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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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Ooey Gooey Paleo Pumkin Brownies 

If your mouth isn’t watering already, I don’t know what to even do with you.  Can we just take a moment to ask how the EFF is it nearly 2017?! I just don’t even know where the time is going!!  Now I feel like there is some unofficial/unspoken rule of thumb that all foodie lovers… Continue reading Ooey Gooey Paleo Pumkin Brownies 

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What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

I recently came across a snippet of Victoria Beckman’s British Vogue interview in which she penned a letter to her 18-year-old self. I found the article heartwarming – and it got me thinking. What would I say to my 18-year-old, college-bound, spitfire self? I know you’re not the thinnest. I know you wish your hips were… Continue reading What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

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It’s almost hard for me to believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can’t seem to go anywhere these days without hearing Christmas music playing on repeat… which leads me to the realization that the holidays are upon us.  One of my all-time favorite things to do over the holidays is reflect. Take a few moments to… Continue reading Grateful. 

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My Go-To Skincare Routine

Ever since moving to the west coast, my skin has been dryer than dry. Eventually I became so embarrassed by my unsightly red, itchy, flaky skin that I went to a dermatologist. A $200 office visit later (YAY high-deductible health plans), I was told I have dry skin. Sweet. I think the doctor could see… Continue reading My Go-To Skincare Routine

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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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Packing and Planning for NYC

EEEEEK! Less than a week until Ken and I fly to NYC for an impromptu 48 hour work trip. Well, technically Ken’s working and I’m vacationing! And while I wish we were going to be there for a bit longer, I absolutely can’t wait. I moved out of NYC in 2009 and while I have… Continue reading Packing and Planning for NYC