So you ate too much last night – now what?

never let setbacks define your outcome

Back when I was training for Ms Bikini Universe, I’d jump on a weekly conference call with my team to get a little pep talk from the head coach.  Typically this came in the form of a Q&A and no doubt, some poor well meaning gal would get on the call, crying that she binged…

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What happened to J Crew? And other fashion woes.

wtf j crew bad fashion

Okay, I need help.  This is not food or fitness related advice.  It’s just me asking you for some straight up fashion advice. I’m the first to admit that I’m not great at dressing myself. Part of the downfall of working from home is that you collect far too many pairs of sweatpants and not…

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Why women gain fat in their 40’s (and how to prevent it)

weight gain in your 40's

As a 44-year-old, I am all too aware of this process. Not just for myself, but also my girlfriends who are about the same age and happen to be going through the exact same thing. I generally hear the same comment from all my friends: “This is not my body! I’m not doing anything different…

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Protein Pumpkin Pie Recipe + A Fit-Inspired Thanksgiving Menu

protein pumpkin pie recipe, gluten free, no sugar, low carb

Holiday feasting can be a goal killer. I’m well aware of this. But it with a little forethought and creativity, it doesn’t have to be a another year of gut-busting, nap enduring over feeding as it’s perhaps been in the past. There are ways to avoid feeling like an overstuffed farm animal and it’s not…

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I can’t get healthy (and other stories we tell ourselves)

the stories we tell ourselves about our identity

This is a common thing that so many people struggle with as they start their journey to better health and fitness. It’s true that creating new habits in your life can be awkward, time consuming and uncomfortable at first. It takes time to get into a groove of making better food choices or going to…

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7 Things I Simply Can’t Live Without.

mac lipstick and glasses

After a recent road trip up the coast with limited space and 10 days to pack for, I was forced to really appreciate what it is I can live with, and without. Not surprising, there’s not that many things that are absolutes. I can totally relate to the whole minimalism concept (particularly when I venture into…

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Grain-Free Paleo “Oatmeal”

grain free paleo oatmeal, raw vegan

  It’s been so hot in LA this year that I’ve bee craving a ton of raw foods. Even breakfast, which is typically a warm start to the day for me (like eggs and paleo bread or my beloved ProCakes) is not appealing right now. So lately I’m putting ice in my coffee and opting for…

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Superfood Cashew, Almond & Peanut Butter Recipe

Superfood nut butter, almond, cashew , peanut, chia, flax

 I’ve become a certified nut butter snob. I blame this girl for setting the bar so damn high on what a peanut butter SHOULD taste like. Now Trader Joes brand sadly disappoints me. It’s true of most things… once you go awesome, you can never go back, and nut butter is no exception. So, I’ve…

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Fitness Instagrammers I’m Loving Right Now

fitness instagrammers

I posted this over on my ProCakes blog, but I wanted to share it here too, as I love sharing inspiring peeps that are doing good things on the “internets”. If you’re not on Instagram yet, then you’re missing out on the Facebook experience of about 5 years ago, before it got all spammy and…

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Sugar Free Pumpkin Butter Recipe

sugar free pumpkin butter, paleo, vegan

Okay, it’s pumpkin season, I give. In the midst of everyone else in the blogesphere doing all things pumpkin, I’m a little reluctant to join. Typically I prefer to zig while ya’ll are zagging, but I had to make pumpkin ProCakes for a photo shoot and it was a really big can of pumpkin puree that…

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