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Quinoa Nicoise Salad

Quinoa Nicoise Salad

I love nicoise salad. I don’t make it nearly enough because my family aren’t tuna lovers (they eat kale though…win some/ lose some). But this was a perfect solution. Just me, all the stinky tuna I want and a bowl lunch that was super satisfying!

Cheater Fish Tacos

Cheater Fish Tacos

This was a “we forgot to pull pork chops out of the freezer…we need to leave for xyz in 30 minutes, what are we going to eat” situation. Enter the secret ingredient…

Mango and Mint Salad

Mango and Mint Salad

This (like so many of my recipes) was born out of a need to use something up. I had 4 fresh mango’s in  my fridge that needed eating. I know…the hardships! This came together and I was in love immediately. It’s fresh and perfect for summer!

#superyou

What lens are you wearing?

What lens are you wearing?

What is the lens you bring to your health and fitness? Does your lens help or hinder you? Give you perspective or make you “shitty should” all over yourself? It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle of more. Just look around – it seems like everyone is doing more, doing better, has it figured out.

OWN your way

OWN your way

There are a few ways this could be interpreted: You get to decide. What your life looks like. How you define healthy & fit. How you want to show up in this world. It also means….It’s UP to you.

Reminder: You are ENOUGH!

Reminder: You are ENOUGH!

In this season of “banish the bulge” and “trim it up” and “tighten and tone” it’s easy to start to feel like a complete and utter failure. Our society places such an incredible amount of weight on well…WEIGHT. How you look and how your jeans fit. And you know what? It’s a whole lot of never-enough-ness BULLSHIT. And I’m so tired of it.  But I’m not just ranting on my soapbox. I’ve got some real-life suggestions and strategies to help you ditch the BS forever…

#superfit

FAQ: Are Stair Repeats Good for Fitness?

FAQ: Are Stair Repeats Good for Fitness?

Great question! My answer? It depends (shocking, I know)! As we've been exploring these past few weeks with my FAQ posts (check them out here and here), fitness is a very relative term. If you're looking for good overall health and fitness (aka you don't have any...

Fitness FAQ: Does exercise have to be strenuous to be effective?

Fitness FAQ: Does exercise have to be strenuous to be effective?

There is a pretty huge misconception out there that in order to be healthy you have to exercise vigorously to be healthy. And this simply isn't true. Last week in this blog I talked about how we need to re-define our relationship with movement. And truly understand...

Fitness FAQ: Is walking Fido exercise?

Fitness FAQ: Is walking Fido exercise?

I recently heard someone spreading the message that “walking a dog is not exercise.” While they are entitled to their opinion I whole-heartedly disagree and think that this type of belief around how we define exercise is actually at the heart of why so many people struggle. Let me explain in this…

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Body love & losing weight (isn’t that a contradiction?)

Body love & losing weight (isn’t that a contradiction?)

The other day I was chatting with a group of women around the topics of body love, self-compassion & health. In hushed tones one of them shyly asked me, “can I love my body…and still want to lose weight?” She asked me as though it was some dirty little secret, that somehow she couldn’t desire to change her body – and still love her body. That the two ideas were somehow contradictory. And I realized that there was a need for clarification!

Be Body Positive #12: Be Unstoppable

Be Body Positive #12: Be Unstoppable

Being body positive is about so much more than feeling comfortable & happy in your body. It’s about the lens through which you view your world. It’s about the attitude you take to your life and how you “show up.” It’s about the confidence with which you carry yourself and the unstoppable spirit that you possess. You are capable of so much more than you know. And it all starts with a belief in your ability to do whatever it is you decide YOU want to do. #besuperyou