot with Jaeson Daniel Photography this weekend and I am SO beyond excited for the finished product! So many awesome things are going to start coming your way. Make sure you subscribe (box to the right) so you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming updates, posts, challenges, contests, and more! But first, did you see the blog’s makeover?! Isn’t the homepage slider beautiful? 🙂 I feel like a proud mama right now. Eee! Things are coming together and it just makes me more motivated to get my message out to as many people as possible. If you believe in Life in Spandex, share it with some of your friends. Nobody has to empty their 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




2-Day Juice Cleanse Review and IMPROVED Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Hello my loves! Happy second Monday! I truly mean it. After a very restful Sunday nights sleep (because, guess what?! I don’t get Sunday night anxiety anymore!), Monday started off with a great 6am workout that included 30 minutes of treadmill sprints/intervals, 4 minutes of squats, and then a total upper body lifting sesh. Feeling sore but oh so good! Worked an inspiring shift at the gym (more to come on this later!), came home to eat some homemade chicken soup and an Envy apple (so delish!) for lunch, and then taught two barre classes last night at the studio. Got up this morning to the stillness of a 5am wake up call to teach an awesome 6am CarmelBarre class. Now, I’m finishing up Read More