WIAW 12.30.15 [Vacation Edition]

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Happy last WIAW of 2015! Holy smokes - that's so insane. I'm still having issues wrapping my head around this being the final few days of 2015. Does anyone else remember that big Y2K scare when we hit the year 2000? Man, how things have changed and time has flown! Ninja and I just got back from our trip to LA yesterday afternoon, so this WIAW recap is going to be a bit of a photo dump. Ok so maybe it is going to be a total photo dump - I literally have zero brain power right now to put together a formal post. At least I have yummy food to share, right? Let's get to ... Continue Reading...

Workout Motivation – How To Stay Motivated In The Gym

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Tips & tricks on how to stay motivated on your fitness or workout plan! Don't let a lack of workout motivation keep you from becoming a beast in the gym. "70% of people that start a fitness plan will quit." Does that statistic baffle anyone else? As someone who has been an athlete since the age of 8, workout motivation has never really been a struggle for me. Sure there are always days that I'm tired, sore, or just not feeling it, but never have I gone weeks without lifting a weight or going for a run. I know however, that some people aren't sick in ... Continue Reading...

Kettlebell AMRAP Workout – Burpees For Breakfast

Short on time, but looking for a workout that will work your muscles AND make you sweat? This 10 Minute Medicine Ball & Kettlebell AMRAP Workout is the solution. Set the clock for 10 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible of all 4 moves! Friends do I have a treat for you today :) As mentioned in my earlier posts this week, Jen from Burpees for Breakfast [coolest blog name EVER] reached out to me a few weeks back wanting to do a blog post swap. Seeing as how Jen has the bestest workouts in blog land, I totally jumped at the opportunity to partner ... Continue Reading...

The “OMG I’m Gunna Die” Workout

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There are only two exercises required in this total body workout. Don't let the number of exercises fool you though - it's a killer! Looking for a crazy workout? One that leaves you dead on the floor? Oh good, because that's what kind of workout this is :) I'm one of those people who gets bored with workouts easily, which is probably why no two lifting sessions of mine ever look the same. Sure, I make sure to hit shoulders each and every week, but those shoulder workouts won't be the same exercises, same weight, and same reps. NOPE! That's boring, and this ... Continue Reading...

Apple Pie Cookies

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A fall inspired apple pie cookie that is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free and dairy-free! Bursting with apple flavor and spices these cookies taste just like apple pie - without the guilt. Apple pie is a fall favorite pie in my family. Ok, so maybe not just a fall favorite. Though I do have a special place in my heart for all things pumpkin, I'm an apple pie fan all day long [err, all season long?]. Although I'm not so much a fan of apple pies as I am the apple crisp. I love that crumbled oat topping so much more than a boring old pie top! Which ... Continue Reading...