Week three of NYC marathon training is complete. I technically started four weeks ago, but took a week off because I had a suspicion that I had another stress reaction in my left ankle. I got an MRI, and the results showed no evidence of a stress reaction/fracture, so I don’t know what’s going on … More Training for the NYC Marathon: Week Three
I finished my final week of BBG last Friday. Wahoo! It was basically three months of endless burpees, pushups and SWEAT! I’ve mentioned BBG (Bikini Body Guide) a few times on the blog, but for the unfamiliar, BBG is Australian personal trainer Kayla Itsine’s downloadable fitness guide. It’s a 12 week program, and each week … More BBG round one review
Yesterday, May 21, I finished my third half marathon. With over 27,000 finishers, the Airbnb BK Half is the biggest half marathon in the US– it’s so popular that registration for spots sold out in 52 minutes this year. For me, this was a high-energy, fun, yet very painful one. Let’s get into, shall we?
This post is about something I’ve kept to myself for a long time. I haven’t outwardly told anyone, not even close friends or family, about this thing I’ve been doing every day for the past few years. I’ve been too embarrassed to admit my weaknesses and anal retentive habits out loud. Even writing this now … More Letting Go of Calorie Counting
If you want to start cooking more frequently and healthily but don’t know where to start, roasted veggies are a fantastic option. Whenever I’m unsure of what I want to make for dinner or am too lazy to try something new, roasted veggies are always there for me. Reliable, delicious, and versatile, there’s no reason … More The best roasted veggies in 5 steps
In recent months, I’ve been approached by at least five different people on Instagram asking if I’d be interested in becoming a health/fitness coach. They are mostly coaches for Beachbody (the company behind the P90X and Insanity workouts), while others are affiliated with different but similar companies. For this post, I’m going to focus on … More Why I don’t want to join Team Beachbody
I recently came across some revelational information about cravings while listening to author Gretchen Rubin’s podcast “Happier.” (Which I totally recommend by the way– tons of practical and simple tips to make your life happier.) My whole life, I thought cravings build over time– the more you ignore them, the more powerful and unavoidable they become … More Craving chocolate? Distract yourself.
Before I get into the past month, I have an announcement to make: I decided to re-introduce animal protein into my diet. I’ve been struggling with low energy, fatigue, and meat cravings. So, I’m going to slowly start eating meat again. – – – JK. Happy April Fool’s Day :) Still a happy vegan!
I’ve been meaning to write a blog post on meditation for a while. I wanted to write about my experience with it thus far, what I think of it, the challenges of it, etc. But I hadn’t yet, because I didn’t know how to articulate my thoughts; I hadn’t fully understood it yet. That is, … More What I finally realized after 3 months of daily meditation
When I made the switch to the vegan life a little over a year ago, I thought just my diet would change. Yes, I was hopeful that it would lead to more energy, less sick days, and a ‘fitter’ me, but little did I know that there were so many other hidden consequences to going … More 6 Unexpected Consequences of Going Vegan