iTrainFor a healthy, happy pregnancy

This post brought to you by The North Face. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Fitnessista.

When I’m in my non-pregnant state, there’s usually a fitness goal I’m working towards, whether it’s smashing a strength or speed PR, increasing muscle definition, focusing on consistency, or adding new classes into the mix. Since I have a baby on board, my workouts are similar and I continue to teach the same classes (modifying as needed), but my goal is maintaining instead of adding. I’m not trying to stack on extra BODYPUMP plates or sprint faster, but instead, I’m working towards a healthy pregnancy and staying active as long as I possibly can. Not only does this do wonders for my mental state -I’m one of those people who needs to move on a daily basis or I get a little crankypants- but I know that being active will help me to give our baby a healthy atmosphere to grow. Fitness during pregnancy can also decrease the duration of labor, and make it feel easier, as it’s an athletic event (and by far, the toughest one I’ve ever done). Another goal: keep boredom at bay, especially since pregnancy isn’t the time to add in new types of workouts or focus on increasing speed/weights. The Mountain Athletics App has been perfect for little bits of inspiration for gym and at-home workouts. North face app  1 of 1 2

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Blogiversary giveaway: TRX!


Finishing out the fiesta with one last awesome giveaway… I’m so so happy you’re enjoying the Blogiversary giveaways so far! Today’s giveaway is a very special one, as it’s a fitness tool I’ve been loving and incorporating into my own routines for the past couple of years. We’re fortunate to have them at the gym […]

Working out with North Face

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This post brought to you by The North Face. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Fitnessista. I’m always on the prowl for new and fun at-home workout options. I’m thankful to have memberships at a couple of studios where I teach, but when I want to get in a quick naptime […]

The North Face Mountain Athletics + an awesome giveaway


This post brought to you by The North Face . Read on for the details + an awesome giveaway opportunity! Hi friends! Hope your day is going well so far! As the season starts to get warmer, many of us will be taking our workouts outside. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, change up your […]

Palo verde pollen party


Hi friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We are getting back from a whirlwind trip to Tucson. (see those little yellow blossoms? The hood of our car is still covered in them, despite driving down I-8 for many miles. Souvenirs haha.) Kyle was in town for a wedding, so we had to drive down […]

for the love of earth

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Hi friends! How’s the day going? Happy Earth day! I’m always trying to think of reasonable ways for our family to be more “green,” and this is always a nice kick in the pants to do what I can to reduce my impact on Mother Earth. Some of the things I’ll be working on this […]

Winter Shape Up 2015: Week 2


Hi friends! Welcome to Week 2 of the Winter Shape Up! Anne and I are loving all of your amazing check-ins and posts. Keep up the great work! Remember, you already did the hardest part, which is getting started. Keep the momentum going! Just like this cute little powerful penguin You can jump into the […]

Savory goat cheese veggie dip

A quick and delicious dip or dressing without cow's dairy. Make now and enjoy this week with salads, fresh veggies or on a wrap!

Hi! How’s the afternoon going? It’s been a great day with my little sidekick. This morning involved playing birthday fairy, which involved a solo trip to the mall. It was luxurious to smell candles with both hands, and I loved picking up a couple of birthday surprises for the little lady. (PS all she asked […]

Maple chocolate kiss cookies (gluten-free)


The holiday frenzy is officially here, and I kind of love it. There’s something invigorating about a schedule full of events (like parties and Liv’s holiday show), sneakily wrapping gifts during naptime, and baking. Oh, the baking. I look forward to it every year. I think I’ll always remember our first year in Valdosta, when […]

Holla for La Jolla


Hiiiii friends. How’s the day been? Hope you’re having a happy Monday. I taught a fun and sweaty BODYPUMP this am, we went to Liv’s yoga class, ran a couple of errands, and are chilling here during naptime before I head off for spin. Thank you again to those of you who participated in the […]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: for your pregnant friends

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(or yourself!) Hi! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a lovely Monday. This is the last 2014 gift guide: gifts for your expecting friends (or yourself if you have a little one on the way!). Before I had Liv, I was stumped as to what to gift my friends who were pregnant at the […]

Friday Faves

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Hi! Hope you’re having a very happy Friday! Keep those giveaway entries coming! I’m excited to pick the first round of winners tomorrow. In typical Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about what you’re enjoying, too, so please feel free to shout out […]

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