Healthy Living

Truth Pants, Not Scale

Truth Pants are a pair of your favorite jeans (or any pant with a button and zipper) that you feel great in and are sized in your comfort weight zone. Truth Pants are the barometer of if you’ve lost some inches, gained some inches, or are spot on to where you feel healthy. Truth Pants

Fitness

3 Unexpected Ways You’re Getting Hurt at the Gym

You know that nagging injury you got, but you have no idea how? You might chalk it up to sleeping wrong, or getting old, or maybe it was during that intense fitness class you took last week. Or maybe, it’s from one of these 3 unexpected ways you’re getting hurt at the gym. For the

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Naptime Pilates #FitTipFriday

Naptime is the best time to sneak some fitness in, am I right mamas?! And Pilates is one of the best methods of exercise to tighten and tone in a small space with no equipment. As I’m getting ready to launch another round of my Love Yourself Towards Healthy Online Fitcamp on Monday, May 2nd, I’m filming

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What is a Certified Health Coach?

A Certified Health Coach is someone who has successfully passed a nationally-recognized board exam after completing an extensive study in nutrition, fitness, weight management, behavioral science, and stress management. For me, there was no doubt in my mind that I would need to become a certified health coach in order to provide the best services to my

Healthy Living

Utilizing Instagram in Your Health Journey

Recent studies have shown that sharing your health goals on social media, especially Instagram, can help you create accountability and be more successful in achieving your goals. When you’re accountable to only yourself, you may be more likely to lose motivation. Here are some ways to utilize Instagram in your Health Journey 1. Create a new

Fit Tip Friday

Fit Tip Friday: Try Every Class 3 Times

I’m keeping today’s tip short and simple! Try every fitness class a minimum of 3 times. The first time is to see what the class is all about; the second time is to get over your mental baggage to see what your body can really do; and the third time is to take the mental

Motivation

Monday Motivation: Sharing Health Online vs Reality

Ever feel like your blog or social media presence isn’t getting the viewership or growth you want? Maybe you’re a little discouraged. I have moments when it feels like I’m putting a lot of time into my blog but no one is reading it. Or that I’m “competing” with too many others that are generating similar

Fit Tip Friday

Fit Tip Friday: Building Balance

Happy Friday guys! Today’s Fit Tip was inspired by the BodyFlow class I taught this morning. If you don’t know, BodyFlow is a hybrid of tai chi, yoga, and Pilates set to beautiful, contemporary music by artists like the Broods, Ingrid Michaelson, Maroon 5, Sia, and George Ezra to name a few featured on recent

Fit Tip Friday

Fit Tip Friday: Actually, I can.

Have you ever had someone—especially a friend or family member—doubt your goals? Maybe it was just their expression, a polite concern, a condescending comment, or a flat-out laugh-in-your-face mockery of your impending failure. Maybe they didn’t even do it on purpose, but the truth is written all over them: they don’t believe you’ll meet this goal. It hurts.

Product Review

Product Review: BuluBox

Thanks to my relationship with SweatPink, a small, bright orange box with funky typography all over it, arrived on my doorstep, free of charge, about a month ago! I was so excited to open it up. Following the latest trend of “surprise sample” boxes that have become popular with beauty products (e.g. Ipsy, StyleBox, etc.),

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Age is the Silliest Number of All

Today I taught a Pilates class to the best of my non-Pilates-certified ability. This particular class time is turning into a Les Mills BodyFlow class when our club’s Fall schedule begins next week, and so it was a convenient substitution choice for me to present a low-impact, Pilates-inspired warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of BodyFlow.

Fit Tip Friday

FFF: Don’t Be Afraid of Rest Days

Happy Friday!! Today’s Fit Tip Friday was inspired by me being sick all week with some weird chest cold that’s making me sound like an 80 yr old smoker. It’s also been draining my energy and making me a bit dizzy at times, and so I’ve been—gasp!—skipping my usual workouts. And guess what? That’s okay!

Fit Tip Friday

Fit Tip Friday: Fiber & Hydration

When you increase your fiber intake, you must increase your water intake. Both types of dietary fiber — soluble and insoluble — rely on water; however, soluble fiber dissolves in water and insoluble fiber does not. Soluble Fiber Soluble fiber absorbs water to become a gel-like mass which allows it to slow down the rate

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Certified LesMills BodyFlow Instructor!!

After passing my initial training certification in April, I’ve been living, breathing, and team-teaching BodyFlow for the past couple months. Last week I filmed my full-class video and submitted it to LesMills as the final step in the certification process. Well I just received notification today that I PASSED and am officially a certified BodyFlow/BodyBalance

Life in Photos

Hudson River Walkway

My husband and I are on a weekend getaway without kids for the first time in almost 4 years. I just had to share these photos from our run on the gorgeous Hudson River Walk in New York. It’s a pedestrian-only bridge connecting both sides of the river together. Beautiful views!  It was also the

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Monday Video Update!

Because sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to type out a full blog post, so here’s my attempt at a video! It’s nothing fancy, but I hope you enjoy 🙂 If anything, it’s a chance to see the woman behind this blog.

Clean Eating

Produce for Kids

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. If you truly are what you eat, then my oldest son would in fact be a cheddar Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. I’m not proud of it by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m also not as disgusted by it as many of my fellow health/fitness bloggers. Mostly because I grew up eating

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First Time Teaching: How To Get Started

Saturday morning was the big day…I got to co-teach my first group exercise class! Last March, I began my journey of becoming a certified group fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). The material is no joke, and I pulled heavily from the anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology knowledge I learned in massage school. I

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First Class Eve

This is totally more for me to re-read down the road if I ever feel blah about this career path, but it’s the eve of my very first class (teaching only the first 20 mins, but still! Eeeek!) and I want to remember the excitement, anticipation, and most of all, the passion I feel about

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Review: Sweaty Bands Headbands

I have a very love/hate relationship with headbands. I want to love them, and have found several cute ones over the years, but they either squeeze my head so tight that I end up with an excruciating headache, or they slip back and become a serious distraction in the midst of a workout. Raise your