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Get Wild With My New Safari Collection!

By | Fashion, Life | 6 Comments

Hey guys!

Get excited – a new collection has ARRIVED!!!! Last year was a tough year being quarantined for so long… and to be honest, definitely feels like we’re still in it!

But if I were to look on the bright side of 2020, it gave me the opportunity to be with myself. Gone were all the typical obligations (and distractions) that used to pull me away. Instead, I found more time to meditate, focus, and plan. That’s why I’m soooo excited about all the fun things I have dreamed up for you for 2021. Granted, it hasn’t been the best start to the year in a wordly sense, but my goal is to find pockets of joy in between it all.

Today, I hope that my latest Safari Collection from POPFLEX brings you that pocket of joy that you’ve been looking for!

This collection was inspired when I was itching to travel again. I wanted to hop on a flight, emerge across the waters, and immerse myself in new lands and cultures. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. So I took the vibes from one of my bucket list places – hellloooooo wild and vast Safari landscapes – and weaved them into this WILD new collection!

Soooooo, can you guess which direction I went with this?!! Yup, I dove straight into some fun cheetah print, but in the most FUN way! It’s edgy, it’s feminine, and knows exactly what it stands for. I purposefully made it subtle so that the print wouldn’t take away from the main attraction – you! Check out this fun lookbook and then snag these new pieces from POPFLEX before they sell outtttttt!

Alright, let’s adventure into the Safari! First up: Mauve Cheetah! It comes in the Tone Bra and the matching Go High Waist Biker Short.

The tone bra’s staple cut is back in an edgy new print and I am HERE FOR ITTTTTTT. It has a flattering square neck front and a low square neck back! And the biker short is perfect for any workout you have planned. This set is sooooooo much fun!

Next up in our matching set, say helllooooooo to Golden Cheetah! You’ll be fast and furious in this look, featuring the Power Crop Top and Tone Cross Front Legging!

The Power Crop Top has similar vibes to the Tone bra buuuut it has an extended length so that you can wear it on its own. The Tone Cross Front Legging, seriously one of my faves. It has a cross front band that accentuates your natural hourglass shape, a handy secret back pocket, and V shape cut on your backside to give your booty an extra lift! THIS LOOK IS LIFEEEEEEEEE.

Say helllooooo to the Flow Drape Back top! It’s so airy, light, and suuuupeerrrrr soft. It’s my favorite thing to throw on after a workout so that I can go back to athleisure-ing!

Okay. Get ready. THE FLEXY RIB CROP TOP is gonna be your new fave staple!!!! It’s simple, flattering, and goes with literally any outfit. I loved this one so much I had to release it in 3 colors straight off the bat. Hahahaha which color do you like best?!!!

And last but DEF not least. The Cargo Drawstring Legging! This pant is soooo much fun! It moves with you in our StretchSilk fabric, meaning it’s got that 4-way stretch and it’s cooling when you wear it. It has convenient side pockets and you can guarantee these will stay where they need to be with the drawstring closure. I love this one sooooo much!

Aaaaaand of course, gotta take those group pics!

AHHH and that’s the Safari Collection!!!!! Which one are you gonna get?!!!!

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2-Ingredient Mango Ice Cream

By | Desserts, Food, Recipe Index | 20 Comments

Hey guys!

How is your #21DayTone challenge going?!!! I know you might be sore but just think about how STRONG you are getting. That’s always what gets me through the tough parts of any workout or journey!

Buuuuuut my legit favorite part of any journey (fitness or not) is celebrating the wins, no matter how big or small. And sometimes (okay fine, a lot of the time) I like celebrating with ice cream! If you know me, you know I LOVE ice cream like nothing else in this world. But sometimes I just want a cold and creamy treat without all the extra sugar and calories. My favorite thing lately has been to turn frozen fruit into ice cream and I must say…

IT. IS GOOOOOOOOD.

My fave recipe lately?! Mango Banana Ice Cream. The best part, it’s only 2 ingredients. Any guesses?!!!! Hahahah. It’s the perfect fruity AND healthy treat that has no added sugar but has all the sweetness you need.

Also, this recipe is 90 Day Journey friendly so it’s a double win!

