Weekly Workouts + Menu

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Happy happy Sunday, friends!

I’m enjoying a lazy Sunday evening, so I’m just dropping by to share my workouts and menu for the week! Then back to relaxing for me :)

the menu:

First up, the food! I filmed a video yesterday walking through the meal planning process. Fingers crossed I get it edited by tomorrow so I can share with you, but watch for that this week! …

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What I Ate Wednesday Button

Yet another Wednesday, yet another day full of food pictures (alright, I guess that’s a lot of days around here…) Here’s what I ate yesterday!

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Juice | Starting my days off with juice lately! This one was a concoction of lemon, mandarin, ginger, filtered water, and stevia!

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Killer Squats + Lunges Workout

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Happy TUESDAY, everyone!!! I am sooo pumped to share one of my all-time favorite workouts with you today.

You may have heard me mention this workout here and there, and I’ve included it in a couple weekly workout plans.

I tore this out of Shape Magazine FOREVER ago. I remember it was after Jessica Alba had her first baby, and Halle Berry had recently had her baby as well. They used the same trainer, and that trainer wrote this workout as a “Get Back in Shape Like The Stars!” kind of workout. I can’t find the original workout anywhere. I know I modified it just a little right off the bat, but I’ve done it this way for so many years that I don’t remember what I changed. So we’ll just say it’s “adapted” from that old-school Shape magazine workout, and I’ll show you how I do it!

It’s actually a full-body workout, but I call it my “squats and lunges workout” because the squats and lunges are what get me hurting. …

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Bright Citrus Green Juice

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Happy Monday, friends! Let’s drink some JUICE today, shall we? I have always gone through long spells of drinking juice and then long spells of NOT drinking juice. But right when I really started to crave the juice in my life and started making it a little more often here and there, I saw the…

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

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I am LOVING putting together these posts! I hope you guys are liking them :) It keeps me ultra organized, which I absolutely love! the workouts Monday | TRX Tuesday | 3-mile jog Wednesday | Squats + Lunges workout (tutorial posting Tuesday so you can do this one with me!!!)

Easy Vegan Meal Planning

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Are you the kind of person who gets a little giddy when you read that post title? Meal planning, hooooraaaaay!!! No? Either way, I think this post is for you! Planning your meals can be SUCH a difficult task, and one that a ton of people completely disregard. It can be especially hard if you’re…

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Macaroons {Gluten Free}

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Helloooooo, easy chocolatey coconutty dessert! If you guys follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I died and went to heaven when I got myself a bag of Lemon Pie Coco-Roons. They. were. awesome. But that was a splurge with my Costco rewards check, and I’m not normally going to pay for those! I…

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WIAW | Day in the Life

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Good morning, internet friends! Today I thought I’d mix up my WIAW post a little by turning it into a “day in the life” post too! I don’t think I’ve done one since last summer when I was a nomad, so now that things are drastically different (and more stable), time to share again! I…

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Favorite Workout DVDs

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Are you guys a fan of working out at home, or do you prefer to go to a gym? Or run outside? Or take classes? I am a fan of all of the above. :) But I have ALWAYS loved workout DVDs because they are such an affordable way to get a great workout at…

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Saffron Rice

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Good morning, folks! Happy Monday :)Hope you all are doing well and had a good weekend! I had a great weekend. One of those ridiculously productive weekends but I also rested plenty. Yesterday was the first day I really felt healthy again after my flu all last week, so I was riding that high pretty…

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Weekly Workouts + Menu

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See last week’s post for a quick intro to this new series. Weekly Workout Schedule: Monday | Taebo Boot Camp Mission 1 Tuesday | 3-5 mile jog Wednesday | Pilates Thursday | yoga Friday | stretch/rest Saturday | short balance ball workout Sunday | active rest day (or maybe a hike!)

Favorite Things | Coffee Supplies

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A special edition of Favorite Things! Well, since it’s just the second in this new monthly series, maybe it will be normal for me to have a theme. But I was looking at my beautiful little coffee corner the other day and decided that I really ought to share some of my favorite coffee supplies….

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Blueberry Peach Grapefruit Smoothie

blueberry peach grapefruit smoothie

Happy Thursday, friends! I am just dropping by for a quickie post because I’m still sick and don’t feel like typing much up. It’s like each day of this flu features a different symptom which is super lame. Though given the way Preston’s flu went down (and one of my coworker’s who I also may…

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WIAW

drunken noodles

Hey all, happy Wednesday! Today’s WIAW post is going to be a bit wonky, because this is the “I have the flu!” edition. Lame. I never quite got my From the Weekend post up (because I have the flu….), so I didn’t manage to whine about my current state on the blog yet. I thought…

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Sun Salutation Tutorial

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Have you heard of a sun salutation before? My yogi readers out there know what I’m talking about. A sun salutation is a beautiful way to greet the day – the perfect combination of yoga poses to do first thing in the morning. If you’ve taken a morning yoga class or do a DVD designed…

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Cannellini Bean Patties

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I am so stinking excited for this recipe today! It is a reaaaaalllly long time coming. I have been experimenting with these patties in so many ways for months now. Preston and I are both hooked and absolutely love them. I started testing out vital wheat gluten in recipes thanks to an amazing cookbook I’ve…

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Weekly Menu + Workouts

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Happy Sunday, friends! I have a new idea for a weekly post I am starting. Let me know your thoughts so I know if I’m keeping it around or not. We’ll call April our trial month ;) I wanted to start sharing more daily workouts and daily meals (prob just dinners), partly because it’s fun….

