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October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness month! And I am definitely thinking not only pink, but I am thinking that I want to help raise awareness and funds for the cause. That’s why I’ve decided that on October 17, 2015, I will be joining thousands of others by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Breast Cancer walk here in Los Angeles. That means I’m in full on fundraising mode. And I need your help! Read more

The Darkest Time of My Life


That moment you’re on a roller coaster and you’re about to hit a frightening loop. That ache in the pit of your stomach is back – but this time it rushes up through your heart. It feels like it grasps at your throat. Causing you to cry out in pain with a voice you’ve never heard before. Tears explode through you. You hyperventilate.

And in that moment…you just feel helpless. Read more

Live / Healthy / Strong Continued…


I’m getting back into the swing of things. And by things I mean exercising again. It’s been a long few months since this girl got her workout on. Ever since I severely sprained my ankle in that surfing accident (read about it here), I haven’t been able to get back to my fitness regimen. I’ve actually tried a few times, but I always ended up with a sore ankle. So, basically this is what my workouts looked like. Read more

Make An Impact with Kmart & March of Dimes

This post is sponsored by Kmart.


When was the last time you tried to style a t-shirt? And I’m not talking about just any old tee. I’m talking about a t-shirt with a very special message. One that encourages us to “Make An Impact” in the lives of our little ones. As most of you know, I’m not a mama. But, I am a proud aunt and godmother. And I care about my babies with all of my corazon and most importantly—their health. That’s why I was super proud to rock this new March of Dimes/Kmart t-shirt exclusively designed by celebrity fitness star Jillian Michaels! You’ll even have a chance to win your own shirt below. Read more

5 Beauty Must-Haves for Allergy Sufferers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®.
Let’s be honest, allergies suck. If you suffer from them, then you know what I’m talking about. I developed mine later in life. I often deal with sinus pain, itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing (to name a few symptoms). Whenever my allergies hit, I don’t even want to get ready in the morning. Because, I know I’ll be dealing with what they call ALLERGY FACE®—puffy eyes, redness, watery eyes, and even dark circles. But, these are problems of the past. Because, I keep five of my beauty must-haves ready to go! Read more

Live / Healthy / Strong

A few weeks ago, I posted “Let the Journey Begin to a Healthier Me,” detailing the beginning of my fitness journey. Then on Facebook, I asked if you guys were interested in me recapping what I’m up to. And some of you said yes, so here we go! Now, I’m in no way, shape, or form a medical professional. I’m only sharing what is working for me and my body. Just thought I’d throw that out there. And before we go any further, my goal, since day one is to live a healthy and strong life. It’s not and never has been about a number on the scale. Read more

Plus Size Activewear On The Rise

How many of you are tired of people assuming that just because we wear plus sizes, that we aren’t active? I’m sick of it. You and I both know that’s a myth that needs to be squashed right now. Not only do we workout, but we also do yoga, lift weights, go hiking, swim, do pilates, attend dance classes and more. We not only want a healthy body, but we also want stylish and funtioning plus size activewear. Read more

Let the Journey Begin to a Healthier Me

As a blogger, writing about your health, fitness, and food habits can be a little tricky. In fact, my friend and I were talking the other day about being “that person.” You know the one who constantly talks about going to the gym, posts pics of their smoothies and meals, or even selfies when working out. Are you guilty of being “that person?” Well, I’m not ashamed to say that I just might become “that person” and not feel one ounce of bad about it.  Read more

Yes, You Need Alone Time.

Yesterday, I had a moment to myself. A very deserved and welcomed moment that resulted in the most amazing nap. If you’re thinking that this post is only about this nap, please bear with me. Because, it’s so much more than that. I know a lot of us lead crazy busy lives. And sometimes we might feel like we don’t have time or even deserve a moment for ourselves—guilt might even play a part in all of this. Wrong my loves…you need this right now, more than ever. Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Starts with You

My aunt lost her battle with breast cancer many years ago. I was 19-years-old when she passed. I miss her smile, her feisty personality, and her laughter. You’d think as the years go by, it gets easier and easier. But, it saddens me today as much as it did then. I know I’m not alone either, I think we’ve all been touched by this disease in one way or another. This is why every October, I do my best to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read more

Prevent these Summer Skin Problems


I’ve never considered myself a delicate person when it comes to my skin, but the summer is starting to show it’s power. We’re only a few weeks in and I’m already dealing with a heat rash and ingrown hairs. What the what? I know it’s not only annoying, but sometimes it can be painful. When it comes to these summer skin problems, I know I’m not alone. Read more

5 Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

I had a revelation the other day and it was on a roller coaster. Man, screaming my lungs out at maximum capacity sure makes me feel a lot better afterwards. Especially, when it’s doing something fun. Like scaring the crap out of myself on a speeding theme park ride. And let’s be real. We all have stress in our lives. If you don’t, you’re either extremely lucky or you’re lying to yourself. Whatever the case, here are five fun ways to relieve stress (without hurting anyone). Read more