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

Confessions of a Bad Vegan: Forgive me, for I have sinned

Last week I went to New Orleans, which was absolutely beautiful, insane and exhausting all at once. I saw some of the most ridiculous outfits, danced on stage at a bar in a pug onesie, and…well, ate non-vegan food a few times. Truth is, this isn’t the first time I’ve deliberately ‘cheated’ my vegan lifestyle. … More Confessions of a Bad Vegan: Forgive me, for I have sinned

How Deviating from Nature Made America Fat: My Reaction to Ray Cronise’s Take on Weight Loss

The latest Rich Roll Podcast is an interview with Ray Cronise, a NASA scientist-turned-weight loss aficionado, about his experiments and ideas on nutritional science (which you can listen to here). I initially didn’t think much of the guest, but it turned out to be one of the more thought-provoking interviews I’ve listened to– enough to … More How Deviating from Nature Made America Fat: My Reaction to Ray Cronise’s Take on Weight Loss