Healthy Protein Packed Breakfast Inspo✨

Good morning babes!

Hope you are having a lovely day today. It is freezing af in philly today so I wanted to make a warm protein packed extra delicious breakfast to start my day. This recipe is SUPER easy with minimal prep and clean up time! Perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a ton of time but wants a breakfast that will kick start their metabolism and set them up for an awesome day.

Pre heat your oven to 375

Get a large mixing bowl and add ALL ingredients below into the bowl:

  • 4 cups oats
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Mix all ingredients together and add to a muffin pan. This recipe yields 12 chocolate banana protein balls.

Bake for 20 minutes and let sit for 5. Eat warm out of the oven right away or put them in the fridge for a grab and go breakfast all week long !

Enjoy babiesssss😘


Back at it again.

IMG_4758Hi beautiful people!

I am so thrilled to announce my return to my blog! 2017 was one HECK of a year. There have been so many changes in this last year and I am beyond grateful for all it has brought to my life.

Last year I changed job positions, had a break up, had a glow up, moved, and took the steps to finish my bachelors degree in business management.

like I said….one heck of a year.

But it feels so good to be back. My goal for this year is to post at least twice a week and whenever else I can in between.

2018 is the year of BEAUTY, FITNESS, and LIFESTYLE.

so lets get to it.


love you guys so much and I am so happy to be back with my blog fam.



You gotta put that work in to earn your keep


Good morning lovely people! I have been feeling absolutely amazing since the beginning of the year. Let myself slide off track for a week or so in December as the holidays approached. I felt I worked hard the entire year and needed to treat myself. But for all you fitness junkies you already know that treating yourself is almost like torture, at least for me it is. I feel the best when I’m in my routine with my fitness and nutrition.

That being said I wanted to share a quick workout I did yesterday that was fast, fun, hard, sweaty, and awesome💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

I found a space that suited me and put 20 minutes on the clock. I used a fitness room at my gym that is pretty large.


40lb barbell dead lifts x 8

500 meter sprint

Box jumps x 5

500 meter sprint

Repeated until timer went off. 

Took a 3 minute rest…

20 minutes on the clock

40 lbs barbell sumo squats x 5

Jump rope x 30

Weighted step ups with two 15 lb dumbbells x 10

Jump rope x 30

Repeated until timer went off.

Took a 3 minute rest…

10 minutes on the clock

Walking lunges with two 15 lbs dumbbells x 10

Jumping jacks x 20

Weighted kick outs with 25 lb plate x 5

Repeated until timer went off

Stretch upper and lower body for ten minutes.

Guys this workout was bomb!! My endorphins and blood were flowing…I was sweating up a storm, and I felt unbelievable ! I devoted an hour to my health yesterday in the BEST way possible. If you are sick of traditional cardio or bored with your routine, I highly encourage you to incorporate some HIIT into your life!!

Have a lovely day beauties,




Hi everyone😍😍😍 I wanted to share with you my outfit, hair, and makeup from last night! I met my best friend out for dinner at our favorite Italian place and it was seriously so good. We had cosmos and some apps and of courseeee our favorite dessert. It was so so so good to see her and catch up and exchange gifts for the holidays 🌲☃️❄️ 

I decided I wanted to just throw on a sweater and a scarf with some black pants and booties. Nothing too fancy with the outfit. But I did put some effort into my hair and makeup look👌🏻👌🏻

Pants: Old Navy Pixies size 4 Long

Sweater: Primark size medium

Scarf: Christmas gift 🌲🌲🌲

Booties: Steve Madden

Jacket: Marc Jacobs

I also got the most fricken festive mani of alllllll time yesterday 😍😍😍 
the polish is called holiday cheer 

I decided I really really wanted to curl my hair and make super big beautiful curls with my Hot Tools 1.25 inch curling wand 

As for makeup I couldn’t get a great picture last night so I recreated this look today for work and yes…that’s an ugly sweater 😭😭😭 it was our holiday party and luncheon at work today so we all wore the ugliest sweaters of all time! Mine lit up🙈🙈🙈 

