Fitness · Food · Self-Improvement

Eating healthier and finding balance: what I’ve learned from my relationship with food

Highly restrictive, quick fix dieting is not sustainable. A lifestyle built on conscious, informed choices and healthy habits is. I see so many posts on Instagram promoting weight loss teas and magic wraps that’ll shrink your tummy, and it makes me sad because I, too, for a brief and unhappy time, tried restricting my calories… Continue reading Eating healthier and finding balance: what I’ve learned from my relationship with food

Food

Easy pizza at home

My current obsession is making naan bread pizzas. You’ve probably seen these awesome Stonefire flatbreads in the aisles of your local grocery store, and they are perfect for making a quick, creative lunch or snack! I’ve been experimenting with different mini pizza topping combinations, and the results have been delicious. Pictured above: I lightly coated the naan… Continue reading Easy pizza at home

Erin talks about things

Hello (is it me you’re looking for)

Okay. Hey guys. After an absolutely insaaaaaaaneeee (in a good way) holiday season, I’M BACK! Here’s what you missed: I had the BEST EVER TRIP TO L.A. and I’m so excited that I wanted to write this in all caps. It took a lot of willpower not to feverishly hold down the shift key while… Continue reading Hello (is it me you’re looking for)

Fitness · Self-Improvement

How I work out: a guide to kickstarting your gym routine

I used to have a really hard time getting myself to the gym, and would always find excuses not to go. Lately, I’m proud to say that I have been diligently heading to the gym for at least two hours every day. Like, I’m literally an addict. The other day, for instance, on Thirsty Thursday (if… Continue reading How I work out: a guide to kickstarting your gym routine

Self-Improvement

Monday Motivation: Beating Excuses

“Sorry, I was napping.” Napping has always been one of my favorite excuses. “I’ll do it after I nap,” I tell myself, convincing myself that I’m so tired that napping is a necessity. If you’ve ever experienced consistently low motivation or even mild depression, you probably know how hard it can be to simply get going, when… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Beating Excuses

Fitness · Self-Improvement · Writing

How I went from couch potato to gym addict

My fitness journey has been a roller coaster. We all hit walls and road blocks and bumps in the road and any other metaphor for the cycle of getting stuck, giving up, trying again, that you could possibly think of. But the bumps in the road and all the other metaphors don’t define you. It’s how… Continue reading How I went from couch potato to gym addict

Food · Writing

How I went from the pickiest eater of all time to food connoisseur

Okay, so connoisseur is a mild exaggeration, although I feel comfortable calling myself a pizza connoisseur, or pizzaficionado, as I like to say. If nothing else, a connoisseur of frozen pizzas, since, growing up with a single mom with two jobs and being the Pickiest Eater of All Time until around age 20, I’ve had… Continue reading How I went from the pickiest eater of all time to food connoisseur