Category Recognition

From Whole30 to the Road Ahead

I did it. Guys…. I did it!! I successfully completed the Whole30!!!! I’m still in disbelief that I crossed the finish line of a month without all of my favorite foods and beverages. I knew I coooouuullllddd do it, but I haven’t… ever. Do you ever think about that? We get defensive¬†with others (or our […]

Happily Ever Whole30

Today marks day 7 of my Whole30 journey. My initial surge of excitement seven days ago almost resulted in a kick-off post, but something deep inside me said I needed to wait. I needed to experience the initial challenges and triumphs before bringing something of substance to my readers. Not only that, but I needed […]

A Healthier & Happier Thanksgiving Holiday

As we approach another glorious overeating holiday, we reflect on where we are, what we’re thankful for and what dishes will take us most quickly into a state of ultimate food coma. For many, Thanksgiving is the start of an annual destruction of our fit life routine. We eat way too much, expand our stomach […]

A More Realistic Body Embrace

What can start as a morning feeling fit and fabulous can often turn into an afternoon and evening feeling a lot less than such. We catch a glimpse in every mirror or reflective material possible throughout the day and demonize ourselves and our efforts along the way. Not surprisingly, this situation of feeling less than […]

Planes, Trains & A World Needing Change

Luckily, I don’t have to travel much for work. While I love getting away, lugging my life around in bags and defensively blocking my way through crowds of tired, rude and testy people isn’t something I enjoy all the time. As usual though, several work responsibilities arose at the same time and stuck me with […]

Fitness Foodies [Pasadena Edition]

I never forget how lucky I am to live in such a health conscious community. California, as a whole, is on a totally different wellness planet than most places and I’m so fortunate to call this crazy place my home. Since growing up in South Pasadena and moving back to Pasadena a few years back, […]

Curious About Calories

Calorie counting is something I’ve done off and on throughout the years. It’s one of my favorite hot topics to bring up with friends, because almost everyone has a strong opinion about it… “Do you REALLY think that works?!” “OK, but do you really count everything??” “Dude, just eat as much as you want as […]