Clean Eating: What, Why & How

You can’t go anywhere today without hearing or reading about “clean” eating – it’s on the daily news, your favorite talk show, facebook, in every magazine and now on my blog. What does it even mean? Why should you eat clean? It can be confusing to those unfamiliar but the concept in itself isn’t actually that difficult to grasp. It is, however, not always easy to commit to. In today’s blog, I’m going to explain exactly what clean eating is and why you should consider practicing it, along with how I put clean eating into practice. Hopefully, this post will help answer some of the questions I’ve been getting on what I eat and can help spark some ideas for you to try at home!

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Copy My Workout: Lower Body Cardio

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to share with you a workout I – quite literally – just did!

I have been kinda lazy the past few weeks in terms of keeping up with my workouts and pushing myself to the proper intensity. My body, mood, and energy levels have definitely suffered as a result. This week I joined Team Beachbody as an online health and fitness coach to not only help motivate and support others on their fitness journey (which, by my blog, you can already tell I’m SO passionate about!), but also to motivate myself. Sharing the very intimate parts of my life can be scary but I know that you all will keep me accountable to stay on the right path – just as I would do for any of you!

Today’s workout consisted of mostly cardio with an emphasis on lower body and core. You can see me doing a couple of the moves in this workout here.

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Career Tips: Breaking Into the Workforce for New Grads

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As a recent grad, I know first hand how hard it can be to break into the working world right out of school. While some students start working right away, most experience a gap between graduation and employment. It can be difficult and confusing for us twenty-somethings, and even those with jobs, to know what the proper protocol is in the working world. Luckily, there are many professionals out there with the experience and knowledge we need and are willing to help! I was fortunate enough to speak to Maddy Spellerberg, a marketing strategist at Obviouslee Marketing, and hear her career tips. Continue Reading

A Refreshing Reset: My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

Let me start this off by saying I do not believe in juice cleanses, diets or anything of the sort. Eat real food and use moderation and your body’s hunger cues to guide your meal decisions. I suggest a green smoothie as a supplement to your normal diet and this is also just my non-professional opinion.

With that said, I’m also guilty of over-indulging sometimes. Whether it be one too many drinks at the bar, or accidently eating an entire bag of popcorn (don’t act like you’ve never done it before), life happens and it’s ok to go overboard every now and then.

Even though it’s a part of life, over indulging can often make you feel like absolute sh*t the next day. You wake up bloated, tired, and you swear you’re going to eat nothing but lettuce for the next three days. In reality, your lettuce diet lasts for a whole hour before you run out of willpower because, realistically, it’s a terrible idea.

On days like these, I do like to make some sort of effort to make myself feel better both physically and mentally. My go-to? A green smoothie that’s full of nutrients that I missed in that late-night pizza, along with some scientifically proven metabolism-raising ingredients. Oh, and it tastes pretty good too. Together, they provide a drink that gets me back to my regular, healthy routine and also helps kick-start my metabolism for the day.

Grapefruit Green Smoothie

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My Bachelorette Finale Party: Hosting on a Small Budget

If you follow me on Twitter then surely you know by now that I LOVE The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise. Is it overly dramatic, ridiculous, and likely all staged? Yes. That doesn’t mean it’s not entertaining to watch and an easy way to bond with your girlfriends! Surprisingly, being in love (or not at all) with the same men can really bring a group of women together.

This is, at least, the observation amongst my friends and I. As a result, it felt only natural for me to host a Bachelorette finale “party” Monday night. This way we could all wallow in Jojo’s horrible taste in men together (I’m talking about you Jordan…).

Luckily (or not), I don’t have a full-time job at the moment so I had ample time to prepare for the “party”. However, having no job also means having no funds. Still, I really wanted to make this gathering different from just any other day. I hounded the internet, mostly Pinterest, for ways I could surprise my friends without spending a lot of money. As it turns out, if you have scissors and a self-deprecating sense of humor (because what you’re about to do is going to be super corny) you can make a little go a long way.

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