Oven Roasted Asparagus

Everyone is doing a Whole30 - it's so exciting!! I have shared this post before, but I wanted to share it again. Asparagus is always good to have when you're doing a Whole30 (or extended). You can have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It's so good in the morning with a fried egg, or you can slice it up and add it to your omelette! It so good with baked salmon for dinner!!

  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • avocado oil
  • sea salt + pepper
  • sliced lemons
  • diced fresh garlic 
  • one bunch of asparagus, cleaned, and ends removed 
  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. lay asparagus on baking sheet covered in parchment paper
  3. drizzle avocado oil, season with sea salt + pepper
  4. place the sliced lemons on the asparagus 
  5. bake for 15 - 20 minutes
  6. enjoy!! 
Simple & Easy!!

xo, Steph 

New Year // New Shoes

It's a new year, and I decided to treat myself to a new pair of shoes. I have a ton of running shoes, but I don't have any training shoes. So, I decided to buy the Nike Free TR 5 Flyknit. After reading all the reviews, I felt like these would be perfect for my BBG workouts.

They are really lightweight, and fit to the form of your foot. They really feel like socks!

I can't wait to share how they are after my workouts! If you are looking for a pair check them out here!!

xo, Steph 


Working on my Fitness // BBG 1.0

So, I decided that I am going to do a whole year of the Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines. Before the Christmas holiday, I purchased the Bikini Body Workout Guide (you can buy it here). After seeing all the awesome results on Instagram, I decided to give it a try. You can buy the meal plan, and workout guides, but I am eating Whole30/Paleo so I decided just to buy the workout plan.

I have completed a few workouts, and let me tell you - they are not easy. I am not very coordinated, and look ridiculous doing burpees, but I am determined to do this. The best part of these workouts - you don't have to join a gym. You can do all the workouts at home, in the comfort of your living room. You don't need a lot of equipment either - another plus. All the workouts are under 30 minutes, and the workout guide has all the information you need (it's 190 pages).

I took my before photos, and my measurements! I am so ready to start this today!! 

xo, Steph 

hello, 2016

Hello, it's me (singing in my awful Adele voice), and I am back and ready to blog!

Can I tell you how happy I am that 2015 is over. It was a very busy year, and I feel like I didn't accomplish everything that I wanted. I know that isn't very positive, but it is honest! I learned a lot, which is always a plus. 

So, I decided to start 2016 off right. One of my very good friends, and I woke up at 3am to go hiking, and watch the sunrise. It was cold, dark, but it was so worth it. It was nice to reflect on what I want in 2016, how I want to be more motivated, less stressed, and just living LIFE. 

I see a lot of people finding the word that they will use this year - motivated, determined, healthy. My word this year will be NO. I need to learn how to start saying "No" more often, and start working on the things in my life that make me happy.

I don't want to make any resolutions, I want to set goals. 

2016 Goals 
  • Run a half marathon. No, but really. I have been saying this forEVER, but I am going to do it, I promise. 
  • Complete one year of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (BBG 1.0 & 2.0)
  • Learn something new 
  • Get out of my comfort zone
  • Read more books 
  • Explore more
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2016!!

xo, Steph