Health Nut: Alternatives to the Gym

There was time when I considered myself a gym rat. I couldn’t work out any other way. I needed to go to the weight area. I needed to try every machine. My cardio rested on the Elliptical machine located in the right corner of the building by the window (Yes, I had my own spot)….

Food for Thought: Vegan Pizza

Being a lactose-intolerant has it’s downfalls. I’m not able to enjoy dairy products, like everyone else, simply because my system will corrupt. Would I like to order a Bean and Cheese Burrito with no worries? Of course! Would I want to eat that Cheeseburger with not a care in the world? Obviously! But my body…

At home Kettle Bell Workout

Alright everyone! It’s Workout Wednesday! Lately I have been busy writing more papers than I would like, but I have dedicated at least 30 minutes-1 hour each day to do something active. I found this awesome, at-home workout video on YouTube and couldn’t help but try it. Be prepared to sweat, because it not only…

Food For Thought: Oatmeal Obsessed

It seems as if I eat oatmeal at least once everyday. When I’m not eating, I’m browsing food recipes from Pinterest or drooling over Instagram posts from food bloggers I follow. Now in every picture I always see Vigilant Eats oatmeal packs and figured I could try it to find out what the hype was…

Day at the Farmer’s Stand

Call me weird, but I always feel like a giddy little kid, anytime I get to go grocery shopping. Being that I’m now on Spring Break, I have been able to take some “Me Time” and do what I enjoy doing best. After visiting a local farmer’s stand I love, I left with a “Yummy Bundle.” It…

Food for Thought: Meatless Monday Sandwich

I’m not really sure why, but every Monday I tend to abide by the “Meatless Monday” trend. Ironically whatever I’m eating doesn’t contain any meat and sometimes it’s not such a bad idea to have a break from meat. After trying this Veggie Sandwich while on a road trip, I couldn’t help to be inspired…

Food for Thought: Loaded Sweet Potato

I may sound different, but I actually prefer sweet potatoes over regular ones. I’m not sure what it is, but I feel instant gratification to order anything sweet potato related when I see it on the menu. Today was no exception. I’ve been obsessing and drooling over the healthy food pictures on  Sol Cal Cafe  ‘s instagram….

Food for Thought: Post-Workout Greens

Usually after working out, I always find myself thinking two things: Why do I have to be so hungry? WTF do I eat without eating my workout away? Normally my go-to is always something having to do with fruit. Whether it’s a smoothie, peanut butter and banana, fruit with yogurt, etc. Lately, I’ve surprised myself…

Food for Thought: Breakfast Quinoa Power Bowl

Alright you guys, I have officially be living under a rock. Normally overnight oats/oatmeal are my go-to for a quick breakfast, but I’ve recently been introduced to the idea of using Quinoa instead of Oats ( I know, duh! Why didn’t I think of this before?) Being that I can finally pronounce the word (KEY-…

FOOD for thought: ACAI

I am probably Acai bowls’ #1 fan. Regardless of where I go, I always find myself tracking down an acai bowl one way or the other. My go-to place is Nektar Juice Bar, because they have a to DIE FOR PB (Peanut Butter) Bowl: An acai bowl mixed with peanut butter, granola, cashew milk and…

5-Minute Arm Workout

I’ve never been one to believe the whole “you can get a workout in just five minutes” speech. I mean, 5 minutes? It takes my microwavable dinner 5-minutes to heat up, how in the world can I break a sweat and feel as if I did a worthy workout in just 5 minutes? The truth…

Why We Shouldn’t Want a Victoria’s Secret Body

  I’ll be honest and say that I can’t help but envy Victoria’s Secret Models. I find myself walking into the store, doubting that I would ever look half as great as they do in their signature lingerie. Every year, I tune into the brand’s Fashion Show and dream of having their hot bods. With summer approaching,…