• Athleta navy mesh short sleeve, kate spade "jump for joy" baseball hat, sarah's day youtube cover photo
    entertainment,  fitness,  health,  lifestyle,  style

    My Favorite Things: Summer

    It’s time for another post about my favorite things! We’re at the beginning of the summer, and I’m sharing my top three obsessions for this season. Check out here for my previous favorite things! Favorite Links Top (here) Hat (here) YouTube (here) Athleta Mesh Top This navy top from Athleta is ADORABLE! It’s a recent purchase, and I can’t stop wearing it. I love the subtle detail of the mesh. Even though my skin is insanely pale (#vampire), this top isn’t too revealing. Major win! I’m guilty of always wearing the same things over and over again, namely, white tees. This top is a nice break from my usual, while still being basic…

  • Good things come to those who sweat from https://fitgirlsdiary.com/30-fitness-motivational-posters-inspiring-fitness-quotes-to-give-you-motivation-to-workout/4/
    exercise,  fitness,  health,  lifestyle

    Fitting in Fitness

    Fitness? You mean “fit-ness pizza into my mouth?!” I absolutely love working out. In short, it’s consistent “me time” that’s uninterrupted, fun, and challenging. I control what happens during my workout, which pushes me to try as hard as I can. It might sound cliche, but it’s true. Here are some of my favorite workouts that keep me going: My Fave Ways to Move: Spin Class Really anyone who’s met me knows I’m crazy about spin classes! I’ve been going for three years now, and can easily say it’s my favorite workout. I hop on the bike at Lync Cycling and love every second of it. Pushes, tapbacks, and hair flips;…

  • Plant-based granola bars topped with dried cranberries
    baking,  health,  lifestyle,  plant-based,  Recipes,  vegan

    Plant-Based Granola Bars

    Why eat meals when you can snack?! I’m one of those people who could skip meals and snack all day. Granola has always been one of my favorites because I love love love that it’s sweet. I’m a sucker for anything sweet! As I mentioned in this post and this post, I’ve been following a plant-based diet. Still going strong and feeling great! This granola recipe is plant-based, oil-free, and packed with sweet (chocolatey) goodness. But beware: it’s addicting! Recipe: 1 cup steel cut oats 15 pitted Medjool dates 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1/3 cup almond butter (I used smooth) Salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup…

  • Ezekiel wrap, baked sweet potato, black beans, spinach, avocado and tomato
    fitness,  health,  lifestyle,  Recipes

    Plant-Based for a Week: What I Thought

    Well, I did it! I completed my week of plant-based eating, and overall, I thought it was great! You can check out my starter post here. There were highs (making a kick-ass loaded sweet potato) and there were lows (staring at my brother eating a cheeseburger like he stole it from me). In short, I’m going to keep it up! When I prepared my meals at my apartment, it was really easy to stay on the plant-based yellow brick road. I always thought about my day ahead and had plenty of options ready to go so I wouldn’t feel more tempted. Here are some of the highlights! Breakfast Lunch Not…