Fitness

How to Be MORE Body Positive – New Balance Union Park

I’ve partnered with my friends from New Balance Union Park (right here in Utah) to help spread the “Shop Local” initiative, which means to support local stores and shops in your own backyard. Personally, I don’t care for buying clothes and shoes online because I rarely get the correct sizes without trying things on. This […]

3 Tips To Fitting Back Into Your Skinny Jeans – Lee Denim

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lee® Denim, all opinions and experiences are my own. #ad #MoveYourLeeI don’t know about you, but the holidays had me eating VERY badly… Like candy and sweets at nearly every meal. After gaining 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I was DYING to get back on track […]

My 3 Best Tips For Sticking To Your Fitness Goals

Before I started boxing at Legends I didn’t enjoy working out, like at all. I was always game to try new things (at least once) and I tried lots of different things such as rock climbing, swimming, Zumba, doing home workout DVDs and occasionally running. Getting sweaty was more of an inconvenience than a benefit and it […]

Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad and Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette

I’m always looking for a good salad recipe and when your eating healthier, salads are kind of an everyday thing. It’s important to make sure you enjoy what you’re eating and try to switch it up so you don’t get board and lose interest. I’ve never really been a fan of brussel sprouts until… Veggie Lisa made […]

The “V” Word & My Core Intima Experience at Trilogy Medical Center

Vagina. This word used to make me giggle nervously when I’d say it, and I know it still does because I still refer to it as “privates” with my 4-year-old. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve mentioned this body part (it’s still hard for me to say, haha) on my blog. Over the past 30 years, […]

Power Quinoa Salad

I am a HUGE salad fan but sometimes making salads at home is less exciting than getting the $12 salad when I’m out at a restaurant… I think the reason it’s so exciting is the fact that I didn’t have to make it… I digress, sometimes I get stuck in the rut of eating the […]

Key Lime Protein Shake Recipe

If you’re like me, staying on track with your fitness goals can be tough, ESPECIALLY if you have a sweet tooth. A year and a half ago I started following the Isagenix plan to lose weight and by replacing two meals a day with my favorite (macronutrient balanced) protein shakes. So far I’ve lost 81 […]

Strong, NOT Skinny// Legends Boxing Utah

Do you remember when being thin and boney was in style? I’m talking about ribs and back bones showing…who else remembers that? I remember as a teen, thumbing through a Victorias Secret catalogues and wanting to look EXACTLY like the women I saw in those magazines. I used to tear out pages with the prettiest models, hang them […]

Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls

I know protein balls are all the rage right now, and understandably so! Protein balls are easy to make and even easier to grab on the go for a protein packed ball of goodness. When it comes to treats (even healthy treats like these) it’s important to make sure you’re staying balanced and not going too […]

The Ugly Truth About My Before Photos

If you look at a typical weight loss before and after picture, what do you see? …A physical change.  Let’s see, in the before picture she’s not as confident, comfortable or content and now she’ a lot smaller, stronger and more confident! Don’t believe everything you see. I posted this transformation picture on my Instagram last […]

4 Easy Overnight Chia Pudding Recipes

Veggie Lisa and I have teamed up again to bring you another delicious recipe! This one is really a four variations of delicious chia pudding recipes. Chia seeds seem to be all the rage right now for superfoods right now (actually, more like the past five years), and I’m FINALLY jumping onto the chia pudding bandwagon. Better late than never, […]

Strawberry Almond Coconut Protein Shake Recipe

I LOVE my morning protein shake, I’ve been drinking one for the last 15 months and I feel that it is the biggest reason I’ve kept off 75 lbs (and counting) for that long. If you’re new to protein shakes, here is a list of things to look for in a good one: 23 vitamins and […]

Vintage Boxing Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CentrumFunFlavors #CollectiveBias Boxing has officially become an obsession. I go to a boxing gym six days a week and it’s been fun to watch how much I’ve improved in my form and overall fitness. I used to avoid working out because I hated […]

5 Etiquettes for a Boxing Gym

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ListerineBOLD #CollectiveBiasI truly believe that the most amazing things in my life exist outside of my comfort zone, especially when it came to my athleticism. After pushing past some fears and feelings of unworthiness and inadequacy (that have always held […]

The Little Black Dress//30 Lbs Lighter

 Who remembers this little black dress? I wore it for a photoshoot to celebrate me losing my first 30 lbs, and I wanted to share how this dress looks now that I’m down another 30 lbs from the last point. I agree that I look beautiful in both pictures, but I can say that I FEEL so […]

Whats In My Gym Bag//Extra Gum

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #Target #CollectiveBias Bad breath is one of my biggest pet peeves. There is literally nothing worse than someone eating grilled onions for lunch and you having to smell them thought out your conversation. Did you know that 99.9% […]

