Since the beginning of time, everyone has made resolutions to lose weight and get back in shape in January. I decided to reset my metabolism by doing Whole30 and completing a 20 day yoga challenge. Both challenges got off to a late start because I delayed my return to spend […]

Whole30 Journal: Day 1


Meal prepping during the fall and winter months feels like a drag, especially when you’re craving comfort foods. Except that’s you know it’s super important to stick to meal planning if you want to see the results from your workouts. We’ve all heard the saying, “Summer bodies are made in the […]

Reheating Meal Preps Doesn’t Have to Be Sad



Fall is my favorite time of year, it’s cold enough to wear a sweater and boots but not so cold that you need to look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. With the drop in temperature, it’s normal to crave comfort foods or in my case, Mexican food for all the […]

Burritos Aren’t Bad for You


Yoga Journal: Embrace the Negative The intention for hot yoga practice was embracing the negative. This doesn’t mean to encourage it or engage in negative thinking, as you may expect. By embracing the negative on the mat, you would lower from high plank to low plank (chattarunga) in slow, controlled […]

Yogi Journal: Embrace the Negative


The intention for yoga sculpt was patience. The class was packed, the temperature was supposed to be between 92 – 98 degrees and it easily hit 100 with all the hard working yogis in the class. You were invited to select a pair of light and heavy dumbbells. With the […]

Yogi Journal: Patience



On October 18th, I attended a talk by Simon Sinek, the author of “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” and “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t”. His message was, people who love their jobs should be the norm and not […]

Yogi Journal: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work


At the start of each yoga practice, we set an intention. One night, the intention was gratitude. You could think of a person, experience(s), being strong enough to show up and practice or whatever makes you happy. Sometimes it’s difficult to be grateful because you’re so caught up in the […]

Yogi Journal: Gratitude


If I am restless and longing for a place I’ve never seen, then perhaps I was made for this place. – C.S. Lewis Over the last couple weeks, I’ve felt restless. I had my heart set on going to San Diego for Labor Day but those plans fell through. Instead, […]

Meditation and Journaling to Release Restlessness



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Ever wonder what it takes to have amazing skin? I have and my quest is to find out how to achieve it. After a stopover in Korea last year, I’ve been fascinated by the skin care routines of the Asian vloggers. It seems their skin care routine results in beautiful, […]

Weekly Skin Care: Needling & Sheet Masks


Do you ever find you’re too busy for hobbies? Or that your hobbies resemble work because it’s something you love except you never step away from the computer? Over the last year, I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and realized I didn’t have hobbies. Blogging, building websites and […]

Hobbies That Make You Happy


Pokémon mania is back in 2016! Unless you’ve been sitting under a rock for the last couple weeks, you have probably seen people gathered at parks, cafes, light rail stations, landmarks or seen the news about people trying to capture Pokémon. Nanabear downloaded the game the day after it launched […]

Pokémon Fitness



Do you ever wonder what the missing ingredient is to getting in shape? Did you sign up for a new gym or personal training at the beginning of the year and fall off? Do you know why you gain the weight back after your personal training sessions end or when […]

Lifegoals: Finding Your “Why”


One of the biggest reasons we fail at diets is because we get bored, then indulge and rationalize how much you can eat. The key to eating right is learning how to make substitutions and adjusting how you cook so the food retains its’ tastiness while making your meals more nutrient dense. I know […]

Kale & Chorizo Tostadas


In my last post, I mentioned that I started a new diet and exercise program which requires eating 6 or times a day. This can get overwhelming and expensive unless you start the week with meal and snack prep. On Easter Sunday, I was supposed to go to my sister’s house […]

Homemade Cashew Cookie Larabar



After work, I dashed to an eyelash appointment to have them refilled. Ugh…why couldn’t I have beautiful long, full lashes that my kids have. Upkeep at 40 is so much more work than it was when I was 20, that’s a post for another day. Before making dinner I was […]

Banana Chia Seed Pudding


As I was hoarding recipes for weekly meal planning, I came across this a banana smoothie muffin recipe from Popsugar’s 2-week Clean Eating Plan. My goal with the recipe makeover was to cut the sugar content along with making it paleo/gluten-free. My parents are diabetic so I look for ways […]

Paleo Banana Smoothie Muffin


Spring signals the start of something new. For most of us, spring is the start of a new diet or weight loss challenge, usually it’s the start of the new same ‘o, same ‘o. Every year, we vow, this is the last year we it’s going to be a lifestyle […]

The Key to Losing Weight is Guilt



Overnight paleo porridge for breakfast. You can make this overnight by adding the almond milk or coconut milk and leaving in the fridge, then microwave for a minute in the morning. Breakfast doesn’t get easier than this! Have it with some bulletproof coffee to kick start your morning. #goodnight #paleo […]

Breakfast Meal Prep


Before the holiday break, the guys and I went to Yahoo for lunch. Upon arriving in the parking lot, the guard greets you and directs you where to park. The last time, the guys parked in someone’s reserved spot (oopsie), this time we parked in visitor parking (being good corporate citizens). […]

#TechEats Eps1: Lunch at Yahoo


You know there are things you’re good at, things you are bad at and things you avoid. Home stuff makes my head explode, I’m not good at it and I try to avoid it as much as possible. When I rearranged my bedroom and slid the bed to a different […]

You Can’t Fix That with Duct Tape and Plastic Wrap