Posts tagged with "energy"

Post-Workout Vanilla Protein Balls

Posted March 25, 2015 in energy balls, protein, healthy eating and 6 more


I've been super obsessed with energy balls lately. It all started when I made Pre-Workout Energy Balls. I loved having a healthy, homemade and convenient snack to grab before teaching fitness classes or before going for a run.

Two weekends ago, I made three batches of energy balls. I ended up making Cashew Coconut Balls, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and Superfood Cookie Dough.

While all of those were delicious and perfect energy before workouts or treats to satisfy my sweet tooth, I decided to make a high protein version that I could have after a workout.

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How to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing This Fall

Posted August 13, 2015 in health coaching, Fall, change and 6 more


My niece, Brynn, is headed back to school today! She's in fourth grade now, which I can't believe.

While it's been ages since I was preparing for fall classes (I graduated from college 10 years ago this month!), and I don't have any kids, I actually love back to school time and the transition to fall.

I'm not quite ready to let go of warm, sunny days, and summer adventures, but I have started thinking about fall.

Autumn is a season of transition and change. Leaves change to orange, red and brown and the weather begins to cool. While nature is transitioning, it's also a good time to think about your own transformation.

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Nutty Cranberry Oatmeal

Posted December 4, 2015 in breakfast, oatmeal, Thanksgiving leftovers and 6 more


I made my Super Healthy Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving just so I could eat the leftovers in my oatmeal. This is my favorite!

You could use any cranberry sauce, but I prefer my recipe because it's made without refined sugar. I used honey and coconut sugar to sweeten it. I also added chia seeds to give it a little nutrition boost.

Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast. I usually crave something sweet in the morning, and oatmeal satisfies my craving while giving me long lasting energy. I always add nut butter or nuts (or both) to add some protein. 

You could also add an egg to the oatmeal while it's cooking and stir frequently to cook the egg through to add more protein. 

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Eating for Energy

Posted April 6, 2016 in Eating for Energy, energy, food is fuel and 4 more


For me, eating was either about pleasure or coping. I was either eating something because I liked the taste or I was overeating instead of coping with what I was going through.

When I began running and working out regularly, I finally realized that food was also fuel. It could make me feel great or run down during workouts. 

I later realized that food isn't just fuel for exercise. We can eat to energize our bodies for daily life.

It took me a million years to figure this out and I don't want you to spend as much time as I did sifting through books, magazines, blogs and articles! Which is why I'm sharing everything I know at my next workshop!!

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Get the best night's sleep of your life

Posted June 30, 2016 in sleeping, healthy living, sleep deprivation and 4 more

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*Casper, a sleep startup company, asked me to share my thoughts on sleep. All thoughts and opinions are my own, of course.

I admit, I used to be one of those people who said things like, "I can sleep when I'm dead." Then proceed to stay up until I saw the sunrise. (nothing good is happening when you're staying up until the sun rises). 

Now…not so much. If I don't get at least eight hours of sleep, I feel like a monster. I don't have energy, I get a headache, I'm puffy, I have dark circles under my eyes, I can't concentrate, I crave carbs and sweets and I'm moody. Hello 30's! 

Sleep is obviously a lot more important to me these days. The BF even teases me because I don't like going out and staying out late, and I like going to bed early. But when I go to be early, I wake up as a normal human being and not a monster.

One of the things that helps me get a good night's sleep is having a bedtime routine. Creating a bedtime routine has really helped me sleep more soundly! On nights I don't sleep well, it's because I didn't take the time to unwind, relax and do these simple things to prepare my body for rest. 

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