Tucson life

Mexican pastries

Hi friends! Happy Monday to ya. I hope you’re enjoying the morning. The girls are off to their fun half-day camps, and I have a couple of conference calls and a car-related errand. Always a joy. We’re getting excited for my nana’s bday this week (I need to find a piñata!) and I’m looking forward to catching up with an ...

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Wall Workout (all you need is 1 dumbbell)


This workout will work your entire body using a wall and a single dumbbell. As always, talk with a doctor before making any fitness changes and honor your body. Feel free to modify as needed! You can modify most of these exercises by ditching the wall and using a bench or the floor for a less-intense version. Hey friends! Hope ...

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A great IDEA

High Fitness 0096

 Hey hey! How was the weekend? I hope you had an amazing one. I’m back home feeling refreshed and inspired from the weekend’s events. It was my 5th IDEA World fitness conference, and each time they’re just as enjoyable as the previous ones I’ve been fortunate to attend. This year brought a new opportunity as I was asked to emcee ...

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Beginner Circuit Workout

Wall pushup

This is a beginner-friendly circuit workout you can do at home or at the gym. It’s perfect if you’re just getting started in the fitness game or returning to working out after an injury. As always, talk with your doctor before making any fitness changes. Honor your body and modify as needed. Hey hey from beautiful San Diego! I’m in ...

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Is Saturated Fat Bad? No. But It’s Not a Health Food Either.

Is Saturated Fat Bad? No. But It’s Not a Health Food Either.

More than 60 years ago, in the court of public opinion, the American public convicted saturated fat of an unforgivable crime: attempted murder of a U.S. president. In 1955, while on vacation in Colorado, Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack. “Suddenly people were frantic to understand the cause of heart disease,” says Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. and author of Smart Fat. ...

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Meal prep turkey meatballs (gluten-free)

Meal prep meatballs

These meal prep meatballs are the perfect high-protein healthy snack to add into your day. They make an awesome protein boost and can help you hit your protein macros if you’re tracking them. Here’s the quick and customizable recipe. Hey friends! How are you? I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. Don’t forget to check out this week’s ...

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Javvin’ a fine time

Desert museum2

Hey hey, party people! Happy Monday. How was the weekend? I hope you had a great one.  This weekend was perfection. It ended up being like 90% fun and 10% productivity, but after a crazy month, I’ll take it. Friday morning, I met my friend Katie for a spin class at (r)evolve + smoothies at Pure Love Juice.  The class ...

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Out of the box (+ a Cravings giveaway)

Blue apron 10

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. The first 50 to order using this link will get $50 off their first two weeks using Blue Apron! BACK IN THE KITCHEN, and it feels so.good.   We are slowly starting to get back into the routine of life around here. Living in a hotel for a bit, and spending days packing/unpacking ...

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Sun, rain, and ritas


Hello hello! Happy Monday! How was the weekend? I hope you had a great one. It was an enjoyable one over here, especially since it was our first weekend in a house and completely unpacked. Let the “real life” and some semblance of a routine begin. The weekend included giant margaritas, a family dinner party, Father’s Day celebrating, and a ...

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