Try it out below and let me know what you think!

2-Ingredient Mango Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS

1 ripe banana – peeled, sliced, and frozen
1/2c mango – chunks, frozen
Toppings of choice (option)

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine frozen banana and frozen manago together in a blender
2. Blend until smooth!
3. Add ice to thicken or milk of choice for a softer consistency.
4. Complete with toppings of choice and serve.

Are you going to make this?!! Tag me on Instagram or let me know in the comments!

Dear Cassey: My friend keeps body shaming herself

By | Dear Cassey | 7 Comments

Hey Cassey,

I have this friend who is constantly degrading herself and her body. Saying things like “I’m fat” and “my thighs are so big”. When she starts complaining and fishing for compliments I usually handle the situation by telling her that she’s being crazy and that I think she’s beautiful.

I know that everyone can be insecure (I myself struggle with it) but it’s getting to the point where she’s making me and all of our friends feel bad. I just don’t know how to tell her that it’s starting to make us all feel really uncomfortable without the situation escalating. Would really appreciate some advice.

Sincerely,

Frustrated Friend

Hey Frustrated!

Ahhh, this is actually a verrryyyyyy common thing that happens so I’m glad you asked!

I want to start by taking a look at both sides of this situation. Once we understand that, then we can dive a little deeper into some possible solutions.

Your friend isn’t happy with the way she looks. This is something that constantly bothers her and it’s always at the top of her mind. She wants someone to confide in and she wants to normalize talking about it. To her, saying these things don’t feel “degrading” to her because she might believe that the things she is saying are true.

When people share information like this, typically they are looking to either create connection through shared experiences (i.e. you would respond and say, “Ugh I despise my thighs, too!”) or through validation (i.e. you respond “No, you look amazing – I would do anything to have your body!). And, of course, sometimes people do want to genuinely dive into a deeper conversation. More on that in a sec.

Now let’s talk about you! You’re a dedicated and loving friend who wants to support your friend. When you hear her use negative language, you feel worried. You don’t see her thighs as “thick”, you see them as strong. When something you see in a positive way suddenly gets a ton of negative light shed on it, it can feel really shocking. When you continue to hear it over and over again, it starts to affect you. It may affect how you feel about your own body and ultimately your relationship with your friend.

So, how do the two of you come together to find a happy medium?

Communication.

You need to talk to each other from a genuine place. I’m not saying that it won’t “blow up”, but approaching it with good intentions can help her see what you see. The truth is, you don’t need her to be happy about her body all the time. That’s not realistic. But you have to let her know that when she brings it up every single time you see each other, it starts affecting you, too. You want to work with her on helping her find happiness instead of ruminating on the negative.

And most importantly, listen to what she is saying. Ask her where this all comes from and think of solutions of how you can support her. Be there for her, because chances are, this is rooted in something a little deeper.

Oh and one more thing – make sure it’s just the two of you. I know you said some other friends might be bothered, but having a group of you talk to her will feel like she’s being cornered and well, that’s definitely not going to feel good.

Lastly, remember that friendships aren’t perfect but they should feel like safe spaces to talk, share feelings, and be supported. You got this!

PS – If you have a burning question you want to ask me, I’m taking questions via text at 510-692-4556. Currently this only works for US and Canada. If you’re outside of those countries, you can leave a question below.

What’s Your Story? I Wanna Know!

By | 90 day Journey, Before & After | 5 Comments

Hey guys!

Wow, we’re already 5 days into the new year! One thing that I’ve loved seeing floating around is 2021’s new saying: New Year, Same Me.

In the past, I used to love saying “New Year, New Me” because that was the energy I wanted to bring into the new year. I was excited to leave behind the craziness of the previous year and just start fresh. I mean, I still don’t think there’s anything bad about wanting to start new! I think that’s 100% okay!

BUT, this year, saying “same me”, hits a little differently.

When I hear that, it means we’re acknowledging the good and challenging parts of ourselves and using it to our advantage. We are still the same person but because it’s a new year, we can apply ourselves in a new way.

And maaaybe, just maybe, you’re happy where you are. Maybe you don’t need the pressure of the new year to feel like you have to be this perfect new person. Perhaps you already spent the last year trying to get where you are and you want to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. It’s a new year and there is new energy but you are still the same, amazing person you are.

