January 30th, 2015

Metabolism Benefits: Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter

There are a number of foods that can wreak havoc on your metabolism.

These foods that cause inflammation in the body which you may notice in the form of bloating, fatigue, digestive discomfort or more serious symptoms such as swelling and joint pain. Even if you’ve never had digestive issues, inflammatory foods contribute to problems [...]

January 28th, 2015

A snow day WIAW

Do you have any snow where you are?

NYC was preparing for “the worst storm the city has ever seen!” We were supposed to get 1-2 feet of snow by yesterday afternoon, but the storm headed further east than expected and was a bit of a bust.

Still, we got a 5-6 inches and a [...]

January 26th, 2015

The half marathon that wasn't

I knew that signing up for a January race was a little risky, and sure enough, the snow piled up Saturday morning and prevented me from making it into Brooklyn in time for the race.

So I joined a local “race” on Sunday instead. It was a casual event. Basically, a group of nearly 50 [...]

January 25th, 2015

Half Marathon Fail + Meal Planning

If you saw my Instagram or Facebook post, you already know that I did not make it to the half yesterday. The forecast was calling for snow and freezing rain and I woke up at 5:30am to this:

Well, actually that photo was taken much later when the sun was out and the streets [...]

January 23rd, 2015

How I Swallow the Cost of Organic Food

Last week, I shared what foods we buy conventional vs. organic, and I wanted to follow up with tips for making organic food more affordable. Here are nine tips we use that help cut the cost:

1) Eat meat more as a condiment than a main dish and include 1-2 vegetarian dinners each [...]

January 21st, 2015

A Day in Life

Hey friends,

Did you have Monday off? Our weekend was packed with L’s 5 year old birthday party, visits with friends, play dates and errands. In the middle somewhere I was also prepping for a mindful eating workshop that I led at our local Fleet Feet Monday evening. It was a packed house and so [...]

January 18th, 2015

Taper week + Meal Planning

Good luck to everyone running Houston today! Especially my Houston running buddy May and my coaching client Rachel- can’t wait to hear all about it!

I think I need to start making my meal plan Sunday nights for the following week’s post. After reading all the ideas in the links last week, I had all [...]

January 16th, 2015

Life lately + 5 by the 5th Begins in 2 Weeks!

Hi friends,

It’s been a busy week. Let’s catch up a bit!

This week was a cut back training week before next week’s half marathon. Thankfully the weather has been much milder. 30 degrees feels balmy! I can finally get a peek at the ten day forecast and next weekend is looking decent. Whew. I [...]

January 14th, 2015

What we buy organic vs conventional

I’m often asked what I buy that’s organic vs. conventional so let’s chat about that today!

We typically don’t buy all organic meats or product or dairy, but we do as much as we can. I use the dirty dozen for guidance, and also buy organic greens, bananas, sweet potatoes and produce with edible skin.


January 12th, 2015

Importance of Functional Training and Knowing Your Imbalances

Last week, I was one of the vendors at a local health and wellness fair. At the table next to me was a physical therapy office performing free functional movement screens.

I watched as they tested strength, balance and core stability through a series of exercises. I joked with them that I needed to [...]

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