Lemon Chia Protein Power Balls

I’m a huge fan of drinking a protein shake every morning. It’s comforting to know I’m getting vitamins, minerals, lots of protein and all of the other goodies inside my body at the start of the day. Sometimes when you’re craving treats (or honestly want to chew something) its nice to have other healthy options too. […]

Overcoming My Food Addiction

It all started when I was 8 years old. I remember sitting at the kitchen counter eating an apple, when my mom walked in and said “If you don’t stop eating all the time you’re going to keep getting fatter and fatter.” As I got older I’d hear things like “You’d be so beautiful if you lost a few pounds” […]

Sweet Potato Curry

I’m a huge curry fan. Its probably the coconut milk and veggies, okay its all about the coconut milk and veggies. This recipe from Veggie Lisa will satisfy any curry lover and its vegetarian. It’s: Warm Comforting Satisfying Rich but healthy Not too spicy Perfectly sweet And loaded with veggies The end result? A super […]

Best Hummus Recipe and Veggie Wrap

I LOVE hummus, its the perfect way to curb snacking (or even make it into a full lunch by adding it to a wrap) with something that is filling and satisfying. So when my friend Lisa said she was making me some hummus for lunch I was REALLY excited. I love this hummus, my husband […]

Black Bean Vegetarian Burger

I used to feel like I was “missing out” when making healthy food choices. I felt resentment whenever I’d see other people eating whatever they wanted. I felt like eating healthy was so hard and didn’t yield fast enough results. It was even worse during my yo-yo dieting days when I’d be at home resenting my husband and daughter […]

Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Boxing//Legends Boxing

With my hands tightly wrapped, (Are they supposed to be this tight?) I stood waiting to see what would happen next. Honestly, I felt unworthy being there. Was I really in a boxing gym? Whatever excitement I had before I walked in, quickly turned into doubts about myself and physical abilities as I struggled to keep up with […]

Warm Winter Cabbage Salad

Did you know that June (the Official start of summer) is only 15 days away!? What am I saying? 15 Weeks! SUMMER IS IN 15 WEEKS PEOPLE! So don’t ease up on your new years resolutions now, we don’t have time for that. We’ve got to get swimsuit ready before summer! If you’re anything like me, you’re […]

Easy Tzatziki Recipe

I used to be a BIG snacker. I used to be able to open the pantry and reach for a bag of chips and pretty much eat the entire contents of said bag in one sitting… Now I love having healthy snack options so I can still get a salty and crunchy fix and stay on […]

Kale and Sweet Potato Salad

I don’t really like Kale. Its fibrous, chewy, bitter and it doesn’t blend well in my morning smoothie. So when Veggie Lisa told me she was going to make a kale salad for me, I said it sounded fine, just to be polite. Then she makes this gorgeous salad and asks me to try it. […]

Five Ways to Beat Mommy Guilt // Galaxy leggings

I’ve been living a more active lifestyle now, as a 29 year old (with mommy and wife duties that take more of my time than any full time job I’ve ever had) than ever before. Somehow, during my busiest time of life, I find time to eat clean, work out 5 to 6 days a week, use […]

6 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

Is it summer yet? Who else is totally over the snow and cold? Obviously, its beautiful but I’d like to admire it from a far, without having to scrape it off my car every morning. If you’re like me, the first months of the year can be depressing and hard. So today I’m sharing my best ways to […]

Easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Veggie Lisa and I are back at it again this beautiful Monday morning with her easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe. This recipe is a perfect (and very filling) way to start your day, especially if you workout first thing. In the past I’d grab an apple or banana on my way to the gym, it totally […]

Berry Lemon Protein Smoothie

Mornings used to be a hard one for me, I mean eating in the mornings. As a former late night snacker (or full on second dinner eater), I was rarely hungry in the mornings and usually skipped breakfast because I was too busy running out the door. Now that I try not to eat after 8pm, I usually wake up […]

How to Love Yourself, When You Don’t

These photos were taken during the summer around 35 pounds (heavier) ago. I had NO intention to actually post them because I was embarrassed by them. Often times I feel like I can’t be proud of my hard work until I get to my six pack. This whole post is a little step forward in an […]

Herbed Tomato and Cottage Cheese Scramble

Who has set (and is still excited for) their big goals for themselves in 2016? I’m sure you’ve seen the “this is my year” posts on social media, but as corny as it sounds, it is MY year! I’m going to accomplish my fitness goals and continue to fight the mental battle and self doubt that comes with […]

Coconut Greek Yogurt Parfait

It probably comes as no surprise that I LOVE Greek yogurt. It has become my replacement for ice cream and other cream based treats, and its so satisfying! To reach my biggest physical goal this year of having a six pack, I’ve been following a strict (high protein, clean carbs, tons of veggies) meal plan. If […]