Which transitions perfectly into what I wanted to ask you today.

What is your story? Did you have your own physical and/or mental transformation that you want to share with the world?

If you’ve used the BODY by Blogilates app, PIIT 28, The 90 Day Meal Plans, or any other Blogilates workouts to transform your life, I want to hear all about it! I think that transformation stories are so powerful because even if you went into it thinking that you were going to create a “new me”, you usually end up realizing that you had it in you the whole time. You just had to unlock it.

Does that make sense?!! I feel like you really can be new and the same all in one. It’s a legit transformation of body and mind!

You inspire me. You always have and it’s why I do what I do. That’s why I’m looking for these transformation stories to help inspire other #POPsters on their journey, too. Featured stories will be shared on our social media, in promotional materials, The90DayJourney.com, and/or Blogilates.com, and you’ll receive a $100 POPFLEX gift card if chosen!

Submit Your Story!

By submitting your story, you agree that we can use your story and images on our platforms. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will reach out if your story is chosen. 

Here are some of our recently featured stories!

If you’re reading all of this and you’re now inspired to start your journey, I highly recommend The 90 Day Journey! I can’t wait to hear your story!!!

Submit Your Story!

Blue Spirulina Keto-Paleo Pancake Recipe

By | Breakfasts, Food, Recipe Index | 4 Comments

Hey guys!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! Wow, can you believe we made it to 2021?!!! I feel like we always imagined 2020 would be a landmark year and it definitely was… maybe not in the way we could have ever imagined, but it will be memorable for sure. I love the new year because it really does feel like a fresh start. Even though every single day is an opportunity to start fresh, January 1st just feels so crisp and clean.

My favorite thing to do on the first day of the new year is doing something new. This year, I’ll probably be baking some new recipes so if you want to join me in spirit, this recipe is PERFECT!

Everything in this pancake recipe is pretty standard, but there is one ingredient that will make them feel a lil’ more fancy. It’s called… blue spirulina.

If you’ve never heard, blue spirulina is an extract of spirulina and has a good source of protein, Vitamin B and other minerals. It’s a powder that can be added into your foods and makes it look super dreamy and just so happens to be extremely nutrient-dense. This superfood on its own can have a strong taste, so it’s recommended to mix this in with other ingredients to make it palatable.

This recipe calls for adding a little more each time you make one of the pancakes to achieve that gradient color! I actually recommend starting really, really light to see how you like it and then going from there. Blue spirulina is definitely a “less is more” kinda thing!

This keto & paleo recipe is also 90 Day Journey friendly! It’s a triple win!

OKAY – are you ready?!!!

Blue Majik Keto-Paleo Pancake Recipe

BASE PANCAKE INGREDIENTS

1.5 cups almond flour
1 TBSP tapioca flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 TBSP monkfruit sugar
1/4 cup almond milk

HOW TO GET THE COLOR

Use varying amounts of blue majik!

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly
2. Add desired blue majik to add color to your pancakes
3. Spray pan with coconut oil
4. Heat pan to medium-low heat
5. Pour batter on and flip when one slide has solidified enough to flip
6. Top with desired fruit!

Okay if you make this, you HAVEEEEEE to share with me! I need to see how it turned out!

Tag me on Instagram or let me know in the comments! Mmmm, can’t wait!

The Blogilates January 2021 Workout Calendar!

By | Calendar | 79 Comments

Hey guys!

THE NEW YEAR IS HEREEEEE! Or okay, almoooost here, depending on when you read this. Either way, we’re on the brink of saying goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. I’m pretty excited for January because…

NEW CALENDARRRRR! And not it’s not just any calendar, it’s a #21DayTone calendar!

#21DayTone is a 21-day challenge and the idea is pretty simple – be active for at least 21 minutes a day for 21 days. You can read all about the challenge here and it starts on January 4th! If you participate in the challenge, share your before and after photo, and use #21DayTone, you’ll be entered to win my Blogilates home gym set from Target!

This January calendar is for those who want to have workouts before and after the 21 days so you can stay moving ALL month long!

