• Life

    Influenster Sprout VoxBox | Quick Reviews

    I recently received my second VoxBox from Influenster*, a website for bloggers and social media users. Basically you sign up for the site (free to anyone, not just bloggers and YouTubers) and based on your social media impact and preferences, the company sends you different products to try. I received my first one of these boxes around Christmas, shortly after I signed up for the site. In that box I received mostly makeup and a few other odds and ends. I’m happy to report that this time around I received products geared more towards a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and a few skin care items. I posted an update a while back explaining…

  • Fashion,  Life,  Travel

    Los Angeles Outfits & Snacks for Travel

    I’m already packing for my trip! Honestly, I started packing a while ago by getting together a list of items to bring. I wanted to share my outfits I’m bring to Los Angeles for my four day, three night stay. I’m visiting a friend in LA so I’m fortunate in that sense that I’m not stressing too much about forgetting anything. If I forget something, I’m sure I can borrow an item or we can easily pick something up at Target. To help me pack for trips I like to make a list of items I’ll bring. Sometimes I make my own list in Excel, but this time around I…

  • Cooking,  Fitness,  Recipes

    Healthy Recipes for Easter

    If you’re getting together with family for Easter this week or over spring break, there’s probably going to be a lot of food to eat. If you’re trying to stay on track with a nutrition plan or a diet, then this is probably a dreaded time for you. I’m planning on bringing my own meal to Easter dinner so I know I hit my macros for the day and so I’m not tempted to load up on the cheesy potatoes – though they’re so good! Here are some recipes to prep for Easter with some good macro counts! These recipes are good if you’re bringing just one dish for yourself…

  • Fitness,  Recipes

    What I Eat In A Day | Spring 2016

    To be successful at counting macros, or being on a diet in general, it’s a good idea to always being prepared. Meal prep and meal planning is the best way to stay on track. Lately, I’ve been sitting down on Sunday’s and planning every meal I’m going to eat throughout at least the work week on some awesome Post-Its I was gifted that have the days of the week printed on them. Then each night I can go into MyFitnessPal and add all the foods to see where my calories and macros are at. Here’s a quick break down on how I meal plan daily. BREAKFAST | The first thing I…

  • Fitness,  Recipes

    The Nutrition Plan | Spring Fitness Update

    This spring I’m committing myself to a 12-week cut – a deficit of calories while focusing on my macronutrient goals – sometimes referred to as Flexible Dieting or IIFMM (If It Fits My Macros). I’ve calculated my macronutirents based on wanting to cut unwanted fat while also maintaining muscle and strenght. I used the formula, so to speak, found on Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting to calculate my caloric intake and how many protein, carbs, and fats I’ll need to consume to reach my goal.  I ended up starting my cut about two weeks because I booked a spring break trip to Los Angeles in April so technically my cut is two 6-week cuts. This…