today’s tip

How to create New Year’s Resolutions that actually stick

All this resolution talk over here! Happy 2019, friends. I always look forward to a bright, shiny new year and a chance to start over with a clean slate. There’s something magical about cracking open a new planner and filling it with ideas, events and goals for the upcoming year. I know many of us…

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Finding time to work out with kids and a busy schedule

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. We baked a ton of of cookies, met up with friends, and spent a lot of time at the park. It was a good one! When I posted my annual survey last week, I asked about your biggest fitness struggles. This helps me to get…

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my hormone testing and results

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. Keep those giveaway entries coming! I’ll have a new one up tomorrow. 🙂 For today, I thought I’d share the long hormone post I’ve been chipping away at for the past couple of weeks. This is a friendly reminder to keep in mind that I’m…

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Tips for better sleep

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Way. Instead of focusing on perfection on the food and fitness front – I don’t think it exists and wouldn’t make life very fun – I do aim to be consistent wherever I can. I eat a pretty clean diet (with room for the fun stuff in there, too),…

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Healthy tips when life is busy

This post is sponsored by Chiquita. Chiquita is partnering with the American Cancer Society in the fight against Breast Cancer. Check out their October Breast Cancer Awareness initiative here. It’s a cause that’s near to my heart, and I love that they’re spreading the message of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  This month, I’m…

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Tips for mental sharpness and mommy brain

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Way. I’m convinced that 7 years ago, I birthed my brain. A beautiful, perfect little human came out, and somewhere with all of the stuff was also my mind. Since I had Liv – maybe it also has to do with 7 years of sleep deprivation – mental fog…

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Finding time to work out

The struggle is so real. Whenever I do my yearly blog surveys, this concept is ever-prevalent and something I think that is challenging for most of us: finding time to work out.  I totally feel ya on this one. Maybe you have fitness goals you want to accomplish, or like me, you NEED the endorphins…

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How fitness and metabolism change in your 30s vs. your 20s

This is something that I’ve occasionally been pondering: how fitness and metabolism change as we age. I feel like it’s so common to hear friends say that they used to be able to eat anything, but now they have to watch their food intake. Or, they feel like they have to work harder at the…

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Back in running action

This post is sponsored by Zappos. Hi friends! Thank you so much for all of your amazing feedback on yesterday’s podcast episode. I’m so happy you enjoyed it, and I loved sharing some advice for creating a balanced fitness plan. I’ve been working on creating my own fitness plan now that we’re back in Tucson…

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Summer Wardobe Staples

Or how about wardrobe staples since we’re smack dab in the middle of summer right now. Or maybe this still works if you live somewhere like Tucson and it’s summer FOREVER. (My 4th of July outfit this year is from Willow Bloom. It’s a friend of a friend’s online Facebook shop and she posts videos…

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Faves from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Hey hey! Happy Wednesday! I hope your morning is going well. The girls and I are heading to the pool, and I’m looking forward to catching a lean machine workout at the gym later today. Even though I’m only wrapping up a month on the plan, I definitely feel stronger and more energized. I’ve also…

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From gym to real life

This post is sponsored by LOLA. The first 100 readers to order will get 40% off with the code FITNESSISTA40. Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was filled with the usual family adventures + a baby shower for a friend. I’ll be back soon with a recap, but…

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