Looking for the FREE 2021 Printable Calendars?! Print out these beauties and start planning your year now!

Alright, you ready?!!!

How to Use the January Workout Calendar

Check the Blogilates Youtube playlists to find all of the videos you need for this month’s calendar!!

OR you can download the BODY by Blogilates app, where you can snag the monthly calendar and all of the videos in one place :)

What are you looking forward to the most this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Your 2021 Challenge. You in?

By | challenge | 463 Comments

Hey guys!

It’s happening… we’re about to say goodbye to 2020 and hellooooooo to 2021! There’s really nothing that beats the feeling of a brand new year. That very first day is full of so much excitement, promise, hope, and dreams. Granted, no year is ever perfect, but it’s that idea that we’re giving this new year everything we have. I just LOVE how powerful the intentions are!

Speaking of intentions, are you ready to start the year off strong?!

I’m so excited to announce a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE! Introducing…

#21DayTone!!!!!

The challenge is simple: stay active for 21 days straight for at least 21 minutes a day! At the end of this all, there’s a giveaway waiting for you…

RULES:

  1. Download Body by Blogilates app (free) to follow this calendar. The #21DayTone Program will go live on Sunday Jan 3!
  2. Start by taking a before photo. Front, side, and back in a bikini or sports bra and booty shorts.
  3. Complete the workout of the day.
  4. Drink at least 64 fl oz of water every day. This GIANT bottle will help a lot!
  5. Replace refined carbs with veggies.
  6. Replace processed, sugary foods with fruit.
  7. Take an after photo and share your results on IG with hashtag #21DayTone! Make sure your profile is public or else I won’t be able to see your entry!

Challenge begins: MONDAY January 4th, 2021
Challenge ends: January 24th, 2021

GIVEAWAY: Post your before and after collage on January 24th, tag @blogilates, and #21DayTone to be entered to win a home gym gift set from my Blogilates at Target Collection! The 3 best transformations (not just physical, but mental and emotional too) will be announced shortly after and will win the gift set! Contest is open worldwide.

Alright… are you in?!!! Let me know in the comments below!

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OMG!!!!!!! BLOGILATES IS IN TARGET!!!!!!!!!

By | Best Of, Entrepreneurship, Feelings | 70 Comments

Hey guys!

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe I’m writing this right now. BLOGILATES IS IN TARGET!!!!!!!

We’ve been working on this for the past year and I haven’t let myself believe this was real. I mean, I still don’t think this is real. Target is my FAVORITE store ever and to have a spot in there with my very own Blogilates collection…. like, what??!?!! I don’t even know how to process this.

I love Target so much (like many of you, I am sure) because they always have the best stuff. I never go into Target knowing what I need. Target will tell me. That’s usually how it works. Their aisles are filled with quality and gorgeous goodies that are guaranteed to make my life prettier and better.

And that’s exactly how I designed the Blogilates line.

I loveeeee good design and when I am surrounded by motivating colors, textures, and eye-catching things, I feel inspired. I feel happy. I feel a lil’ extra pep in my step. After seeing the same old dumbbells, resistance bands, booty bands, and fitness equipment out there, I saw something missing. I was tired of seeing the colors of stoplight red and turf green while I was working out. Why couldn’t these colors be more inspirational? More… exciting?!

Seeing that there was a HUGE market missing in fitness equipment, I decided to fuse together function and fashion. I wanted you to be inspired by the aesthetics of your workout gear while still getting in an amazing workout.

This new collection for Target is just that. We’re diving into the colors of blushes, duck eggs, and teals with a celestial vibe. I’m talking gold accents in the most thoughtful places and for the first time ever (like EVER in the history of ever): GOLD DUMBBELLS. Because YESSSSSSSS, that is what we need to get in that extra rep!

I want your workout gear to be an extension of yourself, so that’s why each item in this collection is a statement piece. It’s one-of-a-kind. Just like you.

I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to have this opportunity to design for sooo many people on such a large scale. I truly hope that these products speak to all that see it, whether or not they know who Blogilates and our community is. I don’t care – I just want them to love it and help them find that spark for fitness. That is my ultimate hope.

And one other thing. I didn’t know if I would mention this, but I think it’s important.

