This homemade açaí bowl is packed with nutrients from wild blueberries, açaí, and protein. Enjoy one as a cool down post-workout, or as a healthy afternoon snack!
There aren’t many party dips I don’t like.
I’m that girl that hangs by the food spread all night.
This party season I wanted to create a healthier version of a classic dip. My French Onion Dip is high in protein and low in fat, but doesn’t sacrifice taste. It’s also quick and easy to make… what’s not to love?
Running and I are conflicted.
I ran pretty fast for awhile. (Hence the “sprint” in my name.)
Often time with running comes injuries. I had a PCL that was stretched thin and the only way I was going to run more than a mile or two again was to have surgery or build my quads. I chose quads and started doing figure competitions. I mean… go big or go home, right?
Bourbon. It’s not just for drinking.
Though I recommend drinking it too.
These Bourbon Pumpkin Protein Balls have all the warm spices you love in a pumpkin pie, but keep it more-or-less clean to satisfy your pumpkin-loving sweet tooth in a healthier way.
Raise your hand if you know what a whole jicama looks like.
My sister and Vegas both asked me what it was.
This crazy-looking thing is a tuber. They’re more common in Mexico and South American, but you can find them pretty easily in American markets thanks to their growing popularity. Especially in simple dishes like this Jicama & Tajin Salad.
Some days I love to run.
Some days I’d rather light myself on fire.
Today I have an uncharacteristically sappy story to go along with my cloudy (thank god – it finally cooled down) run.
It’s about what motivates me, even when I don’t realllllly feel like dragging my ass to the gym or out for a run. Exercising was not really my “thing” until about age 24. To be honest, you would have been hard-pressed to convince me to much more than walk to dinner. My mentality was “I’m not a big person, so why bother?”
The Olympics have taken over our TV.
Is everyone else this obsessed?
I feel like this week has been background to the Olympics. I work while watching the Olympics, I plan workouts while watching the Olympics, Vegas and I eat dinner in front of the TV… we are obsessed.
I did get away for a run though. It was a gorgeous day, despite all the hills.
Working out in the heat is 100x harder.
Especially cardio and leg day.
I’ve actually gotten in a few good runs. Maybe I’ll one day earn the “sprint” back. Until then, I’ll be satisfied with my current summer heat pace. It’s definitely faster than I’ve been in a couple of years!
My friends always ask me “do you even work?!”
Ah, the beach life…
I work for myself, which means flexibility. It’s something I value above all else. I go to the gym when I want, I basically alternate between PJs and gym clothes, and – best of all – I can work from anywhere.
One of my favorite types of posts to read are “day in the life” stories. Today I thought I’d try my hand at one, along with the usual WIAW post.