How to progress to a pull-up

Sharing tips on how to do a full pull-up and a step-by-step process to strengthen the muscles you need to do it safely. Hi friends! How are you? I hope you’re enjoying the week so far! The girls are back in school and I’m just a ball of emotions this week. I can’t believe they’re…

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How I became a (kinda) morning person

Yes, it’s me. You’re still reading my blog and seeing words you’d probably never thought you’d see. Also, you may be new here and like, “Who cares?” but I tell ya, this is a big deal. My OG friends here (thank you!!) know that I’m a night owl and have been for most of my…

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2020 in review + my goals for 2021

When I look back on 2020, it’s a weird juxtaposition of crushing pain mixed with joy. Moments of happiness were over-shadowed with the hardships, so we focused on taking care of our family. Even though there was great sadness, there was also growth. When I think about this past year, I feel hopeful and even…

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25 kid-friendly breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Sharing 25 meals that my kids will eat, no matter what. It’s always hard to find kid-friendly recipes and home runs, so I’m sharing the goods in this post!  Raise your hand if you’re SO sick of cooking right now. I’ve been in a cooking funk for pretty much all of ‘Rona (and yes, I’ve…

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Review of Superlife + what I learned

Sharing my thoughts and review on Darin Olien’s book Superlife and what I learned.  Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I hope you’re having a great day so far. I apologize for disappearing for a few days – I can’t remember the last time I missed a Friday Faves post. Social media and the world have…

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CBD update post (now that I’ve taken it for over a year)

Sharing an update on my experience with CBD. This post isn’t sponsored, but you can use my referral link FITNESSISTA to get 15% off your first order with my favorite brand, Equilibria. Click here to check it out! If you order before Wednesday, you’ll receive a free eye mask! (All existing subscriptions will receive these,…

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Hair routine + fave products for healthy hair

Per a couple of requests, I updated this older post with my current hair routine and tips. Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you’re enjoying the week so far. I’m looking forward to catching outdoor yoga class tonight – my first group fitness class since March!!- and taking it easy with the fam. For today,…

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Oura ring review + is it worth it?

Sharing my thoughts and full review of the Oura Ring. Pros, cons, sleep tracking, fit, and is it worth it? If you see me out and about right now (jk, we don’t go anywhere) you’ll see me sporting some intense bling: my new Oura ring. (Ok not really *bling* but it’s a giant ring!) After…

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Has studio and gym fitness changed forever?

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I’m trying to get everything organized for “school” – Liv is going back purely distance-based until at least Labor Day and P is home until at least January – and plan for some upcoming workout videos. We’ll probably hit the pool later today and grill chicken, veggies and sweet…

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The relationship post

Hi, friends! Hope your day’s going well. I thought I’d take a break from the normal fitness content to talk a little bit about how we’ve been navigating life lately during these challenging times. I started thinking about this while planning out my editorial calendar which sometimes involves reviewing common search terms that led people…

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Preschool Learning Cart

Hi friends! How are you? I hope your morning is going well so far. I’m looking forward to catching a Les Mills On Demand workout and taking the kiddos to the pool. The usual. 😉 For today’s post, I wanted to chat a bit about school in the fall and our “learning from home” plan.…

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