To be honest, I was actually really scared of this national launch. The truth is, I didn’t want my image plastered all over the packaging because I was afraid my Vietnamese-Chinese face and skin color would turn off customers who weren’t used to seeing someone who looked like me in their stores. I thought it would hurt sales. The reality is, this deeply rooted insecurity came from a place of being told my whole life that my ethnicity was a barrier to my success. But that thinking has to stop now. I don’t want other little Asian American girls walking into the fitness section at the mall and not seeing anyone who looks like them. This Target drop is not just about product. It’s about representation.

And so this launch is not just about one singular thing. It’s the culmination of many years of hard work, never giving up, representation, and most importantly, you. I couldn’t have done it with you. Our positive, inspiring, and one-of-a-kind community exists because of you. Thank you so much.

Okay, are you ready?!!! You can find the BRAND NEW Blogilates collection at Targets nationwide!!! Check out what we created for you below!! And of course, if you see it in your local Target can you PLEASEEEEEE take a pic and tag me on Instagram?!!!! I can’t wait to see what it looks like in your neck of the woods!!!!

Blogilates Gold Weights: 3 LBS, 5 LBS, 8 LBS

OMGGGGGG. AHHHH THE WEIGHTS!!!!!!

This is my ultimate favorite in the entireeeee collection!

I designed these when I was looking for beautiful gym gear when I was building out my home gym. I legit could not find anything except for basic black and silver dumbbells. I mean, those are fine, but I wanted a statement piece. I almost went to a welder to ask if they could make me some custom gold dumbbells but it was really expensive, so I nixed that idea. Instead, I decided to design my own! And now you get to use them, too!

Look at those colors of blush, duck egg, and teal! ANDD they have a soft cushion grip so your hands will be super happy through every rep! I love how beautiful these look – they seriously motivate me and get me soooooo excited to work out!!!!

Perfect for Pilates or Yoga, these gorgeous grip socks keep you from slipping! I designed them with an open toe so you can still have that connection to your mat as you practice while still staying in place.

The soft ballerina ties make you feel graceful, plus, let’s be honest… they are super cute and fun!!! Designed with celestial knit on top and celestial grippy stars on the bottom, you will feel like your feet are out of this wooooorld ❤️

YESSSSSS you are going to LOVEEEE this one! Booty bands are one of my favorite pieces of equipment because it’s so simple but EFFECTIVE. Plus, it’s easy to take with you anywhere you go. Made to really work the booty and thighs, I designed this be made with a fabric band instead of the regular elastic one. Why?! Fabric bands are softer on the skin, more supportive, and don’t pinch!!! Super important.

Not sure how to use the bands? Workouts will be available VERY soon in the BODY by Blogilates App for free!

There’s nothing worse than having active socks that can’t keep up with your activity. I designed these celestial star knit socks to have ankle cushions and fun sayings on the bottoms! One pair says “I’m so sore” and the other one says “This is fun” 😂 These cute socks are graet for working out or lounging and come in a 2-pack.

Take these packable and cute lil’ guys with you anywhere you go! These resistance bands are used for muscle strengthening and come in one light and one heavy resistance options. The cushiony handles are the most comfortable grip everrrrrr. This comes in my favorite duck egg and blush colors!

This premium yoga mat has a TPE and grippy surface that will keep up with your every move. It’s cushiony but not toooo cushiony and provides just the right about of joint support. The celestial star and cosmic designs will make you feel like you are one with the galaxy! OH. AND THE BEST PART!!! This mat is DOUBLE SIDED!!! So you can use whichever side matches your vibe :)

This mat is the mat to end all mats. I designed this for POPFLEX and we’re now bringing it to Target! Its velvety surface is designed so that as your hands get sweatier, the surface gets grippier. The color doesn’t shred or fade and it’s also cushioned to protect your joints. The celestial heavens galaxy print perfect matches the rest of the collection and you’ll feel like you’re floating in a dreamiest of dreams.

Not sure where to start? This ultimate fit kit is the perfect kit to help build your home gym. It includes a neoprene mat, massage ball, stretch strap, and 3 rubber booty bands. If you are just starting out on your fitness journey, this kit was made for you! You can even follow my videos on how to use the massage ball and stretch strap in my BODY by Blogilates app for free!

