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This blog post is completely random. I wanted to write. So, I told myself to start typing and write whatever was on my mind. For those of you who do not know me personally, I recently became an entrepreneur a little over 2 months ago. I work with small businesses and entrepreneurs to get their […]

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 lbs. chicken breasts (about 5-6 pieces) salt and pepper 3 Tbsp. olive oil 2-3 cloves minced garlic 1 cup low sodium-chicken broth ½ cup balsamic vinegar 3 Tbsp. Truvia Brown Sugar Blend (or about 6 Tbsp. brown sugar) sliced tomato sliced mozzarella fresh basil Method: In between two pieces of plastic […]

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Serves 3 Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups cooked quinoa 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast, chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 cloves garlic or roasted garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large oranges, peeled and segmented 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cubed Dressing 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/3 cup […]

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Garlic Shrimp Recipe
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Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice 6 garlic cloves, grated or minced 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound large shrimp, shelled (except for tails) and deveined Method: In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, […]

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A friend that I admire deeply helped me realize some things about myself and why I felt like I was in such a rut these past few weeks. I can wholeheartedly admit that humility is a humbling lesson to experience. I never thought I’d ever be a culprit of arrogance, but I’m only human. I […]

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“Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege ever will.” -Unknown   I received a call from my baby sister today (she’s five years younger than me, so she will always be a baby to me), and she was venting to me about the stresses of living away from home, attending college and dealing with roommates and rude […]

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 lb Sweet Potatoes 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1/8 tsp Salt 1/8 tsp Pepper 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder 1/8 tsp Paprika Method: Preheat oven to 450. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/4″ fries. Toss fries in olive oil to coat. Spread fries out on prepared baking sheet. […]

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A few years ago, I didn’t jump right into being healthier, fitter and learn everything right away. I started by having a small bit of courage to go to the gym and use whatever machines I knew how to use. It was embarrassing at the time, but if I found a machine that looked interesting and I had no clue whatsoever how to use it, I would stand there and read the instructions on the machine; talk about being the hugest noob at the gym.

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Protein Packed Sweet Potato Pancakes (gluten free & paleo) Ingredients: 2 Eggs, large 3 tbsp Peanut butter or almond butter 1/4 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp Vinegar ¾ cup baked sweet potato (mashed and packed when measuring) Method: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, whisk to combine well. Heat a large skillet over medium-low […]

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” -Anais Nin   In 2014, a good friend of mine had an extra bib for the Carlsbad Half Marathon and asked if I wanted it. My initial answer: “Hell no!” At that time, I was still learning the basics of lifting weights, and I had no […]

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