Fit Friday: MSF Summertime Trail Mix

Friday is here! I am so ready for grilled pizza night and maybe even a movie? It has been incredible weather this week and I’m hoping to take advantage of it this weekend with some time at the beach and a pool party for a special little mermaid who turns one 🙂 I was thinking of healthy snacks that I could just grab and go since I will be teaching Pilates in the morning and going straight to an event afterwards. It’s hard to think of things that you don’t need to refrigerate or won’t melt to a gooey mess […]

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Fit Friday: MSF Salted Caramel Bites

Hello weekend! Even in the dead of summer vacation there is still something about Fridays, it’s honestly the best feeling to get to the end of a work week or weekdays and have the promise of a full weekend on the horizon. I have to say I’ve enjoyed my summer schedule which mostly consisted of Pilates and walking Finley, but there is something to be said about a work schedule and being able to depend on that consistency. I found myself busier than ever this week with appointments, meeting friends, and working on a multitude of projects. Whenever I get […]

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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 […]

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Wellness Wednesday: DIY Simply Natural Makeup Brush Cleanser

Happy hump day everyone! I feel like I’ve been in straight cleaning mode since I’ve gotten back from our trip. And I don’t mean laundry and vacuuming, I mean cleaning the tile grout, organizing closets, and dusting light fixtures. If you can clean it, I’m getting in there 😉 While I was running around cleaning everything I made sure to go through all the toiletries from traveling and I came across my makeup brushes. It seems like I am constantly cleaning them ever since a facialist turned me on to how much bacteria & nasty germs can grow (EWWW). She […]

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Fit Friday: 4 Simple Rules for a Successful Detox

Happy Friday friends! I took a day off (you may have noticed the absence of a Wellness Wednesday this week) and I feel like I’ve been gone forever. I’ve missed you all! I hope you had a fantastic Fourth of July full of fun and festivities. If you’ve been following along on Instagram or picking up on my subtle sign-off’s on here you know I’ve been doing a bit of traveling. I was fortunate enough to go back East to see my family and then take a family trip to Greece. I plan on doing a full recap here so […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fit Friday: MSF Green Goddess Dressing

Happy June everybody! We are in the second day of June and for me that means it’s officially summer. Summer is all about days at the beach (don’t forget sunscreen!), watermelon flavored everything (watermelon margarita anyone?) and eating a lot more salads. Salads don’t need to be boring. They can actually be quite complex if you choose fresh, seasonal ingredients and mix up flavors, textures and of course use the right dressing. Lately I’ve been on a homemade dressing kick because, it’s really simple, I know exactly what is going in it (no hidden chemicals, preservatives, oils or sugar) and […]

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Fit Friday: Refreshingly Fit Watermelon-Rita

Helllooooo Friday, it’s so great to see you. Was there a full moon this week? Not sure if it’s just me or if you felt it too but there were some interesting vibes this week. Anyway, I’m happy to see the weekend on the horizon where I’ll be celebrating my little sis turning 25! And all the festiveness long weekends bring. As an ode to this summer-like weather we’ve been having, I wanted to include a light and refreshing cocktail to enjoy this weekend that is not only festive but also MSF approved. When I think of summer gatherings (especially outdoors in […]

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