Curious how I got my start? Sharing my story and best tips for starting your own career in health and fitness, with or without a blog.

This video is 10 minutes long and every second is filled with helpful information that I’ve shared with other bloggers starting out. Since I’ve been doing this since 2006, I’ve mentored many YouTube stars. I guess I should listen to my advice better since many of them are now superstars including Cassey from Blogilates and Katrina from Tone It Up.

Watch the video and then get started creating your own blog today. I started my original blog on Tumblr because it was easy BUT if you want to do it right from the beginning, I suggest buying a domain through a site like BlueHost.

If you have questions, I’m planning to do a follow up video answering them so be sure to leave yours in the comment section of the YouTube video!

I’m going to update this blog post later today but for now, I wanted to make sure you saw the new video since I don’t usually upload on Fridays!

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I’ve been on the protein pancake bandwagon for years! I’ve been using protein powder in my smoothies after my workouts so I don’t exactly want to have it for breakfast as well. I’ve switched things up a bit by omitting it from my favorite pancakes but still getting 12+ grams of protein. This simple idea was shared with me from one of my LA producers. I’m sure many of you have heard of it and have used it for a while now, but it is still new to me at least since January.

You only need 3 ingredients, the other 2 I show in the video are optional. If you shop at Trader Joe’s, this breakfast will cost you about a dollar, maybe a little more if you buy organic everything. Get the recipe on YouTube or click play above.

Here is the nutrition for a single serving:

  • Calories: 245
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Sugars: 14g -> naturally occurring from banana
  • Fiber: 7.1g
  • Protein: 12.3g

Questions from the video:

Q. If you use whole flaxseeds, doesn’t your body just poop them out?

A. Short answer is yes – they pass through your system. Their outer shell is made from an insoluble fiber so if you need some help to ease constipation in the morning, eating them whole may not be a terrible idea. I usually chew my food really well before I swallow it so my body is able to absorb the soluble fiber as well. If you do not eat fish and need a good dose of omega-3’s, yes, use ground flaxseed  or if you tend to eat fast and inhale your breakfast, yes I recommend pulsing whole flaxseeds a few times in a food processor or using flaxseed meal. Read more about the difference between the two here.

Q. Flaxseed makes me go number 2. I don’t like using it.

A. If you are used to eating a high fiber diet rich in fruits and vegetables, this shouldn’t bother you. You can always go down to 1 tsbp as well or try using chia seeds instead.

Q. I’ve tried making this before without flaxseeds and it doesn’t form a pancake solid enough to flip. Does the flaxseed help?

A. Yes. The flaxseeds or flaxseed meal helps bind the batter.

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Warriors In Pink Round 2

After my LA shoot, I drove to Rancho Palos Verdes to reunite with my Ford Warriors In Pink teammates. I am excited to announce that I will be once again working as a 2015 Model of Courage for the Warriors In Pink. Ford understands that there are two very important elements in the fight against […]

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What I Eat In A Day: Marathon Training Edition

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When I tell people I am training for a marathon, they often say to me, “I could maybe run 20 feet” as my Warrior In Pink teammate Sam Schuerman said or “I bet you eat whatever you want?” I pretty much do eat whatever I want lately. My body needs it. While I still prefer […]

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VIDEO Meal Plan: Vegan Power Bowl

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It’s another new video Tuesday! f you are a meat eater or a vegan, this is an awesome option for your meatless meals. If you liked this video, check out my other meal prepping videos. Meal Prep: Dinner Idea Paleo Meal Prep: Vegetarian Lunch Meal Prep Meal Prep: Breakfast Meal Prep: LunchTweet

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My Marathon Training Diet – What I ate this weekend

I was scheduled to run 18 miles this weekend but after looking at the forecast, I decided to do it Friday afternoon after teaching at Barry’s Bootcamp. Best decision of the month. I ran 9 miles out from the finish line which brought me to the Wellesley firehouse which is the turn that takes you […]

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Huge 200K Subbies Celebration Giveaway!

Last night, my YouTube channel reached 200K subscribers! Since I would not be here without you guys, I am hosting my own giveaway to say thank you! One of you will a $50 AMEX gift card that you can use where ever you want including Lululemon, Whole Foods or your favorite juice bar. You will […]

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FlyBarre in Boston is Open for Shaking

If you love barre and you live in Boston, you should be excited to know that FlyBarre is now open in the Prudential. Located right inside FlyWheel, it’s weird now to think this studio is a new addition – where did the space come from!?  I went to class at 10 am with my girl […]

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Dominican Republic Fit Trip Not To Miss List

My Fit Trip to the Dominican Republic was a much needed break from the East Coast tundra. When I returned I felt energized and recharged thanks to the active nature of my stay. Here is my final post from my visit sharing some of my favorite activities, restaurants and accommodations. 1. Iguana Mama An adventure […]

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