NYC Trip Recap

Hey friends! I AM BACK! After a whirlwind 3 days in NYC, I have a lot to share.

Even though I was only there for a short period of time, I got a lot in! Saw some amazing sights, ate some amazing food, and just had a really great time getting away for a bit.

Be prepared. This post is long and picture heavy! But I hope you’ll enjoy reliving my adventure with me. :)

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Orange Buttermilk Muffins

[Have you entered my HUGE Swanson Vitamins giveaway yet!?]

I have a love-hate relationship with Clean Eating Magazine.


On one hand they have delicious recipes that really align with the way I like to eat. Whole, real foods from the earth with minimal processed and packaged ingredients. They have a lot of great variety in their meals…everything from gluten-free to vegan. Their pictures are drool worthy and I think they have a really great group of health and nutrition professionals on staff. I always find new, fun healthy living products to try in their pages and am I love how they ‘re-do’ traditionally heavy/unhealthy meals. I’m always getting inspiration from their pages.

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Top Five Favorite Supplements

[Thank you all so much for the responses to yesterday’s post! I am becoming more and more hesitant to get to personal on the blog because of the negative backlash I’ve been facing…but then I get the most amazing feedback form some of you and it brightens my whole day!]

I feel like I live in a happy medium when it comes to taking supplements. Some people are in the GIVE ME ALL THE SUPPLEMENTS mentality…pre-workout, intra-workout, post workout, creatine, BCAAs, etc. And others swear off supplements as unnatural and would rather get all their nutrition from food. Hey, what works for you…works! For me however, I fall somewhere in the middle. I see the merit in using some select products to bolster your health and help you in specific areas of your life, but I don’t think I could ever be someone who gets most of my nutrition from supplements.

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I want to fail.

[Have you entered my Nakd bar giveaway on Instagram? Two people will win!]

I like success. I have high standards for myself and I do everything I can to not fail in any aspect of my life. I’ve mostly been able to keep this up but it’s been at the expense of my sanity, my mental health, and my physical health. NO ONE is perfect and failure is inevitable. It’s a necessary part of life and there is actually a lot of learn from it.

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Home Again


God, it feels good to say that. I don’t think I’ve ever missed home so much than I did these weeks I’ve been away.

I don’t want to get into too much detail but I will say that my experience was very different from other treatment experiences I’ve had in the past. Bur I definitely learned a lot and got a lot out of it. Now that I am home, however, I am excited to get on a treatment plan and philosophy that works better for me.

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