Whole30 Recap + 4 Weeks of Meal Plans

It seems like only yesterday that I shared with you that I was starting my first Whole30. I’m happy to say that not only did the 30 days (mostly) fly by, but it was a lot easier than I thought it would be to stay compliant and finish strong!

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Why I’m Doing the Whole30 Program + Week 1 Meal Plan

Please note that I am not a nutritionist. I am simply sharing my experience with this program. Consult your doctor before starting any program. This is not a sponsored post. 

By now, many of you have probably heard of, and even tried, the Whole30 Program. The Mr. and I have been wanting to try it for a year now (see my previous post with recipe here), but living on an island with very limited access to fresh produce and meat, made it too difficult. Now that we’re living within walking distance of Whole Foods, the time was right. 

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Salty & Savory Roasted Nuts

Currently, my workout routine has me going to the gym later in the evening. By the time I’m done, I’m hungry and find myself wanting a salty snack as I catch up on tv and relax for the rest of the night. Of course, I don’t want to undo what I just accomplished in the gym, so instead of reaching for the nearest bag of potato chips, I’ve been snacking on nuts.

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Healthy Harvest Squares

This week marks the end of my six week yoga for beginners course. While I had done some yoga in the past, it had been at least a year since I hit the mat, and I wanted to start over with a strong foundation (tips for new yogis can be found here). I’m absolutely loving it, and while I’m sad my course is almost over, I’m excited to start a new class and continue on with my yoga journey.

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Paleo Basics

Please note that I am not a licensed nutritionist. I am simply sharing what I’ve researched, learned, and personally experienced.  Please consult with your doctor before starting any new diet.

I started my paleo journey about 5 years ago when my kick-ass friend and CrossFit competitor, Krista, told me about it. I was looking to loose some of the baby weight from when I was pregnant with Gwyneth and thought I’d give it a try.

Then over coffee last week, my girlfriend and I started talking about food and diets, and she mentioned how she needed to change her eating habits because of several allergies and food intolerances she’d developed over the past couple years. So I put together these paleo basics for her and anyone else hoping to gain some understanding of the diet.

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10 Paleo Recipes for Watching the Big Game

Super bowl paleo recipe

I love the Super Bowl and am so grateful it falls on the first Sunday in February. With the holidays over and winter in full swing (okay, pretend for a second I’m still living in NYC), I’ve always found January and February to be a little depressing. No more decorations, joyful music, or jolly people, and worse we’re all now back to working-all-day work days. Read More…


Paleo Quiche

After weeks of binging on egg nog, shortbread, and more wine and champagne than I care to admit, I’m soooo ready for some healthy food! It’s definitely time to reset my tastebuds, crush my sugar cravings, and start the new year with a bang, or at least with a set of good intentions=) One of my resolutions is to become more consistent with meal planning, and to start doing food prep on the weekends.

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How CrossFit Has Helped Me

Bump day icon Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing this post based on my own experiences. Please consult with your doctor about any medical issues or concerns before starting a new exercising program.

I’ve wanted to write this post for quite some time, but waited because I wanted to really demonstrate how I’ve benefited from CrossFit. I joined a CrossFit gym in May 2013, and, while there are tons of articles now describing impressive improvements from CrossFitters as well as several negative articles trashing the sport from naysayers, I wanted to share my personal experience on how CrossFit has helped me. 

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