For months and month’s I’ve been stalking all things 6 Pack Bags.  For the longest time I didn’t have a need for a fancy meal prep backpack, but now that I am out of the house 5 - 6 days a week training, running between meetings, and away from home more than I used to be, it made sense to finally invest.  Plus, the money that I save from stopping by the drive-thru totally outweighed the investment.  

While the bags themselves are super cool looking, it had to meet a specific set of requirements that I had. 

  • It had to be a backpack style to allow me to still take photos, hike, or carry other items
  • Ability to bring at least 3 meals with me
  • Have a cooler option
  • Plenty of additional space for a change of clothes, wallet/day planner, notebook, other small electronics, etc 
  • A hidden compartment for my laptop/tablet 

Thankfully that 6 Pack Bag Expedition Backpack fit the bill. 


The Pro’s: 

  • This back hit every requirement listed above and then some
  • It’s HUGE
  • The cooler icepacks have lasted longer than 8 hours
  • The construction of the bag exceeded my expectations 
  • Matches my puma luggage perfectly - added bonus! 

The Con’s

  • It’s HUGE
  • When fully loaded the bag is really heavy 

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I wish I could say that life looks like an instagram feed- filled with a jet set lifestyle, amazing hair, rock hard abs, perfectly plated food, and the cutest puppies, but that's not my reality.  

Here's my current reality: 

It's been a rough few months and Friday was the straw that broke the camels back. 

I cried, screamed, crawled into bed, hid under the covers, and wanted to run away. 

BUT all of those things listed above only gave the situation more energy to manifest and become something bigger. The energy I spent on an outcome I can't control kept me from pushing harder in my workouts, led me to eat emotionally, and exhausted me and kept me from doing what I love, COACHING! 

Instead of wasting another moment, thought, or breathe I reminded myself: 

+ I CAN control how I move my body! 
+ I CAN control how I fuel my body! 
+ I CAN control my positive mindset
+ I CAN make time for personal development! 
+ I CAN show myself self love! 
+ I CAN show up for ME! 

This photo was taken mid-arm session when the weight of the situation hit me hard and I declared that enough was enough.


#TacoTuesday totally exists at our house.  In fact, we rarely miss a Taco Tuesday and since going paleo have made our own grain free tortillas, opted for taco salads, and now we've taken things to a new level with Taco Spaghetti Squash Bowls.  


Here's what you'll need: 

  • 1 - 2 Smaller sized spaghetti squashes (a 1/2 for each member of your family!)
  • A pounds of protein of choice (ground beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, tofu, etc)
  • Taco Seasoning of Choice
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Taco Sauce
  • A tiny bit of shredded cheddar (dairy or dairy free)
  • Ranch

Quick and Easy Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut ends of spaghetti squash off and cut squash in half.  Scoop out the seeds and place "face" down on the parchment paper to bake for 45 minutes. 

In a large skillet brown your protein of choice with taco seasoning and spices.  You can also add onions and peppers for additional flavor.  Once your protein is cooked you can add in a bit of taco sauce - this step is completely optional, but we loved the extra flavor and the it kept the meat from drying out when added to the squash to bake.  While protein is cooking chop a bit of fresh cilantro to add into your meat mixture and to top before serving. 

Once spaghetti squash is finished roasting remove from oven and flip over so the squash is now face up and add meat mixture to the center of the squash, top with a bit of cheese and place back into the oven for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt.  

Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving and enjoy!