Posts tagged healthy is the new skinny
What does my week of food and exercise look like?

A few weeks ago, I decided to make a log my workouts and what I was eating to be more conscious of my patterns. I think it is healthy to be mindful about what we put in our bodies but also not to restrict ourselves to a “diet.” I am posting this so you can see what an average week is like for me, and so you can see I am not on a calorie restrictive diet, just a healthy one. And yes, there is a difference!

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True and I for the Gap Body Campaign!

This campaign was exceptional for me in more ways than one. I have been a curve model for fifteen years at this point, and you always hope to book, “big campaigns.” But, for most of the curve models who have been in the industry ten+ years, they know that it is only in the recent years that companies like Gap would use women like me as a model. The best part of the whole experience was that I wasn’t selected because I am a “model.” I was selected for the work I have done with Healthy is the new Skinny and creating Natural Model Management.

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Festival Ready with Simply Be UK

I had the best photoshoot with SimplyBe Uk to showcase these new festival styles, available now! This photoshoot was basically 100% me. I loved the whole vibe, the hippie-casual collection, the locations in Joshua Tree, Ca., and the kind and fun English crew! Here are some of the images of me and model, Emma Breschi from the shoot and some BTS!

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Utah State University Lecture Recap

Last week, I gave a lecture at Utah State University for mental health week and it was one of my favorite presentations so far. The students were extremely kind, engaging, and welcoming. I was thrilled to have men join us for this important conversation and to hear their feedback as well. Check out the recap here!

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My Day 1 of 90: Labor of Love Health Challenge

Today is day 1 of a 90 day health commitment and I am feeling scared. One thing I have learned about my feelings is that they aren’t always accurate. It is okay to feel them, but it is also okay to analyze them. Why am I scared to make this commitment? Well, I worry I won’t complete it, I will let myself down, and I will fail. At this time my conscious mind kicks in and ask: How can I fail if I am working to better my health and my life? I can’t!

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Tuscan White Bean Soup for the Soul

I went searching for a Tuscan bean recipe and found a few online that looked good! I then took the parts I liked and combined them into this beautiful and delicious recipe of my own! I used my vegetable slicer which perfectly cubed all the ingredients and made my life and this soup so much easier. Perfect for our traditional soup and salad lunches at the office.

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Pesto Salad Pizza

Salad pizza? Yeah girl, and you are going to love it! For real, this is up there with one of my favorite recipes so far! It is perfect for family pizza night, a potluck with friends, or any other kind of gathering with food involved. It is as simple as it seems…. we are going to make our basil pesto first, then our pizza, our salad, and then we are going to put it all together for a party for your tastebuds!

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Cauliflower & Quinoa Taco Soup on a Budget

A lot of people believe that eating healthy is more expensive. It can be, but with effort, you can make organic healthy recipes like this cauliflower and quinoa taco soup for an affordable price.! The total price for all the ingredients in this recipe was $30. After splitting this huge pot of organic soup into 12 servings, the total price per bowl was $2.50!

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Why The BMI is Total BS and How You Can Change Your Relationship with the Scale

Did you know the BMI is BS? Yes, it is. The BMI is not an accurate calculation for total body health because it can't tell the difference between fat, muscle, bone, and water percentages. I work with so many women who are focused on what they weigh without understanding the different components that create that number.  It is the new year and lots of you are dedicated to improving your health, so let's talk about weight! This is a trigger for many people and I totally get it! If that is you, skip this post. If you are interested in altering your relationship with your body and the scale, I think you will find this post interesting!

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What Influencers and Models Can Do More to Give Back

In the “Insta” world of models, influencers, and free stuff, what are any of us doing to give back? This was a question I had to ask myself and be ready for the honest answer; not enough. When I reflected on 2018 I felt nothing but complete gratitude for all the abundance in my life and I wanted to dedicate 2019 to giving more. I have enough, I have done enough, I am fulfilled, and therefor I want to help others in need. Read more about how I am taking action in 2019!

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The Changing Faces of Wellness Panel at Wellspring

How can the wellness industry evolve to be more authentic and accessible for all people? That is precisely what Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Dan Nevins, Michael James Wong, and I speak candidly about in this panel discussion, lead by Kerri Kelly, at the Wanderlust Wellspring Festival in Palm Springs. Watch the full panel video here and join the conversation!

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Girl Gang Hang at Mayweather Boxing Hollywood

We had a blast at our HNS Girl Gang Hang at Mayweather Boxing Gym in Hollywood last weekend. We love trying new ways to workout and this class was so fun! We were burning 700-800 calories in one hour! That is how much ass we kicked! Take a look at our video recap and photos here!

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Warm and Cozy Vegetarian Taco Soup Recipe

The #21daychallenge is off to an amazing start! The best part about moving your body is that you feel better! When you feel better, you make healthier choices when it comes to what you eat. I love to eat healthy foods that help me to feel healthy from the inside out and this vegan taco soup recipe is one of my favorites! Enjoy!

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My First Time Walking the Runway for Monday Swimwear - Miami Swim Week 2018

The entire female team at Monday Swimwear are passionate about size diversity and making sure that women of various shapes and sizes have beautiful swimwear and resort-wear available to them. Seeing as though I own Natural Model Management, a modeling agency that represents the top talent in Los Angeles when it comes to curve models, we knew we were a match made in heaven and had to work together. The outcome was nothing short of stunning. Take a look at some of the images from the Voluptuous photo shoot!

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