Let’s Talk Kitchen Gadgets

Hello and happy Thursday! As two people who very much enjoy working in the kitchen, we thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite “kitchen gadgets”. There are so many gadgets out there, but these are a few that we—dare we say it—can’t live without. Each of these gadgets has effectively amazed us with their capabilities, and has also helped us … Continue reading Let’s Talk Kitchen Gadgets

WTF: Sprouted Seeds

If you’ve stepped foot in a grocery store recently or if you follow any health food blogs, you’ve likely heard the term “sprouted” used to describe seeds (i.e. grains, nuts, beans and other kinds of seeds). But what does it mean?? And why? If you’ve spent a lot of time wondering this, don’t worry, because same. It’s easy to see or hear things advertised as “healthy” … Continue reading WTF: Sprouted Seeds

Shoutout to our Favorite Healthy Snack Brands

Ok, you guys. Time to talk about one of my favorite things ever. SNACKS. As a self-proclaimed Snack Queen, I’m super pumped to share a few of our all-time favorite, go-to snacks that won’t leave you feeling like garbage—physically or mentally (in moderation, of course). I like to be overly prepared with snacks at all times. You just never know when a snack attack might … Continue reading Shoutout to our Favorite Healthy Snack Brands

Interview: Reyna “the Traina” Munves, Coach, Unite Fitness

Name: Reyna Munves Age: 34 Hometown: Allentown, PA Current Location: Center City, Philly Instructor at: Unite Fitness (Philly East location) Classes taught per week: 4; Tuesday 5:45 AM and 7:15 AM; Thursday 5:45 AM and 7:15 AM; plus personal training IG: @reynathetraina Reyna was one of our very first followers and supporters when we launched our IG account in January (and our blog later in … Continue reading Interview: Reyna “the Traina” Munves, Coach, Unite Fitness

WTF: Turmeric

We’re switching it up on you guys this week with a WTF post on a Thursday! And this Thursday, I’m hype to talk about one of my favorite, anti-inflammatory ingredients ever. As you may know from reading my blog post about doing Whole30 earlier this year, gut health is an obsession of mine. It’s something I’ve become increasingly fascinated with over the last few years. … Continue reading WTF: Turmeric

WTF: HIIT/LISS

Last August, when I finally took responsibility for, and got serious about, my wellness, I did a lot of research around diet and exercise best practices. I found many different meal plans, training guides, and other various articles and resources. Many training guides I found mentioned “HIIT” and “LISS”. As a former cardio junkie, unsuccessfully chasing certain goals, I felt enlightened and hopeful when I … Continue reading WTF: HIIT/LISS

WTF: Macros

“Macros” is a term that has been used frequently and increasingly in the health and fitness world. Most commonly, people talk about “tracking macros”—or maybe you’ve heard the phrase “IIFYM” (“If It Fits Your Macros”), which I honestly thought was another Drake song at first glance. This past summer, when I became dedicated to bettering my health and fitness, I conducted much research on the … Continue reading WTF: Macros

WTF: Carb Loading

We’re just four days away from the annual Blue Cross Broad Street 10-Miler here in Philly (yikes), which got us thinking about a popular pre-race ritual: carbohydrate loading. Both Hope and I have participated in various distance runs from 10-milers to half marathons over the last few years, but admittedly, never really thought about carb loading in depth. We knew carbs fueled our bodies before … Continue reading WTF: Carb Loading

WTF: Collagen Peptides

There’s no denying that collagen peptides have taken the health + wellness world by storm lately. Bloggers and ‘grammers galore have been posting about this dietary supplement for awhile now, but what exactly is it? Why are people so obsessed with it? How can you incorporate it into your diet? Let’s get down to business. (If you didn’t just sing the Mulan song in your … Continue reading WTF: Collagen Peptides