Fit Fuel: Intuitive Eating for Fitness

Do you ever skip breakfast or a snack before you exercise whether due to time, nervousness, or in an effort to lose weight?

Ever finish a tough workout or race, not felt hungry, and then eaten everything later that day or the next?

I used to experience the above, too, as a college swimmer. After my division I career ended and I wasn’t active 20 hours per week, I really convinced myself that I didn’t need to fuel much once I started to train for half marathons, too. And boy was that first one brutal. I remember crossing the finish line on a hot June day of the Fairfield Half and my friend’s mom and my own mom talking about how awful I looked. I don’t think I realized the level of dehydration I experienced until I ran a half marathon and completed triathlons properly fueled. It wasn’t due to lack of fluid intake though. It was due to lack of carb and electrolyte intake. I never made that mistake again (and know exactly what fuel is right for me to be smiling at the end of a tough race). Continue reading

Overnight Oats 4 Ways

Spring is the perfect time to finally try overnight oats! If you’re anything like me, you need your oats nice and warm in the winter and thinking of pulling cold oatmeal out of the fridge to start your day is cringe-worthy. This time of year though, it’s great to save time and have this meal on the go.

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Spring Onion and Asparagus Pasta

Happy Monday, readers! Today I have a recipe that can be prepared two ways with an easy ingredient swap so that it fits in with any family’s nutrition goals. I showed a similar recipe with my pasta roundup this past fall, but now give you the step by step to make it on your own.

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PB Banana Mocha S’mores Waffles

*Update (4/3/17)*
I would so appreciate your votes for this recipe in the Kohana Coffee Contest! All you need to do is click to submit your vote here. Thanks to everyone for supporting my blog that aims to support your health and fitness goals!

On Sunday’s in the Jones household, we almost always have pancakes or waffles. When I was first thinking about what I would make with my coffee concentrate, crepes came to mind, but I am not a pro at those and, honestly, would you have actually used my recipe and made crepes?! Probably not. So, waffles came to mind, and now I have this fun recipe to share with you!]

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Easy Pantry Dinner: Italian Broccoli, Barley and Beans

When I first saw the theme for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, I was pretty excited. I love educating my clients and audiences on how make a quick “emergency” meal with pantry and freezer staples. The theme is

“Spring Clean Your Kitchen”

Use at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. Try not to go to the store to buy anything new…”


The way this challenge panned out for me couldn’t have been any more perfect. I completely forgot about it and I am typing this up a half hour after coming up with my idea, cooking it, loving it, and packing it for Tim for lunch tomorrow! Continue reading

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Fitness Recipes

I wrote this post for original publication on March 15, 2017 on the Newtown Athletic Club blog.

While many of you may have started celebrating this past weekend, St. Patrick’s Day is officially two days away and you can keep your celebrations lean, green and delicious without the fake food dyes, extra saturated fat, and sugar-filled boozy beverages. Continue reading

It’s Time to Talk About {Women’s} Locker Room Talk

“I wish I could be as skinny as her.”

“I hate my belly.”

“I need to wire my mouth shut.”

“I’ll never have enough willpower, I like food too much.”

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These are just a few of the many things I’ve overheard adult women saying in fitness club locker rooms over the past couple of months. Continue reading