Portlandia.

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OH MY GOSH! Next month marks the eleventh month of the year and guess what that means!? It’s  my birthday month AND I will be turning THIRTY! When in the hell did this happen?? As the day approaches I not only can’t believe that I will be thirty years young but really feel as though I have never felt better. I think when you are younger (at least for me) you envision your future to be “something” and whatever that “something” is….you either meet your expectation or often times surpass what you ever could have imagined. For me, at this point, traveling is my number one priority. In a few weeks I will be Portlandia bound!  In all my travels this is one place I have been wanting to go for a while. For the last couple years have heard nothing but amazing things. I love food, I love organic everything, I love the outdoors…now if I can only beat the rain (that is one thing I don’t love 🙂 )! This is one place that I hear when it rains…..it literally pours! Regardless, I can’t wait to get my booty to the beautiful state of Oregon. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Let the planning begin!

Birthday Celebration Stinson Beach Style.

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This weekend was my first visit to Stinson Beach. It was my cousins birthday and instead of doing the traditional dinner and drinks we opted for a more productive birthday including an amazing hike and BBQ. Stinson beach is located in Marin. The drive out is a little far if you have never been there, but when all was said and done it was so worth it. Sometimes it’s nice to change up your gym routine with a little nature exercise. The weather was completely overcast but was perfect for the hike. I highly recommend this place if you have never been! Have a great week everyone!

Birthdays Are Made For…

{Such A Cute Brewery}

{Let The Tasting Begin}

{In Between Snack and Onto The Next…Thanks Laura}

{Love These Girls}

{Birthday Girl}

{Who’s Counting}

{Pretty Sunset On Our Way To Dinner}

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Friends! This weekend was a blast. Saturday I headed out to Santa Cruz for a good friends birthday for some beer tasting. This was my first time ever beer tasting, and it was so much fun. They predicted stormy like weather, but we lucked out with some amazing sunshine and not a single drop of rain. We went to two places to taste, and then ventured to 99 Bottles for dinner. The night ended with some cake, and an extremely intense game of charades. If there was a professional team, some of these girls would be on it (Sarah/Diana) haha. I love a weekend full of laughing, good weather, great friends and memorable moments. Happy Birthday Kelly, Hope you enjoyed your day! 🙂

Cheers To The Weekend

{Cheers To The Weekend}

It’s already Friday! I feel like this week flew by- and before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving! The weather people are forecasting some rain for the weekend which means boots, scarves and sweaters. My Favorite – not to mention it’s about time! Fall has finally arrived in California. I will be celebrating a friends birthday tomorrow, and I also need to figure out what I am making/eating on Thanksgiving.  I do know that I will be making some delicious made from scratch Pumpkin Cheesecake for the fam bam. Definitely not on the newtritionsavvy side- but well worth it for Thanksgiving day! (See- I do splurge once in a while). Hope you all have a great weekend..get a workout in, cook, bake and simply take a second to relax. You deserve it! See you Monday.

Happy Birthday To ME!

{28 Never Felt So Good}

Wowee, where has the time gone! Today marks my 28th birthday….Officially midway through my late twenties. It’s funny how you can turn another year older and still feel the same. I am happy to report that with turning 28 I have never felt better in all areas of my life than I do today. I have experienced a couple of “Aha” moments this year- the most important one came while attending a conference where Wayne Dyer spoke about reaching beyond something ordinary. This conference changed my life. I believe ever year you become a litter smarter and stronger in your beliefs- but this year was the most profound to date. I figured out that no one can fix your life for you. You need to set out consciously to do it for yourself. You must trust what you know in your bones to be true- that your body is your ally and that it will always point you in the direction you need to go next. There is only one of us here: What we give to others, we give to ourselves. What we withold from others, we withold from ourselves. At any moment, when we choose fear instead of love, we deny ourselves the experience of Paradise.

Earlier this year I was introduced to the most amazing group of like minded people at FNS who encourage me everytime I work out that I can be better than I ever thought possible. This has taught me so much more than just doing a pushup- but to actually believe that I can do something I am scared of and reep the rewards of hard work. This is applicable to every area of my life. We all know the ways we excel, and I am ready to make the things I can improve on much better than they are.  I enjoy having the opportunity to voice my thoughts about life, health/nutrition and all the other stuff I ramble about through my blog and hear my friends tell me they DO read what I have to say. I am living my passion, and am grateful to be able to be happy most of all while doing it. Thank you for thinking of me today….Cheers to another year, if it’s better than this I can’t wait!