It's that time of year again! This week was the first week of classes for myself and many college students across the country. I absolutely love this time of year. It always excites me to start new classes, meet new people, and this year - move to a COMPLETELY new campus! This semester is the start of my college career at the University of Missouri, and I could not be more excited to see what the next two years have in store. I can hardly wait to experience Mizzou and all it
Only 60 CALORIES for these super dense, cakey, chocolate glazed donuts! I used some of my favorite products in these donuts. Click the names below to get a direct link to each item: Kodiak Cakes Dark Chocolate Flapjack and Waffle Mix Quest Nutrition Cookies & Cream Protein Powder Betterbody Foods Organic Cacao Superfood Powder Walden Farms Calorie-Free Chocolate Syrup I love using Kodiak Cakes mixes as a base for my baked goods, because it makes baking SO EASY! Using these mi
Get a quick ab-burning workout with these simple exercises - that can be done right from your living room. Try to complete the entire workout without stopping and you'll be surprised at what a great workout you can get in just TEN MINUTES! I know our schedules are packed with classes, work, homework, studying, and extra-curricular clubs and activities. BUT - that does not mean we have to sacrifice living a fit, healthy lifestyle. Try squeezing in this quick workout during a s
The fact that I am naturally wired as a "morning person," may contribute to the fact that I am all for jumping out of bed and hitting the treadmill or the weight room. But, just because you don't consider yourself to be an early bird, doesn't mean that YOU can't love working out BEFORE you start your day! Here are 8 reasons I love to get my workout in during the AM hours. 1. It actually wakes you up I may feel still a bit out of it when I start my workout, but by the end I am
These Mini Zucchini Pizza Bites are SO GOOD! They are the perfect healthy replacement for snacks like pizza rolls or pizza bagel bites. Not to mention, they are super simple, easy, and quick to make. Each mini pizza is only 14 CALORIES! You can eat 18 of these for 260 calories, only 4.4 grams of fat, and just 21 grams of carbs. In comparison, if you were to eat 18 of Totino's pizza rolls, you would be consuming a whopping 660 calories, 27 grams of fat, and 78 grams of carbs.
Lori Coulter Swimwear is encouraging ALL women to #PutOnASwimsuit and embrace the summer! I absolutely love this campaign. Lori Coulter Swimwear pushes for body positivity and strives to make women of all shapes and sizes feel confident and beautiful in their own skin - and #PutOnASwimsuit this summer. I first came across Lori Coulter Swimwear when I was searching for the perfect pageant swimsuit. Thanks to Lori Coulter, my suit was custom fit to my body - down to the last st
Happy Sunday! This morning I whipped up some chocolate oatmeal for a quick post-cardio breakfast. I think one of the common misconceptions about eating healthy is that it takes too much time and preparation. But this flavor-packed bowl of oats only takes 3 minutes to cook, and only about 5 minutes TOTAL to prepare! Here is the simple recipe. Ingredients: - 1/2 cup old fashioned whole grain oats - 3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder - 2 teaspoons stevia - 1 cup unsw
The CLASSIC: New York Style Cheesecake! Rich, creamy, sweet - yet oh-so-loaded with fat, sugar, and carbs. Cheesecake is my all time favorite dessert, so I am super excited about this protein-packed spin on the classic New York Style Cheesecake. With a crust made from BetterBody Foods powdered peanut butter and ground almonds and a filling made from Greek yogurt, egg whites, and Quest Nutrition protein powder, this "recipe makeover" version cheesecake still delivers a punch o
My love of ice cream continues. For those of you who read my previous blog post about Arctic Zero, you already know that I am always looking for ways to satisfy my sweet tooth without sacrificing my fitness goals! Halo Top Ice Cream is a low calorie, high protein, low sugar, healthy alternative to your average pint of Ben & Jerry's. Halo Top is different than Arctic Zero, because it is still real ice cream. Unlike Arctic Zero (which is considered a "Fit Frozen Dessert" rather
I had so much fun modeling for Vienna Prom in Atlanta, Georgia last week. It was my first time visiting Atlanta, so I loved getting to see a glimpse of downtown and what the city has to offer! Take a look at several photos from the week in the galleries below!