Exercise, Lifestyle

Full Arm & Ab Workout, Life Updates & My Concussion

If you follow me on Instagram (on either my blog Instagram account or my personal one), you may already know that last week was a bit of a rough one. Last weekend started out with a family wedding and ended in the Emergency Room with a CAT Scan. Today, I’ve got some quick life updates along with a killer bicep and core workout for your next Arm Day. Continue reading “Full Arm & Ab Workout, Life Updates & My Concussion”

Exercise, Nutrition

How to Stay Healthy on Vacation

Vacations are a great opportunity to step away from everyday worries and de-stress. Unfortunately, they’re also often the place healthy habits go to die. It’s sometimes ironic since many people use them as motivation to begin getting in shape in the first place.

You work hard to build healthier habits and self-discipline but after a week or two of vaycay bliss, it all seems to vanish when you get home. It can feel harder to get back into the swing of things as you return to normal life. Junky cravings can skyrocket and discipline to workout may plummet. So how do you enjoy your trip and stay healthy on vacation? Continue reading “How to Stay Healthy on Vacation”


4 Big Rules of Gym Etiquette

The new year is in full swing and so are many of those exercise and fitness related resolutions!  It’s a fun and exciting time to be a part of the gym community, whether you are a long-time gym rat or inspired to start a new adventure with your very first gym membership. Gyms have their own subcultures and often various unspoken rules when it comes to the do’s and don’ts of common courtesy and community behavior. Make sure you’re following four big rules of gym etiquette this year to ensure you’re crushing goals and making friends along the way.

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7 Signs You’re Overtraining

A regular exercise routine is a key component in a healthy lifestyle. Exercise itself has a lot of upsides, like decreasing fat, improving heart and lung health, boosting the immune system and perking up your mood. Therefore, if you want even better results in a shorter span of time, you just exercise a lot more frequently and intensely, right?

Well, not exactly. Continue reading “7 Signs You’re Overtraining”


5 Moves to Tighten Your Tummy, Back and Shoulders

When it comes to exercise, it pays to work smarter, not harder. Compound exercises are a great way to accomplish because they allow you to engage multiple joints and muscle groups simultaneously and get more done in less time. Today we’re going to look at five compound plank variations to help focus on strengthening the core, back and shoulders along with total body toning.

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10 Reasons for Ladies to Lift


Like many women, I avoided lifting weights for years. I was the Queen of Cardio: Running, Zumba, step aerobics, ellipticals, you name it. And while cardiovascular exercise is important (and was quite transformative in my initial weight loss journey), I didn’t realize I was missing another key component in well-rounded fitness: Weight training. Continue reading “10 Reasons for Ladies to Lift”


How to Run (When You Suck at Running)

Over the last decade or so, a type of running-craze seems to have swept the nation. In fact, it probably feels like everywhere you turn these days everyone and their grandmother is training for a marathon, buying some elaborate new running gizmo or sporting their latest 5k t-shirt. Everyone, that is, except you. Continue reading “How to Run (When You Suck at Running)”


Don’t Waste Your Workout

So you’re ready to get in shape. You’ve got the motivation, snazzy new workout gear and a gym membership. This is it. This is the year you turn your health around and really get “healthy.” Continue reading “Don’t Waste Your Workout”