So I recently found out about a new fitness brand called Fitmob. They have fun & challenging workouts with top trainers in various neighborhoods in the Bay Area. They keep it super fresh by taking cardio, strength training, dance and yoga and throwing them in a mix of your classes so every time you go, its like. BAM. SURPRISE.
For people who don’t like going to the gym, find that they don’t go often or enough or find that they enjoy the class options better than the free weights section, ya’ll will be stoked to know that joining fitmob is absolutely free and members never pay for inactivity BUT members are actually rewarded for working out more (the more you work out, the less you pay each week).
Raise your hand if you are with me if you have ever said, “I’ll work out if you pay me to…”
So Fitmob is an awesome Bay Area (soon to be elsewhere) fitness class — but that seriously isn’t even the best part. You can actually start MobTribes allows you to have classes with YOUR friends and people in your area (NEW FRIENDS!!). This past summer I got to go to spin classes, zumba and HIIT classes with my friends and it is SO much more enjoyable to sweat with your buddies.
Fitmob explains exactly what a MobTribe is:
- A MobTribe is shared personal training that is affordable, fun, and all about results. Combine the coaching of a trainer with the motivation of a team.
- It’s a group of 2-6 people matched with a top rated certified trainer handpicked by fitmob that meet at a convenient location picked by the tribe.
- The tribe trains together 2X/week in a six week program to motivate each other and get results.
- MobTribes include personal attention, nutrition tips, tracking daily activity, off day workouts and training (without the personal training price tag!) && Easy to use the app to check in and message with your trainer and Tribe members
Who doesn’t like to workout with friends, and get personal attention. Fitmob reminds me of the One-on-One group training style that Crossfit has – but instead of crossfit it is a combo of awesome cardio vascular/pumped up strength training class.
To join a Fitmob/Mobtribe is $34/session. You commit to a six week program, which includes 12 sessions. Bonus: If you invite friends you and your friends only pay $29 per session.
If you are interested in joining a Tribe, Click here to enter your email address and get matched up…. kinda like a fitness.. dating site. ok maybe not.. but you could get lucky and find a hunk
I am currently in Los Angeles, and hoping they come here soon, but until then I am doing a class this upcoming December with them and I cannot wait!
KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS PEELED TO MY INSTAGRAM FOR A $25 ATHLETICA GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY TOMORROW!!!
Summer is pretty much over but I realize I completely MIA’d these past few months on post. I’m not sure if anyone noticed or if ya’ll even cared but I could provide with lots of reasons to why but I will just say, blogging isn’t a job for me and I don’t get paid. So sometimes life comes in running me over like a barrel of bananas and poof there goes blogging.
So for a little bit now I will be doing some Instagram photo posts. I hope they can still make your mouth water, I know I found them to be tasty.
Anyone remember Super Mario? Playing that used to be a huge past time for me. I want to say I completely conquered the entire game but to be honest my sister did most of the work. Anyway we rescued Princess Peach from her tower and Mario was super stoked about it.
Peaches and nectarines are one of my favorite fruits over the summer and so when I bought 5lb of them for $5
It was difficult taking that picture.. try and carry 5 lb and take a non shaky picture with your other hand…. it’s as hard as battling Bowser in Super Mario.
Enjoying peach platters this summer was absolutely divine and made eating High Fruit & High Carb Vegan SO easy.
It has been almost 7 months I believe since going Vegan <– more info on that coming soon.. hopefully…
Just ask my mom and her opinion on my room growing up.
HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!
This is for all you coffee crazed nutties out there
So one morning I just had the mad idea of adding coffee to my already amazing breakfast. Usually I enjoy it in a mug… but this time I decided to pour a bit of that lovin’ in my bowl!
1/2-2/3C Water or Milk of Choice (nut, soy, coconut…I like hemp)
1/2C Oatmeal (I use Trader Joes Gluten Free Oats)
1 Tbs Stevia in the Raw
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tbs freshly ground coffee beans
Optional: 1/4C Brewed coffee into the boiling pot of oatmeal.
