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The secret to success: Expectations

The secret to success: Expectations

As I’m 9 weeks post-partum this week, I’ve been thinking about when I should expect to be back to my normal level of fitness. I started running last week with a mom friend who had a baby 2 days before I did. We are both […]

The most important thing for weight loss

The most important thing for weight loss

As a wedding present, Dr. P got me a nice camera. It’s my favorite possession- unless a dog counts as a belonging? Jury is out on that. Here are a few pics I took in Israel. I love noticing the patterns hidden in every day […]

An overnight confession and pear peanut butter protein smoothie

An overnight confession and pear peanut butter protein smoothie

So this week has been a dichotomy of happy personal occasions (working on that post!) colored by precariousness in the peripheral world. At lunch over yellow lentil, onion and cilantro dosas, my girlfriend and I discussed our concerns as our babies rested unknowingly in their […]

Why we are gassy: Dysbiosis, prebiotics, and the slow fade of romance

Why we are gassy: Dysbiosis, prebiotics, and the slow fade of romance

We’ve all dated someone, at some point, who for some reason had pretty gnarly gas. In the beginning of a courtship, they can hide it, hold it in during long movies and car rides. But eventually, they cave in. They get comfortable. And one evening, […]

My birth story and finding calm as a new mom

My birth story and finding calm as a new mom

I wasn’t sure how to start this post, so I’ll just come out with it- we had our baby bee! She is snuggly, smells delicious, and hearts milk. And it all seems like it happened so fast! It’s like Dr. P and I talked about […]

What to do about cellulite: The Health at Every Size mentality

What to do about cellulite: The Health at Every Size mentality

I think we should all like our booties. I didn’t always appreciate mine due to it’s…size, but why shouldn’t we like what we’re workin’ with? We have what we have, after all. Not too long ago, I was thinking out loud about the appropriateness and stylishness of my workout pant […]

Finding our balance

Finding our balance

Finding balance in our lives can be as difficult as finding a handsome, smart, successful, emotionally healthy guy on a Match.com first date. We think we have him, his messages were nice, he picked us up in a clean car, he chose a good restaurant, and then […]

Quality relationships for a longer life

Quality relationships for a longer life

What is the secret ingredient to a long + happy life? Good genes help. And good jeans help. But honestly? Quality friendships provide the biggest boost. According to the Mayo Clinic, having people we can count on can: Intensify belonging and purpose Promote happiness and decrease stress […]

8 ways to improve our diet…today

8 ways to improve our diet…today

Hiii! Happy hump day! Wednesday, guys! Which means we’re another day closer to the Suicide Squad release. Yes! This weekend also happens to be my 32nd birthday- how’d that happen? To ensure another 32+ years of health for all of us, I wanted to share some quick tips […]

On where to start to lose weight and be healthier

On where to start to lose weight and be healthier

Collectively, we’re an unhealthy bunch. Our children?  Vastly chubbier. Our blood pressure and cholesterol? Far higher. And our heart disease and cancer rates? Staggering as compared to 50 years ago. In the 1960s, only about 10% of us were obese. Today almost 40% of us are. I […]