Happy, Healthy Holiday Ideas

Thanksgiving means food, family and football in my household. With so many dishes to choose from it can be tempting to overindulge on Thanksgiving Day. I don’t know what it is, but when it comes to Thanksgiving we as individuals always seem to overdo it when it comes to serving sizes. You then spend the remainder of your day stuffed in front of the television not wanting to move.

Well, have no feat because I have your fix to staying happy and healthy throughout the Holidays.

First and foremost don’t beat yourself up for enjoying Thanksgiving Day food. Often, many fitness professionals have mindsets that you cannot eat whatever you want on Thanksgiving and I 100% disagree. It’s one day to enjoy the food that your family has cooked. Now, when you overdo it day after day all the way up to New Year’s Eve that’s when it becomes a problem.

My first tip to stay happy and healthy over the holidays is to CREATE A CALENDAR of all the Holiday festivities you have to attend. By doing this you’ll be able to space out your meal prep days vs. days when you’re surrounded by desserts, etc.

Second, whenever you’re at Holiday parties EAT BEFORE YOU GO that way when you’re there all you’re doing is snacking just a tad.

Third, DO NOT DRINK TOO MUCH ALCOHOL. You’ll only end up hungry at 2 A.M. and we all know eating that late isn’t good for the body as the food literally just sits there overnight.

Fourth, DO NOT STRESS YOURSELF OUT by thinking you have to buy gifts for everyone. By spending your money on everyone you only end up hurting your pockets. 9 times out of 10 people just like your presence when it comes to the Holidays.

My final tip is to REFLECT ON YOUR BLESSINGS. By doing this you’ll be able to see how many things you have to be grateful for. There’s always going to be people who have more than you, which is why it is so important to count your blessings.

It is my hope that your Holidays are filled with lots of love and joy.




New Year, New Me 2018

I am so pumped for 2018! I’ll be turning 25 and have so many projects that I’ll be releasing next year, too. I titled this blog post New Year, New Me 2018 because 2018 will be the year of prosperity and TAKING EVERYTHING THAT IS MINE. I must admit that in my fitness life there are times when I do not go as hard as I should during training. I even have moments where I have one too many cheat days, which is not a good example to those who follow my fitness journey, etc. I want to ensure that my lifestyle matches what I write about, so I have began taking the initiative to assure that comes to fruition.

For starters, my besties and I created a group chat titled “Get Finer 2018” as a way to encourage each other daily with motivational quotes and share what we ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having friends that want to achieve similar goals as you and even hold you accountable to reach those goals is so awesome. I CANNOT EXPRESS THAT ENOUGH! Tonight, Bri, Alex and I kicked off our fitness journey at LA Fitness where we did HIIT on the treadmill, weights, abs and sweated so much in the sauna. Fitness is not something we do just to post a cute selfie, it is a lifestyle. Being fit and healthy is our ultimate goal and 6 months from now I cannot wait to show everyone our transformations. It will definitely be a sight to see.




Don’t cheat on your workouts. Break-up with your comfort zone.