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*This is the final post regarding my recent nutritional changes. After this, there will be no more labels. Labels.  It’s a strange thing really. Growing up, I wanted to break free of labels. To be my own person. I think every teenager and young adult agrees. Of course we want to be accepted, but we […]

The last we spoke of my diet I was up in arms about what I should do. Over the past several months, my health hasn’t been tip top. I’ve been diagnosed with anemia, my body hasn’t been recovering as quickly as it used to, I’ve had bouts of adult acne, and to be honest, I […]

On Wednesday evening I received a call from my doctor’s office telling me the results of blood work I had done two days prior. As I had suspected, the test revealed that I am anemic. Aka, I have low iron… not much of a surprise really, since I am vegan and iron is mostly absorbed […]

As a teenager and young adult, I was fortunate to have clear skin. Of course there would be the occasional pimple here and there but for the most part, it was clean and clear. Over that past 6 months something has changed. Each day seems to hold some mystery to it… “will I wake up […]

Can you handle the truth? Are you ready for what really goes on in the head of a crazy personal trainer? A while ago, I made a few trainer confessions, if you missed them, you can read them here. And today I think it’s time to confess once again. These moments are incredibly important because […]

Tomorrow I have a 10K (The James Island Connector Run). This is a 10K that I’ve been training hard for to PR. And no just any PR… it’s what I need if I want to get a seeded spot for the Cooper River Bridge Run. I’ve mentioned it before, if I do not get this […]

Almost 2 months ago Dan put forth a challenge (clearly he loves challenges), and asked if we could try going wheat free for a month. We’ve had several friends adopt a wheat free diet that swore up and down that it changed their lives for the better. So, after doing so research and food planning, […]

Good morning! After a wonderful solid 8-hours of sleep last night, I woke feeling refreshed and ready to take the bull by the horns for a productive day. But before the productivity kicked off, I was craving a hearty sweet breakfast… a breakfast that would fuel me to film 2 solid workouts, a to-do list […]

Though we only traveled 30 minutes away, we had just the vacation we needed. Sleep, relaxation, beach time, and some fitness sprinkled in (more pictures below and at my Instagram page). Oh, and some kitchen time. Dan asked if I wanted to cook something vegan for his family, and after seeing how gorgeous our rental […]

Is anyone else excited that college football has officially kicked off? Go Clemson!  Dan & I at a wedding. And my uncle with my brother, I am guessing about 30 years ago! We’re starting the season with a big game (ugh Georgia), but hopefully Tigers will walk away with the W. Because I am stoked […]

You may have seen this on Facebook last week: And just to clarify: it’s the best peanut butter I’ve made thus far in my peanut making journey. But first a quick friendly shout out… It’s Friday! And a special Friday at that. My friend/training partner Amanda is finally back in Charleston. After a summer of […]

One thing that I will never do is stand on a soapbox and preach that you should be a vegan. Different strokes for different folks and I get that. It works for me. But not everyone, heck my husband isn’t vegan and I’m a-okay with it. With that being said… I do recommend everyone going […]

Good morning and Happy Sunday! After being gone for 2 Sundays in a row, I was extremely excited to enjoy a Sunday pancake. It was delicious, though the homemade chocolate peanut butter I made last night, didn’t hurt the outcome either! I don’t want to talk about my gooey, creamy chocolate peanut butter today though… […]

Dan and I are officially by from our mini Florida vacation!   And I have a HUGE confession to make… I stopped being a vegan for 2 days.  I tossed out my veggie loving lifestyle and embraced a weekend filled with seafood and ice cream. Yes, I ate ice cream… twice. Now before I get […]

Hello friend! How was your 4th? Ours was both relaxing and productive… just what I needed! Chances are you’re still enjoying friends and family and the last thing you want to do is have to spend a ton of time in your kitchen. The great thing about summer is that you can get by with […]