Key players on my makeup look:

L’Oréal Pro Matte Foundation

UD Naked Weightless Concealer

ABH Banana Setting Powder

Hoola Bronzer

Makeup Geek Blush

Wanderlust Lip Crayon in Shade Island Hop 

Ardell Lashes 106 

NYX Brow Gel in shade Brunette 

I am seriously so so excited for this weekend babies!! My Impressions Vanity Haul will be arriving tomorrow💕 Christmas with my family is going to be so wonderful and I can’t wait to give them all the gifts I picked out ! And my Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette should be shipping next week. LIFE IS GOOD😍😍

Anyway I really hope you beautiful humans have a wonderful holiday with the ones you love and I can’t wait to share mine with you as the weekend goes on. I love you all and as always please comment down below and leave me some love💋💋💋

Gingerbread State Of Mind



-A holiday inspired note to my friends-


I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that everything we do in this life is mental. The secret to success and happiness is visualizing what you want and going after it full steam ahead.

I am of the thought that everything we do is 80% mental and 20% physical. This means we have to train our brain to perform and our body will follow suit.


Ever notice that if you want something bad enough, you get it ?

Ever met a thin person who claims they can eat whatever they want and not gain weight?

Ever known a person who is constantly trying new things and being successful at them?

Its a mindset.

Changing the way you think changes the way you live.
Putting positivity and gratitude into the world will allow you to receive it back.
Live with a grateful heart and dream your goals into reality.


Back to the gingerbread:

For those of us who push through long work days, tough workouts, have families, have time-consuming hobbies, or are just running around constantly- our souls need a reward.

Around the holidays stress starts to pile up, food intake increases rapidly, and a lot of the time we start to feel pretty bad about ourselves.


Change that.

Find excitement in shopping for others. Give back to those who may be in need. And for Christ sake eat those Christmas cookies you’ve been staring at for days !
I’ve found in my journey that I can put in the work, eat well, keep my nutrition on point, and still cheat without consequence.



Because I believe I can. I know it won’t hinder my goals. I know I will bounce back. I know how well I eat, how hard I push in the gym, and how much I deserve to feed my soul.

Try this in your daily life beauties. Turn a negative mindset into a positive one and watch your life flourish. Take charge of your destiny. Dream big. And never, ever, give up on the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.



Holidays Got You Feeling Rushed?


Hi my loves! The holidays can be unbelievably stressful and have us running around like crazy people!! Who has time for a workout between work, holiday parties, friends, family, holiday shopping, wrapping, baking….you get the point! The fact is…everyone has 20 minutes of their day to devote to their health! 
One of my FAVORITE quotes maybe ever is…

“We all have the same hours in the day as Beyoncé” 

And let me tell you….that girl slays. 

And so can you!!

Find a space that suits you and some equipment. Either at the gym with weights or even modify this at home with body weight exercises.

Put 20 mins on a timer

Pick two exercises to alternate. Today I chose push-ups  and Bosu Ball Crunches with 15 lb Dumbbell 

Alternate these two exercises with some form of cardio in between until the timer goes off. The circuit I chose was as follows:

5 push-ups 

30 jumping jacks

8 crunches on bosu ball with dumbbell

30 jumping jacks

5 push-ups 

30 jumping jacks

8 crunches on bosu ball with dumbbell 


By the time I was finished my heart rate was up, I had a major sweat going on, and I had burned a ton of calories. Circuit training is honestly the best ! It combines cardio and weight training so you can skip boring 40 minute sessions on the treadmill and instead blast out a 20 minute circuit that will give you tremendous results. 

