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  • Figuring Out Fitness & Nutrition: Embracing “You Do You”

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    Hi everyone. Today I am going to talk about a topic that I feel passionate about. I recently received the following email from a reader that both saddened me and motivated me to make this a public discussion. I am almost 18 and have been interested in health and fitness for a few years now. About [...]

  • How To Rebound from an Indulgent Holiday

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    Yesterday my Instagram and Facebook feeds were full of sweet family photos, beautiful Easter dresses, babies with bunny ears, Easter dinner spreads, mimosas and the like. This morning my feeds are overflowing with posts about Easter indulgences, candy overload and needing to get back on track. I even received a text message from Earth Fare [...]

  • Five Things I’m Doing To Age Gracefully & Healthfully

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    Let's have an honest conversation about aging and growing old. I think it's easy to have tunnel vision when it comes this topic. We have the tendency to limit aging to focus more on the next phase in our life instead of the overall big picture. So for us growing older means hitting common social [...]

  • Video Blog: When the Scale Won’t Budge, Mixing Cardio & Strength, Healthy Holiday Eating and More

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    I have a video post for you tonight. Apologies for the wet hair and lack of makeup but this is how we roll on Friday and it's all authenticity, right? :) Here's what's covered... - What to do when the scale won't budge - Favorite workout undergarments - Holiday food and workout balance - Mixing [...]

  • Exercise for Energy

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    I have been sleeping terribly this week. I haven't been making it to bed until almost midnight and I've been waking up really early (like 4 a.m. early) wide awake and not able to fall back asleep. I know this sounds a little crazy but I can usually put myself back to sleep by trying [...]

  • Video Blog: Balancing Workout Types, At Home Workouts, College Meal Planning and More

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    HAPPY FRIDAY! This short week definitely felt like a regular week over here. Between social engagements and big work projects, it was jam-packed. I have a video post for you today. First I talk about a couple things that I have in the works that have been keeping me busy and then I answer your [...]

  • Til I Collapse

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    I find music to be incredibly motivating when it comes to workouts. There have been studies that show that music can increase performance and enhance endurance. While I can sometimes listen to audio books, podcasts or nothing at all when I run outside, music is a non-negotiable for me when I'm working out in the gym. [...]

  • One Workout Away

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    You know that saying, "You're only one workout away from a good mood?" I experienced that in a major way last Thursday. I was scheduled to teach BodyPump at the Y but I came up with a list of reasons why I didn't want to teach and even sent out a last minute sub request. [...]

  • Why Wait?

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    I was talking with a co-worker at the Y last week about how our class numbers started to plummet in November, will continue to steadily decline through December and then skyrocket in January when everyone repents their holiday sins and commits to working out again. The question we asked each other is, "why wait?" Why [...]

  • Self Awareness

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    Today I'm focusing on self awareness during exercise. We are lucky at the Y that we are able to team teach BodyPump. I have a co-instructor and we split teaching the class 50/50. One of us teaches while the other participates as well as walks around and corrects technique. Tonight while I was walking around [...]

  • My Exercise Journey…and Ashtanga Take Two

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    I used to always stick with what I knew when it came to workouts - and what I knew was running. I was always very reluctant to try group exercise classes, walking was boring, the elliptical was boring, yoga was boring...I just wanted to go, go, go and feel the rush I got from running. [...]

  • Respecting Rest Days – When to Rest and When to Power Through

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    My goal for this blog is not only to document my lifestyle but also to discuss fitness and nutrition topics and hopefully provide some insight and education for my readers. The topic I want to discuss today is something that you all know that I've been struggling with the past couple weeks with moving, traveling [...]