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Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! The weekend is heeeeere again. I’m looking forward to spending time with the fam, catching up with friends for brunch, filming more Fit Guide exercise videos, and just chilling. Not having to wake up for school drop-offs always feels like a treat. I’m enjoying this weird place between summer and fall.…

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012: Q&A Episode

Hi friends! Today we have a Q&A episode on Healthy In Real Life! I’ve received quite a few requests for this type of podcast and had so much fun compiling your questions from Instagram. Thank you so much to those of you who sent them in!  Here’s what I talk about in today’s episode: –…

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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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nice to sangria

Hey hey! How are ya? How was the weekend? Ours was filled with glorious monsoon rain, and while it changed some of our plans, it was amazing. It’s cooled down a ton over here, and I feel like it’s been such a mild summer compared to Tucson’s typical desert oven style. I’d love to hear…

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Friday Faves

Hey hey! Happy Friday! The weekend is here again and I’m excited for night swims with friends, trying to sleep in late (fingers crossed), and Sunday dinner with the fam. All the good stuff. I’m so sorry for disappearing yesterday. Pretty much every night, I stay up late because it’s my chance to wrap up…

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011: Mom hacks with Brittany Dixon

For today’s episode, I’m chatting with Brittany Dixon from A Healthy Slice of Life. You may have seen her beautiful photos on Pinterest, or her fun Instagram stories. She’s a woman I truly admire, not only because she accomplishes so much (homeschooling! meal prepping! running a business!) but she’s also just a kind and awesome…

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cultivating female friendships

The scene usually goes something like this: We’re at the playground. Liv runs up to a girl who looks to be about her age and asks her name. They exchange names, one of them asks if they want to play, and boom. Instant friendship.  If only it worked that way as adults, right? I feel…

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roses and ritas

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope you enjoyed the weekend. Ours was a perfect mix of family time, adventures with friends, and enjoying these little nuggets. The best ever. <3 Friday morning, P and I dropped off Liv at school and headed to barre3. I’ve been so thankful for their Play Lounge; it’s awesome knowing I…

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Friday Faves

Hey friends! Happy Friday! What’s going on this weekend? We’re meeting up with some friends for a playdate, swimming with the fam (if it’s not raining!) and doing the usual dance class and weekend activities. The girls are LOVING school (thank goodness!) but it’s going to be nice to take it easy in the mornings…

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Full-length barre and Pilates ab workout video

This is a classic barre workout focusing on legs and booty, with a Pilates core segment. Diastasis Recti and beginner modifications are included. Hi friends! How’s the week treating ya? Thank you so much for all of your lovely feedback on yesterday’s podcast episode. It was so much fun to chat with Tina, and I’m…

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010: Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake

I’m so excited for this week’s episode because I’m interviewing a blog BFF: Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake.  I started following Tina’s blog a few months before I started my own (10 years ago!) and have been fortunate to meet and hang out with Tina quite a few times for various blog-related events. She’s just…

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Dairy-free cheesy broccoli chicken casserole

This cheesy broccoli chicken casserole is gluten-free, dairy-free, and high in protein! It’s a perfect family and kid-friendly dinner for a busy weeknight. You can make it in advance, heat, and eat. Let’s just open the clouds and hear the angels sing: I made a dinner that my children ate.    We’ve been in a…

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