Blogilates Stainless Steel Water Bottle (32 oz & 62 oz)

LOOK AT THESE COLORSSSSSS. I am so obsessed! I love these water bottles because it keeps your water super cold without all that annoying condensation. It’s also a straw design, which means you can easily sip on your water no matter where you are. The 32 oz version is good for everyday use but if you’re crazy like me, the 64 oz version keeps you reeeallllly hydrated. Plus, everyone always comments on its crazy size, so that’s always fun! OH and the 64 oz bottle fits perfectly in the Mavourneen mini!

For those going on a 12-week or 3-month journey, this is perfect for you! It comes with a beautiful journal, measuring tape, and a pen in a lovely gift box. You can tack food, water, sleep, mood, nutrition, measurements, and sooo much more. It’s everything you need to support you on your fitness journey. Think of it as a little novel of your adventure towards a stronger and happier you ❤️

That’s it!!!! What do you think?!! Which one is your favorite?!!

I cannot wait to hear what you think! These are available at Target nationwide (might be limited in City Targets, FYI) so please check it out and let me know what it looks like in your city!

Thank you again SOOOOOO much for being part of this journey. We did it, you guys!!!!!!!!!!

Your FREE 2021 Printable Calendars are HERE!

By | Best Of, Calendar | 26 Comments

Hey guys!

WOW, we made it. It is the official count down til’ 2021! I think we can all agree that this year felt… wild. Fortunately, every new year brings new hopes and that’s why I LOVE making you these monthly printable calendars.

They are FREE for you to use and print. The only thing I ask is that you let me know when you do use them by tagging me on Instagram! I love seeing your journey throughout the year because it motivates me, too!! Plus, when you share your journey, you are inspiring the POPsters around you. It’s win-win, really!

Now, get these printed and start filling out your January to make sure you start off on the right foot.

OHHHH and P.S. – a brand new and EXCITING new challenge is coming for you in a few days so keep your eye out for that. You’re gonna LOVE!!!!!

Okay – here you gooooooo!

2021 MONTHLY CALENDARS

 Download all the calendars HERE!

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WHOOO! I am so excited to start this new year with you! If you have a lot of dreams, goals and to-do’s for this year, make sure you snag a Fit Planner and Wall Calendar before it sells out. It’s the perfect way to track your fitness life and normal life altogether. This year, we came out with not one… but TWO covers!!! So you can choose the one that fits your 2021 vibe :)

 

 

To read alllllll about the details in the 2021 Fit Planner, I talked about it here!

Now, are you ready to crush 2021?!!! Comment below and let me know!!

The Perfect Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

By | Breads, Food, Recipe Index | 8 Comments

Hey guys!

I’m not sure if it’s all the pandemic-ing or because it’s the holidays, but I have been in a baking MOOD. I started out with pancakes, cookies, then progressed into mochi cakes, ice creams (I guess that’s not baking but whatever), and nowwwww I am onto the breads!

I love making banana bread because whenever I buy bananas, I ALWAYS end up with at least 1 or 2 that get toooooo ripe for my liking. Once bananas start crossing the line towards the brown side, I immediately open them up, cut them into coins, toss them into a freezer bag and freeze ’em! They’re so easy to pull out again when I need to make smoothies or of course, banana bread!

This recipe requires more ingredients than the recipes I’ve made for the last few weeks, but I promise it is totally worth it! Grab your fam and let’s get cooooooookin’!

Also, this paleo banana bread recipe is 90 Day Journey friendly!

The Perfect Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS

3 large, ripe (brown spotted) bananas, mashed
1 large ripe banana, chopped
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 TBSP monk fruit sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Desired peanut butter for spreading – optional!

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease the inside of a loaf pan with coconut oil.
3. Chop the 1 banana into small chunks (or if you already have them from frozen, make sure you defrost them first).
4. Mash the 3 bananas together and then add in the rest of the ingredients (minus the 1 chopped banana).
5. Then carefully add the banana chunks into the batter.
6. Bake the banana bread for 50-60 minutes.
7. Once cooked through, let cool. Then slice the banana bread into thick chunks and spread with peanut butter!

