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2 Fruit-full Breakfast options

I love fruits! The majority of my grocery shopping is fruits. Bananas, green apples, grapefruits, grapes, pineapples, pomegranates, avocados, cherries, berries (all kinds!), mangoes… Yea, I think you get the point.  They’re colorful, they’re beautiful, and they’re so delicious. They’re seriously one of mother nature’s best gifts on earth. I eat them randomly at all […]

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Healthy Pao: Apple Arugula Salad with Chicken

After the gym today, I can’t even describe how hungry I was. The personal trainer I worked out with kicked my butt. It was my first time ever exercising with a trainer. We worked on a few core exercises, and that’s when I realized that my upper body strength is a joke. I’m actually in […]

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Health, fitness, beauty: Challenges for February

  Since I’ve been working incredibly long hours lately both in my regular day job and side projects, I decided to start giving myself health and fitness, and sometimes beauty challenges every month. There is certainly nothing healthy about staying at your desk for 13 hours straight trying to tie numbers in, or sitting the […]

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Health post: 7 days of green smoothies later

This past week alone, I know I consumed 7 cups of kale, 6 cups of spinach, six apples, 4 grapefruits, one bunch of parsley, 6 tbsp of Chia seeds, 4 tbsp of Hempseeds, 3 tbsp. of flaxseed, 10 bananas, and lots and lots of berries! In terms of greens, I’m not counting different salads and […]

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Health post: The green smoothie

In addition to getting my super energetic butt back in shape, I decided to discipline my body and start a 30-day green smoothie challenge. The green smoothie challenge is not really a diet unless you want it to be. It’s to train your body to consume more greens and veggies on a daily basis. The […]

A date with Nature

Last Saturday, we woke up early, and got ready for an amazing adventure in the Hudson Valley. We took the Metro North to Beacon, less than two hours away from Manhattan for a good rendezvous with nature. Central Park really doesn’t cut it sometimes when you really want to go for a nice, long walk […]

Health, fitness, and the city I love

Yesterday, I went to Bikram yoga for the first time in maybe a year.  After 90 minutes of pulling, stretching, tugging, flexing, pointing, and almost passing out, I walked about 4.2 miles home. I think the fact that the sun was still out and the weather was beautiful, it gave me extra energy. I felt […]

A run in Central Park

Kyle and I went running two Sundays ago. It was the first time I went running outside in the winter. I always thought people were crazy whenever I saw them jogging by in 30 degree weather. The run happened after a big drinking night. I wanted to do something healthy, and Kyle agreed to join. […]

my summer obsession

It all started when I stole four hula hoops at Asbury Hall in college. Well, it wasn’t technically stealing if they had stopped using them for the particular event they have been purchased for and just left them in the lounge collecting dust. I didn’t know how to hula hoop back then, my roommate Anna […]

some dancing, some running

It was the weekend before Easter. I went to visit my boyfriend in PA for a weekend filled with activities. I got to accompany him to his Graduate gala. I drowned myself with beer, then wine (terrible idea), while socializing with his other science buddies. It was a wonderful night. I would even say magical […]