10 Healthy Finds at Costco

IMG_6248Costco has always been such a great option for families or individuals who look to shop on a budget.  Buying in bulk helps to bring down the cost per item – not to mention it lowers the number of trips to the grocery store every month.  Since moving to California, shopping at Costco has again become part of my regular routine – it was previously a common practice growing up in Utah.  Since I didn’t utilize it as much during the years I lived in New York City, I was pleasantly surprised to return to Costco and discover just how much the company had stepped up its game in terms of offering higher quality products.  Curious to know which 10 items impressed me the most and which I’d fully recommend to you to give a try? Continue reading

My Skincare Routine


I admit, for most of my life, I’ve been very lucky in the skin department.  I had minimal breakouts as a teenager, and most of my college and young adult life saw me barely splashing some water on my face at the very end of a long day.

I did deal with some mild eczema and breakouts during my initial diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, but those symptoms were the first to clear up with cleaning up my diet and lowering stress levels. Continue reading

5 Tips to Improve Your Sleep


I know I don’t need to mention how important sleep is for everyone – yet so often it becomes the #1 thing we neglect in our day to day life.  Sleep is needed for rest, recovery, leveling hormones, improving circulation, aiding in healing – I mean…really the list could go on and on.  So to help you recommit to your sleep routine, I’m sharing my 5 favorite tips that will have you drifting off to dreamland a little smoother every evening.  Ready to learn more?

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Bodyweight Burner

IMG_3971Eager to get a workout in, but are limited time and/or equipment?  No worries – this bodyweight program I’ve posted below has your back!

Care to crank it up and add weights to the routine as the photo on the left casually suggests?  Never fear, I’ve gone ahead and included weighted progressions of each exercise for anyone looking to spice up the routine or work towards their individual strength goals.

So, what are you waiting for?  Crank up the tunes, press play on the video demo below, and let’s work up a sweat that will keep your metabolism churning well into the evening! Continue reading