• Basic Smoothies

    I often get asked how I stay motivated to eating a healthy lifestyle. My answer is always simple. I keep it basic. Like most people I don’t have much time in the morning to make a big breakfast. I do however have five minutes to blend a smoothie. The key is to prepare your fruits and veggies in advance so all you really have to do is grab them from the freezer and blend. Here are just a few of my favorite smoothies that are not only filling, but delicious and very simple to make. Papaya Smoothie Avocado Smoothie Veggie Goodness Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) Smoothie Pineapple Smoothie Mango Smoothie with…

  • Getting Healthy Again

    For the past week, I’ve been coughing my lungs out due to an Upper Respiratory Infection. It’s one of the most common reason for doctors visit and can keep you up all night long. After picking up my prescribed high dosage of Mucinex from the Pharmacy, there I was coughing incessantly in the passenger side. The coughing seemed never ending. It’s been over a week and the cough still lingers. Though not as bad, but still persistent. Today was my first day back in the gym and it feels like I skipped a month. I took a 30 minute spin class and resumed my usual group training session with a…

  • This week’s workout

    Happy Sunday everyone, Here is my first weekly workout rundown.                        Monday: 1hr Redzone HIIT training +15 minute abs                        Tuesday: 9 miles treadmill w/hill sprints                        Wednesday: 30 minutes strength w/personal trainer +XT 1HR stationary bike                        Thursday:6.5 miles @cooper river bridge                        Friday: 30 minutes core cuts +4 miles (easy run)                    …

  • Hello February

    Wow, that was fast!  The first week of February has come and gone.  Are you still on track with your fitness and non fitness related New Year’s Resolutions?  If you’ve fallen off the wagon don’t beat yourself up too much. Sometimes a short break can help re energize and re ignite the fire you need to keep going again. Since increasing my mileage in January I’ve been pretty consistent with my training and working out in the gym.  I was also training six days a week with only one FULL day of rest. This is probably the reason I got shin splints to begin with which later made me cut back…

  • Vegan Update

    In Febuary 2013  I decided that I would make a serious lifestyle change and transitioin to a vegan lifestyle. In my last post “Falling off the Wagon,” I wrote about  challenges I expected as a new vegan.  My will power and temptation were definitely tested. During this transition I came across a documentary on Netflix called Vegucated and it changed my whole perspective on Veganism and why I felt it was the right decision for me.  It wasn’t until May 2013 that I officially became a Vegan.  Those three months were filled with more temptations, frustrations and trial and error. It was also an opportunity to figure out what I…

  • Green smoothie challenge

    In part of trying to live a healthier diet and living a greener lifestyle, I thought making green smoothies would not only be beneficial, but could really pave the road to achieving this goal. I initially started making green smoothies 2 weeks before the new year, because I knew that this would be my ULTIMATE New Year’s Resolution (Yes, I started early). Like any other nu-be I began with the basics, spinach, banana, apples and celery. I also made my smoothies with Almond Vanilla Milk and coconut water which has made the smoothies really tasty. I surprisingly liked it. The only taste I really could not get use to was…