Posts tagged with "Life's Abundance"

Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie

Posted March 24, 2015 in peanut butter, mocha, smoothie and 4 more

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After yoga class on Saturday, I was craving iced coffee, chocolate and a smoothie. I didn't want to pay $4 for an iced coffee (I've been getting coffee shop coffee a little too much lately), so I whipped something up in my kitchen to satisfy all of my cravings (and save some $).

This smoothie is Ah-Mazing!! I didn't want it to end!

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Friday Faves {February 26, 2016}

Posted February 26, 2016 in Friday Faves, Life's Abundance, smoothies and 7 more

Happy Friday!

I hope you have fun plans for the weekend! I'm getting together with my book club ladies for brunch and shopping. I'm super excited. 

I'll also be running, of course. I'm on the fifth week of my half-marathon training (read about my training so far here). 

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite things! Please share some of your faves in the comments below. I love getting ideas from you!

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Weekend Recap {Feb. 26-28, 2016}

Posted February 29, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 12 more

Happy Monday! 

I'm starting out my week with something different and fun. I'm speaking at a high school conference for FCCLA members about creating a career in health and fitness. I'll be there all day sharing my secrets (really just having passion and working hard).

My weekend was low key, but full of fun and relaxation.

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Weekend Recap {March 3-6, 2016} - Mahoney State Park Trip

Posted March 7, 2016 in Weekend Recap, Mahoney State Park, running and 8 more

I'm home after a long weekend at Mahoney State Park with the BF and some friends. We had a wonderful time!

It was a weekend full of hiking, playing games, laughing, eating delicious food, indulging in s'mores and cake, and relaxing. 

Our 'cabining' trips are my favorite trips because I always feel rejuvenated physically, emotionally and mentally after these trips. There's no pressure to go, go, go. Being at the cabin is very easy going.

Here's a recap of the weekend...

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Friday Faves {March 18, 2016}

Posted March 18, 2016 in Friday Faves, Buddha Bowls, protein balls and 5 more

Happy Friday! 

This week has felt long, so I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend. I'm attending an outdoor yoga festival Saturday morning. There's a high of 43° in the forecast, so it will be COLD! 

Other than yoga, I'll be running, recovering from running and doing some work. I'll make sure I make time for relaxation and fun. 

Before we head into the weekend, here are some of my recent favorite things!

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Join me for Sugar Free April!!

Posted March 28, 2016 in Sugar Free April, 28-Day detox, healthy eating and 8 more

I'm going sugar free in April, and I'd love for you to join me!

As a gal with a major sweet tooth, I know what it's like to have out of control cravings for sugar. I also know what it feels like to be eating a diet FULL of sugar. I used to feel bloated, fatigued and guilty.

I'm currently transitioning to an anti-inflammatory diet to deal with a health issue, and the two things that are hardest for me to ditch - sugar and dairy. I recently realized that I was indulging in a few too many dark chocolate covered almonds and enjoying too many extra sweets. 

So in April, we're all getting rid of sugar! Why? Well, for one, sugar has no nutrients, no protein, no healthy fats and no enzymes. So it's not doing us any good. But here's just a few things sugar is doing to our bodies...

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The Best Way to Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Posted April 5, 2016 in sugar cravings, sugar addiction, smoothie and 5 more


Do you constantly crave sugar and refined carbs?

It could be because you're blood sugar levels are out of balance.

Balanced blood sugar plays a huge role in your energy, weight and overall health. When your blood sugar levels are imbalanced, you most likely don't have consistent energy. This makes it harder to make healthy choices like eating well and moving your body.

The constant ups and downs in energy can also cause cravings for foods that are going to give you quick energy...ie. sugar and carbs.

So what do you do to balance your blood sugar?

I have a magic formula for keeping your blood sugar levels balanced, and reducing your sugar cravings! It's simple...

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Friday Faves {April 15, 2016}

Posted April 16, 2016 in Friday Faves, Manduka, yoga and 4 more


Happy Friday!! I hope you have had a wonderful week and you have a fun weekend planned. 

Because it's Friday and I'm ready for fun and lightness, I'm sharing some of my favorite things. 

Feel free to share some of your favorite things in the comments below. I'm always interested in knowing what you're loving right now!

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