I haven't always been vegan. Shocking, I know. But in all seriousness, I grew up eating some meat and TONS of dairy. Meat was never really my favorite, but I ate it if it was put in front of me. Cheese, however is a totally different story. I loved cheese. I ate it every single… Continue reading My Vegan Story
When you're thinking about your diet, especially in a "weight loss phase", it's important to think about it with an abundance mindset. Bri, what the hell are you talking about? Abundance mindset? I know, I know. It sounds like some hippy dippy nonsense. But hear me out! If you are setting out on a weightless… Continue reading Abundance Mindset
A few weeks back I posted this recipe for Baked Berry Oatmeal. I am mildly obsessed with this baked oatmeal and have made it every Sunday for the last four weeks. No joke. It's that good. This oatmeal is the perfect make-ahead breakfast. I bake one batch on Sunday and that's enough to get me… Continue reading Baked Oatmeal Varieties
Confidence is a fleeting feeling. Sometimes you get on a roll and confidence is limitless. Other times, confidence wavers. In the last few years, my confidence has been pretty consistent. How did I build that? How do I regularly feel confident? It's because I keep the promises I make to myself. If it sounds simple,… Continue reading Confidence
I was recently approached by a gym friend about the fact that I'm vegan. He had no idea that I was until he saw my Instagram page (which makes sense since we usually just have the cordial, 'Hey! How's it going?' chat). As we were talking, he kept mentioning how hard it must be to… Continue reading Why does going vegan seem so hard?
I've really been enjoying listening to podcasts lately. After my last competition in July, I had been feeling a bit uninspired by music in general at the gym. I tried training without music and it was uncomfortable and not in the way that helps you to improve. At about the same time I was seeing… Continue reading Setting Big Goals and Making Small Decisions
We all know that exercise is a good thing for us. But how can getting up for that walk our doctors recommend really, truly, and practically impact our lives? Before I get started, I want you to realize that I'm speaking here from first hand experience. In my short life, I've gained and lost over… Continue reading How fitness has changed my life… for the better
If you ask anyone who is passionate about eating a plant based diet why they eat the way they do, they'll typically respond with one of three answers: health, environment or ethics. Personally, my motive for eating plant based is mostly health with the environmental and ethical aspects being more of the 'icing on the… Continue reading What’s so good about being vegan, anyway?
One week post show. I have been on such a high this week getting to indulge in things I haven't indulged in for weeks. I've been getting creative with my cooking, feeling stronger in the gym, and taste-testing far too many of the dairy free Ben and Jerry's flavors. Did I mention date night has… Continue reading One week post show update