Fitness, Transitions, Veganism

My Vegan Story

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

Fitness, Transitions

Abundance Mindset

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

Transitions, Veganism

5 Reasons a Plant Based Diet is the Most Nutritious Diet

I think that as a society, we are quite aware of the health problems in westernized countries. We are suffering from diseases of indulgence. Diseases that were once only found in the wealthiest people of society. Look around your circle of friends and family, and I bet you know at least one person suffering with… Continue reading 5 Reasons a Plant Based Diet is the Most Nutritious Diet

Transitions, Veganism

Top 5 Tips to Slowly Transition to Veganism

As I've shared more of my story, I'm approached by people who are interested in trying some new recipes and experimenting with a more plant-based diet. When I share recommendations based on my own research and experiences, the same thing always comes up: There's no way I can be fully vegan. Truth is, you can,… Continue reading Top 5 Tips to Slowly Transition to Veganism

Fitness, Transitions

Confidence

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

Recipes, Transitions, Veganism

Meal Preparation- Setting Yourself up for success

It's no secret that I love to cook. There's just something about taking ingredients and combining them in ways that make delicious meals that soothes my soul. It's therapeutic for me and it's also the way I show those that I cook for that I care. What can I say? I'm Italian. Feeding people is… Continue reading Meal Preparation- Setting Yourself up for success

Recipes, Transitions, Veganism

Cold weather meals ~ Vegan Jambalaya

I live in Florida. I love living in Florida. Especially when it's literally freezing everywhere else and it's in the 70s here. I do not love cold weather. I do not love the layers and the constant battle against the frozen nose and toes. I do however, enjoy stews, chili, and jambalaya which this ridiculously… Continue reading Cold weather meals ~ Vegan Jambalaya

Fitness, Transitions, Veganism

Why does going vegan seem so hard?

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?

Fitness, Transitions, Veganism

Setting Big Goals and Making Small Decisions 

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 

Fitness, Transitions, Veganism

How fitness has changed my life… for the better

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