Energizing Snacks for When It’s Too Late for Coffee

Berry ice cream

Who else loves coffee? I prided myself in never drinking coffee all through undergrad and grad school.  Then I became what I like to think of as a real adult and everything changed.  I discovered the magic of coffee.  My taste buds grew to love the flavor of someone I used to dislike.  I know […]

My New Daily Mantra

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I Can Do Hard Things This phrase came up a couple of times last week for me.  It initially popped up as an empowering statement in the first grader that I babysit’s online school.  Then, I came across it again in the most recent book I am reading (Untamed by Glennon Doyle).  I find it […]

Training Smarter for Better Results

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You’ve probably heard practice makes perfect I am taking that idea a step further to talk about intentional practice.  In the exercise science literature, this is call the mind-muscle connection.  Basically, when training smarter for better results, it helps to actively focus on the muscles working. First step, get off your phone! I see this […]

Hamilton’s Advice For Daily Exercise

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Who else has Hamilton playing in their head?! Seriously, pretty much 24/7, Hamilton songs are playing in my head.  Today I was thinking about writing about choosing ‘when’ you want to exercise, not ‘if’.  As I was thinking, one of the lyrics from Hamilton popped into my head.  The one where he says “it’s not […]

I Accidentally Made Dessert Hummus

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chocolate Fudge Bars Recipe

Wait what?! You read that right: I accidentally made dessert hummus.  I first heard of dessert hummus a couple of years ago when my friend shared something on it.  I had never tried it though.  Until now! Flash back to last week Wednesdays are my work-from-home days and they can get long.  So I have […]

Tips for Building an Exercise Habit

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Happy Monday! I want to discuss tips for building an exercise habit because this weekend, I started another new book: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin Building Habits This book focuses on one of my strange fascinations: habits.  I am one of those people who find habit building easier than most.  I decide I want […]

Never Judge A Workout Based On

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Why You Should Never Judge a Workout Based on the First 10 Minutes… Believe it or not, I have my fair share of days where I do not feel like working out.  Honestly, it happens more often than I would like to admit.  Usually once I start working out, this feeling goes away.  Sometimes, however, […]

It is Not Too Late to Do This Today

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Eat At Least One Vegetable! Your body will thank you!  I know, I know, it is 6 PM and you already have dinner planned.  Maybe you already ate dinner.  Did it have a vegetable in it?!  If so, yay – I congratulate you!  If not, it is not too late to do this today.  For […]

The Best Running Attire

My Running Attire

Hint: It is not what you think! A bit of background information: in case you have not figured it out yet, physical activity is a big part of my life.  I have always been an active person.  Playing outside and running around as a kid turned to sports in school, which then led to outdoor […]

Spend 30 Minutes Today To Do This

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Monday Motivation Time! Most of us are aware of the Monday Blues cliche.  The feeling of having to drag yourself out of bed in the morning.  Taking longer to get up and going in the morning.  Maybe you didn’t get to rest as much as you wanted over the weekend.  Possibly, you rested too much.  […]