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BBG 1.0 Review

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I finished up BBG 1.0 last week!!!! So it’s time for the whooooole review :) I basically don’t have a ton to add to my 6 week review. I love this program, and I highly recommend it. After the 6 week mark, I started going a little bit rogue with my workouts. And then a…

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Vegan Vegetable Chickpea Flour Omelette

vegan vegetable chickpea flour omelette

This has been on my list of recipes to try FOREVER and a day. I finally gave it a shot after watching an old episode of Giada at Home last weekend in which she made Italian soccas, which are basically crepes made out of chickpea flour. Which are basically what chickpea flour omelette recipes are…

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WIAW

salad

Good mooooorning, friends! Did any of you lucky ducks have yesterday off for Cesar Chavez Day? I did not. I’m super jealous of everybody who did. BUT this week is cruising by like mad so I can’t really complain too much! Yesterday was a good food day, so here’s what I ate Tuesday! :) Blueberry…

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Meditation Month | Techniques

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Guys, today is the last day of March and the last day of Meditation Month! I’m hoping after reading a few posts about meditation this month, you’re curious to give it a shot. Here are a handful of different methods, some techniques, helpful tips, and resources to help get you started.

Little Goals | April

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It’s almost APRIL!!!! Seriously, can you believe that?? I have been talking about spring for probably two and a half straight months now. Partly because of the whole climate-change-plus-severe-drought thing, since it’s felt like spring for a pretty damn long time and trees have been blooming insanely early this year. But also partly because I…

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Meditation Month | Let’s Talk Stress

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Okay, the last couple weeks we obviously talked about the benefits of meditation. I think it’s impossible for me to write one of these posts without touching upon it to a certain degree, but today I want to talk about the depth of the benefits in a different way. So you’ve learned how meditation can…

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Strawberry Tsunami Smoothie

strawberry tsunami smoothie

Happy Thursday, friends! How are you today? I’m feeling a little sleep deprived this week. Preston and I did not sleep well while he was sick, and I am starting the never-ending battle between trying to work out in the mornings or figure out if I can actually do it consistently in the evenings! The…

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WIAW

coffee

Guys, it’s Wednesday! Huuuuraaaahhhh! Goodness, it’s a slow week. I think that whole three day weekend thing does that. Also, apparently there was some global epidemic in which Monday was the longest day known to man for every single person I’ve spoken to. Fortunately, we’re still getting through this week! I am spending the week…

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Homemade Knit Bedspread

homemade knit bedspread

I made a blanket. (I’ve said that too many times to count in the last three days since I finished.) Okay, this took WAAAAAY longer than I expected. Like, several months longer. I kept running into hiccups (in my life, not so much in the knitting…), I got tired of knitting for a few LONG…

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Banana Oat Muffins (Low Fat, No Sugar Added)

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Good morning, folks! Breakfast is serrrrrrved! I made these fantastic banana muffins yesterday and I’m pretty happy with them. They’re the perfect Monday morning breakfast when it’s especially hard to get the day rolling. Start with something that tastes like an awesome treat but is actually healthy and filling, and incredibly satisfying!

Apple Cider Mule

apple cider mule

Happy happy Saturday, friends! I totally meant to get this awesome apple cider mule cocktail up yesterday for a perfect Friday happy hour drink. I had a fantastic day yesterday because I took a much-needed mental health day. I planned a productive day off blogging, exercising, working on my bed spread (I’ll be done TODAY!!!!)…

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Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarggggghhhhhhhh. Guys, I’m already done with this week. It is mad hectic, yesterday was non-stop, and I have so very much to do! I feel really behind. Fingers crossed I carve out time to get up my next Meditation Month post because I’m really excited about it and it’s mostly done, but I just couldn’t…

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Moonlight Chamomile Honey Latte

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Talk about the perfect nighttime drink to put you to sleep. There’s a local coffee shop that makes a drink called a Bowl of Soul. It is a soy milk based chamomile latte with plenty of honey in it. I’ve actually never ordered it at that coffee shop, but have heard about its deliciousness from…

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Meditation Month | Your Brain

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Happy Friday, internet friends! I’m back at you with the second post for Meditation Month! I am incredibly excited about this post, but it was pretty damn hard to write just this short little post. I hoped to get it posted sooner, but I really wanted to review it and re-read all of my research…

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Sriracha Garlic Roasted Chickpea Salad

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Hiiiii, lovelies! Happy Thursday afternoon! How ARE you??? I meant to get this up in the morning, but this day has been insane and I’m just now on my lunch break at 3pm! Goodness. Fine by me, just means the last couple hours of work will whizz right by me. I’m absolutely loving the spring-like…

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WIAW

bliss

Yello there, and happy hump day! Time for another What I Ate Wednesday post! Here’s some yummy grub from last Friday! Hope you guys are having an awesome week so far and are loving these long evenings as much as I am! Bliss | Such a cute name for a drink! I spent the morning…

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