Best of October

by Hillary on October 31, 2014

I was about to wrap up the month with a familiar “Monthly Favorites” post until I began to scan my blog with five years (!) of archives; I realized so much goodness [recipes, fitness, life] has been hiding and wants to say hello again.

Without further adieu, here is the Best of October(s) as seen on Nutrition Nut since 2010 (way back when!)…



Ode to October - written exactly 4 years ago today

My #1 Most Embarrasing Moment - a.k.a. eating sh*t on a treadmill and getting 6 stitches!

Race Reflections - what I learned from racing 3 half-marathons

Crush - the very first conversation I had with P is inconspicuously written about here ;)


Such pretty fall photos from a Mother-Daughter weekend


My Fall Kitchen Staples - still a relatively valid list 2 years later

First Date with Fran - circa my CrossFit days

4-3-2-1 Treadmill Workout - one heck of a sweaty, 20-minute pyramid workout

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups - so dang delicious!


Weekending in Yosemite - Vernal Falls hike with P

Pumpkin Apple Almond Meal Muffins - easy, flavorful, moist recipe… and gluten-free

NYC Part 1 | NYC Part 2 | NYC Part 3 | NYC Part 4 - my inaugural trip to the East Coast

October Favorites - written exactly 1 year ago today

2014 [this month!]

Yosemite Adventures II - Half Dome (and P) photo explosion

Day in the Life - minute by minute, a peek at my weekday life

Weekending in Apple Hill - apple cider doughnuts!

Happy Friday!

Happy Halloween!


All the Adjectives

by Hillary on October 28, 2014

Hi there! Hope y’all are having a great start to your week and enjoying the tail end of October – say what?

I stumbled upon this questionnaire on two of my favorite North Carolina blogs, A Foodie Stays Fit and Peanut Butter Runner. It reminded me of my Currently posts, so I thought I’d play along. You’re more than welcome to copy and paste the list into a blog post of your own, too!

Currently | October 2014

Making | strides with personal budgeting

Cooking | minimally; mostly roasted veggies, specifically winter squash

Drinking | green juice; iced coffee; lots of H20; ACV… the usual

ReadingLoving Yourself to Great Health

Wanting | a design (frontside and backside) facelift for Nutrition Nut on the Run

Looking | forward to running this marathon relay with my girlfriends in January!

PlayingJason Aldean‘s new album “Old Boots, New Dirt”

Wasting | time designing holiday cards on

Wishing | I could figure out my uncomfortable/unflattering digestion issues

Enjoyinghealth coaching paying clients and writing my email newsletter

Waiting | for Trader Joe’s cashew butter to be restocked

Liking | the crisp morning air; curling up in my cozy sweats and thick socks; burning candles in the evening

Wondering | how the holiday season will pan out…

Loving | Lululemon Cotton Wunder Unders #obsessed

Hoping | that my inedible baking curse will end soon

Marveling | in the beauty of Yosemite

Needing | to call my brother

Smelling | fresh air!

Wearing | boots and vests and aforementioned Lulu cotton leggings

Following | an intuitive diet way of nourishing my body, eating the bounty of the season

Noticing | happier, clearer skin

Knowing | that going outside of my comfort zone pays off

Thinking | about the future… and my career… and entrepreneurship

Feeling | excited to graduate from IIN!

Bookmarking | these nut & seed bars and this butternut toast

Opening | myself to adventure, rejection, growth, love, and acceptance

Giggling | because my nickname is “Giggles” to some, and life without laughter is not one well lived


& MORE >>


Yosemite Adventures II


A better title for this post would have been “Photo Explosion of Half Dome.” On Saturday, Patrick (a.k.a. “P”) and I went to Yosemite for a day trip. Kind of ironically, we were there exactly one year on October 26 for my inaugural trip to the National Park. Last year, we hiked the Vernal Falls […]

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lucy activewear | tackling my to-do’s


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Day in the Life


Good morning! I’m just popping in to let you know that I am guest posting on Making Thyme For Health today as a part of Sarah’s Day in the Life series. I’ve gotten requests in the past for more daily life posts, so that’s what this is – a rather detailed look at an average day of […]

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12 Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes


When pumpkin recipes start appearing on Pinterest in early August, in all honestly, I scrunch my nose. Yet, as soon as the calendar turns to Fall (despite the reality of the outdoor climate), I welcome all willing to to raid the aisle of canned pumpkin in the grocery store. Then, as soon as the weather decides to […]

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Target® C9 Seamless Style Haul


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Tight Traps Take Over {Weekly Workouts}

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Hi! I hope your week and weekend treated ya well. We were spoiled with a sunshine-packed fall weekend here in California – can’t complain! And if you follow me on Instagram, you know I was all about the pumpkin. Pumpkin waffles!  Trader Joe’s does fall just right! Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola via Minimalist Baker  Another two […]

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Weekending in Apple Hill


Last weekend, P and I drove a couple of hours east to Apple Hill. Surprisingly, it wasn’t until last year that I heard of this quintessential fall/winter destination in the middle of California. I must go to the pumpkin patch every year, so it was convenient that there was a pick-your-own pumpkin patch nestled among the […]

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