Cook on the stove for 10 minutes and then sprinkle with cinnamon
I have my $10 ebook available for a fitness plan and nutrition guide to help you get started in your journey to a healthier lifestyle!
It focuses on helping you balance life with healthy vs unhealthy options and how to balance ‘eating perfectly’ all the time with wanting to fully enjoy some of the worlds indulgences at times. Life is full of experiences and sometimes those experiences are accompanied by food choices that aren’t beneficial 24/7 but can really bond a moment.
I am a true believer that sharing meals can change a persons life — and sometimes that meal isn’t exactly what you would traditionally choose to put on your plate.
Anyway, after seeing the pool of sweat following this workout I knew I just had to share it with you guys!
It is a FREE FULL BODY blowout. Meaning you are working everything. Head to Toe.
It is summer, life is crazy, lazy and weird and I personally found myself wanting to do more outside activities than being in the gym. So when I got back into the iron world I decided to work the whole body. This workout should take about 1-1.5 hours depending on how fast you run, jump and push.
I hope you enjoy it! If you do I encourage you to purchase my Lifted! Ebook! All of the funds help me be able to keep Kaylasjoy.com up and running (aka paying for website fees)
If you love this workout please share it with friends and share with them my instagram as well as my site!
Here it is ladies and gents,
If you right click you can save it!
Let me know what you think in the comments below or send me a tweet @kaylasjoy
At my first ever Fruitluck I met Ben, who is one of the founders of the fruitluck. He was slicing up a Jackfruit, I am a Journalism major and blogger so naturally I filmed it and made a how-to video.
Learn how to slice up the Original Juicy Fruit!
Have you ever had Jackfruit before?
DO you recognize the pineapple image from my favorite childhood game?
Let me know in the comments below!
These past 3 weeks I have been making it my daily routine to make breakfast and eat it outside. It has been such a lovely experience and a wonderful way to start my day.
Sometimes I add in some reading or play music but other times I will just listen to the birds sing and the breeze wisp the grasses. (I sound like a hippi).
Anyway I encourage you to make a fruity and fresh breakfast like this Sunshine Bowl or my Chewy Caramel Vegan Ice Cream and take it outside. The Vitamin D, nutrient rich and peaceful breakfast will make for the grandest of days! I promise.
Banana Breakfast with Sunshine Strawberries
4 bananas, 6 strawberries and a drizzle of almond milk.
You can change the amount of fruit used to work for you!
Sometimes I will add some raisins, cinnamon and vanilla bean powder as well
This has been my breakfast of choice for this whole week! I make different variations every morning but this was too good to keep to myself
I will do anything from 3-7 Frozen Bananas for breakfast!
Chewy ‘Caramel’ Vegan Ice Cream
4 Frozen Bananas
5 Dates (cut them just a bit)
Place Frozen nanners in the blender and blend until smooth ~1 minute. It will thick and creamy. Then add in, they are dried and sticky so it helps to presoak them for a few minutes or precut them. Serve as is or add a bit of cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Serve Immediately and Eat out in the Sunshine!
If you don’t mind the color green add in a cup of spinach! You can’t taste it and it will add in some greens to your day
**Recorded prior to going 80/10/10** Thanks for Watching
Apparently I also decided to record this in the midst of putting my mascara on.
Honestly one of the nice things about going 80/10/10 is I literally don’t need to read any label except if trying to decide whether to eat a yellow peach or a white one. #peachdiscrimination
XOXO My goal is to be 80/10/10 until I finish school **two weeks from now** and then reevaluate and continue if I feel as glorious as I do now!
Again: The product is labeled GF and Wheat Grass is “technically” gluten free due to it not producing the proteins that affect our immune system and digestion BUT I personally have had reactions to anything with the products Wheat Grass Barley Grass Rye Grass and Oat Grass. So Consume On a Warning.
Super Food Powder
Non Celiac ‘Gluten Free’ Cookies
A POEM TO MY BELOVED,
Oatmeal you are so good to me
with a spoon of almond butter or apple crisps
a dash of sugar and a cinnamon twist.