New Year, New Mindset

 If you’ve known me for a while or have been watching me on my blog, you might have noticed I used to fluctuate with my weight, a lot. In the past, I wasn’t able to keep off more than 40 pounds for longer than three or four months, which I would attribute to juice fasts, […]

Sparkling Water “Mocktails” Party with SodaStream

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WaterMadeExciting #CollectiveBias Can you believe that there are only a few weeks left of 2015? Who is eating everything in sight and counting down the last days of the month before their “resolution” starts? I used to struggle with my weight […]

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Parfait with Chobani®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #HolidayWithChobani #CollectiveBias Thanksgiving is one big food holiday (aka the biggest dinner party of the year) and I live for this day. I am so excited about the food, the gorgeous place settings, visiting with friends and family, creating memories and did […]

How to Wrap Your Hands (Boxing)

I’ve never participated in an organized sport, or had a coach or have ever considered myself to be an “athlete” of any kind, until three months ago that is. So it was exhilarating and terrifying when I found myself enrolling for an entire year at a boxing gym. I’m not talking about Billy Blanks Tae Bo […]

Talkin’ ’bout Goals, In My Unicorn Pants

Initiate Chelsey zen mode. Thats more like it! I am totally that person who will start to zen out during a yoga class, then SQUIRREL!!!! For some reason if I only open one eye, its like I’m still halfway zen mode. Now lets talk about some of my favorite moves from yoga! I plank this move because […]

90 Day Weight Loss Results

I just wanted to write an update since starting my new lifestyle journey back in March. It has definitely been a roller coaster ride with ups and downs and moments where I felt like nothing was happening. Literally NOTHING. Two years and a handful of fad diets after having my daughter I found myself at […]

4 Takeaways From Cinderella

I just came back from watching quite possibly my FAVORITE movie of the year, Cinderella! I loved the overall message of this movie and how graciously Cinderella was portrayed throughout her trials. Its so  important to be reminded that each of us has one thing we can control no matter the situation, and that is our attitude and […]

Ready for Spring

Sometimes I feel like I can be quite impatient. I am the type of person who gets so excited for Christmas that I am tossing and turning the entire night before in sheer excitement for the surprises that will come in the morning, and I’m 28 years old!! And thats just one example. I’m ALWAYS  dreaming up my next big […]

Starting Over – The 30 Day Cleanse

The past 8 months have been the hardest and most eye opening of my entire life. Its amazing the things you’ll learn about yourself when you’re at the bottom of the barrel. First, I learned that its okay to ask for help. Second, I am learning that I AM WORTH IT & YOU ARE WORTH IT! […]

5 Life Lessons I’ve learned From My Two-Year-Old

For as long as I could remember, I’ve always wanted to be a mom. So it was very disheartening when motherhood was not only a huge struggle, but I also didn’t enjoy it. I guess you could blame it on depression/anxiety or even chalk it up to the stresses of being a new mommy (yay crazy hormones). The […]

Rip Barre Class

I think I’ve FINALLY fallen in love with working out! And its all thanks to Rip Barre. For those of you that haven’t heard of it, “Barre” class is a relatively new workout that incorporates techniques from ballet while using weights and reps.  Cost: The average here is Utah ranges  $5-$35 per class depending on […]

Motivation

If you are a regular around here, you might have noticed I’ve been MIA as of late. Sure, I could blame it on the whole moving/building a house and the general craziness of summer.  I could also say that I’ve had lots of family and church commitments, but those would be half truths at best… […]

6 Juicing Recipes That Will Rock Your Socks!

Hello fellow juicers and juicer-wannabes! On January 1, 2014 I started the three-day juice cleanse  featured on Dr. Oz with the goal to make it (drinking only freshly-squeezed juices) for seven days or longer (cross your fingers).  Today marks the end of day 2 and I’m feeling great and craving everything junk food related. Luckily, I’ve […]

The Clean Detox {Dr. Oz}

  I LOVE how Dr. Oz  show is fun and informative! I was just reading an article on his site on 30 day {clean} detox do’s and don’ts. I love a good detox and plan to do one at least twice a year, but its a whole lot easier if you have someone else do the leg work. […]

Clean Eating Weekly Plan #5

This weeks easy to follow meal plan will make it easier to stick to your plan, mostly because the lovely folks at Clean Eating Mag have done all of the work for us. I love it when that happens. Their approach is to eat five smaller meals a day that are made up of seasonal and clean ingredients […]

Clean Eating Meal Plan Week #4

I wanted thank Limitless365.com for the five tips and meal plan this week. Its so much easier to have someone else think of the healthy meal plan and for me to just get it and make it. This way once I get to the grocery store I’m on a mission and temptation is less likely. […]

