Purchasing the Perfect Running Shoe

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Ah, I’ve been waiting so long to write this post and finally the day has come. There are soooo many people in this world who do not know how to purchase the perfect workout shoe for their foot type and certain fitness routine, but I don’t blame them. I mean it’s no wonder they’re so confused; there are so many options! There’s running shoes, walking shoes, tennis shoes, weight lifting shoes, training shoes, basketball shoes… and don’t even get me started on Shape Up’s whatever those are for. How is anyone ever supposed to know which shoe is the right fit for him or her?

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Easy 30 Minute Vegan Yellow Curry

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Gosh, I love curry. And when I say I love curry, I mean I really love curry. Do you ever wake up in the morning and think, “Dang, some curry sounds good right about now?” Ok, maybe I don’t think this when I wake up for my 6 AM workouts, but it definitely crosses my mind before lunchtime.

I’m visiting my sister in San Fransisco for the weekend which means I luckily have full access to a real live kitchen, a.k.a one step up from my appliance-heaven dorm room. Cha-ching!  My first order of business? Make some lovely curry, of course!

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My Top 6 Healthy Lifestyle Hacks

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Ok, let’s just start off by saying I don’t like the term “dieting”because healthy and happy shouldn’t be a temporary deal. In order for you to truly reach your health goals, whether it’s eating healthier, losing weight or upping your exercise, you have to change your entire lifestyle indefinitely, not just your habits for a given amount of time. This is why “diets” don’t work- they’re temporary! If you want to reach your goals and see results you have to commit to shifting your routine for the long-run. That’s not to say you can’t have a few treats here and there, because God knows we all deserve them! Living a healthy lifestyle teaches you discipline, commitment and self-respect, and the sooner you hop on this bandwagon I promise you the sooner you’ll be able to see and reach your full potential.

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Five Minute Black Bean Hummus

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For being such a huge hummus believer, it’s a real shocker how long it’s taken me to post one of my hummus recipes. My most common hummus consumption method is using it as a salad dressing replacer, which is genius by the way because it really complements all the veggies on my plate and adds an extra kick of flavor to any kind of protein I may choose to throw into the mix.

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5 Ingredient Matcha Moringa Waffles

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Waffles are my go-to meal when I’m in need for something hearty but am not willing to sacrifice a clean diet. And these Matcha Moringa waffles are the perfect exception to that. Praise God for all things paleo breakfast foods!!

You’re probably wondering what the heck is moringa, because I have to confess I had no clue it existed until a bag of moringa powder went on sale at Sprouts haha. But now that I’ve found it, I don’t see how I can ever part from it! For starters, this shrub of a plant is loaaaaded with antioxidants (just like matcha and berries), anti inflammatories, amino acids and vitamins A, B and C. It’s also vegan, a great source of plant protein and carries a really beautiful, rich green color without a strong “veggie” flavor (for those of you who are scared of bitter plant foods). The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) even states that all parts of this plant are edible, which I think is really cool. I came across this really cool moringa-loving site called The Healthy Leaf while doing research on the plant and I really suggest that you check it out for more information!

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Chocolate Superfood Wookies

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How sad; I’m not even two weeks in to my Spring semester and I’m already getting mad chocolate study cravings. This can’t be good… or can it? The trick to mastering the snack ordeal is to choose the right kinds of snacks to satisfy both your tastebuds and your nutrition goals. Most college students (or anyone really) think that healthy snacking is too expensive, unsatisfying and unrealistic. My counter to that? Those people just haven’t found the right healthy snacks! Well lucky for them things like the wookie were invented. You guessed it, half waffle half cookie. And how can something this amazing-looking actually be good for you? Well just like anything else you buy off the shelf, it’s all about the process, not just the product.

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What the heck am I doing?

I feel like I keep making these empty promises about how I’m going to be a more diligent blogger and information provider yet I continuously seem to drop the ball when my schedule gets tight. And then what do I do? I write an apology post filled with more promises I honestly try hard to fulfill but still can never seem to meet entirely. What the heck am I doing??

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