Fit Friday: Snack Attack Remedy…MSF Granola Recipe

Happy Friday friends! I have to say I am pretty ready to say hello to the weekend. It’s been a week filled with studying, practicing Pilates and of course the usual 9-5 job. No complaints here because I am BEYOND excited about the material I am covering in my teacher training and feeling more inspired every day, just a little tired 😉 I did leave some time this week to play around in the kitchen a little and created a yummy adaptation of a granola I was gifted by the chef we hired for my birthday dinner in Santa Barbara […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Everyone Does It, So Lets Talk About It

Today’s post can be viewed as a little TMI for some, but I’ve had enough friends ask my opinion on the subject to feel it’s a topic many can relate to. What’s the healthiest, most effective form of hair removal? Am I an expert? Not really. But I do have years of experience trying different methods and feel this familiarity has me well-read on the topic enough to give an educated opinion. I will try to keep it simple, even though this can be a complex topic with many points of view. I’ve listed the top ways of hair removal […]

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Motivation Monday: Set Yourself Up To Fail

We need to get comfortable with the idea of failing in order to achieve something that is extraordinary or worthwhile. Most of the great pioneers of our time were not told they were doing something practical or were sure to succeed. In reality, they were met with apprehension and criticism (think the Wright brothers, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, etc). In order to succeed at something of that magnitude, something others haven’t accomplished yet, you need to get into the mindset of setting yourself up to potentially fail. I have taken a few risks, some have paid off, some not so much. […]

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Fit Friday: 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

There are countless reasons you need to have a strong core and most have nothing to do with how you look in a bikini 😉 A strong core helps alleviate back pain, balance and stability, posture, form during exercise, child birth, the list goes on. It isn’t difficult to work on strengthening your core and the best part is you can start today with no equipment needed I’ve included five of my go-to core strengthening moves below and I recommend incorporating these into your daily exercise routine at least a few times a week. Without further ado, here they are! […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Top 5 Benefits of Vinegar

I’m not sure when I started, although I’m confident to say I’ve been doing it for at least two years. A shot of vinegar in my morning lemon water and dousing veggies or salad with the tangy goodness any chance I get. Vinegar can be an acquired taste and something you need to get used to (especially if you are not familiar with it’s assertive flavor) but I urge you to get on board…like now. Browse Pinterest, Google, or ask any relative and you are sure to find home remedies and claims of its intense healing or cleaning powers. Personally, […]

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Motivation Monday: SELF less CARE

I’m not sure where along the way it became perceived as selfish, but the mere thought of doing something for yourself seems hard to justify. Why is that? I wrote an earlier post on balance and how important it is for your overall health. In fact, the whole mantra of MSF is all about the connection between mind, body, and spirit for health. Not just taking care of your physical well being but your spiritual and mental health because it all connects…neglect one and the rest suffers. I view self care as not only selfless, but something that is necessary and […]

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Fit Friday: MSF Brownie Batter Balls

Happy Friday!! I feel like celebrating because we all made it through the week after springing forward. I don’t normally complain about the time change but WOAH, this time change did me in. I know I’m not alone because everyone I came in contact with this week has brought it up. Anyways, I relied heavily on matcha lattes, cold brew, and chocolate to get me through. Now on the other side and facing the weekend I thought this was a perfect opportunity to link my second “how to” video on YouTube. Eek! It’s like the scariest thing ever for me […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Super Powder Matcha

You’d be hard pressed to walk into a coffee shop or juice bar and not find something of the matcha variety. I’ve seen everything from doughnuts to lattes using the green powder to tint and flavor drinks and food while also adding a nutritional punch. When I first came across matcha it was in the form of brewed tea and I was instantly drawn to the rich, slightly bitter flavor (I may be in the minority but I’m not a huge fan of sweet teas and drinks). I knew it was high in antioxidants but that was pretty much the […]

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Motivation Monday: A Pipe Dream No More

I have fantastic news for this Motivation Monday that I cannot wait to share with you. I decided to take a leap and going after something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile… I enrolled in a teacher training program to become a Pilates instructor and I could not be more excited! Pilates has been a big part of my life and something I’ve practiced for over 15 years. I never took the passion I had for it that seriously and looked at it as a form of exercise I enjoyed that I happened to stick with. I never thought […]

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Fit Friday: MSF 20 Minute HIIT Anywhere, Anytime Workout

We are all busy and having an efficient workout to cycle into your fitness routine that you can also do anywhere (literally could do this in a hotel room) AND only takes 20 minutes sounds right up my alley. I’m a big proponent of high intensity, interval training-something to get your heart rate up and have you burning calories even after you’re done working out (so good, right?). I also think it’s important to mix up your moves from standing positions to sitting/laying down ones to make your body work to get that blood pumping in different directions, maximizing your burn […]

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