About Me

Welcome! I’m Nicole, a vegetarian foodie and wino with a passion for eating, cooking, baking, and all things related to real, delicious food. I first began this blog when my husband, an active duty Marine at the time, was away on a deployment, as a way to share my current happenings with family and friends thousands of miles away, and also as a place to share my recipes and eats with the world. At the time, I had no idea that Foodie Loves Fitness would ignite this passion of healthy living within me and become a big part of my life.

Enthusiastic at the thought of helping to make this world a healthier, happier place, I started school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in January 2014. I completed my certification in health coaching in December 2014, and currently offer my health counseling programs to aid clients in achieving their health goals – whether that means losing weight, learning to cook at home more, figuring out ways to lead a more active lifestyle, or all of the above. To find out more about my services, please see my health coaching page.

I’ve always had to work to stay fit and healthy, and am a big believer in balance. I think that life is too short to not indulge sometimes! Indulgences of mine include sweets and wine. I also love to lead an active lifestyle and am constantly switching up my workouts to keep things interesting. My favorite forms of exercise are hiking, biking, yoga, HIIT workouts, and boxing, to name a few.


Born and raised a Jersey girl, I fell in love with California when I moved to San Diego in 2010. I’m a “pawrent” to a spoiled nutty dog named Harley, who makes frequent appearances on the blog. In addition to being a health coach and freelance writer, I work full-time for a public relations agency.

Besides food and fitness, other passions in my life include animals, traveling, nature and sports (GO NY GIANTS!). I believe in the power of positive thinking, am a quote junkie (see my quotes page for some of my favorites!), and pride myself on living life to the fullest. I believe in working hard and playing hard.

If you have any questions or comments, or are interested in what my health coaching program offers, I’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below, leave a comment, or email me at Nicole[at]foodielovesfitness.com.

24 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Catlin Dorset


    Pacific San Diego Magazine is featuring Twin Sister Falls in our June issue, in an editorial on the best waterfall hikes in Southern California.

    I happened to come across your website and photos of this waterfall, and I’m wondering if you would be willing to share some of your images of the waterfall with us. You would, of course, be given credit for any images used. Please let me know if this something you’d be interested in, you can reply to my email address below.

    We would need high-resolution images (300dpi) and our deadline for this is Thursday, so we’d need to receive the images asap.

    Catlin Dorset
    Editorial Assistant
    Pacific San Diego Magazine

  2. Kellie

    I read your blog all the time but never leaves comments… so I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog!

  3. Julie

    I just found your blog through the Girls Gone Sporty site, and wanted to let you know that I love your blog! I’ll definitely be following you from now on!

    1. foodielovesfitness

      Thanks so much!

      We rescued her when she was a pup, and her litter had been found with their mama on the street. They claimed that the mom was a Lab mix. One time I met another dog who looked and acted IDENTICAL to mine and they said she was an American Dingo, so we think she’s a Lab/American Dingo mix – at least that’s what I definitively tell people when they ask! What kind of dog is yours?

  4. Luciana

    I am really enjoying the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems? A number of my blog visitors have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?

    1. foodielovesfitness

      Hi Brittney! Ha, that’s funny! I live about an hour from SF. There are a ton of great bloggers in our area. I think we need do a big meet up sometime! I look forward to reading more of your blog 🙂

  5. Lisa Kricfalusi

    Hi Nicole!

    I love your blog 🙂 I am a new blogger myself and was wondering if I can shoot you an email regarding a vision I have?

    Hope you’re having a great day!




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