24 Day Challenge: Day 4 & Charlie is getting a nose job!

Can we just talk about the energy I’ve had today? Holy cow! This morning I woke up at 6am and didn’t even reset the alarm!! I jumped up and started getting ready for the gym and work and then headed out the door – but not before I took my catalyst and drank my spark!!…

…Enter the wonders of intuitive eating

Today is a perfect example of how intuitive eating is slowly working to my advantage.  I think that one day I will have to diet again, assuming I still want to compete, but while I am learning to have a healthy relationship with food, that whole idea of dieting is kind of being thrown out…

31 days of clean food: day 24-25

Well, Christmas is a time for family, friends, giving, and getting…. FAT. Okay, okay, I won’t be dramatic, but these last two days have not been easy for me. Christmas Eve we went to my moms house, but not before hitting the gym – I did some cardio in the morning but I’m really finding…

31 days of Clean Foods: Day 10 & Day 11

Wednesday: Day 10: Woke up 5:23am, well – actually I woke up at 5 but stayed in bed until 5:23 because I was having a lot of issues with motivation – playing on facebook/instagram sounded like much more fun. Eventually I got out of bed and walked the dogs, grabbed food for the day, and…

31 Days of Clean Foods: Day 7

Day 7 was pretty uneventful. I woke up at 7:30, had breakfast at 8:45am which consisted of 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup mixture of 1 scoop Metabolic Nutrition Protizyme Peanut butter cookie protein and 1 cup of muscleegg mixed, and then I headed to the gym. I was teaching Body Pump at 10am and I…

31 Days of Clean foods Day 5 & 6

Picture this: it’s Friday morning, for over a year now you have woken up every Friday morning at 7am and gone to the gym by 9am for Body Pump followed by Spin (obviously this has a few exceptions but it’s pretty much been this way). But this Friday was different. After two days off from…

31 days of clean foods: Day 3

So today I was off from work (sort of, more on that later) but I still got up at 5am for fasted cardio by 6am. I’m still taking too long to get out of the house but it’s definitely a work in progress and if I have to get up earlier, I will just have…

31 Days of Clean Foods: Day 2

Day 2 started like every Tuesday starts: up at 5am, at the gym by 6am for Cardio kickboxing and some light weight work/bands and kettle bells. By about 45 minutes in my stomach started yelling at me so I was glad I planned ahead with one scoop of Metabolic Nutrition’s peanut butter cookie protein with…

31 Days of Clean Foods: Day 1

Today is my first day back to work after 5 days off, the first day of December, and the first day of my self proposed 31 days (I changed it to 31 days to be the full month of December) of clean foods. Here’s my criteria for what constitutes as “clean” : All produce All…