Health Inspiration

I’m a self help junkie. I love everything about becoming better and maximizing my efforts. You might have already read and enjoyed such titles as: How to be more organized. Check.  How to be better with Money. Check. How to be a good parent. Check How to be highly effective. Check How to like being healthy […]

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Since I’ll be leaving for a cruise in a couple weeks, I’ve really want to make good choices while I’m away. While looking for tips I stumbled Upon Fit2Fat2Fit, I absolutely LOVED the tips on staying healthy while traveling that Drew shared. If you haven’t already heard, Drew is a personal trainer who “let himself go” for […]

The Gratitude Journal

I recently came across this lovely article by Liza from lizaamericashost.com and I really wanted to share it with all of you! Each of us is really blessed no matter what our circumstances are. Many people in the world don’t have a smart phone or computer, so the fact that you are reading this is at least one thing you can be grateful […]

7 Day Juice Fast RESULTS

 The 30 Day Cleanse The past 8 months have been the hardest and most eye opening of my entire life. Its amazing the things you’ll learn about yourself when you’re at the bottom of the barrel. First, I learned that its okay to ask for help. Second, I am learning that I AM WORTH IT & […]

3 Day Juice Fast

  After having a cheat week while in California, I knew I wanted to go back to eating clean/Paleo. I decided that I would first do a seven-day juice cleanse to flush out my system, aka hitting the restart button. After doing some research and watching Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, I decided to try this […]

Paleo Meal Plan Week 2

I totally lied and meant to post this weeks ago! But I was at Disneyland for my daughters 1st birthday, and here is the proof 🙂 Isn’t she just the sweetest!?  And now that all is forgiven (hopefully) here is the much anticipated and awaited Paleo meal plan week 2! And because I made you wait, I […]

Paleo Weekly Meal Plan

Just because today is a holiday doesn’t mean we need to eat garbage, unless you’re into that sort of thing. It has been almost 3 weeks since I started eating clean and I’ve already lost 11 lbs and a dress size! My skin is clearer than ever, and I’m not bloated. This has been the […]

CLEAN Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Going clean is really hard during breakfast. I wanted something filling that wasn’t another omelet, so I tweaked this online find. And I must say for a clean/paleo breakfast these pancakes are delicious and filling! INGREDIENTS ½ cup almond flour 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1 tablespoon ground flax seed pinch of salt ½ tablespoon cinnamon […]

Clean Eating 7 Day Challenge

I started eating clean a little over a week ago and I have already lost 7 pounds. I can see why people who choose this lifestyle find it so easy to stick to. This weeks challenge come to us from Paleodietlifestyle.com. For a complete list of recipes go to their page here. Post your comments, successes, challenges […]

Clean Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Lunch seems to be the hardest meal for me to be good. Its hard eating clean when you’re on the go. So I decided to make delicious lunches to tempt me to eating clean when its hard and less convenient. Here is my version of a lettuce wrap but made with turkey. Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 […]

Clean Eating Breakfast

A week ago I started a clean eating/Paleo lifestyle. In 7 days I lost 6 pounds and I haven’t had those “junk” cravings. This is the most success I’ve ever had sticking to a diet and lifestyle. I wanted to share a few recipes I love making that you can add to your meal plan. Chelsey’s […]

30 Day Clean Eating Challenge

  I just booked a cruise for October so I suppose its time to finally loose the rest of the baby weight (one year later cough cough.) I have a few friends that work really hard and look like it, that have had success with the Paleo/Clean Eating lifestyle. I started doing cross fit 5 days […]

Eat at Wendy’s Like a Skinny Girl

I’ve been thinking (a lot) about how differently my “skinny” friends make their food and lifestyle choices. I’ve decided that I’m the only one standing in the way of me becoming one of that mindset. Having a realistic expectation is the first part. No, I’m not going to accomplish this living on protein shakes and lean […]

Think like a skinny girl at Chick-Fil-A

   Did you know Chick-Fil-A has a ton of good meal options for less than 500 calories? I never bothered to look past my usual meal of a crispy chicken sandwich deluxe, large waffle fries (with extra Chick-Fil-A sauce), lemonade and ice dream cone. That meal totals over 1,500 calories, yikes!Today was the first time I went there […]

TRX

        I went to my first TRX class a few months ago with a friend. TRX is suspension training that uses your own body weight to build strength, flexibility, core, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries.     I have never been as impressed with a gym class as I was with this one. It […]

P90X Workout Schedule

My favorite work out of all time is P90X. Even though it’s really, really corny, I love working out with Tony! For whatever reason, I find him hilarious and curiously addictive. I wanted to share my favorite workout schedule that I use. There are three plans :Original Also, I made a new kind of New Year’s […]