Fitness

Eggs, Latinos and Networking at GUSTO New York!

I had the honor of attending an event called GUSTO New York with my fellow Latinos and I'll admitedly succumb to the highest level of cheesiness by saying it was absolutely eggcellent! I partnered with American Egg Board to cover the foodie festivities, try all the yummy appetizers they served up (all made with eggs) and network. You really couldn't ask for a better invitation!

The event took place at the Hilton Midtown and was co-sponsored by LATINO Magazine and the American Egg Board. The private room was filled with professionals who are proud members of the Latino community throughout New York. Everything from the gourmet apps to the specialty cocktails were made with eggs. It was quite impressive! I loved the egg white foam in the Pisco Sours that were served at the bar. I may have had 1 too many, LOL!

Events like theee are so important to me because in my daily, busy life I find that it can be hard to preserve my heritage and culture. This is especially the case...

Eczema Happened To Me and My Life Is Still Awesome

           I’ve partnered with Aveeno to bring you this personal blog post about my experience living with Eczema.

As I write this, I have eczema. But that’s nothing new. I get it a lot. In many ways, it’s part of who I am. I come to expect it and have learned to live with it. At this point in my life, eczema isn’t the end of the world for me.  But I’ll never forget when I first got it; it felt like my skin was waging a war against me.

So, why on earth do I want to talk about and publicize my skin problem? Well, for one, it’s Eczema Awareness Month. And second, I’m not ashamed about having it. I made a YouTube video years ago about it that connected me to so many people going through the same thing. And recently, I shared my story and important facts to know about eczema with Health.com.  Educating people is important to me because eczema can be really confusing. Whether you have it or you don’t,...

What to Do on Bad Workout Days | Training Rescue 101

There are days when you walk into the gym feeling fantastic, expecting your first squat PR in months, or just eager to do your routine for the day, and somehow your entire plan crumbles to bits. On the other hand, sometimes you know even before you hit the mat that no asana will feel right, or you’re just too sore from the previous workout, and your body refuses to cooperate.

Whichever scenario sounds most familiar, chances are you’ve had your share of bad workout days, and you’d gladly forget all about them. However, there are some simple ways you can adjust your workout on those bleak days and still make the most out of your fitness routine!

Define Progress
Even though it’s healthy to be competitive with yourself and strive to overcome your current abilities, progress is rarely, if ever, linear. It has many important aspects, including learning the mechanics of a movement, increasing your endurance or strength, or pushing your body further into a...

Working with Alex's Lemonade Stand + Win Tickets to Lemon NYC Culinary Event!

I always love sharing a heart warming story...although I must admit this one makes me tear up every time I talk about it even though it has a happy ending. Alex Scott is a little girl who had cancer all her life until the age of 8 when she passed away. During her fight with cancer she created a lemonade stand to raise money and awareness for cancer research that helped children like herself.

She created an incredible movement that was all over the news and in publications near and far. Other children and families joined in, creating their own lemonade stands to follow in Alex's footsteps. Sadly, Alex couldn't beat her disease (this is the part that hurts) but she left behind a legacy of goodwill, love and dedication for her vision that lives on as the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Alex's Million Mile.

When I was approached about working with Alex's foundation, I immediately said YES. The story completely moved me and I felt like Alex handpicked me to share her...

My Go-to Gluten-Free Snack + GIVEAWAY

Hey guys! Lately on my instagram, I've been confessing to how big of a snacker I am.

As a kid I always had a sweet tooth. As an adult, I still have it. I'm also the type of person who doesn't like big meals. I prefer to eat smaller portions consistently throughout the day. It's called "grazing". I'm sure you've heard the term before.

As a grazer, I've really had to be careful because you can get yourself into trouble eating a lot of unhealthy snacks. So I'm writing this blog post today to share one of my favorite guilt-free gluten-free snacks with you that's so easy to take wherever you go. I say this because I feel like I'm always on-the-go (as I'm sure you are) and it's often hard to package healthy snacks made of natural ingredients.

These are Sejoyia Coco-Roons, made with real coconut and cashew flour!

They look great on my scooter, don't they? Keep reading for ingredients, info on where to buy them (with a promo deal) and how to win them through my easy...

SodaStream Recipes You Need To Try!

If you don't have a SodaStream in your life, you need to get one! I'm obsessed with mine but I have to admit that I got on the train a little late in life. I wish I had purchased one much sooner! So, I put together these recipes with the help of SodaStream to inspire everyone to reject the vending machine and all those delicious looking sugary drinks that get advertised to us all summer long. I know they look good on billboards and in commercials but so many carbonated drinks and sodas are loaded with sugar and sodium.

I kid you not that my SodaStream has become a healthy replacement tool. You can make your own fizzy drinks without the huge calorie intake. If you already have a SodaStream, you know what I'm talking about (just skip ahead to the recipes below). Drinks loaded with sodium (that seem to be lower in calories or have zero) will most often make you feel bloated and sluggish. Not good if you're trying to lose weight! The opposite will happen! Your body will hold onto...

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