Wake & Shake

Wake & Shake

I’m a huge breakfast lover. I really don’t feel like I perform my best at work if I’m not properly fueled. The last few months I’ve gotten into a slump of wasting money on buying “healthy” breakfasts like $10 juices or scrambled eggs (which I’m sure they cook in butter). Although I thought I was eating healthy, my body was telling me otherwise. Sure, I’d love to make breakfast every morning, but that isn’t always realistic when you’re running out the door.

When I decided to partner with 310 Nutrition, I wasn’t just doing it for the sake of a sponsored post – I genuinely wanted to try the product after hearing such amazing reviews. Let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint and I’m a complete convert. The 310 Shake is a meal replacement shake that uses only top-shelf ingredients to promote a healthy body as you achieve a healthy weight. As background, a lot of the shakes on the market contain inferior soy protein, unpronounceable chemical ingredients (yuck!), as well as sugars and fillers that might taste yummy but end up hurting your results in the long run.

The reason why 310 Shake is so effective and successful is because of its nutritional profile. Unlike competitors, it is produced in a scientifically-proven way that preserves nutrients and contains ingredients that your body needs to stay healthy. The brand new Plant-Based 310 Shake contains the optimum ratio of proven Tri-Plex™ proteins, which includes Pea, Brown Rice, and Hemp (don’t worry you don’t taste these items). Check out the little chart below that I find super helpful in showcasing what you’re really getting for your money.

So now that you know what you’ll be drinking, let’s move on to the fun part – recipes! I’ve been drinking the shakes every morning for the past two weeks and I love the taste! In the morning, I take 1 scoop of protein powder (I’ve been digging the chocolate, which is ironic because I’m generally not a chocolate fan) and mix it in a blender with either berries or a banana, a flax/chia seed blend, a scoop of almond butter and some almond milk. It’s delicious and holds me over until lunch time. Plus, it’s so easy to drink on the go! Since I live in the city and often take the subway or bus, I drink the shake during my commute and am ready to get to work once I’m in my office.

As a personal next step (and since summer is around the corner), I’m going to begin replacing two meals per day with shakes. As we all know, no diet is sustainable if you are constantly hungry and battling cravings! But by simply replacing one to two meals with 310 Shake, I’ll still be able to eat my favorite foods while slashing my daily calorie consumption.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment below and I’d be happy to answer or provide recipes/suggestions! For more information, check out the 310 Nutrition website and be sure to use my code ‘310quality‘ when purchasing product for 25% off (excludes bundles and sale items)!

Hitting Play on My Health

Hitting Play on My Health
*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an influencer activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   

So for those of you that have been following me, I’m sure you’ve heard me mention my hip pain (every time I say it, it makes me feel like a 90 year old).

When you suffer from hip (or even knee pain), life can feel like it’s stuck on “pause” and like you’re missing out on things you want to participate in. Even in your everyday life, the pain can make you tell yourself, “I’ll just sit this one out” or, “I’ll catch up with everyone later.” This happens a lot for me with various workout classes.

Take pilates or spin class for example, something I once loved is now really painful for me. Lately I’ve been asking myself, “how often joint pain is actually impacting my life?”

I’ve partnered with DePuy Synthes to “Hit Play” on my life and rejoin my friends in enjoying the things I love to do with them – like taking fitness classes on the weekends. So I vow to stop complaining (because I tend to do that with my hip pain) and to talk to a doctor about my treatment options.

I’ve been dragging my feet because I know physical therapy will be time consuming, but I can no longer sit back. I’ll find a physician in my area that can talk to me about potential solutions for my hip pain. Find out more at TimeToHitPlay.com and view the below videos!

Don’t forget to visit the“Physician Locator” online to find a doctor near you.

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My Fitness Must-Haves + Keeping Clean with Cottonelle

My Fitness Must-Haves + Keeping Clean with Cottonelle

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As you guys know, I like to keep it real on here. That means nothing is really off limits, including how I keep clean and confident during my fitness routine. That’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with Cottonelle®, whom understands the importance of feeling your best during workouts and fitness routines.

They understand that the struggle can be #real and we’ve all done it – gone commando in gym clothes. It’s just more comfortable! Who wants undies digging into your side when you’re already squeezed into spandex pants?! And let’s face it, underwear is literally the last thing you need standing in the way of nailing that inversion or setting a new personal record. The Cottonelle® with CleanRipple® Texture gets you so clean that it gives you the confidence to remove your safety net – your underwear. Yup, I said it.

