Category: Fitness

The Dish: On Being a Morning Person

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this dish: on being a morning person

As some of you may know, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been THAT person, the one up at 7am even on a Saturday and I am relatively unphased.  So I am going to talk to you today about WHY I love being up so early, and some things it means for the rest of my day!

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Surviving Your Whole30: Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Surviving Your Whole30: Tips, Tricks & Recipes

This past September, Jon and I did our SECOND round of Whole30. For those who don’t know the Whole30 is a program founded by Melissa Hartwig, and it basically entails 30 days of no added sugar, no legumes, no dairy, no soy, no alcohol and no grains. It is NOT easy, so don’t go into it thinking it will be.  But with a little preparation and mental stamina, you can do it!  The Whole30 has benefitted me in ways I didn’t know were possible. It taught me what my body truly thrives off of, and what it is a-okay without.  

 

I’m going to do my VERY best to walk you through the few things I wish I knew/had before starting. And here’s a great source for where to go to find out more about the program before diving in! Whole 30 Q&A, Whole 30 Recipes– also, I find it an absolute MUST to know, the founder is the most OPEN person ever, and she is always answering personal messages on her PERSONAL instagram account if you ever have any questions and can’t reach the designated Whole30 team! When doing a program so strict, I find this an absolute lifesaver if you have a question.

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Diets Don’t Work. Lifestyles Do.

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In my almost four years of transforming my health and fitness, I have gone through many things. I began with calorie counting, and then swearing off all junk food, and not eating carbs.  It did not take long for me to realize, NONE of that worked.  In fact, it all made me feel terrible, and sometimes just defeated and sad most days. So let me say this..

Diets Don’t Work.  Lifestyles Do.

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My Biggest Move Yet: Becoming a #girlboss

Becoming a #girlboss

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So this post has been on my mind and heart for a long time now.  But to say the least, it has been a busy few months.  I have been posting over on my personal and now business instagram about this venture for a little while now, but its time to explain why I chose to do it, and why now.

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Six in 16: The Best Things I’ve Learned This Year

Six in 16: The Best Things I've Learned This Year

Ive been brainstorming a bit this weekend, and I was [as per usual] discussing some ideas with Hannah, of So Obsessed With.  We decided that we wanted to share the BEST things we’ve learned in 2016 with you! And then it ONLY seemed right to choose six.  So we bring you, Six In 16, The Best Things I’ve Learned This Year.  This year was one of the most important of my life, and most memorable as well.  And the kicker: it isn’t even over yet! So maybe in December you’ll see a top 12, but for now, I bring you the top six things I’ve learned in twenty sixteen!

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FitTALK: Motivation

FitTALK: Motivation

Laddddies! It is SUMMER! Like, the height of summer!  You know what that means! BBQs, camping trips, vacations, mountain/lake/beach excursions it is the season of the swimsuit! AND the sundress! And at least for me, that means I want to up my workout and healthy eating game, and look good!  BUT, it is not just about the Summer Season it is about feeling good, no matter what time of year it is! Today I wanted to talk to you a bit about something that we all struggle with from time to time.. This is FitTalk: Motivation!

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Summer Must Haves: The 2016 Edition

Summer Must Haves

This is one of my favorite type of posts to do! Last year I did a “What’s in My Beach Bag” but this year I’m switching it up and doing a SUMMER MUST HAVES post! This will go across all different types of fields, from books to beauty to fitness, fashion and food!  It’s gonna be FUN! Let’s get to it!

 

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Organization Favorites: The 2016 Edition [+discounts & giveaway]

The past year and a half, I’ve done quite a few posts on products I love to use for organization, whether it be meal planning, or life planning, I’ve gone through many products, and found some I LOVE!  This year, of course was no exception!

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fitFAVES: Quinoa Craziness!

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Today we have Tiff, of Mostly YA Lit sharing her love for not only food, but healthy food!  And I am SUPER excited because it is all about one of my FAVORITE healthy foods, quinoa!  So I think its only appropriate to title today’s post, Quinoa Craziness! Tiff is sharing a super awesome way to try this nutrient packed grain, and I personally think we should all give it a try!  Here is Tiff, guys!

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fitFAVES with Jordin!: Smoothie Bar

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fitFAVES with Jordin!: Smoothie Bar

As with every year, Foodie February grows! This year we added TWO new features, fitFAVES highlights all our favorite healthy choices!  Jordin has been kind enough to share her favorite new healthy love: SMOOTHIES! Without further ado, I hand it over to Jordin!

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