Hello all! Happy Friday! I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve felt like I’m dragging this week. I’ve felt tired, worn out, and have my fingers crossed that I’m not coming down with something. I’ve managed to last all winter without getting sick, so let’s not have it start now! Thankfully this weekend is low key, so I plan to spend it hanging out at home and forcing Donut to love me (and Neil). To kick it off, here’s what I’m loving this week! 1. Tropical plants at Trader Joe’s I walked into Trader Joe’s the other day and… View Post

Exercise is great. I love it and it’s why it’s part of my career. Many times, I hear frustration from people who go to the gym but aren’t seeing the results that they want. It’s not always as simple as spending 30 minutes on the elliptical or throwing around a pair of dumbbells. Here are some of the biggest reasons you’re not seeing results from your workouts. 1. Diet As I mentioned in this post, what you eat outside of the gym or studio is tremendously important. Simply because you’re exercising doesn’t mean that you are able to eat indiscriminately… View Post

I’ve written several posts about being diagnosed with depression a couple years ago and how starting on an antidepressant helped me immensely. What I haven’t done is really detail my experience with it. When I first started taking my antidepressant (I take Lexapro), I scoured the internet to read stories of other people’s experiences. It’s something I continue to do after many years of doubting myself and my own feelings on things. Not the best trait, but a post for another day. I found very few positive reviews and loads upon loads of complaints and negative experiences. Thankfully I was… View Post

Hi guys! Happy Friday! I lucked out today and don’t have any clients to train. I guess that’s good AND bad? Anyway, I’m pumped about it because I’ve blocked off my whole day to work on a proposal for my book. I met with an editor last week and we talked a lot about the ins and outs of publishing. While I was originally planning on self-publishing the book I’m working on, I left the meeting with a new goal of having it picked up by an actual publishing house. For that to happen, I need to write a proposal… View Post

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins Ok, so there’s more ingredients than just those three, but apple ginger lemon turmeric green protein smoothie doesn’t really roll off the tongue, now does it? This has been one of my favorite smoothies for a couple years now and especially one I love during the winter. I first had a similar one at a smoothie shop and after realizing how simple it was, came home to recreate it on the regular. One reason I love it during winter is that it’s full of anti-inflammatory and sickness-preventing ingredients (that’s a word). I was… View Post