If you make this paleo banana bread, tag me on Instagram or let me know in the comments! Can’t wait for you to try!

12 Things Only Girls Who Work Out Will Understand

By | Feelings | 20 Comments

Hey guys!

Sooooo I used to think that it was just me who had to deal with these random struggles, but the more I talked to my friends, the more I realized that there was one thing in common….

We work out.

And maybe you don’t LOVE to work out, but you kinda like it enough to do it pretty often 😂 And because you’re committed to the fit life, there are a few things that you just have to accept. Some of them are proud badges of hard work, other things are just weird phenomenons that only make sense when you realize it’s because you just crushed your morning workout. Then…. then, it all makes sense.

To play along, keep a score of which ones apply to you! And then comment below with your final number and which one resonated the most!!!

1. Taking off a sweaty sports bra

I mean. If you sweat even a little bit, THIS THING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE!!!! Amirite?!!!!

2. Sitting down

After doing a millllliooooooonnnnnnnn squats, trying to do any version of squats again after that is SO MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS.

3. Going up the stairs

I don’t remember this being that hard…. but a good ‘ol leg day will 100% humble me.

4. Not being able to finish an updo without taking a break

The grand plan was to have a ponytail today but ummmm I think I’m just gonna go with…. not.

5. Laughing

Why is everything extra funny today?!! Because I would prefer that today be a sad day… I did 100 too many double leg lifts yesterday and every giggle is making me want to curl into a ball.

6. Sneezing

GET THAT PEPPER AWAY FROM ME RIGHT NOW DON’T U DARE!!!!

7. Getting out of bed

You know you went hard in yesterday’s workout when getting out of bed today feels like its own workout.

8. Walking downstairs

Maybe we just eliminate all stairs for a week??!

9. Peeing all the time

Sorry but not sorry for TMI but anyone else kinda get excited when their pee is clear?! Now THAT’S hydration!

10. Hungry all the time

Not mad about this one but I love how meals make me feel like I’m actually fueling my body for movement! It’s sooooo cool (and I’m not mad about getting to sneak in a few more healthy snacks).

11. Never have clean workout clothes

This is how I justify buying all my new workout clothes. It’s not that I should do laundry more often… it’s that I’m actually out!

11. Never know when to wash hair

This is like the BIGGEST internal debate ever. Like, do I save my hair and do a big wash after tomorrow’s workout? Or do I wash it now and then do a recovery day tomorrow? OR WHAT?!! Why can’t I decide?!!

Let me know what your score is and which one you relate to the most in the comments below!!!

Blue Spirulina Banana Smoothie Bowl

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Hey guys!

LOOOOK ATTTTT THISSSSSSS SMOOTHIE BOWL!

As you can tell, I’ve been on a cooking spree lately and I think it’s safe to say that my favorite thing is to make my food look CRAZY. And when I say crazy, I mean dreaming up fun flavors, colors, and combos. These days I’m really into ube-flavored (and colored, let’s be honest) desserts. At this point, I think I’ve done Ube in the form of cookies, mochi, cheesecake, donuts, mochi donuts… and my bucket list is still growing!

But with that being said, I’m really into blue spirulina, too! I mean, the color is so vibrant and blue. Plus, I won’t say no to its immune-boosting properties. If you haven’t heard of blue spirulina, it’s essentially a blue pigment from blue-green algae. It has a lot of great vitamins, minerals, and is known as a superfood. I used it in this Unicorn Bowl Smoothie Bowl Recipe, too! You’ll never run out of ways to use it :)

OH and this super easy 3-ingredient recipe is also 90 Day Journey friendly! Exciting, right? Let’s get to itttttttttt!

Blue Spirulina Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe

INGREDIENTS

3 frozen ripe bananas, sliced
1–2 tsp blue spirulina powder
1/2 cup – 2/3 cup almond milk, depending on the consistency you’d like

DIRECTIONS

1. Blend all ingredients together
2. Top with fruit of choice (I did blueberries, blackberries, and kumquat!)

Sooo, what do you think of the recipe?! Easy, right? Tag me on Instagram or let me know in the comments if you’re gonna whip this one up!