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Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos

Well, helloooooo! You thought I forgot about ya, huh? WRONG! Gah, last week was sooooo busy with not only work, but I pretty much booked every single night with either ...

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Spicy Shrimp Soup

I was by no means a serial dater growing up, but when the rare occasion would arise when someone asked me out to dinner, my mom was always right there to chime ...

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Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken

I can’t tell you how happy I am that I am almost done eating this God forsaken chicken. Don’t get me wrong, it was absolutely delicious, but how much chicken ...

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

Oh, Chipotle. How I love your tasty, cilantro rice mixed with corn ...
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Cookie Dough Energy Balls

I know I’ve said it at least 1,596 times, but I seriously ...
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Banana Oatmeal Protein Cups

Hurricane Sandy When I moved to Washington, D.C. almost 4 years ago, ...

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Ladies Night & Athleta Trunk Show

Saturday night, CrossFit Bethesda/Metro Center held their first ever Ladies Night! A big group of us ladies got together to discuss our personal goals in a comfortable environment. We talked about everything from why we wanted to reach those goals, what was keeping us from obtaining them, and how to overcome obstacles. We also dug […]

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A crunchy, healthy, delicious appetizer with some wine, of course

Why Food Works: A Fun and Healthy Dinner Party

Last Sunday, I hosted a small dinner party for some local D.C. bloggers at my house. Ericka coordinated the event and Sarah was our chef for the evening. Sarah is a Registered Dietician that recently started a small business called Why Food Works where she comes to your home for the evening to cook a […]

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Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos

Well, helloooooo! You thought I forgot about ya, huh? WRONG! Gah, last week was sooooo busy with not only work, but I pretty much booked every single night with either CrossFit or something with my friends. Oh, and my weekend was just as packed. When I wasn’t at my friend Ericka’s amazing tropical themed bridal […]

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I hate Annie

You heard me right, I freakin’ hate her! No, no, no!! Not that Annie!! For my fellow CrossFitters, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. If not, Annie is the name of a CrossFit WOD. It’s nothing but freaking double-unders and sit-ups. First you do 50 of each, then 40, then 30, then 20, […]

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Facing My Fears

Snatches, clean & jerks, back squats, and handstands without a wall…. I’m scared to death of all of these moves. So naturally, I worked on all of them today. Why am I afraid of them you ask? Well…. Snatches – I’m afraid I’m going to drop the barbell on my head Clean & Jerks – […]

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Spicy Shrimp Soup

I was by no means a serial dater growing up, but when the rare occasion would arise when someone asked me out to dinner, my mom was always right there to chime in and let them know that I was not a cheap date. I always have and more than likely always will love seafood, particularly shellfish (ie crab, […]

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Rock Climbing: Climb On!!

Spring is definitely in the air here in D.C. and I couldn’t be more excited! I can’t wait to see more days like today so I can start enjoying outdoor activities again! Believe it or not, I almost didn’t go out to do a single thing today! I went out last night for Ballston CrossFit‘s […]

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How to be Successful at Meal Planning

Over the last couple years, my meal planning has continued to evolve as I continue to learn more not only about my personal nutritional needs, but also more about what foods will benefit my goals best. Last weekend was the first time I actually planned out every single meal for the week, made a menu, […]

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Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Program: Phase 1, Day 1

Today was my first day of Phase 1 on the Jamie Eason Live Fit 12 week trainer program. I found out about this program about a year ago and wanted to try it, but didn’t feel ready due to my leg/knee injury. I didn’t feel that I was even halfway capable of performing the lower […]

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A CrossFit Competition

CrossFit can be quite the competitive sport. Whether you’re competing against yourself, the clock, or another member, you’re pushed to your limits to be your best. CrossFit Metro Center held a friendly little in-house competition today. Members of CrossFit Bethesda, CrossFit Extreme Fitness, and CrossFit Metro Center (all owned by the same person) came together […]

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