Cyclebar Nola

Earlier in the summer, my sister Noelle and I went to check out the new cycling studio Cyclebar that just opened in Uptown New Orleans (3823 Magazine St.) When I’ve visited NYC and Chicago, I’ve tried and completely fallen in love with Soulcycle and Flywheel. I had never tried spinning before, but I loved how…

Raspberry oatmeal

Raspberries are another excellent source of fiber. 1 cup of frozen raspberries has about 9 g. of fiber. Because raspberries are so expensive and not currently in season, I buy the frozen kind at the grocery store. Frozen fruit has really been a savior. Living alone, I don’t really have a chance to eat the produce…

Chia seed avocado toast

I recently read that the average woman should strive to get about 25g of fiber a day. It keeps you fuller for longer, promotes digestion (subtext: you poo more), and decreases bloat, leading to a flatter belly. Besides improving your figure, though, increased fiber intake boosts your health in other, more critical, ways. It lowers your cholesterol,…

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

I’ve been noticing that turmeric is all the rage in the blogosphere, so after a walk to the National Cathedral one day, I decided to pop into the closest Whole Foods to stock up on some new smoothie supplies. But first, I just realized you might want to see what the National Cathedral looks like:…

Flaxseed mania

It’s been a loooong time since I’ve last blogged. It’s been almost a month since I arrived in DC, and I’ve been getting used to a new routine and neighborhood. Georgetown is really charming, and I’m excited to be in a place with a real fall again. (I grew up in Pennsylvania, but I’ve been…

Paddleboard Yoga

On a recent trip to Martha’s Vineyard, I had the chance to try paddleboard yoga through Island Spirit Kayak. I’d always wanted to try paddle boarding. It seemed like a great way to enjoy the water without completely submerging while getting a good arm workout. Despite the fact that you stand on the board, I was a…

Working out: at home & on the go

A couple weeks ago, Zeke forwarded me an article from Condé Nast Traveler called “5 Workouts to Do in Your Hotel Room.” I’ve been a huge fan of workout DVDs you can do in your living room for a few reasons: 1) I’m on a grad school budget and can’t bring myself to buy a gym…

What kind of food relationship are you in?

From Katie Couric to Morgan Spurlock, in recent years, many personalities have been weighing in on America’s alarming, unhealthy relationship with food and its impact on our nation’s obesity epidemic. In a recent article on mindbodygreen.com, Alexandra Jamieson (who helped co-produce Supersize Me with husband Spurlock) remarked that “emotional eating and food addiction are epidemic.” For those of…

What’s your motivation?

The internet and basketball world has been abuzz lately with Lebron-related news, not just his long-awaited return to his beloved Cavs, but also his dramatic weight loss and transformation over the summer in preparation for this year’s season. He’s lost about 25-30 lbs and stated that his 67 day diet over the summer required him to cut…

Ch-ch-ch-chia!

I love trying out the latest health & fitness trends, particularly when it comes to superfoods, and chia seeds are no exception. I first learned about chia last summer when I was studying for my qualifying exams in New Orleans, and my dear friend Shelby came to visit. Both on health kicks (and just trying…

Casa de Yoga

On Wednesday, I made sure to bring Sylvia to Ryan Prieto’s class at Casa de Yoga on the Westside (2419 Stanton St. El Paso, TX 79902) About a year ago, Zeke and I took Ryan’s class and LOVED it. Honestly, she (and all of her students) are blessed that she found her calling because her…