Time to Eat!

Is it time to eat yet? More than twice on our recent trip, I caught myself checking my watch to see if it’s time to eat. I laughed at myself, because I’ve recently been in the practice of listening to my body more, especially when it comes to eating. For example, my clock may say…

Delicious Play

I’ve heard the same message several times in my life. I can think back to the first time it showed up. A favorite college professor told us there was one four-letter word that is the secret to a happy marriage. As he wrote slowly, letter by letter, the class let out a chuckle, surprised as…

Favorite Flavors: Full-body Exercises on the Go

Whether I’m at home or traveling with little equipment, I like to have some exercises on hand that will: Work my whole body Get my heart rate up fast Mix up my routine Without these exercises, I end up getting stuck on one body part, not excited to work out, or simply bored of it….

Self-Serve: Simple Spanish Tortilla

Right after college, I moved to Spain for a summer to work as a nanny. Let me clarify, I went to the beach with friends, took boat trips around the island, and practiced my Spanish. When I wasn’t doing those things, I worked as a nanny. I loved (and still do) working with kids. We…

Salads for Food-Lovers: Recipe Tips and Tricks

”Salads are so BORING.” ”Salads make me feel like I’m on a diet.”┬á ”What is that, rabbit food??” Are you a salad-basher? Maybe you’ve heard someone say these before (If you’ve met my dad, you’ll recognize the last one) or never thought much of salads in general. In these cases, I’m hoping this post might…

Piece of Cake: Running Mindset

When I was first a runner at the ripe age of 14, I had a unique relationship to running. And by that I mean, I hated it. I joined the track team to hang out with boys and get full days off of school for meets. #goals I wasn’t fast, and I couldn’t last long…

Crushed Coconut: For the Love of Legs

Another day to crush the legs! Why? Well let’s take a look. As my friend reminded me the other day, ‘strong, athletic legs are super sexy!’ ­čÖé Yes, I happen to agree! Aside from having sexy legs, I love having legs that can jump, climb, hike, run, walk, and play. As a teacher, I’m standing…

Dessert for Breakfast (My Way)

I see you out there having brunch on Sundays. Pancakes and syrup. French toast and powered sugar. Waffles and whipped cream. I know what you’re doing; I get your secret. You’re having dessert for breakfast. And I can SO get on board with that. Today I have a recipe for you inspired by one of…

Treat Yo’ Self

Have you ever made RULES for your exercise? I’m not talking about goals here…I mean super-strict, somewhat spiteful, harsh rules to trick your body into exercising. I’m guilty of doing this on many occasions and notice it happen in conversations around me all. the. time. I recently connected with Samantha Skelly’s work called Hungry for…

Green as Pistachio

DETOX YOUR LIFE! 3 DAY CLEANSE! FAST FAT FLUSH! Have you been drawn in by these phrases before? Then let’s take a step back. Did you know your body is naturally capable of┬ádetoxing itself? In general, I trust my system to flush out what it needs to. In this post, I won’t be advocating for…

Gummy Bear Legs

As a continue to prepare for a half marathon, my workouts include a mix of sprints and weight lifting. I love repetition in workouts so that I can zone out and focus on the exercise (#simplifyyourlife). For running, I push myself to a sprint pace for shorter distances and slow down as needed for the…

A Drizzle of Hot Fudge: 30 Min of Power

Home workouts are great for rainy days here in Colombia! These sets had me pouring sweat instantly (perfect for blending in with rain-drenched people). After finishing, I was a pile of hot fudge on the floor. Equipment needed for the exercises: timer, medicine ball (or heavy object), mat (or towel), Tabata drill song (Download Here)…