My Training Updates and an Exciting Announcement

Training Updates Next week I complete both my 6-week running plan and my 4-week strength training program, so I wanted to share an update. 5K Training Plan This six-week training plan started with a long interval of 7 minutes, and I've built up to 26 minutes. As I've shared previously, I'm a marathon runner who …

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A Plug for Performance-Based Goals

I began two new training programs recently, and I'm pretty stoked about them because they are structured (yay!) and performance-based (double yay!) - check them out. 5K Training Plan First, I've never done a 5K training plan. I mean, my first training plan was for a marathon. And secondly, I've been a 5K snob - …

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Create Your Own Weekend Wellness Retreat

Here’s how you can DIY a weekend retreat for you and your friends. How To Get Started Check in with 4 or 5 friends and see who’s interested in a morning weekend wellness retreat. Pick a date, identify whose house is best suited for the morning activities and you’re set. If no one can host, …

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Starting Fresh: 5 Tips to Get Back into Exercise after a Break

I used to joke that I never wanted to stop running because I never wanted to start over. But life can intervene, even for those with rock-solid habits! So if you are in a place where you are ready to get back to your exercise program after any kind of hiatus, break, illness, or injury, …

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How to Stay Consistent with Your Training

I've been coaching and training for a long time. And I hate to tell you there is no quick fix, no magic workout, and nothing you can do today that will yield results tomorrow. Results take time. Weeks. Months. Real-time, not Instagram time. And the only way to truly reach your goals is consistency with …

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How I ‘Win’ My Week

I know this about myself; when I take time to plan, I'm successful. So every weekend I aim to accomplish these three tasks: Plan Dinners for the Week - I am our family's shopper and chef (for plant-based and omni-eaters), so it's helpful to figure out what I'll be making and what I'll be re-purposing …

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The December Run Streak – Night Running

After injuring my lower back by deadlifting a large box of decorations (tip - bend your knees), I began my running streak aiming to run 1 mile daily from December 3-31. As I've learned from previous December streaks, I don't always have time during my regular workouts to get that mile in, so I will …

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December Challenge: Manage Your Stress

December's challenge is all about handling stressors, and we're going to focus on simple breathing techniques for the first two weeks and throw in some meditation that will take you to the end of 2022. Breathwork is a very simple yet very powerful tool to stop or reverse physical manifestations of stress in addition to …

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The November Challenge: Movement

Yesterday we completed the Nutrition Challenge (and we'll unpack that challenge later this week), but today we kick off our November Challenge, where we'll tackle movement. It's the simplest of all challenges; your goal is to do some intentional movement/activity for 30 minutes daily. Take a 30- minute strength class, walk, do three 10-minute walks, …

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October Challenge Check-In

We are beginning Week 3 of our October Nutrition Challenge, so it's time for a check-in. If you have consistently been following the challenge, here's what you may be experiencing: You (and your gut) have adjusted to the produce. You're more easily able to meal plan. Your knife skills are on point. You have better …

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Meal Planning and Prepping 101

We're 8 days into the October Nutrition Challenge and I wanted to share some tips on meal planning or prepping. Let's dig right into it, shall we? Meal Planning and Prep You can make a big dent in your fruit and veggie servings with breakfast and lunch. The problem I hear from most people is …

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How to Follow a Training Plan

Training for a race? Congrats! Crossing the finish line of any type of race is an exhilarating, moving experience. But before the finish line, you have to get to the starting line, and before you get to the starting line, you have to train, and for many of us, that involves a training plan. This …

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Join the October Challenge – It Starts TODAY!

