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The Six Trader Joe’s Products You Need Now

Okay, I must own how completely MIA I’ve been! Between work and travel, moving and bringing home a puppy, I’m beat y’all!!  Not an excuse, but a fact – life has been crazy ever since Ken and I returned from our Asia trip in may. We immediately packed up our house, moved into our new… Continue reading The Six Trader Joe’s Products You Need Now

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Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl

Great news! I have your new favorite breakfast! It’s fast, versatile, and full of flavor. Bonus – it’ll keep you full all the way till lunch. Ingredients: 1 scoop protein powder (I used Tone It Up chocolate plant-based) ¼ small banana, frozen 1.5 ounces frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower… Continue reading Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl

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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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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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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