09
12
2018

LIFE THREATENING TO LIFE MAKING

11 is my number. Ever since I started playing basketball, 11 was my favorite. So much so, that to this day when I see 11:11 anywhere, instead of making wishes, I name at least one thing I am grateful for. Instant mood lift. Well every August, as the month nears its end, I am grateful to be here. Alive. See, 11 years ago this August, I was laying in a hospital bed being told by every nurse and doctor that walked in that I am very lucky to be alive. That I could have died at any moment. That’s bec...

09
12
2018

NO BAKE GREATNESS – Chocolate Strawberry Pie

NO BAKE GREATNESS Chocolate Strawberry Pie   It doesn’t get much more simple than this one. It’s cold, creamy, crunchy, and delicious! ((Swipe for ingredients and steps)) This is a post for a simple and satisfying sweet tooth kick, while not being super detrimental to your wellness goals. #balance —- 1 chocolate graham cracker or Oreo crust. You can also make your own if you’re in the mood. 1 plain Greek yogurt 12 oz tub of cool whip  1 instant chocolate pudding  1 pint strawberries, sliced...

09
12
2018

FEEL GOOD FOOD RECIPE

If it felt good, I would eat carbs 24/7. Every meal would have carbs and maybe only carbs. Especially, being pregnant. However, I find that just carbs just doesn’t cut it for me most of the time. So, I had to figure out a way to get protein and fat in me too, and hide some veggies since they definitely dropped on my cravings list the last few months! I also had to find something quick and convenient because I am often eating it at work between, or even during, clients. Enter… My egg bake!...

09
12
2018

Real Life Blog…

Want a real life blog? In case I haven’t been real enough with you yet, here it is. First of all, as I type this, I’m in pain. Not from a workout. Not from the human growing inside of me. Not emotional pain. Pain from a virus that is causing my throat, hands and feet to literally, burn. I’m fine as long as my baby is fine. That being said, being on my phone today doesn’t feel good. Walking doesn’t feel good. Washing dishes doesn’t feel good. So today’s real life means that after I post this blog...

07
24
2018

F*CK BEING PERFECT.

F*CK BEING PERFECT. PERIOD. Perfect does not exist in food. In bodies. In life. In jobs. In another person. In you. It doesn’t. It is unattainable and unsustainable. So why do we feel we need to be perfect, in any way? I used to plan sooooo much. It gave me peace. A false sense of control. And nothing ever went fully according to plan. Nothing ever went perfectly. When you expect another person to be perfect, when you expect every meal choice to be perfect, or you expect you can make your body p...

07
24
2018

WHAT REALLY MATTERS: QUALITY VERSUS QUANTITY

WHAT REALLY MATTERS If there is one thing pregnancy is highlighting for me, it’s genuine health and nutrition over counting calories and macros. It’s funny how sometimes we wait until there’s a human growing in us to make us think more about what we are eating. What’s even funnier is that SO much “diet” food is NOT EVEN HEALTHY. We have lost touch with health, a pursuit of health, and what really matters. We have exchanged that for weight loss, smaller pants sizes, and pursuit of an image of hap...

07
15
2018

IT’S HAPPENING…Coming Soon, JANUARY 2019

It’s happening!! I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Dave and I are expecting our first baby in January!! It has been soooo hard to not share everything I’ve been experiencing from the physical to the emotional and even more so mental. I am extremely grateful for this blessing for us and for the ways I feel I will grow and better serve you guys as well. As one wise man said, the only thing constant in life is change. So with that being said, I want to be able to share all the changes tha...

07
15
2018

UNMOTIVATED TO WORK OUT???

UNMOTIVATED TO WORK OUT??? One of the most popular questions I get is, “Lisa, are you ever just not motivated to workout?” The short answer is, yes.  And this answer may scare you. I’m going to try to keep this simple and see if you can follow my mindset shift that happened so that I no longer fear NOT being motivated to workout. 1. If you are forcing your workouts, you will likely lose motivation at some point. 2. If your workouts are extrinsically motivated, (weight loss, six pack, goal weight...

07
15
2018

MEAL MAKE-OVER

Yogurt and fruit. Why we typically think this is a “good” choice… Fruit is good for us. Yogurt is low in fat. It’s not a high calorie meal. How this snack PROBABLY makes us feel… Good in the moment. It’s yummy. We think we are “being good.” However, about 2-3 hours later, if that,  we are hungry again or normally craving more food and probably a carb because this snack, albeit low fat, spiked our blood sugar. That caused a release of insulin. As insulin brings our sugar back down, ou...

06
24
2018

10 REASONS I LOVE 30 MINUTE WORKOUTS… and you should too!

Hey you!! Guess what??? Your workouts don’t have to take an hour plus to be effective. Nope. They don’t. Besides, do you have over an hour a day to dedicate to working out? I don’t. I have other things I want to do and experience and take care of. If I’m spending too long on my workouts, exercise becomes stressful instead of fun because it is taking up too much of my time, delaying other things I want to do, and adds pressure to find that MUCH time to workout, increasing the likelihood that I wo...