Staying Healthy at a Music Festival

‘Tis the season! Music festivals are upon us and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited! One of our favorite ways to blow through extra cash is by going to concerts, so you better believe we love the opportunity to binge on our joint adoration for killer tunes and nonstop dancing. This past weekend was spent in Gulf…

10 Commandments of a Healthy Lifestyle

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to my personal journey of striving to always lead a healthy lifestyle. Marathons, weight lifting, extreme crash diets, 2-hour cardio sessions, low-carb, low-fat, Paleo, juice cleanses, you name it – I’ve done it all. Coming from a very active family who values nutrition, it has always been on…

Fresco Quinoa Salad

Spring and summer is the perfect time to gather with friends and enjoy the outdoors.  It is also the time to experiment with bright flavors that mirror the livening of the season and this Fresco Quinoa Salad does just that. The great thing about this recipe is you can tailor it to your liking with…

Intermittent Fasting: My First Impressions

First thing’s first. You are probably wondering what intermittent fasting is. (I know you so well, don’t I?) To put it simply, intermittent fasting is exactly as it states: going a certain period of time without eating. The term “intermittent fasting” is not new to me. Back in my Paleo days, I stumbled across leangains.com, a…

April Monthly Favorites

With a hectic work load, nonstop rain, crazy travel schedules, and the never-ending feeling that beach and lake trips are so close yet so far, April was crazy for us. But we didn’t let all that craziness get in the way of our goals. In fact, knowing summer is right around the corner only kept…

Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Pumpkin doesn’t discriminate against the season and neither do I. Sometimes I just get the urge to bake, and sometimes I get the urge to eat everything with pumpkin spice. Basic? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely. These muffins are lightly sweet and perfect to pack as a snack or enjoy before a tough workout. Don’t wait until…

Homemade Quest Style Protein Bars

I love quest bars! Honestly, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t. But even though I am a loyal customer of Quest Nutrition products, sometimes my wallet doesn’t favor spending over $2 on a single bar. Luckily, I was able to find an awesome product that allows me to make my own Quest-style protein bars at home…

Pancake Bowl

I just can’t say it enough. I LOVE PANCAKES. But during the week, it is a race against the clock to tame my unruly hair, pack lunches, put makeup on, make breakfast for both of us, and manage to get out the door in time to beat the Atlanta morning rush. This recipe is super…

How I Maintained My Weight During the Holidays

If you’re anything like me, the holidays always start out extremely joyful and end in a painful stomach ache from too much food and a pounding migraine from too much family time. And if you’re really like me, the holidays also end in a much-needed shopping trip to replace the wardrobe that is now somehow too small to be…

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 8 Weeks

When I committed to losing 10 pounds, I didn’t exactly have a plan on how to do it. This was really unlike me since I have been a planner for as long as I can remember. I love scheduling out my days, planning my meals, and organizing my workouts. To me, planning these things helps…

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Hello chocolate, come to mama! These cupcakes are not only chocolatey-delicious heaven in your mouth, they are also the easiest recipe on this plant to make. The only thing you can do to screw these up is forget about them in the oven. You heard me right – you have one job. Also, I guarantee your…

Lessons From My First Marathon

Coming from a very active background with a family of distance runners, a marathon was never really a “bucket list” item for me.  I knew one day I would run a marathon but it never seemed like a big deal.  In fact, I still forget that it is completely insane to willingly decide (and pay)…