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Does This Address Make My Butt Look Fat?

I moved to Los Angeles under duress.I had some misgivings about LA. For one, I’d thought it was practically mandatory that transplants drop 10 pounds — I worried that I’d need to present a Weight Watchers’ certificate and my out-of-state license to the DMV before they’d issue a valid California ID.But LA was the place to be for the work I wanted to do. My NYC friends recited the mantra, “You’ll love the weather — it’s fantastic!” And I thought, “Hmmph, damned by faint praise.” Plus I was pretty sure I’d have to invest in a lot of lululemon attire....more

Active dates with friends

This morning, I woke up absolutely ravenous. It was one of those hungers that just made me want to eat an enormous, filling breakfast. I ended up making a bowl of oatmeal with a new combination of toppings: brown sugar, lots of blueberries, and some chopped almonds ....more

Broccoli Chicken Pasta Bake with Cauliflower Sauce

  Sundays are hands down the best day of the week for me. Why? I get to spend so much more time in the kitchen and working on projects – a rarity during the week. Most Sundays mean a new recipe(s) to try and an endless amount of foodie inspiration and yesterday was no different.  Coming at you is a scrumptious and creamy Broccoli, Chicken and Pasta Bake with a Cauliflower Sauce....more

Fun Cross Training Ideas

Ryan and I are in our third week of half marathon training. In my last post, I wrote about running the Smoky Mountain Half Marathon! We're super excited, and we're both sticking to our running schedules :)...more



How to Remain Unbothered in a Dysfunctional and Chaotic Situation

"You have to learn how to care about people without taking on all their problems."-Phylicia RashadOn a daily basis I am free, unbothered and an unapologeticFLY Brown Girl! But this week, I've been practicing being unbothered, unapologetic and Nae Nae-ing (made this one up) myself away from bullish. Baby, it have been a uphill battle because I am dealing with some bothersome folks and situations....more

A Pilot guest post: workout plans

Hey, everyone – pilot here. I hope you’re all doing well. We’re getting ready to welcome the new little lady to the world, so life’s getting pretty busy over here ....more

Last Round of Bib Practice

“I thought you dropped.” Those were the first words I heard after I crossed the finish line in 5 hours and 33 minutes at the SOB50k this past weekend. They were uttered by a friend who generally races around my pace, but had been waiting at the aforementioned finish line for nearly 40 minutes by the time I ran across it. Needless to say, it was not my fastest 50k ever ....more

Grumpy Cat is coming to Tampa

I cannot recall the last time I was this excited about a tweet....... That's right friends. Grumpy Cat is coming to the Tampa Theater on August 4th to attend the video premier of ...more

Three Reasons Why Change Takes So Long – First of a 2-Part Series

Change can be tough.  Here you have created a plan of action to make a meaningful change in your life and it just doesn’t seem to be taking hold!  You have everything you need: information, motivation and will power. It seems that it would be easier to leave things the way they are.  Why is it taking so long?...more