• Top 12 in 2012: August

    September 1, 2012

    Another month flies by! Here are my favorite posts from August. Enjoy!

    Reebok Fit Hub Store Opening in New York City

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    What a cool event! Thank you so much for inviting me, Reebok and Fitfluential! Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Reebok’s new Fit Hub concept store in New York City. The Fit Hub was designed to inspire people to move, train, get fit and have fun while doing it.

    Paleo Zucchini Almond Butter Muffins

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    I love a good muffin, so when I thought about what I would eat for breakfast and snack on during my upcoming travels, this tasty treat immediately popped into my head. But, I didn’t want to make any old muffin. (You know the ones that leave you hungry just a couple of hours later, right?)

    Accept and Adjust

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    Anytime Mal and I struggle in life, we always remind each other of something his Grandma used to say: accept and adjust. I’ve blogged about these words a few times in the past, but when it comes to health issues, they mean so much more.

    New Fitness (CrossFit) Goals


    Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday! Check out who decided to get comfy in my office chair this afternoon: Working hard or hardly working? He’s so darn cute. Breakfast Today’s breakfast was almond butter, banana, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a whole wheat wrap with a glass of iced coffee with almond milk in it.

    The Carb Question


    Hello, hello! Happy Hump Day! Let’s get right to the food, so I can answer the carb question that I’ve received a bunch from readers lately. Dinner Last night’s dinner was a winner—definitely a keeper. We had Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken with Arugula and Plum Salad.

    5K Race for Redemption

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    So, do you want to know the good news or the bad news first? Ok, I’ll decide for you. Let’s go with the bad news first since the good news is really good. Bad news: I didn’t break 24 minutes. Wah. Good news: I PR-ed and placed 3rd for women and 8th overall!

    Leap of Faith

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    Last night, I read a feature in Real Simple (August 2012) called “Your Words” where the magazine poses a question and readers write in and respond to it. The best/most unique answers then end up published in the magazine. This month’s question: “What risk are you glad you took?” Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

    My Break-Up Letter


    Exciting news! I was recently asked to be a fitmixer Ambassador!!   Awhile back, you might remember, my friend Janetha sent me some of fitmixer’s products to try. I immediately fell in love with the vanilla protein powder and, soon after, accepted the company’s offer to become one of their brand ambassadors.

    Our New Bathroom


    The time has come to show you guys our new bathroom!! Are you ready? Here’s a quick history of how it’s looked over the years: Here’s how the re-do went down: Demo day. Out with the old. In with new tile. Hello, new floor! Hello, new vanity and toilet! And, finally, the walls were painted.

    2012 Healthy Living Summit Cocktail Party


    When I last left you, I was on my way back to Boston via Bolt Bus. Theodora, Ashley, and I arrived at South Station just before 3:00 PM and then hopped in a cab to the Hyatt Regency Cambridge for the 2012 Healthy Living Summit.

    Our Vacation to Oregon


    After our paddleboarding adventures yesterday morning, Mal and I visited Bend again to explore some more. We arrived late in the afternoon and then wandered around Wall Street and Bond Street, popping into cute shops and enjoying the sights and sounds. 

    Whole9 Recap


    The Whole9 Seminar was awesome. It was exactly what I expected and really helped me connected the dots with regard to my health and ulcerative colitis. The ‘9’ in Whole9 comes from these 9 factors, which Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, the creators, believe are all important for optimal health.

    In case you missed them:

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    Michelle (Peachy Palate) September 1, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Your other paleo glory muffins should be up there :)


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 1, 2012 at 6:14 am

    You definitely had a great month – especially that trip to Oregon! Those pictures were all gorgeous! I hope your colitis gets better with all your diet changes!


    Erica {EricaDHouse.com} September 1, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Thanks for the recap! It’s going to give me something to do today while I wait for the bf to wake up :)


    Jenica September 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

    You had a great month! Those zucchini almond butter muffins really do look fabulous. I can’t wait to try them.


    Brie @ Impatient Baker September 1, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Wicked jealous of the ambassador events! Very cool.


    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale September 1, 2012 at 8:48 am

    This is the first month that I’ve followed you and I have to say that I LOVED every single post!! Definitely looking forward to many more fabulous words and insightful thoughts from you in the coming months! :)


    Tina September 1, 2012 at 8:58 am
    Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean September 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I love your August posts, especially Accept and Adjust. Please keep blogging!


    michelle kim September 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Wow! This was all just in one month? That’s awesome! I’m excited for what you have planned in September :D!


    Kristen @ notsodomesticated September 1, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Busy month!! :) Hope that September is a better month for your tummy troubles! :)


    dana September 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I know I am way behind on the 2 ingredient pancake ban wagon…
    but I made it this am for breakfast before crossfit….
    HOLY HECK! FREAKING AMAZINGGGGG! I am beyond in love with them, kudos to you for such a great recipe!


    Tina September 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm



    katie September 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Hey girl! Love your blog. I noticed you use the chia seeds. these seem to really popular nowadays. can you tell me any noticeable benefits you have expereinced from taking them? thanks!


    Laura @ She Eats Well September 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Tina, I admire your positive attitude regarding your UC issues. I wanted to leave this on a previous post but I’ll leave it here –


    Have you heard of Dandy Blend? It’s a great coffee substitute…you can’t get it a lot of places and I ordered some on amazon, but I highly recommend you try it out :)


    Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition September 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Mmm those Almond Butter/Zuch. muffins sound amazing! Filling up my favorites bar:)


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