Chiara and Holly-208 Hi, I'm Holly! Certified Nutrition Coach & Personal Trainer, and welcome to my blog! If you’re looking to get fit & healthy you’ve come to the right place! This blog is all about sharing my best strategies, recipes and workouts for healthy living.

I believe that healthy living is a choice and we have the power and responsibility to choose healthy habits every day. My mission is to provide useful, and practical information to promote healthy living. I work to teach my clients eating and exercise habits that are sustainable for life.
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
control your holiday sweet tooth

Control your sweet tooth this holiday season

I don’t know about you, but I have always had a love/hate relationship with the holidays. On the one hand, getting together with family and friends is wonderful. On the other hand, I have always found it stressful to have a 6 week period of the year (Thanksgiving to New Years) where I feel like

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journey within

My Favorite Things For Healthy Living

I am often ask what I eat, what products I use, etc. Here is a short list of products & resources I use on a daily basis. Quest Products These are my favorite Protein Bars ($24 per box) & Protein Powders ($39 for 25 servings) for snacking & cooking. These have the lowest price and

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3 Quick Tips To Make Healthy Eating Easier

I don’t think there is anyone out there who doesn’t understand that eating healthy is an important part of their overall health. The problem is that well-meaning fitness & nutrition professionals make this task overwhelming for people when they are just starting out. Below I have shared 3 awesome infographics that will help guide you

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Paleo Recipe

Paleo Recipe: Turkey-Bacon Meatballs

I don’t know about you, but I am always on the lookout for a healthy recipes to mix-it-up and keep my testbeds guessing. Today’s recipe is brought to you courtesy of from my {new} favorite company, EMeals. This company takes the stress out of meal planning by offering weekly menus to match your diet. Whether

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Thanksgiving Weekend Workout Survival Guide

Thanksgiving week is finally here!… and your already busy schedule just got a little crazier! Relax, I’m here to help you through it. 🙂 Below you will find some fun facts about your favorite Thanksgiving foods as well as some awesome workouts I pulled from Pinterest to get you through the next week of holiday

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Thanksgiving Meal

My Top Picks For a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming! Did you know the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories?!?! and a whopping 229 grams of fat!!! … And that’s ONLY the meal itself!!! (click here to read more) But relax, I’m not here to put you on a guilt trip- I don’t think that 1 day by itself creates

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Learn to Love Your Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are the superstar of vegetables. They have very little calories and carbohydrates but tons of nutrition and fiber which means they fill you up without filling you out. Dark green leafy vegetables are also a great source of nutrients like vitamins A, C, E and K and contain antioxidants that protect your cells.

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Meal Planning Made Simple

Meal Planning Made Simple

Do you stress out about meal planning for you and your family? Eating healthy always sounds good in the beginning, but turning all that talk into action is where most people get stuck. Below you will find my favorite resources & tips for meal planning and meal preparation. 5 Tips for Successful Meal Planning 1.

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Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins

5 Healthy & Festive Halloween Party Foods

Halloween weekend is approaching & with the holiday itself landing on a Friday this year, there will no doubt be a ton of festive parties. Here are 5 festive & healthy snacks ideas to wow your friends with this weekend! 😉 Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins Vegetable Skeleton Jack-o-lantern Clementines Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake INGREDIENTS 15

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Reasons You Should Never Eat Cereal Again
Healthy Holiday Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats

Did you know that the average American consumes about 24 pounds of candy per year? (yikes!!!) And for kids, Halloween marks the peak of their candy consumption… That’s scarier than the costumes! 🙂 Have no fear! Here’s a tasty treat from Quest Nutrition that you can enjoy without the guilt. [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Nutrition Facts for

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5 Exercises To Melt The Muffin Top

The “muffin top” is a hard to tone area of the midsection, specifically around the sides and back of the waist. For some people, the muffin top is simply an issue of wearing clothes that don’t fit properly, and for others weight loss is needed (if that’s you, send me an email so I can

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What's the deal with artificial sweeteners?

What’s the Deal With Artificial Sweeteners?

We have all heard some scary facts about the intake of sugar and the risk for obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle related diseases. So many people turn to artificial sweeteners and diet foods in an attempt to make a healthy choice- but is it really healthier? A quick google search for any of these artificial

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How to Take Control of Your Time

I don’t have time to…. Those words come out of everyone’s mouth from time to time, particularly when we are trying to justify the fact that we fell short on a commitment. How often do you excuse your missed exercise routine, or the fast food run to a lack of time? Today I will share

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