Personal Trainer + Strength & Conditioning Certs

Each few months or so I try to set out new goals for myself to stay accountable, focused, and realistically accomplish. I always find setting a few goals is so much more effective for me than trying to overachieve a list of like 20, feeling scrambled along the way. This year, I’ve been inspired to begin …

Healthy Crockpot Kung Pow Chicken

It’s the last week having my sister visit, and I’m so going to miss her in the kitchen with me 😦 This week we wanted to create a clean Kung Pow chicken recipe that was crockpot friendly and we did just that! Introducing Sar to all the clean cooking alternatives I use in my kitchen has been …

Dear Skinny,

Here’s the skinny on the adjective SKINNY….and this actually isn’t to anyone in particular, more of a memo to all womenkind out there in our crazy beautiful universe, because after the 239487th time of hearing the term “sooo skinny” used among conversation, I needed to go on a mini vent sesh… —   Dear Skinny, …

Stuffed Peppers: Italian & Mexican Style

I LOVE stuffed peppers. My sister introduced them to me a few years ago, and I love how quick, easy, and how minimalistic their prep time is. I always see recipes for Mexican-style stuffed peppers, and love those because they are so delish and so easy, but I also love making them Italian-style! I know …

Surfing Madonna 5k/10k

Leaving footprints in the sand… Yesterday was one of the best fitness-related afternoons I’ve had since we moved here in February. It was a BEAUTIFUL day with temps in the high 70s, a perfect ocean breeze, and time for the Surfing Madonna Run! http://surfingmadonnarun.org The race was held on Moonlight Beach in Downtown Encinitas at low tide …

My TIU Transformation

I’ve recently been getting a lot of compliments from friends and family recognizing my weight loss and muscle toning, and they’ve been interested in my “secret”. With positive feedback, always comes negative, however. (grrr) The good-‘ol backhanded complements all of a sudden keep flowing in like pesty flies… “Ummm, do you eat?” “You’re a t.w.i.g….” “Please …