Tone It Up Meals: Week 7

smoothie bowl with blueberries

I'm on the final stretch of the Tone It Up challenge! I only have a week and a half to go! I've really been feeling a lot stronger and more energetic so it's motivation to continue! I haven't been following the nutrition plan exactly, but I've been … [Continue reading]

Easy Curried Lentils

This curried lentil soup is a budget friendly dinner recipe that is also vegan and gluten free!

Can we just take a minute to talk about how awesome lentils are? They're a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with tons of protein and fiber, naturally gluten free & vegan, and they're super cheap! Keep a jar of lentils in your pantry for one of … [Continue reading]

Healthy Donuts, Protein Waffles, & Other Favorites

protein pancake breakast

Happy Friday! The Monday-holiday made this week go by a little faster which was nice. Honestly, I'm just so excited that summer has unofficially started! Even though it's been raining a lot here, we've gotten to do some exploring around Virginia. … [Continue reading]

Local Tasting with Terra’s Kitchen

terras tacos

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Blanchard's coffee roasting facility to learn about Terra's Kitchen, enjoy a few tacos, and taste a little local and moonshine! If you haven't heard of Terra's Kitchen, it's a meal delivery service that … [Continue reading]

Spicy Brussels Sprout Chips

brussles sprout chips

If you're a fan of kale chips, you'll love these Brussles sprout chips! They're crunchy and spicy, making them the TV snack. Did I mention they're healthy? Alex and I have been enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend, despite a bit of rain. We … [Continue reading]

Easy Broccoli Fried Rice

broccoli stir fry

Every time we get Chinese food, I cross my fingers that my veggie stir fry will be loaded with broccoli. In my opinion, it's the best of the fried rice vegetables. Maybe it's because those little veggie-trees soak up more of the sauce or maybe it's … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 5

citizen burger bar

I'm just over halfway through the Tone It Up challenge and I'm feeling great! Yesterday morning I woke up bright and early for the daily workout. It only took about 30 minutes but I was pretty exhausted by the end! I really like that their … [Continue reading]

How to Avoid Burnout

Whether it’s a goal, a hobby, or a job, sometimes it’s hard to know the line between hustle and burnout

When I first started writing this post, I was thinking specifically about blogger burnout. But as I wrote it, I realized that many of these things can be applied outside of blogging. Whether it's a goal, a hobby, or a job, sometimes it's hard to know … [Continue reading]

5 Favorites on Friday

farmer's market

Maybe I'm just in an extra good mood because it's Friday, or maybe it's because the HVAC renovation situation in our house is almost done or maybe it's because my husband is finally back from India but whatever the reason is, there are just so many … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 4

smoothie bowl

I can't believe I'm already on week 4 of the Tone It Up Bikini Series! It's been a fun challenge so far and I'm proud of myself for sticking to the workouts and mostly following the meal plan. Here's what my meals have been looking like: I've … [Continue reading]