How to stay positive & optimistic.

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2018

I get asked all the time how I stay so positive and optimistic, so today, I’m sharing my secret sauce!


But before I do, I want to set the record straight…


I’m human. And as a human, I am not immune to days where I feel “off” or icky or whatever else you want to call it. But this ONE thing keeps me from staying in that negative space all day.


And that’s gratitude.


It’s hard to be down in the dumps when we have SO many...

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Free recipe alert! Zucchini pizza bites

Uncategorized Oct 07, 2018

If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE pizza — and while I maaay be iffy about sharing my zucchini pizza bites, I am 100% NOT iffy about sharing the recipe for this deliciousness! 


This recipe is perfect for kiddos, perfect for a snack, perfect to eat all by yourself (I volunteer as tribute ). But the best part about it? It’s perfectly easy to make!!


Here’s how you do it:


First, make a homemade pizza sauce by combining 4 oz tomato...

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Wishes don’t come true… but choices do!

Uncategorized Sep 30, 2018

Stop me if this sound familiar:


You’re scrolling through Instagram, looking at everyone’s pictures from the weekend. You friend from college is traveling, your neighbor took her kids on an awesome hike, your best friend tried out that restaurant you’ve been dying to try… the list goes on and on!


You think to yourself, “Man, she’s so lucky! I wish I could [insert some awesome thing is here].”


I’m about to let you in on a...

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Myths of moderation + healthy eating

Uncategorized Sep 23, 2018

Do you find yourself thinking a lot about moderation when you think about living a healthy lifestyle?


Talk of moderation is EVERYWHERE! Whether it’s about moderating your eating, your behaviors, your habits, or some other aspect of your life… it seems like control is a huge factor in the healthy living conversation.


But what if moderation is more about what’s happening on the inside?


Back in the day, I used to be immersed in counting macros. I really...

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How to stay motivated when life throws you curveballs

Uncategorized Sep 16, 2018

Let’s talk motivation!


I see you out there setting goals and going after them… and that’s awesome!


But if we’re being honest, sometimes life happens.


You know what I’m talking about! You’re trucking along, making serious progress toward what you want to achieve, when all of a sudden something pops up that has the potential to throw you way off track.


So how do you stay motivated?


For me, it’s all about my WHY.

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Maple brown sugar protein cookie recipe

Uncategorized Sep 09, 2018

If kicking off Sunday with cookies is wrong, then I don’t want to be right! I’ve got a maple brown sugar protein cookie recipe for you, and oh-em-gee they are delicious! 


Now these cookies aren’t just any cookies… they’re made with Bubs Naturals collagen protein!


Bubs Naturals is my new, go-to protein powder. Once I started cooking and baking with Bubs Naturals, I haven’t gone back to whey protein. I’ve been so impressed with...

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What I think about a diet doesn’t matter.

Uncategorized Sep 02, 2018

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve been LOVING Instagram’s new questions feature where you can ask me questions in my stories and I can answer them there!


One of the things I get asked about most frequently is my opinion on certain diets/eating lifestyles, like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, keto, etc. And while I love sharing my thoughts (and will continue to do so!), I had to come to you with some real talk today.


Here’s the...

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What does healthy mean?

Uncategorized Aug 26, 2018

Which of these evenings can be classified has “healthy”?


Evening A: You’re eating a kale salad after having spent an hour getting in a killer workout at the gym.


Evening B: You’re eating some cereal on the couch and binging 5 episodes of Shark Tank.


The answer is… BOTH!


There is no ONE way to achieve healthy, because “healthy” means doing what works for YOU. It means implementing habits that are sustainable, that...

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How much time do you spend on YOU?

Uncategorized Aug 19, 2018

How many times do you say you’re “too busy” to do something? Once a week? Once a day?


We live in a world where everyone is constantly telling everyone else how busy they are. Just think how many times you use that word in a day!


I totally get it  — I get caught in the busy trap, too. But it took a shift to actually realize it and do something about it.


For me, it looked something like this:


I had a mile long list of things I...

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Free recipe alert: protein balls w/ chocolate covered almonds!

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2018

If you’re someone who finds themselves strapped for time in the morning or in need of a new snack recipe, this is going to change your world! 


Introducing: protein balls with chocolate covered almonds!


At the AMPLIFY Retreat in June, I set up a protein bar buffet and everyone got to make their own bars/balls! It was a huge hit. Now, I want to show YOU how to make these bad boys.


It’s so simple. Just combine...


2/3c oats

1 scoop protein powder


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