Fitness

Finish What You Start: How ‘Bout That For Your 2019 Resolution?

Here's a different approach to your 2019 New Year's resolutions... Let me begin by saying I’ve always been a runner. I blog about it a lot. But this blog post is about something different, and I’m just going to use running as an example.

Sometimes in life we say we’re going to do something and we begin going through the motions of completing the act but never quite get to the finish. I’m not blaming you here (even though I know you're guilty of it), I blame myself. It frustrates me that I set goals and flake out on myself. So in 2017, after running enough races to qualify for the 2018 New York Marathon, I decided that I wasn’t going to flake. I registered for the marathon. It was a done deal.

Did I want to run a marathon? Not particuar.ly I’ve run so many already. Also, I know what it does to your body, feet and most of all, your social schedule. When you have to wake up for a Saturday morning race that begins lining up at 7.15am, you’re SOL for grabbing...

Healthy Mediterranean Salad + DIY Tahini Dressing Recipe

GO TAHINI with me! There are so many reasons why so...of course, I’m going to list them out for you :)

First, tahini is a savory, lemony and delicious dressing that you’ve tasted before but maybe had no clue how to recreate…and guess what, it’s SO EASY! You can make this dressing at home to pour over your salads that you take to work or that you order out from restaurants. When I make it, I like to make enough to last me the week because I always eat a hearty salad for lunch and a small one at dinner. I try to avoid luscious dressings that cancel out the fact that I've eaten a healthy salad. A light yet creamy tahini dressing, in my opinion, is the wise way to go.

2nd, Tahini is made from a fine sesame paste, and for this recipe I will be using only the best from Mighty Sesame Co.  Sesame seeds are packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for you, like calcium, magnesium, vitamin E and healthy fats.

3rd, unlike other pre-made dressings (which might...

Ultra Fit Fest: The King of Fitness Festivals

The craziest thing happened! I was invited to Scottsdale Arizona for a fitness festival called Ultra Fit Fest put on by Michelob Ultra. I've never partnered or worked with a beer brand before so I was a bit hesitant at first to accept. But I'm so glad I did because it was honestly one of the most fun media trips I've ever been on.

Michelob Ultra invited me on this trip, all expenses paid, and all they asked of me was to share my favorite parts of the festival with all my followers on social media. If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw me working out like crazy in back-to-back fitness classes. And then, chilling by the pool in the hot Arizona sun by the afternoon. It was literally over 100 degrees every day! If you didn't catch all of that on Insta, well, now you know exactly what this trip entailed...

Actually, it was a lot more entertaining than how I just described it. But to me, the non-stop fitness offerings and pool were the highlights, and I was a happy...

Destination Happiness with Swisse at Wanderlust 108

I attended Wanderlust 108 in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with Swisse Wellness to check out their charming installation called Destination Happiness. If you’ve never heard of Swisse before, they are a premium vitamin and supplement brand founded in Melbourne, Australia that has quickly launched across the globe.

Their entire philosophy centers around “health & happiness”, which the company shortens to call H&H in terms of everything they do. So it only makes sense that their village at Wanderlust 108 was called Destination Happiness.  Here are a couple of shots of me hanging out with Swisse very early in the morning before all the Wanderlust Festival activities were in full swing.

You can’t see it in this picture, but to my right there was a braiding station and then to my left there was a massage booth. Both of these were awesome perks for Wanderlust 108 attendees who planned to run and do yoga during the festival.

I won’t lie, it...

My #1 Reason For Taking Omega-3's Daily! Plus, News from Nature Made®

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Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death among women globally? That's why I take care of my body & heart by working out, staying hydrated, moving during the day and taking my Nature Made® Omega-3 supplements! Omega-3 fatty acids can be beneficial in supporting a heart healthy lifestyle.† That’s why the NEW Nature Made® Omega-3 Full Strength Mini, 500mg EPA+DHA, Burpless supplements are my #VOTD (vitamins of the day). 

It’s a good look for all of us to make healthy choices when it comes to our nutrition and long-term health, especially if that means avoiding heart disease. Over the last few years I’ve participated in many events with all kinds of organizations supporting women’s heart health. It deserves our attention, because heart disease often goes unnoticed and untreated until it’s too...

Running – Keeping it in the Family

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by adidas, written in full authenticity by me. I was asked to partner with adidas and provided compensation to purchase the fitness apparel I’m wearing and photographed for this article.

My running story is complex mostly because I started running because I hated it so much.  It seemed like such an easy exercise for most people and I never understood why it was so difficult for me.  I was determined to become a runner and by the time I was out of college, I had become one.

I ran and ran and ran until one day I decided I was fit enough to run a marathon. I consulted my uncle who was the only other runner in my family. He gave me lots of advice and we began to train together here and there. We both lived in New York City so we’d jog down the West Side Highway Hudson River Run Path. It wasn’t nearly what it is today, but it was still a beautiful pathway and I’ll never forget those training runs.

My uncle Larry...

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