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Wellness Wednesday. Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Usually writing pours out of every one of my pores. Whether it’s a light-hearted blog post or a highly technical press release. Interesting or bland. Writing comes naturally for me. Except this post. This is difficult to share. However since it is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I know just how many women (even some… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday. Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

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Getting Out of Our Minds and Into Our Bodies

In a time when life can seem chaotic and the to-do lists are never-ending, there’s something I choose to do to center myself. To get out of my mind and into my body. I meet my yoga mat. Those first few moments connecting with breath on my mat are filled with racing thoughts. My mind… Continue reading Getting Out of Our Minds and Into Our Bodies

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Protein-Packed Green Cakes

I’ve decided life is too short to eat the same ol’ boring breakfast every day. I’ve also decided to quit thinking about food as inherently “good” or “bad.” If you’ve ever prepped for a show or tried to adopt the mentality of “eating clean” you’re well aware of the stigma that exists in the fitness… Continue reading Protein-Packed Green Cakes

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5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

In 2016 I committed to living life a bit simpler. The year started out with my boyfriend and I in a cross-country relationship, I was completing a full-house renovation, juggling my career, making time for friends and family, and figuring out post-fitness competition life. It was a hectic – yet amazing- time and I knew… Continue reading 5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

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The “Love Your Legs” Workout

I have good news and bad news, y’all. Bad news? This following workout will have you crawling to the bathroom in the days that follow. Good news? I have the perfect remedy for your sore, achey muscles. So let’s get to work. I happen to love training legs. Quads, Hammies, Glutes, even Calves. I love… Continue reading The “Love Your Legs” Workout

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3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

How’s that for a sexy title?! If I haven’t lost you already, thanks for sticking with me!! I’ve talked high-level on my blog about suffering from an eating disorder as a teen and young adult and I’ve talked extensively about the dangerous eating habits I willingly subjected myself to during contest prep for my first… Continue reading 3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

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Gluten-Free Chewy Banana Bread

WHY have I never made banana bread before?! After baking my first-ever banana bread, I am forever going to buy superfluous bananas intended to let them turn overripe so I have an excuse to bake this chewy, hearty treat! The recipe below is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and easily adaptable to become vegan! As if that’s… Continue reading Gluten-Free Chewy Banana Bread