Get me a bowl, don’t make me wait
My morning breakfast is what I anticipate.
My bag of oats is near its wane,
1/2 a cup daily of my whole grain.
Ingredients for my Beloveds:
1/2 C Oats (duh)
1/2C Water/AlmondMilk (or if making it overnight)
1.5 tsp Cinnamon (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Shake of Nutmeg
1 tbs Stevia
Cooked on the stove for 10 minutes
Topped with Crunchy Almond Butter and sprinkled with Coconut Sugar, Honey or Pure Maple Syrup
((PS: this recipe is Vegan but is not Raw Vegan nor 80/10/10 but I have some recipes stored up from before I switched my lifestyle && I also want to provide some regular recipes for ya’ll :P))
I am in college & budget out my groceries! As a 80/10/10 Raw Vegan this is my grocery haul for 1 week! I know how much I eat in a day, times it by 7 and know exactly what to buy Sometimes I splurge on things (like the peaches & dates this week!)
Eating Healthy, Eating Gluten Free, Eating Vegan none of it has to be ‘expensive’! I have been consistently spending $30-$45 a week on groceries. My health is important to me and so buying health enriching foods is VITAL – but I am also in college and have other costs to account for!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
&& when I buy my bananas I tell the Grocer that I have a pet monkey… and then I fess up after a little and admit they are all for me.
I had the beautiful opportunity to meet up with the ever so lovely Ellen Fisher, Mangoislandmamma.com. She opened her lovely home in the tropics of Maui to myself and my mom to hang out, eat fruit, talk about this new lifestyle and play with her darling little boy Elvis. Being so new to this lifestyle it was a blessing to be able to talk with someone who has a incredible amount of experience in living fully raw and 80/10/10.
Join Ellen and Myself in this q/a video where we dive into some of what I personally found to be my biggest questions after reading 80/10/10 the book and doing lots of research online!
Check out my latest video sharing why I have decided to go 80/10/10 Vegan!!
Snapped from my iphone and stolen from my Instagram here is a lovely recipe that I have fallen in love with since my time in Spain! It is easy, affordable and delicious!
3 Bean Chilly : Serves4-5
1 Can of Garbanzo Beans
1 Can of Red Kidney Beans
1 Can of ORGANIC corn (seriously out of everything get organic corn.)
1 Can of Green Beans – Chopped
1 Can of Crushed Tomatoes (or blend up your own)
3 tbs of Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Tbs Italian Seasoning (oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder and pepper)
Optional: if you are traveling and don’t have all of this find a organic garlic chunky tomato red sauce!
Eat as is or serve with the Healthiest Pasta Alternative Ever! (which can be cold or hot depending on your style) Also If you want it to have more of a tang add 1-2 Tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar or more Balsamic! I like to make it all the night before and let it marinade overnight but it still tastes amazing day of!
Total Cost: $6-7 for the whole thing! It can cost even less if you buy raw uncooked beans and soak them yourselves!
Have a lovely day <3 Mahalo
Oats is probably my favorite breakfast.
I am weird and like to eat them cold (aka soaked overnight but then not reheated in the morning)
&&I usually enjoy them with an Omelette or some Sausage.
When it comes to oatmeal, at least for me personally the idea of adding fruit to a hot bowl of oatmeal is not ideal. There is something incredibly refreshing about chilled oats and fruit that wakes me up and revitalizes my morning and keep my full to the brim.
I have a thorough explanation on making overnight chilled oats, but to refresh your memory
1.5C Water or (1/2 Milk 1 Water)
1 Tbs Stevia in the Raw (or a packet of a stronger stevia)
1/2-1tsp of Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Optional: 1-2 Egg Whites (whisked in raw, will cook with the oats)
Pinch of Baking Powder
Microwave for 1-3 Minutes in a LARGE bowl to prevent overflow — keep an eye on it.
To make the Strawberries and Cream Oats simply follow the recipe above, and in the morning add 1-2 TBS of Full Fat Coconut Milk, Half and Half, Soy Milk Creamer or some Almond Milk & Coconut Oil/Butter! Also if you have ground vanilla beans they are absolutely fantastic mixed in!