Now on to the really fun part – let’s talk about my fitness must-haves for feeling fresh during a workout. Listed below!

  • A headband (to keep my hair from falling around my sweaty neck/forehead)
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • A breathable workout top
  • Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths

Now on to MORE fun stuff – Cottonelle® is sponsoring the upcoming Wanderlust 108 Festival in Miami, which is the world’s only mindful triathlon. The “field day for your mind, body and soul” brings together those in the community that want to remain self-aware and find inner peace. How cool does this sound?

The triathlon will bring together a 5K run (or walk), an outdoor yoga experience and a guided meditation – but with a twist. From DJs on the main stage to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to local food and craft vendors, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat.

If you’re in Miami on October 22, I definitely recommend you create your own little “feeling fresh” workout kit and head to this amazing event!


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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Row House Chelsea Turns 1!

Row House Chelsea Turns 1!

Ok – real talk. My body aches like a 90-year old woman. I know this isn’t that common for a healthy 25-year-old, but what can I say? I have a bad hip! No, seriously – I really do. Weird right?

I also get aches and pains in my ankles/feet, so as you could imagine, working out isn’t always the most pleasant experience for me. That’s why I get so excited to find a workout class that is the perfect mixture of intense, fun AND low-impact. Enter, Row House.

I found this gem back in the day when I was a Classpass member and have been in love ever since. The 45-minute workout is a unique rowing experience that is a full-body, low impact group fitness experience for people of all fitness levels.

This week, the Chelsea studio (the one I go to) is celebrating their 1 year anniversary! To commemorate, there will be fun, themed rows happening all week! See below for deets.

Monday – 7:30PM Broadway Row with Caley
Tuesday – 5:30PM Classic Rock Row with Scott
Wednesday – 7:30PM Beyonce and Rihanna Power Hour with Kelsey AND Max
Friday – 7:30PM Boy Band Row with Melissa
Sunday – 1:00PM Stroke Matters 10K Relay (grab a team of 4, and go compete!)

Not going to lie, the Beyonce and Rihanna ride has got me a bit excited…. Who’s going to see me there?

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The Olympics May Be Over, But You Can Still Train Like Your Favorite Athletes

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Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI have to admit, watching this years games made me want to hit the gym a bit harder. Did you see Simone Biles abs? Those things don’t just happen overnight! Even Zac Efron noticed them and if having abs gets his attention, sign me up!

Now for the fun part – acting the part! If you want to kill it in the gym, you’ll need a few items to make your workout next level. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite products below that will help you ‘go for gold.’

JUST® water: 16.9 ounce bottle
If you follow me, you already know I’m obsessed with boxed water! JUST® water is 100% spring water in a paper-based bottle responsibly sourced, produced and packaged for improved environmental and community impact, in partnership with hometown USA.

2XU Mid-Rise 7/8 Compression Tights
I’m obsessed with my 2XU Mid-Rise 7/8 Compression Tights! They have a power comfort wide waistband for a sleek and streamlined fit. The 2XU Compression 7/8 Tights are a versatile piece for any activity or post exercise recovery. I wear mine too the gym and love how they help reduce my muscle soreness after a tough workout. Use code 2XU20 for 20% off your purchase! 

Vitamin Shoppe®: TRUE ATHLETE® ZMA with Theanine, Energized Training Formula – Fruit Punch, Natural Whey Protein Packets
A workout isn’t complete without natural whey protein. TRUE ATHLETE, by the Vitamin Shoppe, the next generation of sports nutrition supplements was created for fitness enthusiasts and is free of banned substances, and formulated with care by the Vitamin Shoppe. It contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners!

Casio Baby-G BA-110TR-7A
Remember Baby-G from back in the day? This classic fav (like the Spice Girls) is still amazing. Support the USA with the patriotic BA-110TR-7A watch from Baby-G. This color blocked red, white and blue timepiece is the perfect accessory for adding a spirited statement to any fashion look. The watch is available at select Macy’s for $130.

Purpletale: 5 Steps to Lovely Skin
After any workout you need an effective and concenient skincare solution. Turn to Purpletale’s 5 Steps to Lovely Skin – a complete facial solution that will leave your skin feeling deeply nourished and looking absolutely lovely. This portable five-step facial treatment kit comes with (1) foam cleanser, (2) ampoule, (3) bio-cellulous sheet mask, (4) facial cream, and (5) neck cream in one neat packet so that you can enjoy facials whenever and wherever you want!

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*Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Single Edition Media