A Weight Loss Update: The Journey is REAL

One of my goals for 2017 is to share more about weight loss here on the blog. That is, after all, one of the reasons this blog even came to be. I have learned a lot over the course of loosing 80 pounds and maintaining it & I want to do a better job of sharing it. There have been lots of different experiences along the journey, and I’ve learned a lot about perseverance, patience, and myself. Of course, some lessons have to be learned for yourself, but I also feel that it might have been easier if I had an idea of what could possibly come. So, that is why I am committing to sharing more with you. Today, I am sharing a realization that is difficult but once your realize it, your perspective on weight loss changes.  

Weight loss isn’t a destination  you get comfortable at, the journey is REAL.

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‘Take Me To the Tropics’ Smoothie Bowl [Recipe]

It’s the dead of winter and I don’t know about you but I cannot WAIT for summer to be here. The cold and dreary here in the PNW has got me wishing for the long days, warm nights, sun shining and a runner’s tan. While waiting patiently for the seasons to change, I have the perfect smoothie bowl recipe that will take you away to the tropics. It’s delicious, healthy, and the perfect wait to shorten the wait for the summer months.

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5 Reasons To Try a Local Fitness Studio

Happy 2017!! I cannot believe the New Year is already here! This year is definitely one of change, transition and new opportunities for me. I am still figuring out what all of that looks like, so my routine is a little shaken up at the moment. However, one thing that I cannot live without is exercise. I have had the opportunity to sweat a lot this year with friends at some new studios, so today I am sharing with you 5 reasons why you should try a local fitness studio near you. New year, new goals, new studio right?! 

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Let’s HitTheBarreWithZICO: My FlyBarre Experience

I love a good barre class! Why? I think it is the perfect way to get in resistance training while also hitting ALL the areas that people want to target. It is a true full body workout with arms, abs, legs and booty. Best of all, it can be modified to fit all fitness levels. So when I got invited to HitTheBarre with Zico Coconut Water, I was so excited. This was my first FlyBarre 45 class & I loved it so much, I’ve taken a few since. hitthebarre-68

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Pressed Juicery Comes to Seattle! Get the Juicy Details!

I am so excited to share with you that my FAVORITE juice bar from California has arrived in Seattle!! My heart (and tummy) is bursting with joy! If you follow me on social media, you have surely seen me talk about Pressed Juicery before. Every time I would go to California, I would hunt down a freeze and juice. I am so excited to share with you that I now don’t have to go to Cali, it’s available right here in the PNW!

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my favorite green juice from Pressed Juicery!

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How to Make My Favorite Winter Salad

When the dark days of winter roll around, the last thing we think of for lunch or dinner is a salad. I understand the struggle is real; however, I have found a salad that makes my heart sing in winter. It is the perfect combination of fall and winter flavors. It is so yummy I actually crave it! This salad can be prepped ahead of time and is great as a yummy lunch or dinner. img_0587-jpg

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It’s a Winter Runningland! Virtual Run Series with Rock ‘N’ Roll

It’s winter, it’s cold… It’s the most runderful time of the year. haha! It can be challenging to run or do anything active this time of year due to busy schedules, crappy weather and the short days. However, I always feel so refreshed after a good sweat, so I try to make things fun and prioritize runs. This is where doing a virtual run series comes in. cyngmtdukaacj7n-jpg-large

Rock ‘N’ Roll has announced a Winter Runningland virtual run series that takes place in November and December. The great part about virtual runs is they can be walked or ran ANYWHERE. You can run Continue reading It’s a Winter Runningland! Virtual Run Series with Rock ‘N’ Roll