AKA you wanna throw a little something in there to make it creamy. Depending on your diet and taste buds… will depend on what you choose from above
Then Slice up some fresh strawberries and mix them in. The cold oatmeal will be a huge block so you stir it vigorously with a fork. In the pic below I added some chia seeds for a tiny crunch
I hope you all are having a lovely week! I know that these bowls of oatmeal always start my day out wonderfully && soothe my aching celiac stomach
This semester I have an 8am class, which usually means I wake up at 7:35 and leave frazzled and hungry at 7:50. You think I would learn to just go to bed earlier and wakeup earlier. But instead I just made delicious breakfast bars so I could grab them as I jet out the door.
I was give the opportunity to play around with PB Crave’s “Choco Choco” and it definitely added a whole new dimension to these bars. A chocolate dimension.
Ingredients & Directions: (Makes ~4-5 Bars, each containing ~14g protein)
HOW TO MAKE
In a food processor add the following and blend until smooth:
1/4 cup of PB Crave Choco Choco
3 tbs of Honey or Maple Syrup
4 Pitted Dates
2 tbs of Flax Meal
1 tbs of Chia seeds
1/4C Vanilla Protein Power (or chocolate?!)
Protein content of bar is determined by brand of protein powder. Mine has 12g per tbs.
1/2 tsp. of Pumpkin Spice or Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3 Tbs Coconut Oil
Mix the following in by hand
1/4C Omega-3 Trail Mix (Or a handful of Mixed nuts, Goji berries and multi colored raisins)
1/4 cup of Rolled Oats (Gluten Free ones if you are like me)
1.5-2 Tbs of shelled Sunflower Seeds
2-3 Tbs Dark Chocolate Chips (optional… but recommended)
I am in love with Carrot juice and hate to put the fiber to waste so I added a 1/4c of Carrot and ginger pulp to my mixture, this is not needed for the recipe but it adds a little extra nomz to it
Grab a pan or plate, cover with saran wrap and spray with nonstick spray or buy wax paper. Pour mix and form into your favorite shape. Refrigerate until firm (about an 1 hour), then slice into bite sized squares and enjoy. Store them in your refrigerator. ** You can also freeze them for 10 minutes if you are in a hurry and need them ASAP.
A special thanks to the wonderful people of PB Crave, I truly enjoyed scooping your Peanut Butter into my oatmeal, smoothies, power pars and just eating it solo. It was like Nutella and Peanut butter had a beautiful baby and I am so excited that they did.
If you are interested in purchasing PB Crave you can find it online and there is also a steller deal on Groupon right now for 4 of their flavors for 22! They are also sold at various Walmart Super centers and Cost Plus!
PSST: I double checked and triple checked and don’t you worry. All their flavors, even cookie nookie, are gluten free and they are also all free of hydrogenated oils.
Another delish. Homemade Energy & Protein Bar:
Goji A-Go-Go Bars
Recipe Adapted Good ol’ Steven
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to visit me on Youtube, Instagram @kaylasjoy and feel free to send me a little chit chat in the comment section
Salmon is one of my favorite meats and it is SO good for you! Healthy fats for your hair, skin and nails and of course your muscles! Did you know if you are weight training and keeping active you should be regularly supplementing with Fish Oil pills?
In my ebook it is one of the supplements I recommend. Think of it this way — I am about to compare us to nuts and bolts. When something is built and has been put together with nuts, bolts, screws and thing-a-ma-bobs the older it gets those nuts and bolts that used to move easily now are harder to maneuver. What do you use if you want to move them? WD-40 thats what.
Think of Fish Oil in that way. It keeps our tendons and muscles fresh and ready to move. That is why when people get tennis elbow doctors recommend fish oil pills, because it helps restore and replenish the overworked muscles and tendons.
