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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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Workouts When Your Legs are Sore

Hey hey! Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start. How was the weekend? I’d love to hear what you were up to. We went to an outdoor festival, had a little brunch playdate party with friends, and hit the road to Orlando! I’ll be back soon with a recap, but thought…

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Switching up the wine routine

This post is sponsored by Bright Cellars. Take their fun quiz to see your wine matches, then get 50% off your first shipment here.  I’m definitely a creature of habit. It’s so easy for me to get stuck in a routine, especially when it comes to groceries and personal items. I think it’s out of…

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Creating a quiz with Interact

Hi friends! I’m so, so excited that you’re pumped about the new personalized fitness plans. The enthusiasm has been so amazing, and I’m beyond thankful for all of your support. I’ve received quite a few questions about the plans (how they’re set up, muscle group splits, how long are the workouts, and the cancelation policy),…

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Working out with an injury

Over the years of blogging, I’ve received a lot of requests about this particular topic. Can I work out with an injury? What exercises are good for a knee injury? What exercises are good after shoulder surgery? How can I keep working out even though an injury has me sidelined? I want to start off…

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