Category Weigh-In

Battle of the Brands: Athleta in Every Direction

Between growing up in LA and going to college¬†in Orange County, the battle of the brands has been like the live in house guest of every social setting. The pressure of wearing the right clothes, being perceived as fashionable and sporting the most expensive name brand accessories is forever haunting and a high priority of […]

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 […]

The Lunch Break Workout (1 Hour Edition)

Getting outside on my lunch break has been one of the most positive healthy life habits I’ve explored. Prior to letting the lazy bug take over for the last few months, staying active on my lunch breaks single handedly kept me more alert and efficient all afternoon, helped me stay slim and fit without feeling […]

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 […]

Prep for Success: Sundays In The City

Sundays have always been tricky for me. Since day one I’ve been torn between two worlds – workaholic productive professional on the one hand and the let loose live-a-little girl on the other. At the end of each week, these worlds collide into the ultimate confusion. Do I rest? Do I work? Do I just […]

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 […]