So let’s get cookin’
Seasonings & Directions:
Butter or Coconut oil
Freshly Squeezed Lemon (after cooked)
Place on a cookie sheet with foil, keep skin intact with fish. Melt coconut oil, butter or olive oil and rub on fish (amount depends on your preference and size of fish). Season with spices, simply start at one end of the fish and shake with each spice in a sweeping motion until entire fish is lightly coated. Place skin down on foil, pink faces upward under broiler uncovered for 4 minutes. Remove fish and flip so the skin is now facing towards the broiler, drizzle with any remaining oil or butter and broil for 4min– keep an eye on this to make sure that it doesn’t burn. You just want it crispy.
Flip once more and cook remaining 4 minutes. Turn off broiler and let it cook a bit longer in the heat of the oven (if it is thick and still needs more cooking). If it is still needing more time simply cover with foil and let it sit for a bit.
Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top before serving!
I recommend buying fresh salmons rather than frozen, you can really tell the difference in taste.
Enjoy your Slammin’ Salmon, I hope it rocks your world!
In my Fitness Plan I recommend doing HIIT or Sprint Workouts 1-2x a week! They totally kick your butt and only take 15-20 minutes!
This week I challenge you to join me in some stellar sprints
There is nothing like fresh herbs to really bring out the best in a dish. Sometimes you don’t end up using the fresh oregano, basil or parsley before it is too late.
I was in Trader Joes the other day and after buying some of my groceries I realized I had completely forgotten to buy my Basil Plant… the actual reason I had gone to TJ.So after paying I took a hop outside the door and grabbed the plant and tried to pop into my original space in the line (aka at checkout) but the person behind me had already started putting their food up. He felt terribly about it because apparently I was very enthusiastic about my fresh herbs and after giving me a nice compliment, he ended up buying my basil plant for me! SO KIND. THANKS TODD
Anywhoo, After I made my soup I had a good amount of basil left over so I followed these simple steps to making freshly dried herbs for my spice drawer.
Here is a little trick I have picked up that saves me money without having to do much!
When you know you aren’t going to be using the rest of your fresh herbs before they will go bad simply pluck the leaves off.
Slice them up and toss them in the oven at 200F on wax paper or parchment paper. Bake for 5-13 minutes or until the herbs become crisp and crunchy. Then finely slice them all until they are just little itty bitty bits.
They are now ready to be put into a unused or empty spice jar you already own. && VWALA you now have saved money and used up the rest of your fresh plants that you would have thrown away after forgetting about them in the fridge -guilty-.
Continue to do this whenever you don’t use your herbs up and you are good to go!
Thanks for reading, I hope this post spiced up your life a bit :P
Am I the only one in love with cheese? Probably not.
If you know me at all you know I love eating delicious food… and I also make most of my meals in less than 15 minutes.
This takes less than 8, EVEN LESS IF YOU COOK CHICKEN BEFORE HAND!
Ingredients: 1 serving
Cherry Tomatoes (you can totally use more.. I just didn’t have many today)
3 tbs of shredded kraft four cheese goodness
Skillet Tossed Asparagus or Handful of Steamed Green Beans (steam over boiling water)
Sliced up Mushrooms
(also if you have fresh pressed garlic or the minced garlic from a jar you can stir some of that in!)
While your asparagus/green beans are steaming cook your chicken. I recommend pre slicing the chicken, it cooks faster! Sprinkle with paprika, pepper, garlic and salt. Toss in the mushrooms so they become soft. After throw in the tomatoes, green beans and then stir in your cheese.
Pile on a top of noodles or whatever floats your boat. I also like to sprinkle fresh ground pepper and Trader Joes African Smoke Spice Seasoning.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!
I am a little addicted to making words combinations when it comes to naming my recipes.
1/2 Cup Oats
1 C Water
2-3 of of your favorite tea bags!
4-5 drops of stevia or 1 tbs baking stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract
Boil 1c water and steep the tea bags in for ~4 minutes or to whatever your tea box says. After mix the rest of the ingredients together and store in your fridge overnight!
The next morning you can enjoy a deliciously flavored bowl of oatmeal!
Question: Are you more of a tea or a coffee kind of person?
