A scary thing happens when you switch from a cardio-based workout routine to a strength training-based one.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You (usually) gain weight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Terrifying, right?!?⁠ ⁠⠀ As your body adjusts to the new routine and muscles are being activated in ways they never have before, you’ll likely see an increase on the scale. You might see an increase of 3-5 (maybe more) pounds.⁠⠀ The good news is that, even though the scale is going up,…

I admit it. Sometimes I struggle to keep my priorities straight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Especially when I’m short on time or low on energy. Between being a wife, a mom, a coach, and a blogger, my days get pretty hectic!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I try to get to the gym on most days. I really do! But sometimes, I just can’t. And I don’t want to make excuses. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ On those days I’ll usually just workout at home….

ATTENTION: I’m looking for some fitness enthusiasts to try out some brand new FREE workouts, all around 30 minutes in duration—dumbbells and bodyweight movements—and offer feedback if interested. SIGN UP TO TEST WORKOUTS Starting in March, you’ll get free weekly workouts delivered directly to your inbox. You can try them out, 100% risk-free, and send back what you thought about them… whether you liked them (or not) and whether you’d do them again. Or if…

Hey friends! I woke up to my Teechino (+ Nutpods + marine collagen) waiting for me in the fridge this morning with a note from Mal on it. How sweet, right? I typically make my morning Teechino the night before because waking up to it, ready to pour over ice, makes me so happy – and finding a surprise note really started my day off on the right foot! 🙂 It’s the little things in…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday to you! Before we get into the “meat” (is that weird?) of this blog post, I have two quick announcements for ya… 1. Today is the FINAL day to save 15% at Beautycounter. If you’ve wanted to try the Overnight Resurfacing Peel or Charcoal Mask, now is the time to do so! Or if you’re already a customer, be sure to stock up on your favorites. There might not be another…

Happy Mother’s Day to the moms out there! I hope you are enjoying the day! So, what do you guys think of this new weekly feature on the blog? Have you tried any of the workouts? If so, please let me know what you think. And if you like this blog feature and want it to continue, please let me know, and I’ll keep the workouts coming! 🙂 Fitness & Athleisure Sales Zella Hydra Perforated…

Hi, friends! Happy Cinco de Mayo! 🙂 I hope you’re enjoying the weekend! I also hope you are enjoying this new weekly feature on the blog. Did you try any of the workouts last week? If so, please let me know your thoughts. And, of course, if you have any special requests for workouts, please send them my way! Fitness & Athleisure Sales C9 Champion Studio High-Waisted Capri Leggings (20% off) Beyond Yoga Brushed Up Crop…

Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2019 is here! It’s that time of year again when we’re all inspired to get healthy and fit. But, of course, doing the same workout day after day gets old real quick, and it definitely won’t help you stick to your goals for the new year. An easy way to get motivated? Try each of these workouts (3 per week) to keep you motivated all month long! And the…

Hi, guys! Happy November! 🙂 Let chat workouts, shall we? I won’t lie, I go through plenty of phases where I get into a serious rut. (Kind of like right now, which is why I started the 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge, which starts Sunday,and there’s still time to sign up!) Sometimes, it’s hard to find daily motivation, which is a big reason why I LOVE taking a CrossFit or similar group exercise class. I show…

Hi, friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! 🙂 I heard a rumor that you guys enjoy these Sample Macro Day + Workouts to Try blog posts, so I’ll be sure to keep them coming on a regular basis. I hope they give you some fun ideas for your own meals, snacks, and workouts! Breakfast – I was testing out a new CNC recipe and enjoyed a piece of this 4-Ingredient Salsa…

Hi, friends! I can’t believe we are already into the third week of October! Crazy, right? Time flies during this time of year, especially when we have so many fun activities on the calendar. Every weekend has been jam-packed with fall adventures – everything from apple picking to corn mazes. October is definitely one of my favorite months of the year. I also love, love, lovvvve the fall food scene! There are so many in-season items that I…

Hi, guys! I’m home from all of my travels – and, whoa, it was a crazy couple of weeks. I had so many fun adventures, but I am definitely ready to get back to a regular routine. It’s always a challenge to keep up a consistent workout schedule on the road and, of course, healthy eating isn’t easy either. Instead of stressing over not being able to exercise and eat the way I want, I…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? I have a recap of ours coming tomorrow (as well as the LAUNCH of my leggings!!), but I wanted to share my “fitness & eats” from last week to give you some ideas for your own. Last week started out a little slow on the fitness front, but it picked up with three awesome workouts in a row. I typically like the “2 days on/one…

Hi, guys! If you’re looking ahead and planning out some workouts to try this week, I’ve got ya covered for keeping it fresh. Here are 11 workouts you can try – most of which require minimal (if any) equipment, which means you can do them just about anywhere. I hope they inspire your sweat sessions this week! Triple Tabata Bodyweight Workout 10-to-1 Bodyweight Running Workout Do-Anywhere Running + Bodyweight Workout

Hi, guys! Happy #FitnessFriday! 🙂 I get a lot of questions from new moms about working out after they’ve had a baby, so I wanted to share my 10 Tips For Balancing Exercise With A New Baby as well as some no- or minimal-equipment workouts that you can do at home – perhaps during nap time? Just click on the image below to download all five workouts. I hope you love ’em!   5 HIGH-INTENSITY…