All posts tagged: fit

Fit Friday: Treat-Yo-Self Superfood Cups

Happy Friday friends! Although I’m trying to get back into the healthy swing of things after our vacation, I still want to make sure I leave room for some decadence and have a treat when I have the craving. Instead of throwing it all out the window and giving into just any sweet treat I see, I make it a point to include a little nutrition so I’m not totally blowing it. In preparation for times like these, I like to make treats ahead that I can just grab when the urge strikes. I was looking through my refrigerator for some protein to include in my treat and came across pepitas (also known as pumpkin seeds). I bought these to throw on top of salads and oatmeal because they are filled with good for you protein, zinc, antioxidants and magnesium. I’m always on the lookout for magnesium because if you work out regularly your stores are most likely low and stress hormones increased (making it harder to recover and relax). So it’s very important to …

Fit Friday: Red, White and Blue Hummus

The strawberry and blueberry cake at Fourth of July BBQs has been played. If you’re looking for something to bring to your next festive gathering and want to boast your patriotic pride, I have an interesting spin on the classic trio. Hummus. Not many people dislike hummus and for good reason. It is filled with protein so keeps you full and satiated, has a creamy and pleasant texture, and is extremely versatile. What’s not to love? I thought it would be fun to include some simple recipes that would spice up your next gathering or impress the hostess with your creativity for their red white and blue themed party. Red, white, and blue hummus. I chose these varieties not only for their hue but for their impressive health benefits, why not take care of your fellow party goers with a snack filled with vitamins, protein and fiber? MSF Red Pepper Hummus Ingredients 1 ½ medium red bell peppers, sliced into quarters seeds removed 15 oz can organic chick peas, drained & rinsed (I used Trader …

Fit Friday: Pilates On the Road (A Review Of Pilates Anytime)

One thing I don’t like to do while traveling is miss out on my workouts. While I try to not drive myself crazy with trying to fit one in every moment, I like having the option to do something when I have some down time. My cardio of choice when I’m on the road is jogging and walking. Going for a jog around a new city I’m visiting is always a great way to explore and catch my bearings. When I’m looking to stretch out, especially after a long flight I turn to some yoga poses and stretching. My favorite way to stay toned (especially before I hit the beach) is to do a Pilates routine. While I have a plethora of moves in my rolodex, it is nice to have some help when I’m lost for inspiration or would like to just turn it off and follow along. A great resource (that for me has been a worthwhile investment) is a subscription to Pilates Anytime. This post is not sponsored, I just truly enjoy …

Fit Friday: Light & Fit Guacamole

Happy Fridayyyy! Summer is officially here for me because I am on break and getting ready for some summer travel. Whenever I think of summer meals I go lighter. I’m not sure if it’s the heat that makes me want to eat this way or the idea that I’m going to be in a bathing suit, regardless I’m always looking for inventive ways to go leaner in these months. A staple side at every summer barbecue is hands down, guacamole. There is something about that rich green hue, satisfying creamy texture and how it’s the perfect accompaniment to those crispy tortilla chips or chopped veggies. While avocados are full of healthy fats and boast so many benefits (more here), some of us may be looking for an alternative if we just can’t resist polishing off the entire bowl (not so great for the waistline) or just had some avocado toast for breakfast so looking for a different route at lunch or snack time. Regardless the reason, I have the perfect lightened up alternative to feed …

Fit Friday: MSF Slim For Summer Routine

It’s Friday!! Yay, yay, yay. Time for the weekend which hopefully means some rest and relaxation for you all and plenty of time for play. With summer upon us and bathing suits becoming an outfit staple, many of us have begun to work on our summer bodies 😉 If you’re like me you and looking for something short and sweet (so there’s more time to get outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous weather), this one’s for you. I included just the routine to get you summer ready and your workout plan kicked into gear. This series is not only efficient but one that will work your entire body, tightening and toning where it counts, if ya know what I mean! All you will need is a bench or step and a timer if you prefer to be strict on timing. So head over to a park or your backyard and get to sweatin! MSF Slim For Summer Routine Warm Up 25 jumping jacks 25 mountain climbers 25 walking alternating lunges 15 jump squats 15 skaters Step …

Wellness Wednesday: Mo’ Beta-Carotene

Happy hump day friends! I’m not gonna lie, my energy levels have been LOW this week and I am chalking it up to the June gloom we are experiencing here in SoCal. I know this is the last place in the country where we should be complaining about the weather but it seems to be affecting people’s moods because it’s something we’re not used to. It’s amazing how the minute you start experiencing something other than the norm you realize how much a thing like weather or temperature can affect you. Needless to say I’ve been relying heavily on nutrient-dense foods to keep my energy levels up and also making a point to get outside regardless of the temperature or weather. When I was shopping for ingredients this week I noticed how I was reaching for all the bright things such as, purple cabbage, green spinach, orange sweet potatoes, and it got me thinking about what makes these foods so enticing. Sure the taste is one thing but the actual brilliance in each hue is …

Motivation Monday: Life Is A Marathon

Yesterday was the San Diego Rock-n-Roll Marathon. The route of the marathon winds around neighborhoods surrounding downtown San Diego and is a great time for the locals to come out of their homes and show their support for all the runners. It’s cool to see the perseverance of all walks of life, young and old, handicap and veteran runners all committed to the same task. As I was watching the runners pass by, trying to yell words of encouragement, I had a realization of the significance of it all. Sure running a marathon is a feat in itself, but the commitment as a whole is what’s really impressive. The act of actually running 26+ miles is incredible and something to be proud of, but so is the preparation, the hours spent before the race training and conditioning, making sacrifices and choosing to do things that may not have always been the fun or the popular choice but the necessary one to get closer to a goal. I thought about how similar this seemed to real …