Training for the NYC Marathon: Week Three

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

BBG round one review

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

Why I don’t want to join Team Beachbody

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

Craving chocolate? Distract yourself.

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.

March In Review: Fives weeks of half marathon training + my thoughts on BBG thus far

  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!

What I finally realized after 3 months of daily meditation

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