Meal Prepping 101

Meal Prepping 101

Meal prepping is hard. Well that’s a lie, it’s not really hard, it’s just time-consuming. VERY time-consuming … Around this time of year a lot of people are putting their New Year’s resolutions to work, starting to eat healthier, and maybe attempting this whole meal prep idea. To those of you who are new to meal prepping: it’s preparing a good chunk of your foods ahead of time so that you have healthy snacks ready to grab and go when you’re on the run. Or if you’re like me, saving yourself from coming in the door at the end of the day, famished, and ready to eat everything in sight. Meal prepping helps me go for the healthy prepared salad or fruit, rather than the chips and salsa. Those small adjustments can make a big impact on your health journey!

Meal prepping helps me a lot, BUT I want to be honest about how I feel about it, because it’s a true LOVE-HATE relationship.    Continue reading “Meal Prepping 101”

The Holiday Hangover…

The Holiday Hangover…

I want to get real with everyone about this holiday hangover that we are all experiencing, but no one is talking about…The hangover that I conveniently forget about each year as I am dancing around like a fairy, talking about how much I love the holidays. Some of you may be thinking, “what the fudge is she talking about this time?!”… let me explain. Continue reading “The Holiday Hangover…”

My Holiday Non-negotiables

My Holiday Non-negotiables

We’re currently smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season: many of us have holiday parties, cookie swaps, Secret Santa events, holiday happy hours and other  events to help celebrate the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. And it really is the most wonderful time!… There’s a buzz of excitement in the air and everyone seems to have more pep in their step. Not to mention all the deliciousness that comes along with this time of the year. Peppermint Mocha everything, Christmas cookies, warm baked brie, homemade Chex Mix, rice pudding, antipasto, and lots and lots of wine… That pretty much sums up our Christmas and the foods that always seem to make their way to my plate during a holiday party, having NO idea how they got there… Continue reading “My Holiday Non-negotiables”

My Year of No…

My Year of No…

Most people start their “New Year’s resolutions” in January. I normally do too, but this year was different. This year my resolution started in October and has been, and will continue to be, my year of “No”.

If you have been following my previous posts or have talked to me for about 12 seconds in the past 12 months, you would know that I just got married this past August. I’m sure you agree that planning a wedding is incredibly time-consuming. So, the closer I got to the wedding day, I had top force myself to really focus on just the wedding and put any side projects or goals on hold. Therefore, I STOPPED EVERYTHING. Continue reading “My Year of No…”

What I Learned from Quitting

What I Learned from Quitting

This past weekend I decided to sign up for a Pilates certification program in NYC as I thought that having an extra certification would  be good to have for the studio*

[*My sister and I own and run a yoga/barre studio, because we are millennials and we love (and need) to have side hustles. An article in the NYPost backs up the theory: “One in two millennials has a “side hustle” in a bid to boost their cash or chase a long-held passion”.] Continue reading “What I Learned from Quitting”

What Would Ellen Do?

Ellen DeGeneres
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I first became inspired to write about Ellen DeGeneres after recently re-listening to President Obama’s presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to her in 2016. During his speech, he pointed out Ellen’s bravery with issues surrounding the LGBT community, and the impact that she makes uniting people through laughter. Continue reading “What Would Ellen Do?”