• Meal Prep Sunday - 1.2.17
    Meal Prep,  Recipes

    1.2.17 | First Meal Prep of 2017

    Happy New Year! I started the year off not feeling the best – I didn’t make it to the gym on the first day of the year because I was feeling under the weather. But I didn’t let that keep me down. I made it a point to get to the gym on January 2 with a strong shoulder day and cardio session, and also started a cut. To be honest, I wasn’t planning to start my cut until February or March, but after considering my long term goal I decided to start the year off right and get into my dieting phase. I’m planning to cut through at least February,…

  • Recipes

    Favorite Go-To Meals | December 2016

    It’s hard to resist all the delicious treats around almost every corner you turn this time of year. I know my workplace gets indulgent treats nearly every day in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and there’s no way I’m alone in that. When I’m not eating all of the delicious treats around me and eating out for a special gathering, I’m focusing on eat clean, wholesome meals. Then I don’t feel as bad when I have a savory or sweet meal. This time of year also tends to be pretty busy with holiday preparations, parties, and the days are shorter making getting to the gym a little harder. Lately for meals at…

  • Life

    FDOE | Weekend Edition

    I thought it would be fun to share a full day of eating over the weekend when I tend to be a bit looser with my macros. I also tend not to eat the three traditional meals of the day like I do during the week. On Saturday and Sunday, I think in terms of meal 1, meal 2, etc. instead of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the week, I still eat about six times a day, but three of those meals are definitely larger and are very distinct. For the month of December I decided to up my calories and macros instead of continuing to go over as the holidays get closer.…

  • Life

    Happy Thanksgiving | 2016

    Thanksgiving is a special time of year for me because it’s near my birthday, and sometimes even falls on my birthday. In fact, I was born on Thanksgiving so the holiday is always a good day for me. I love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. I love the food, despite not having eaten turkey since high school. It’s also the start of the holiday season. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to love Christmas and all that comes with, not taking any of it for granted. I’ve taken this time of year to relax on tracking my calories and macros, not worry about being on a strict gym schedule, and enjoy my…

  • Fitness

    Why I Lift

    I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks, and I’ve been in an undeniable creative and workout rut. Right now I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and find a good workout plan for me for the next few months. As I’ve been working to find what is motivating for me to get to the gym and keep eating healthy during the holiday time, I’ve truly been questioning why I lift. Why I like to lift and what it does for me in the greater scope of things. Along with that is also figuring out what fitness means to me. I’ve been lifting for four years now and…