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What I Learned from the #BasicBowl Nutrition Challenge


My friend Shanique hosted the #BasicBowlNutrition Challenge that ended yesterday, and it was truly transformative!

I loved putting my bowls together, and it was amazing how quick and easy they were to build. It really took a lot of the guesswork out of cooking dinner after late nights of volleyball, spin class, and work.

Why I'm Protesting Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew


It's not for a political reason. It's not because of my religion. And it ain't because of any food allergies.

Why am I protesting the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks?

September Goals


As you guys know, I love building goals in checklist form! This month, I've expanded my list to 10 things I would like to complete before the end of September. Make sure you're following along with me on social media to see if I can check everything off the list before October 1!

Lex Loves Hex


If you've attended any DMV Fitness Fam events or talked to me about funky gym clothes in the last year, I've probably shared my love of HEX Performance detergent with you.

Current status: Swearing by it.

5 Things I Take On Every Long Hike


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I love hiking, but I especially love a long hike. What is a long hike? As my super Google research has shown me, there doesn't appear to be a standard definition. For the purpose of this post, my reference to a long hike is definitely not a thru-hike or a multi-day hike. Instead, my long hike definition is a day hike of five or more miles. For example, I recently hiked just over seven miles along the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, and I would consider that a long hike for the sake of this post, as well as my quads. 

Are you a hiking newbie? I have some tips for first-time hikers that you can read here, and here are some additional tips from the American Hiking Society

June Goals Check In and July Goals


It's the beginning of the month, so it's that time again: goal-setting time! As a recap, these were my June Goals:

  1. Try an EMOM workout
  2. Try two new fitness classes
  3. Hike in a new place
  4. Go for a bike ride
  5. Finish reading a book

So, how did I do?

Studio Review: LUMI FIT Transformations


If you read my June Goals, you know that I've been wanting to try new fitness classes. What you may not have known is that I have always wanted to try a trampoline class. Well, guess who was able to feed two birds with one seed? This lady!
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