Dinner, Food, Nutrition Tips, Nutrition Tips

One Meal Two Ways: Burger Night!

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Last week I introduced a 3 part mini series called One Meal Two Ways!

The point of this series is to help those of you who are trying to eat healthy when nobody else in your household is! Because nothing is worse than making 100 different meals after a long day at work.

In case you missed last week I did spaghetti/ zoodles with turkey mushroom meat sauce and this week we’re cooking BURGERS! 

But we’re not cooking just regular burgers…we’re making Skinnytaste’s incredible Turkey Burgers with Zucchini that I’ve slightly modified into the juiciest, most delicious burgers ever.

Tip: Don’t even tell the picky eaters in your house that there is zucchini in the burgers…they won’t even notice.

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Fitness, My Weekly Workouts, Running Tips

10 Ways To Beat The Heat On Long Summer Runs!

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It should be illegal for races to be scheduled in the middle of summer. Because training for a half marathon when it’s nearly 100 degrees outside is just not okay.

Yep, here in San Diego there has been an awful heatwave this past week. We’re talking high 90’s, humidity, no breeze…not exactly the best running conditions.

As much as I’ve wanted to skip some runs and go home and blast my AC I know my half marathon is creeping up fast and I need to prepare. So when you have to train, even in the crazy heat what’s a girl to do?

The answer is to RUN SMART! Something as simple as slowing your pace and wearing light colored clothing really can make a world of difference on a very hot day. So without any further ado let’s discuss 10 ways to beat the heat while running…

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Friday Favorites

My Favorite Fitness Finds From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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I’m going to be very honest…I got a little distracted trying to write the post that was really suppose to be live today.

Oooops!

All it took was one email about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I swear the next 3 hours were gone! 

Normally I never get hyped up about sales but when I saw that tons of my favorite fitness gear was close to 50% off I knew I had to splurge a little.

So I may not have a healthy food/lifestyle post today but I figured sharing some of my favorite fitness finds from the Nordstrom sale would have to do. Plus, what better motivation to get active this weekend than some new workout clothes right?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially begins today so get shopping before everything sells out!

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Dinner, Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Nutrition Tips

One Meal Two Ways- Eating Healthy While Satisfying Everyone Else

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Once upon a time I worked as a weight loss counselor at Medifast Weight Control Centers. My job was to help clients stick to an extremely strict diet until they got down to their goal weight.

People never really complained that they didn’t get carbs, or that the meal replacements tasted bad or about anything really expect having to cook something specifically for them and something completely different for their families.

I didn’t really understand their struggle at the time since I was single and living with roommates. I made what I wanted to eat and that was that.

Fast forward to now. I live with my boyfriend and let’s just say he’s not one to be okay with eating zucchini noodles and tofu every night for dinner…I wish.

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Fitness, My Weekly Workouts

A Little Running Update + Weekly Workouts

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Exactly 1 month ago today I ran the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon aka my first full marathon! I’m reallu only now feeling like my body is recovered and ready for some running again.

I knew running a marathon would be challenging but never in a million years did I think I’d feel the effects from running 26.2 miles for an entire month. The first couple weeks my body was in shock going from VERY intense training to doing nothing. I experienced extreme hunger related panic attacks, almost pulling a muscle in gentle yoga, not being able to run 1 mile and just overall fatigue no amount of sleep could help.

Buttttt that’s a blog post for another day and if any of you are interested in hearing more about my post marathon struggles shoot me an email.

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Dinner, Food

30 Healthy Meals Made In 30 Minutes Or Less!

30 healthy meals made in 30 minutes or less!

Hello, hello, hello!

I’m so excited to share this post with you all!

As much as I love to write about running, my races, my favorite products…etc I also want to be sure I’m providing you all with valuable content!

I recently posted a status on my personal Facebook asking what topics people wanted to see more of on my blog and had an overwhelming amount of people say they needed quick, easy and healthy dinner ideas.

Well…your wish is my command!

So to get as many different ideas as possible I reached out to some of my fellow bloggers and came up with a HUGE roundup of 30 Healthy Meals Made In 30 Minutes Or Less! This roundup includes everything from chicken enchiladas to vegan mac and cheese so enjoy!

And now that you have no excuse not to eat healthy for like an entire month…GET COOKING!

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Fitness, Running Tips

26.2 Things I Learned From Running My First Marathon

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Yes, I’m STILL on a runners high from finishing my first marathon back in June! Don’t judge.

And since I’m still on cloud 9 I really wanted to do a follow up post to my Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon Race Recap to talk a little more about the mistakes I made during training/ the actual race and also what I think I did pretty darn well.

Just as a warning this is a longggg post but I promise it has some pretty valuable information for runners at any level. 

Enjoy and HAPPY MONDAY!

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Food, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips, Snacks

Watermelon Caprese Bites

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Summer is here and what does that mean?

WATERMELON EVERYTHING!

I’m currently loving watermelon juice, watermelon salads, plain watermelon, grilled watermelon, watermelon beer and especially these delicious Watermelon Caprese Bites. 

Besides being delicious watermelon is also incredibly good for you. It’s packed with Vitamin C, contains powerful antioxidants like lycopene and even acts as a natural electrolyte replacer due to it’s high potassium levels.

Eat up!

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Breakfast, Food, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips, Reviews

Why You Should Start Every Day With A Green Smoothie!

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What you eat for breakfast sets the tone for your entire day.

Think about it…

If you start your day with a doughnut and sugary coffee you’re going to be a lot less likely to  eat healthy throughout the rest of that day. I don’t know about you but when I start my day wrong my mind immediately goes to “SCREW IT MODE” and I just figure I’ll get back on track the next day. Hello cheat day that turns into cheat week that turns into 20 unwanted pounds.

You guys, I’m telling you simply starting your day off with something healthy makes a world of difference in your energy, food cravings and overall mindset.

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Food, Reviews

5 Things You HAVE To Do In The Pacific Northwest!

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I still can’t believe I’ve lived in California my entire life and waited this long to make the short trip up to the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon). I truly fell in love with it’s beauty and can’t wait to go back!

I only had 6 days in the Pacific Northwest and had to squeeze running my first marathon in there so there was no time for relaxing. But hey that’s the way my family does vacations…go, go, go and see as much as you can.

So for a little trip recap I wanted to highlight 5 things you can’t miss when visiting the Pacific Northwest! There’s 845794385 things I wish I could have fit in to this trip but these are just 5 highlights for me!

Please feel free to add some suggestions in the comments 🙂

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