Active, diets, food, nutrition, wellness

7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Most people try to lose weight at some point in their life...and unfortunately, diet culture promotes quick fixes that do not last a lifetime. If you've ever restricted, yo-yo dieted, over-exercised, or participated in a fad diet--this blog is for YOU! Here are the 7 reasons you're NOT losing weight. You're not setting specific goals.… Continue reading 7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Active, wellness

“WOW” Dance Fitness Choreography

Y'all know I LOVE all forms of exercise from running to HIIT to DANCE! I've been instructing Zumba (instructor since 2014) and involved in dance fitness aerobics classes for 8 years. Dancing is honestly one of my favorite forms of cardio, so I hope you like the dance! I  choreographed this warm up dance to… Continue reading “WOW” Dance Fitness Choreography

Baking, nutrition, recipes, wellness

CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

Okay, so I joined the chickpea craze... Actually, I've been on the chickpea craze for a while now...chickpea pasta, chickpea pizza crust, roasted chickpeas, chickpea curry...lot's of savory chickpea dishes! I have seen many people make "chickpea blondies"--a healthified, fiber filled dessert...so I decided to make my own version of chickpea blondies + dark cocoa… Continue reading CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes

ALMOND JOY Granola

It's been a hot minute since I made homemade granola! Who else loves a good crunch with a yogurt parfait or on-top of a smoothie bowl? This girl does! Granola oftentimes gets a bad rap because many store bought ones are high in fat, calories, and sugar. While all of that is true, you can… Continue reading ALMOND JOY Granola

Active, wellness

10 Minute Ab Workout

We all have fitness goals--and building a strong core is one of mine. Below you will find a demonstration of 5 different ab workouts with modifications. See instructions for workout below: **Go your own pace, take breaks when you need it, and feel free to do the modification step.  Even if you're just starting out,… Continue reading 10 Minute Ab Workout

food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Fresh Pico de Gallo

With summer just around the corner and gardens beginning to produce an abundance of fresh veggies and herbs, I decided to share my pico de gallo recipe.  Summer is the season of cookouts, BBQ's, and grilling, and I guarantee this salsa will be a crowd favorite. About a year ago, I learned how to make… Continue reading Fresh Pico de Gallo

Active, adventure, self love, wellness

Total Body Interval Training

Anyone stuck in a rut with workouts? Here are some exercise ideas to incorporate into your workouts—whether they be at home, at the gym, or at a park! Now that spring is here and the weather is nice, I love to go running but want to get a total body workout in as well...here are… Continue reading Total Body Interval Training

nutrition, recipes, wellness

Homemade Granola Bars

Another one of my go-to mid day snacks! Perfect for a pre-workout snack or dessert. This recipe is a variation of my chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites  , and they are  even easier to make. Essentially using the same ingredients with different ratios, this recipe does not require any ball-forming but just a simple mixture… Continue reading Homemade Granola Bars

food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

With spring just in a few days, I wanted to share a fresh new spin on traditional bruschetta that would serve great as an appetizer, snack, or addition to any meal. Containing avocado (heart healthy fat), tomatoes (vitamin C, potassium, lycopene-antioxidant, and fiber), fresh parsley (vitamin K-aids in blood clotting, vitamin A-good for eye site,… Continue reading Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

Breakfast, food, nature, nutrition, wellness

Shamrock Skewers

No, I didn't take the time to shape my kiwis into actual shamrocks, BUT this is a fun little activity you can do with the fam! So simple, yet so satisfying and a great snack option to add to your St. Patrick's day festivities.     Such a simple little festive treat! How are you… Continue reading Shamrock Skewers