• CA BLT Bowl

    Chicken Avocado BLT Bowl

    Meal prep is an essential part of my life and weekly / daily routine. Every Sunday, I take 1-2 hours of the morning to prep all of my food for the week, that way it’s easy to grab and go. And it destroys any excuse I might make of not being prepared and tempting myself to get food while I’m out. I love this combo because 1) it’s macro friendly for everyone2) it’s simple and easily adjustable3) it isn’t bland / boring like some prepped meals can be Really though,…

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    Benefits of a Weekly Brain Dump

    Last night, my dad called to chat about the2020 King of the Baggers Race that I had sent him a link to (Indian Motorcycles won, so this girl is quite happy). The conversation then turned to everything that needs to be done when him and my mom sell the house. Which led to brain dumps…what exactly is a brain dump?  A brain dump is a  fun little exercise that helps to take the clutter that’s in your head. It’s a great opportunity to write everything down that you’ve been trying…

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    Little Reminders

    Friday, September 25th 2020 At 6:00am my alarm went off, as it does every day. Normally, I would get up, go through my little morning routine, making breakfast, writing a bit then head to the gym. Today, I decided to take a much needed day off from the weights – both physical and mental need, and head to the beach instead. I grabbed my water bottle, notebook, and bag and headed out the door by 6:20am. I found my way to Wrightsville Beach and made a stop at SUNdays Cafe…

  • challenge

    Challenge

    This morning I had a mini debate with myself. This tends to happen quite often as I’m someone who very rarely is able to make a decision without laying out all the facts & details first. What was my debate about? Whether or not I wanted to go to a coffee shop or stay at home to work How I wanted to get there…car or motorcycle Part 1: Where to Go My main concern with this one was if I wanted to spend money or not…I recently reset my monthly…

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    Getting My Nutrition Back on Track

    Today marks 4 weeks that I’ve been in North Carolina! Prior to my move to NC, I made the decision to relax when it came to tracking macros. I wanted to allow myself the freedom to eat intuitively and not label any foods as “off limits” due to the chaos and stress that typically comes with picking up your entire life and moving 1,000 miles away. I didn’t strictly track macros for about 2 months, so from July until now – September.  July was a month of packing the apartment…

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    Negative Self-Perceptions

    I recently had a conversation about self-hate, love, and comparison, and how it bleeds into our interactions with other people. How our self perception, whether it was developed by ourselves or from past upbringings and traumas; our self perception bleeds into our daily lives – how we handle other beings and situations we’re faced with, both positive and negative. In the conversation, a comment was made about another, “they hate themselves and I don’t understand why.” This led me into a single breath, long-winded monologue, diving into why this person…

  • Just Do It

    Just Do It

    Going into 2020 my motto was “Just Do It” and “Make It Happen.” In the past, I never really had words that I lived by, or at least not anything that was constantly in my mind. I have subtle reminders, like “perseverance” tattooed on my neck in Braille. As well as, “All the strength you need is right there inside you” scripted on my ribs. They are beautiful reminders but they aren’t constantly running through my head.The 3 little words of ‘Just Do It,’ have engraved themselves into my brain.…

  • start ypur fitness journey

    4 Easy Ways to Start Your Fitness Routine During Quarantine

    Written by: Travis Panzini With millions of Americans stuck at home for what seems like years, now is a better time than any to start your fitness journey. Most of us are working from home, or unfortunately have been laid off due to the uncertainty of when we will resume “normal life.” With less commuting, less errands being run, and well, less fun in general, how can we take advantage of all this newly discovered time? If you have been thinking about getting into shape, there has never been a…

  • 30 days of minimalism

    30 Days of Minimalism

    The 30 Days of Minimalism Challenge has been done by many…and I have decided to hop on the bandwagon after it being 4 weeks since Governor Sununu put the stay-at-home order into place. Not being able to coach right now, I need to put some sort of focus into my day outside of my morning routine. Every day, I wake up at 6am, cook breakfast, brew some coffee, grab a book or my journal and settle in for about an hour before working out. That’s my morning routine. At the…

  • The Gym: Understanding the Ecosystem

    The Gym: Understanding the Ecosystem

    Written by: Travis Panzini Let’s be honest, the gym is intimidating. Weights being thrown around, the occasional grunt, and tops that barely count as tops. To anyone (including seasoned gym vets), this can make working out seem pretty daunting. What if we could better understand this ecosystem to help build your comfort and confidence? Dealing with Imposter Syndrome Alright, so you just bought a beautiful new gym outfit because you have made the mental commitment to start hitting the gym. You’ve weighed all the plans at your local gyms to…