ENERGY BLISS BALLS

Oatmeal Crasin 2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup crasins 1/3  cup honey or maple syrup if vegan 1/2 cup almond butter 1 tbsp cinnamon 1/3 cup  chocolate chips Cinnamon Vanilla  1 cup rolled oats 1/4  cup honey or maple syrup if vegan 1/4 cup almond butter 1/2 cup almond meal 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tbsp…

Athlete Depression: Why isn’t it talked about more.

ATHLETE DEPRESSION: WHY ISN’T IT TALKED ABOUT MORE. For the past 13 years of my life I’ve been an athlete. I’ve done everything from basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, track, even competitive jump roping. For the last 8 years of my life though, I have put my heart into running track. It saved me. It changed my…

GYM ANXIETY: How to combat it

Going to the gym by yourself for the first time can make you a little nervous or maybe even VERY nervous. There are people who come into the gym timid and are easily intimidated by the people who are stronger than them and those who maybe have more experience then they do. But, I can guarantee that…

Body Confidence

This is a place where I would like women have struggled with body image, self confidence and self hate to feel comfortable sharing their stories about themselves. As a woman, it’s very safe to say that we subjected to look a certain way. From our hair to clothes, body, the amount of makeup we wear…

How To: Healthy Snacks

Do you ever feel like you’ve run out of ideas for snacks and when you do, you easily resort to unhealthy fattening snacks? If you do then you have come across the perfect place for some new and amazing recipes. Keep reading below to check out my two current favorite snacks. Yogurt in Jar 4…

What you need to know about macronutrients

For the past couple of months, I have been contemplating whether or not I wanted to keep track of my macronutrients. After thinking about the pros versus the cons I decided I would do it. I researched on the internet, watched YouTube videos, and gained tons of information by taking a nutrition course in college….

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

I’ve been seeing these same three words over and over for the past few weeks so I can only take it as a sign as something I should be paying attention to. Not just when it comes to eating but also working out and being sick I ignore the signs that my body is trying…

6 Ways to Sustain Energy Throughout the Day

Originally posted on Avec Valerie:
 If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I work an office job where I sit at a desk for eight hours a day, five days a week. Basically, I spend at least 40 hours a week sitting at a desk! Although I’m sitting most of the…

The best places in Colorado to go hiking.

Summer is here and we can all admit how much going to the gym and doing the same old workouts can get very repetitive.  These past few years in college have made more of an outdoor person that I expected considering the fact that Grand Junction, Colorado has nothing but beautiful hikes to go on….

5 best places in Denver for an Açaí Bowl.

Summer is here ! and who doesn’t love a delicious cold smoothie or acai bowl on a 75+ degree weather day? EVERYONE DOES ! Keep reading for a list of my favorite places in Denver for them. My list is in no specific order.  1. Prosper Oats    I came across prosper oats just a…

21 years .

It’s safe to say I’ve learned a lot in my short 21 years of life. I’ve been impacted by many situations but I have learned to accept what I can not change and try harder on those that I can. Although, my life has been short I believe that what I have learned can be…

Chocolate Barney Butter Mug Cake

Originally posted on The Plant-Based Runner:
If you have spent any time in your grocery store’s peanut butter aisle, you have probably been overwhelmed by the number of different nut butter brands….No?  Is that just me? Anyway, when it comes to finding the best almond butter, it can actually be a tricky task.  (At least I…