late summer pizza

late summer pizza // via thiseffervescentlife

i’ve recently experienced a dietary breakthrough that has also led to a creative breakthrough.  i’ve been eating grains.  and gluten.  and all the things.  and it’s amazing. let me back up. i’ve known for awhile that my digestive issues have had less to do with the protein of gluten and more to do with how […]

be a goal-getter

one of my favorite things about working for lululemon was the way the company encouraged employees to dream big.  we were encouraged to set goals and smash them, thinking about the bigger picture and the stepping stones necessary to get to the end goal.  we were given a digital format to assist us in setting […]

carrot cake smoothie

if you struggle to incorporate veggies into your diet because dessert sounds more appealing, you are in for a treat.  this smoothie is loaded with vegetables (three types of squash!), healthy fats, protein, and adaptogens, but it tastes more like it’s fresh from the ice cream aisle than the garden. summer squash, like the yellow […]

a new year.

one year.  three hundred and sixty-five nights, three hundred and sixty-five moments when the clock strikes midnight, three hundred and sixty-five new days.  with three hundred and sixty-five so-called fresh starts available, why is it, then, that i, like many others, wait for that one turn of the clock, that one new day when the […]

fat balls

  go ahead and giggle.  fat balls.  say it a couple times and snicker a bit more, and, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about these fat and protein-packed little jokers that satiate like none other.     healthy fat is good for you.  healthy fat keeps your brain and body functioning,  your […]

the glute-growing circuit

i like to keep my workouts dynamic, alternating from weight lifting to H.I.I.T. to plyometrics-based resistance training on a weekly, sometimes daily basis.  after asking my friends on instagram if any of them would be interested in seeing more fitness-related content on this effervescent life, i’ve chosen to listen to the masses (roughly seven people) […]