Anyone notice the new makeover. I am still fidgeting a bit with certain aspects of the layout but I hope you find it easier to navigate and pleasant to look at
The secret to amazing salads is lettuce, fruit, nuts and avocado. Combinations are endless! One of my favorites:
Spinach with strawberries, bell peppers, carrots and hemp seed. Sliced avocado on top with a drizzle of balsamic. I love mixing in spices to my balsamic! I usually grab the garlic and herb mrs. dash. Eat this as a snack or pile up some chicken and have a apple and call it a small lunch!
The Power of Hemp Seeds:
- For Vegans they contain 11g of protein for 3 tbs
- Contain all 10 essential amino acids
- anti inflammatory
- 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratios (healthy skin, nails and hair!)
- The GLA from the Omegas provide a healthy metabolism, reduce PMS, lighten inflammatory responses and lower cholestorol
You can read more about Hemp Seeds here & here
I mean wrapper.
As someone who isn’t a huge fan of gluten free tortillas, and find that corn ones taste like… paper mixed with orange chalk I have accepted the fact that for the time being I will wrap my burrito innerds in leaves of chard and red stemmed kale.
Eating this sort of makes me feel like I am some intense warrior in the movie 300 or a Velociraptor… probably because I spiced this venison ground beef with BBQ 3000 spice from Penzey’s and I am eating it on a giant leaf that looks like it fell off a branch and into my kitchen from a land before time movie.
Anyway, for all you paleo, celiacs or people who just want to cut back on the bread… or save up your carbs for some other massive carbohydrate kingdom of a meal. I recommend this trick. I find that these chard leaves are the best. Simply warm them up on a skillet to let them steam a bit so they are flimsy and then fill it with whatever you please.
Question of the Day: Are you a burrito or a burrito bowl lover?
One of my pet peeves is when people order salads when they go out to eat. I also hate it when restaurants say “We have gluten free options” and it is a salad… with half of the toppings taken off and no dressing.
Don’t you find it a bit silly to spend $12 on something that would seriously cost like $5 to make for an entire week?
Although I sigh and grumble at the though of salads being purchased at restaurants for meals I do enjoy looking and seeing the different combos restaurants think of when it comes to their salads.
This salad is inspired by Jason’s Deli. It was a turkey something type of salad… that isn’t offered anymore. So I don’t have the exact name of it.
Thinly sliced roasted deli turkey
1-2C Mixed Greens
Thinly sliced red onions
Chopped Sweet Apple
Tasty little grapes
Crumbled crispy bacon
Feel Free to add feta or blue cheese deliciousness as well!
&& Of course Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil (my favorite dressing for all salads)
You may be like me and say, “Salads don’t fill me up” which is quite true. That is where this salad is a bit different though!
Fats fill you up! They digest slowly and keep you full for longer which means unlike most salads the combination of fats and protein in here will keep you satiated longer than a salad that is just lettuce and croutons.
TJ Maxx is a favorite store of mine, I frequently run in and quick shop just to see what is new. I always end up leaving with some treasure!
Have you been to TJ Maxx? If so, what has been your favorite purchase?
At my school there is the ever talked about “Ring by Spring”, meaning as spring semester approaches more and more people become engaged.
Brilliant Earth put me up to a challenge to style their beautiful ethically sourced diamonds.
I am absolutely in love with the “Glamour Girls” ring <3 Such a beaut.
Glamour Girls Wearing:
Blue Peplum Blouse , Similar Style Here
Metallic Skirt, Similar Style here
Gold Metallic Pumps
&& of course, Brilliant Earth Jewels
White Gold Sienna Ring
Pave Eclipse Earrings
Cutting Edge Chic:
Black Criss-Cross Top
Blue Backed Pumps
Floral Frosted Circle Skirt
&& Brilliant Earth Jewelry
Silver Peridot Twist Necklace
Sapphire Halo Earrings
Let me know which you like most in the comments below
Edit: September 29, 2014
Because of Company Requests I have had to remove the links to the products, if interested visit their site and search the name.