Photo by Mark Stebnicki on Pexels.com The October Challenge is underway! Your goal is to eat 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies daily. (For those who already consume this number of servings, feel free to go up to 11.) You don't need to give up ANYTHING or replace your favorite foods with a piece of …

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Join The October Nutrition Challenge

The October Nutrition Challenge starts Saturday, October 1st! IMPORTANT: This is NOT a weight loss challenge or a Diet (with a capital D). Fruits and vegetables have amazing properties (fiber, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients) that are beneficial for good health. I personally LOVE most fruits and veggies (I'll take a hard pass on …

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Challenge Yourself

I played sports as a kid and had coaches and teammates push me to practice hard, play hard and win. I thrived in that environment and always enjoyed the physical challenges I received from sports. Was I on winning teams? Maybe once or twice. But I gained confidence from athletics and physical achievements that taught …

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Having Trouble Getting Back on Track? Try this 3-Day Workout Program.

I created this program to help you get back on track with your fitness plan, focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, building strength, and gaining/retaining mobility and flexibility. The workouts are designed to be done 3 days in a row which we call a cycle. The Cycle Day 1 - 30 minutes of cardioDay 2 - 20 …

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7-Day Health and Wellness Challenge

You know how much I love a challenge. You also know how much I love a challenge that requires tracking! Introducing The 7-Day Health and Wellness Challenge. But it's not like anything we've done before. Every day you're going to track 5 areas relating to health and wellness: MovementWaterFuelSleepYou Time Each area will have specific …

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That One Time I Got Covid…

So yeah, so I'm recovering from Covid. (I got my negative test today on Day 8). And unfortunately, it wasn't the "oh, that's why I had a scratchy throat" type, it was the body aches, chills, knocked down, dragged out, in my jammies until noon (IYKYK), blah, meh, malaise, sit on my butt, watch tv …

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Meal Planning in Under 30 Minutes

My mom cooked dinner every night. Every. Night. Sure there were leftovers but those were re-purposed into another meal on night two or even three (my Mom knew all about stretching a buck). Back in the day, dining out was for special occasions and there wasn't takeout except for pizza or Chinese food. So Moms …

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LIVE Workouts on Zoom!

In March 2020, like most fitness professionals, I moved my in-person boot-camp classes online and taught via Zoom. There was a *steep* learning curve to be sure; lighting, camera angles, and formatting a class that can be done in a space the size of a yoga mat and of course figuring out the sound. Oh …

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My Morning Green Smoothie

This is my morning go-to after I run, teach classes or work out. In a blender add: 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or your milk of choice1 frozen banana1 C fresh spinach1 scoop unflavored Amazing Protein GLOW* (plant-based protein powder that supports collagen production)A few tablespoons of water if needed Blend and drink It's …

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Be ‘Heart Smart’

February is American Heart Month!    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.   The good news?  It is also one of the most preventable.  Here are a few ways you can be heart smart.   Adopt Healthy Habits Eating a healthy diet (lots of fresh veggies, fruits, …

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Easy Lentil and Wild Rice Soup

This is an easy, filling, and delicious plant-based soup. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 6 cups vegetable broth 1 T olive oil 3 carrots, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped cabbage 2 zucchini, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped or smashed 1 medium white onion, chopped 1 1/2 cups wild rice (cooked or dry) 1 cup …

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Looking Back To Look Ahead

Today I want to share a really useful exercise that will help you get the most out of your New Year's goals or resolutions. Call it a "performance review", recap, or annual audit. Grab a pen and paper or open up a word doc and get ready to do some work. I promise this exercise …

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The December Challenge is Here!

I recognize that December is a big month for many of us. Lots of to-do's, lots of places to go, people to see and I think it's the PERFECT time to do something that supports your wellness. Because listen, we're heading into a season that creates tension, stress, and expectations that are sky high and …

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Getting Roasted

I love vegetables and simply ADORE roasted vegetables.  The crispy outer bits and the soft, sweet insides are so flavorful that you don’t need a lot of oil or seasoning to achieve perfection.  But full disclosure – it can’t hurt! One of the main players in a good pan of roasted vegetables is high heat.  …

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Keeping Track Through Tech

Remember the humble pedometer? That's how we used to count our steps before smartphones. The use of wearable technology has exploded and users can utilize this tech to improve their health by encouraging them to move more or close that activity loop! As a fitness and health coach, these are the five metrics I check …

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