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!
I know we're all thinking it, where in the world did this past year go?! Looking back at 2015, I feel really good about the things I accomplished and I'm hopeful that 2016 will top it! I created Life in Spandex about a year and a half ago when I quit my full-time marketing job to become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. However, it wasn't until July 2015 that I decided to really go for this whole blogging thing. I started posting more regularly, worked on outreach and networking, gave the website a whole new look and feel, updated my imagery with professional photo and video shoots, got branded, started a YouTube channel, got on the Pinterest train,
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
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
Teaching my 6am barre classes in the dark again is a harsh reality that summer is almost over. Womp womp womp. It's okay because, like most, I love the fall. I'm looking forward to lots of pumpkin recipes, colorful leaves, and cozy nights in. However, I'm not quite ready to turn in my watermelon for apples, bikinis for sweaters, or warm evening walks for comfy blankets quite yet! I created a recipe for a delicious, summer-packed salad to savor the remaining weeks of sunshine, iced coffee, and long days. If you watched my recent Q&A Vlog, You know that I'm a big fan of salads with lots of flavors and textures. When deciding what ingredients to use in this summer salad I knew I wanted