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Reader’s Request: Healthy Holidays

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful morning! I thought it would be fun to revisit this older post, and update it a bit to reflect the current holiday season. I’ve received so many questions about maintaining fitness goals and keeping consistent during the holidays, so I thought I’d share some tips.  From a reader…

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Collagen: how to use it, benefits, and why I love it

Collagen can be an amazing supplement: packed with protein and aids in healing, skin appearance, joint and bone health.  Hi friends! How’s the week going?? It’s been a good one over here so far. I taught spin last night (and subbed a class Sunday!), we enjoyed an awesome dinner here at home, and we’re hitting…

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Bedtime Stretches for Relaxation

When I was cleared to work out after Liv’ s birth, I couldn’t wait to get back into sweaty interval training. Finding my personal max and soaked in sweat sounded like a dream to me. After P’s birth, I couldn’t wait to Orangetheory and Spin again. (Hopefully I’ll be back at OTF in the new…

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10 Workouts You Can Do in 10 Minutes

(not including warmup/cooldown time, mm k?) This is for all of my 10-minute workout warriors out there.   Back in the day, if I only had 10 minutes to sneak in a workout, that usually meant my workout was canceled.  I didn’t know that there’s a lot you can accomplish in 10 short minutes, and…

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How to Cook Salmon: 10 Different Ways

Let’s talk about my favorite fish: salmon! We eat it so often for dinner that we now have numerous ways in which we enjoy it. I frequently get reader requests on how to cook salmon, so I thought I’d share our recipes with you to expand your own healthy dinner recipe collections.  Just a note here to…

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How much cardio is too much?

Hi friends! How’s the morning going?? For today, I thought it would be fun to tackle a very popular reader’s request regarding how much cardio to do. But first, a huge congratulations to the winner of our Bitsy’s giveaway: Katie S! The lucky winner has been emailed.  We’re having an amazing time in Tucson, especially…

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Buff Bride Workout

Hi friends! how’s the morning going? Yesterday was a DAY. Of course we were sending last minute info to our accountant for taxes (#organized) and the SUV’s service light came on. The Pilot switched the carseats out to our other car, took the SUV to the dealership, and after they *fixed it*, it stalled and…

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Things I Didn’t Know About Marriage

  Since we’re heading into wedding season, I thought it would be fun to talk about marriage since I know some of you have nuptials on the horizon. Such an exciting time. <3 I’ve had a few requests for posts on this subject, and it’s one of those subjects which I’m not at all qualified to write…

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How to Take a Break from Working Out, Without Going Crazy

Does anyone know the answer to this? Please kindly respond in the comments below. The end. Just kidding. But not really. 😉 Taking a break from the gym, especially when you’re finally feeling good/better and want to move, IS HARD. It’s hard when you have a baby and would love the endorphins and time for…

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8 Ways to Deadlift

This made me laugh way harder than it should have. Ok, currently I don’t either. 😉 (You know, that whole “6 weeks of rest” thing.) But we’re in unusual circumstances right now, and usually, I LOVE lifting. Like in a weird way. One of my all-time favorite exercises: the good ol’ deadlift. I have to…

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things that have helped me streamline the sugar

Hi friends! It’s ALMOST THE WEEKEND. This week is flying by, and I have no problem at all with that. I’m looking forward to the weekend ahead with plans with friends and some birthday celebrations.  I also promised Liv that we’d hit up the beach this afternoon since the weather has been dreamy. Happy St.…

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Spring clean your fitness routine

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I am still recovering from returning from Vegas + Daylight Savings. Not a good combo, but in Vegas, time doesn’t matter. 😉 It was totally worth it. Miss P thinks that waking up at 6:30, which is really 5:30, is pretty hilarious. We jumped right back into things on…

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