Slow-Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Last week I was fighting off some kind of weird upper respiratory grossness.  Coincidentally, we were also having a spurt of unusually cold, below freezing weather in Portland.  This combination of sickness and sub-freezing weather had me craving, nay, obsessing over chicken soup.  It sounded good even for breakfast, but alas, at the time my cubbard was bare of chicken soup.  I am currently pretty low on time so I needed something that was... Read More

#Putaneggonit Creamy Kale and Cauliflower Soup

This weekend Portland got hit with another Snowpocalypse.  I was stir crazy, it was cold, it was icy, it was snowy, and I was hungry.  Instead of grouching at my husband (which I did a little bit anyways – sorry, Hendo!) I started cooking and I came up with this healthy, delicious recipe for Creamy Kale and Cauliflower Soup. One of my challenges in the winter is eating enough veggies.  My primary veggie eating vehicle is the salad, but in... Read More

Crush It With The CoreHammer at Thursday Night Bootcamps!

Happy New Year! I was so lucky to have eleven glorious days off during the holidays to re-set, re-focus, and get charged up for 2017. Not only did I have a little time to think about my own fitness goals in the new year, but I also had some time to plan (or scheme, muahahaha) some really fun, new things for my bootcamp classes. Flex and Flow bootcamp is back this week after a little holiday break, and starting Thursday I am going to be incorporating... Read More

I am Empowered to be Fearless

I know some people think New Year’s resolutions are kind of corny.  But because my birthday is New Year’s Eve, I see New Year’s Day as the start of a new year of my life.  For me, it’s an opportunity to review the past year of my life, and re-evaluate my goals and my dreams in the next year. As I start my first full day as a 33 year old, I feel excited about all the things to come in the next year. 32 was a good year.  I started teaching... Read More

Friday Five –Sunday Addition #AwareWithPink

The change of the seasons has hit me hard. Between the almost constant rain and fighting off a cold, my fitness (and overall) motivation has hit an all time low. This past week, my focus was on doing things to simultaneously rest and relax, but also taking little steps to amp up my motivation.  Here are 5 things that kept me motivated last week, and are making me look forward to Monday and the week ahead! Sweet Tunes: Running while it’s raining... Read More

En Goals

  Hello July  – how are you doing?  This morning I was going through my notebook trying to find an empty page on which to scribble a to do list, when I stumbled on my 2016 goal list. The past 6 months have been a whirlwind and I’m so excited to say I have met many of the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year.  Others have changed as I have grown and changed, and some I have made some progress on but I need to get... Read More

Title Nine Fit Fest and GIVEAWAY!

I usually hate buying bras, especially sports bras.  When you’re a bigger chested lady, who loves high impact activities (bootcamp, running) finding a sports bra that is both comfortable and functional is challenging.  Before I attended my first Title Nine Fit Fest, I had resigned myself to the idea that I would have to double up on (yes, I mean wear two) sports bras for life. However, last year all of that changed when I attended Title Nine Fit... Read More

Recipe Friday: Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

I really love rice and I must admit, I’ve really missed rice during our time on the Whole 30.  However, cauliflower rice has been an awesome substitute.  It has the bulk and consistency of rice, but it’s cauliflower! One bummer about cauliflower rice is the amount of prep it takes. It takes awhile to break down the cauliflower, and “rice” it in the food processor.  And don’t even get me started on the mess.  Those... Read More

We’re on the Whole 30!

Hello Friends! How was your summer?!  Ours was wonderful and full of friends, family, travel and tons of delicious food.  With all of these fun times come lots of glorious food indulgences! But all this indulgence left us feeling a little…sluggish.  I am now working out about 6 times a week, and I felt like all of these little indulgences were adding up and counteracting the hard work I was putting in at boot camp, yoga, and on the trails & track. About... Read More

Title Nine Fit Fest #T9FitFest – Give Away

Confession: Until earlier this week, I have never owned a nice sports bra.  I’m not sure how I got this far without being fitted for a solid sports bra, but now that I have one I swear I’m never going back.  This week, I got to participate in an awesome event as part of Title Nine’s FitFest, where I was sized and fitted for a sports bra by a “bravangelist”.  In addition to sizing me, my bravangelist, Molly (also a... Read More