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Basics of Eating Clean

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Basics of Eating Clean

Everyone, and i mean everyone, has their own definition of “clean eating”. Here’s my breakdown. i’m vegan so of course my version won’t have animal products (check nutritionfacts.org for TONS of peer reviewed research on why that’s the healthiest way to live) and i’m NOT a doctor or RD or anything like that so this…

Sugar in Shakeology?!

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Sugar in Shakeology?!

i had my first vanilla shakeology today and it was a-ma-zing. I made it with 1C unsweetened soy milk, 1/2 frozen banana + 1 tsp peanut butter. it was everything i dreamed it would be: creamy, delicious, not too sweet, no weird aftertaste. i was SO pumped! vegan vanilla shakeology. i have wanted it for…

Peanut butter acai oatmeal bowl!!

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Peanut butter acai oatmeal bowl!!

Some days you wake up and get totally inspired to make something awesome. Most days I’m just focused on making my coffee and my shake.  But this morning I checked Facebook and one of my friends in my monthly accountability group posted about her delicious breakfast from the protein bar: a peanut butter acai oatmeal….

Half ironman prep: day 1!

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Half ironman prep: day 1!

I can’t believe I almost worked today! I was only going to take off Friday and I’m sooo glad my tri bestie convinced me to take today off too! So much less stressful than trying to do everything tomorrow! Spent the day shopping at the expo and got all checked in! The check in process…

SuperSeal 2017 – Olympic Distance Triathlon Recap

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SuperSeal 2017 – Olympic Distance Triathlon Recap

Before it all is lost in my foggy brain of race prep for Oceanside 70.3 next week I figured I’d share my experience with the oh so amazing SuperSeal on Coronado last weekend. It was maybe my favorite overall race experience ever. So i had only done one olympic distance race before and it was the 2016…

Should you exercise when you’re sick?

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Should you exercise when you’re sick?

I know i know… we all like black and white answers. but… not everything is cut and dry. the only black & white answer here is if you have a fever, don’t work out. Everything else… it depends. My rules (and i am NOT a doctor so please consult your doctor on this!) are: if…

Semolina Flour vs White Flour vs Whole Wheat Flour: i heart pasta

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Semolina Flour vs White Flour vs Whole Wheat Flour: i heart pasta

You may have noticed that I have been obsessed with making my own pasta lately if you follow me on instagram or facebook but has it been a healthy change?? Likely not, when you look at the facts! Whole wheat pasta seems to be generally healthier than the homemade pasta I’m rocking from semolina flour, though not…

What’s the best source of Omega 3s? Flax vs Hemp vs Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

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What’s the best source of Omega 3s? Flax vs Hemp vs Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

So i already blogged before about Omega-3 supplements & why (or why not) we should take them (fish burps)! But this is about after you’ve decided to get your omega 3s from a plant based source & are just trying to figure out what the best source is or the difference between the sources. I like to mix it…

Getting Started with Running | Things I’m Learning from my Sister

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Getting Started with Running | Things I’m Learning from my Sister

My little sister and I (yes… she’s taller than me) are ridiculously similar in so many ways. First of all… our laugh. We laugh loudly and distinctively. We also find a lot of the same things funny and have a weird obsession with ewoks and gilmore girls. On the other hand we’re super different- she…

Vegan Tri Fuel!

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Vegan Tri Fuel!

Fueling for a triathlon is WAY more stressful for me than it needs to be. I overthink everything!! And i recently was listening to a podcast that made SO much sense and told me to stop looking outside for what will work for me. every body is different. and we all have different tastes, metabolisms,…

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