Next time you don’t have time in your day for a workout remember two things:

  1. Beyoncé has time
  2. It only takes 20 minutes

Thank you beauties for reading and I hope this workout gave you some inspo to get up and get moving and burn off some of those cookies we all know you’ve been shoving in your face (because I know I have) 




One way ticket to circuit city 💪🏻



Hi beautiful people ! Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. I know I am now that I’m home relaxing with my family💕


This last post of the day is going to be about my workout from tonight. It was really hard to get back into the swing of things after vacation but I pushed through the fatigue and got two really really solid workouts in the last two days since I’ve been back. I’m feeling almost back to normal and I think after my workout tomorrow I’ll be feeling like a beast again! I know in my previous posts I’ve raved about my circuit training. People….this stuff really works ! It keeps your heart rate up the whole time and by incorporating cardio into your weight training you burn fat right off your body I swear. Also you can stop walking or running on the treadmill for hours on end. Who the heck has time for that nonsense !? Seriously guys….circuits are bomb!!! If you need more ideas for circuit training please keep reading and you can find additional workouts on and by searching youtube for different trainers.

Last night I decided to work on triceps and shoulders. I completed two 20 minute circuits and one 10 minute circuit with 10 minutes of stretching after my workout. I was in the gym we have at work so I didn’t have as much room to play. But anyway my awesome circuit workout was as follows:

 First circuit: 

20 mins on the clock

Alternated 5 reps of barbell shoulder press and 8 reps of kettle bell swings with 30 jumping jacks in between each exercise. Went for as many rounds as possible 

Second circuit

20 mins on the clock

Alternated 8 reps barbell front raise and 8 reps cable overhead tricep extension with 30 jumping jacks in between each exercise. Went for as many rounds as possible

Third circuit

10 mins on the clock

Alternated 5 push-ups and 5 reps side lateral raise with 30 jumping jacks in between. Went for as many rounds as possible. 

Finished with a ten minute full body stretch and made sure to hydrate myself as much as I could!

Tonight after work I headed over to LA fitness for the second leg day of the week. The first leg routine was slightly weak since I was on vacation so I decided to really go for it tonight.

Started out with a 5 minute stretch followed by body weight step ups on a box. I did 3 sets of 20 step ups just to get my blood flowing and heart rate up a bit. Decided to go straight into a racquetball court and start my circuits.

First circuit

20 mins on the clock

Alternated 40 lbs deadlifts x 8 and 20 lbs dumbbell leg curl x 8 each leg with 30 jumping jacks in between. Went for as many rounds as possible

Second circuit

20 mins on the clock 

Alternated 40 lbs sumo squats x 5 and 20 lbs dumbbell russian twists x 16 with 30 jumping jacks in between. Went for as many rounds as possible 

After my circuits I hydrated and headed out to the leg press. I did lighter weight than normal because I wanted to superset with walking lunges. I did 3 sets of 10 on the leg press with weighted walking lunges in between in sets of 16 reps. 

180 lbs leg press x 10

40 lbs walking lunges x 16

180 lbs leg press x 10

40 lbs walking lunges x16

180 lbs leg press x 10

40 lbs walking lunges x 16

These were two unbelievable workouts in a row. I can feel the soreness in my muscles and I honestly feel so amazing knowing I crushed both those routines and am on my way to being back to where I was before I left for vacation. Fitness and exercise are such a great way to feel fricken awesome and badass every day💕

Wanted to mention real quick too what I picked up when I went to the grocery store after the gym tonight.

  1. Quinoa
  2. Farro
  3. Mountain blend rice
  4. Salmon
  5. Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  6. Asparagus
  7. Cauliflower
  8. Sweet potato
  9. Bananas
  10. Carrots
  11. Brussels sprouts
  12. Hummus
  13. Peanut butter
  14. Pretzels
  15. Oatmeal with fresh fruit
  16. Whole wheat English muffins
  17. Brown rice cakes
  18. Almond milk
  19. Raw almonds
  20. Vega One All in One nutritional shake in Mocha

This is essentially what I eat almost every week to keep my diet and nutrition in check!

I really really hope you guys got something out of this post and maybe it gave you some inspo to go out and crush your workouts and incorporate some circuits into your own routine. As always please feel free to comment down below and let me know what you guys think and please please tell me if you have any favorite workouts you think I could benefit from. Have an amazing night you beautiful people💕💕💕