• Almond Butter + Berry Crumble

    The past two days have been below 40 degrees in Colorado and all I have wanted to do is bake. However, I have a full time job so I can't just stay at home and bake all day long. I am most defiantly a home body so believe me, I would have no problem hanging with our puppy at cooking up at storm. Yesterday I worked a full day, 8 hours at the hospital and then 3 hours at F45 RINO. This was my first time coaching at the new studio and I loved it. The space is almost twice the size of F45 Sloan's Lake, my old home studio…

  • How To Get Out Of A Fitness Rut

    Let's be honest here, after a few years of working out fitness itself can lose its sparkle. Even for someone who has been an athlete their whole life (not me) exercise can become complacent and repetitive at times. For many of us that are coming off of working out at home (I know some of us still are) workouts can especially get boring. So I wanted to chat about a few ways you can spice up your workouts in the gym. Some of which are obvious and somewhat superficial (like a new outfit to where for a run or new shoes to rock in the gym). But there are many…

  • Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Can we take a moment to acknowledge how delicious ice cream sandwiches are?! Especially with homemade gluten free chocolate chip cookies? Yes please, ALWAYS. I remember eating the generic store bought ice cream sandwiches from our Market Basket grocery store chain on the East Coast. Back then, I thought those were the best ice cream sandwiches on Earth. I remember eating them outside after a long summer day in the sun. So good. Little did I know, years later as an adult, there would be many more delicious ice cream sandwiches out there. I made these gluten free chocolate chip cookies for some friends that just had a baby last…

  • Funfetti Chocolate Protein Bars

    I think ever since I started eating protein bars I have been on a personal mission to create my own homemade ABSOLUTELY delicious healthy protein bar. I used to love Quest bars (before they became rock hard). Funny fact, I used to work for Quest as a promo girl and go to the Vitamin Shoppe and GNC and sit for 3 hours at a table and give away free samples of full quest bars. Quarterly a new flavor would come out and I would go and sit in these stores handing out Quest bars. After a year of working for them they cut my position and suddenly I had thousands…

  • Staying Healthy During Quarantine

    It seems like we have been in Quarantine for 6 months, but I think we just hit that two month mark. The world is crazy right now. Honestly, the stay at home order has not changed my personal lifestyle that much. I still wake up at 4:40am and go to work at the hospital. The only thing that has really changed for me is that now I am not going to F45 2-3 times per week. I am not going out on the weekends with friends. I have more facetime/zoom/houseparty app calls but that's about it. Actually, being somewhat isolated between work and home has helped my social anxiety. I…

  • Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

    Peanut butter balls are so nostalgic, aren't they? Every year around the Christmas time I feel like I look forward to these treats. I remember my Mom making them when I was very little and we still make them on an annual basis. This year I flew home to Massachusetts before Christmas and made about 2 dozen of them. Interestingly enough, the next morning I came down to see 8 of them missing. Yes, in the middle of the night, my father came into the kitchen and ate 8 of my preciously made peanut butter balls. Oh well. But this year I had the idea to try and invent a…

  • The Food That Fights Inflammation

    Let's talk inflammation. We all know inflammation isn't a good word but do we know what causes it and how it can be prevented and decreased through food? I think we should chat about it. Someone asked me while I was coaching at F45 recently if I could talk about it and I was already planning on doing a post this week. I want to talk about this because I think many people do not realize their body is inflamed because they are used to feeling a certain way. But there are tactics to help  you fight this inflammation and save your body's energy for a better use. Without getting…

  • Hemp Hearty Granola

    Boy has it been a chilly one in Denver the past few days. Has any one else had trouble leaving their house in the snow? I love snow, don't get me wrong, and I grew up with lots of snow in Massachusetts, so I obviously own a vehicle that can dominate in the snow (a jeep, duh). I literally don't shovel my driveway (I never have) and just fly out of the driveway with my four wheel drive. Funny story actually, when I was going to college in Rhode Island I had an apartment that shared a driveway with three other people. At one point I had to borrow one…

  • Update: Life Changes

    Life is constantly changing. Every. Single. Day. I realized that I haven't written or posted anything on here since early August! Wow, time really flies. A part of me is sorry that I haven't written on here in a while, but another part of me doesn't care for a few reasons. This website will always be here, social media will probably always be here (unless an apocalypse happens anytime soon). I wanted to spend more time in the moment, work on my personal and professional life for a hot second. I needed a break from all of it, so I took one. I needed to re-prioritize, so I did. One…

  • Sweat Log

    My schedule has been so crazy busy and this past week was my third week at my new job. I got a new job at a diet office in a hospital and it is getting my even more fired up about nutrition. As a result my workouts have changed a little bit and have been put on the back burner. However, I have been consistently keeping track of everything because I feel like it holds me accountable. Even if no one ever reads this I still have my workouts documented so if I want to go back and reference them I can. This week's sweat log is actually a combination…