New Workouts & How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

I first started "working out" when I did gymnastics in elementary school. We had conditioning after practice which meant sit ups and push ups and basic body weight training. When I quit gymnastics in high school, I started cheerleading which also … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies [Gluten Free & Vegan]

chocolate chip protein cookies vegan and gluten free

After a failed attempt at quinoa cookies and many attempts at a protein cookie that doesn't taste like you're eating styrofoam, I've finally done it. I should have figured it out earlier since it's really just a modified version of these breakfast … [Continue reading]

What I Ate Tuesday

snack peppers

After a week of a (nearly) empty fridge, we finally stopped by Trader Joe's and left with a huge cart-full of delicious food! That place is like the Target of groceries stores. You go in for a couple bottles of wine and you leave with bags full of … [Continue reading]

Tiny Tweaks: How to Drink More Water

tiny tweaks

Since life can get hectic and sometimes there isn't time to do everything on your to do list (except watch Parenthood, because there’s always time for that) I thought I’d do a little mini-series on the little things you can squeeze into your day … [Continue reading]

Healthy Ice Cream, Lentils, & Almond Butter

Friday Favorites

Three cheers for Friday! I'm a little sore this morning but proud of myself for running the corporate 4 miler race last night: I haven't been running much so 4 miles felt like a long way … [Continue reading]

Easy Meals [What I Ate Wednesday]

daily devotional

I sort of felt like I "fell off the wagon" with this post because most of what you're about to see is a bunch of packaged food. There is a lack of produce (I mean, where's the kale?) and every single one of these meals was just sort of thrown … [Continue reading]

Anniversary Weekend

anniversary dinner

I'll skip the part where I talk about how I can't believe an entire year of marriage has gone by, but seriously, where did the time go? It's been such an incredible year and it was fun to take some time to ourselves over the weekend and celebrate. We … [Continue reading]

Raspberry Almond Butter Bites

raspberries with almond butter

I'm a grazer. I'm a huge fan of snacking all day rather than eating a few big meals. (Or maybe I just love eating and I want to do it all the time? Maybe.) When I come home from work I usually reach for a snack before dinner because otherwise I'm … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 7

white bean chili

After an amazing long weekend filled with wedding festivities and champagne, I had to get myself back on track this week. There are only a couple more weeks of this Tone It Up challenge and I want to finish strong! Plus, Alex and I have a beach trip … [Continue reading]

The Weekend


My only complaint about this weekend is that it went by too fast! My dear friend Alexa got married yesterday and this wedding weekend was marvelous! Saturday night we had tons of amazing desserts & champagne while celebrating the bride & … [Continue reading]