Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles: To Treat or Not To Treat?

Good morning my loves! I hope you guys had an awesome weekend. Mine was pretty great. Autumn is finally here and I could not be happier…hello Thumbholes and Knee high socks!

Today I want to talk about Treat Meals. I refuse to call them “Cheat Meals” because that makes it sound like a negative thing; which I don’t believe they are.

As most of you know, I am doing the Oxygen Magazine Challenge and I’m in the final month…and it has been HARD. Well the workouts have been great but the two extra days of carb cycling (I usually do two) have been tough. I feel sluggish and irritable.

This weekend I decided to have a treat meal and no f*cks were given. I enjoyed a delicious burger with onion rings and wait for it…a slice of cake. After I was done; I felt no shame and the next morning I used it as fuel. I was able to do spin for almost two hours followed by some yoga and burned over 1200 calories.
I think treat meals are important to keep us physically and mentally sane. I know some people feel so horrible about consuming so many calories in one day but try to see your caloric intake for the week and I am sure if you do it mindfully and NOT all the time…the numbers balance out.

For me the trick is to enjoy something that is portioned out. Instead of ordering a pizza pie which you could binge on, just get a couple of slices. Same goes for having foods in your home that could be triggers.

I think life is about balance and we need to be able to enjoy the things we like but in moderation. That is why I am a huge advocate for the 80/20 rule and suggest this to my clients as well.

Before I go…remember the film that I reviewed a couple of months ago? “A Small Good Thing” If you are in the Boston area make sure you check out their screening at the  Museum of Fine Arts!!

Small Good Thing
What are your thoughts on treat meals??

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles: In the Blink of an Eye…

Hey loves. I was sitting here for a few minutes, thinking of what to talk about today and I started to scroll on Facebook and came across something that was upsetting…

That sort of inspired today’s post.

Life can change in a blink of an eye and are you truly living the way you want to?  Not how your parents, schools, or society wants you to. Are you chasing your dreams or letting fear chase you? Are you being your most authentic self?

We are all guilty of taking things and people in our lives for granted (including me). When is the last time you told your loved ones how much they mean to you?

It is crazy how the Universe aligns things in your life just when you need them. This week in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Journal, we need to write about our Joy. Life is so short not to do more things that make us smile.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles…I Am Obsessed with Bolthouse Farms Dressing!

Good morning my loves! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend.

My weekend consisted of finding my truth, taking progress photos, and enjoying some delicious dressing!

The amazing people over at Bolthouse Farms sent me a box of goodies and I’ve been trying them all weekend. I’ve been a fan of their dressings for some time so I couldn’t wait to try their new flavors like Caramelized Sweet Onion and Creamy Balsamic!

I am a tad obsessed with the Caramelized Sweet Onion…it sort of reminds of French onion dip!!!! Oh and Salsa Ranch is so damn good. This is like “Sophie’s Choice” ha! I can’t pick my fave.

caramel salsa

And dare I say it, that I even liked the Cilantro Avocado flavor which is huge because I hate cilantro. If you are a cilantro fan; I guarantee that you will love this one. 

If you guys are looking for flavorful low calorie dressing that doesn’t contain any artificial coloring and preservatives…check these out. Also, don’t look for them in the salad aisle…since they aren’t filled with junk; they are kept nice and cold with the salads.


Today I kicked off Month Three of the Oxygen Magazine Challenge and I love the new workouts and meal plan. This month we begin carb cycling which I already do but this month it will be much more intense.

Also, I took my progress photos over the weekend and I am so damn proud of myself. Sometimes we are so focused on the scale that we miss the other changes in our body. The weight is s l o w l y  coming off which any other another time would have upset me but not this time! I am getting stronger…physically and mentally.

Check out my vlog below where I review all the flavors and also share my truth!


*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are 100% mine.
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