Quite a few people have been curious about what types of workouts I do from week to week, so I thought I would share my typical schedule. What’s nice is that with a couple of free weights, a mat, and a foam roller, I can do these at home, at the gym with an instructor, or even while a travel. … More The Wonders of Foam Rolling
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. About a year ago my obsession with Rachel Hollis started. Don’t get me wrong, this has been a good problem to have. At a time when I was beyond frustrated, feeling that I’d been let down, and putting all the blame on myself, I … More Made for More
There are a lot of words we could use to describe what’s going on in the world lately. There are even more to describe how we all feel about it. The word I find myself using the most is “weird.” It’s weird out there you guys. The world is weird. While hundreds of things happening on a “normal” day will wind up in a history book somewhere, it is an odd feeling to realize what is happening with COVID-19 will be in everyone’s history books around the world. Even more, the chapter is still being written and we don’t know how it’s going to end. … More Five Things to Counter Stress
It is easy to pull a fire alarm and cause panic, feet rushing through the halls to the exit. Others stopping to grab valuables on the way. Very few checking to see if there are any wisps of smoke. Right now the sirens are blaring but no one has stopped to question whether this is just a test or perhaps something that a single fire truck can manage. Instead we’ve got the whole crew out there and people are flocking to the scene. … More Research Instead of Hysteria
It’s so easy to start a challenge strong, so exciting to jump headfirst into the attack plan of a new goal. What isn’t as easy is the journey. … More #Last90Days at a Close
We’ve all heard that we should be grateful for what we have, and that is often easier said than done, especially when no one teaches us how. … More Five to Thrive: It’s the Little Things!
As part of my newfound journey of healthy eating and being on the go, I’ve found that protein smoothies have a way of making sure I get lots of fruits and veggies without all the fuss of a million dishes and the time it takes to prepare a fully cooked meal. Plus a flavored protein powder helps make sure I’m getting the nutrients my body needs. Here are a few of my favorite combos: … More Smoothie Love
Substituting water seems like an easy enough solution to quenching my thirst, but drinking enough water left me with a few challenges. How much was enough? … More Five to Thrive: Hydrate Baby!
There was a time in college when seemingly out of nowhere I realized I didn’t actually enjoy being around the people in my circle. It wasn’t after reading a self-help book or going to a seminar, in fact it was shortly after I realized that every time we hung out, we were drinking alcohol. Every. Single. Time. … More Five to Thrive: Drop It! (Like it’s Hot?)
The biggest difference in my life when looking at the Five to Thrive is working out consistently. Growing up people told me I didn’t need to work out because I was skinny, so for the longest time, I truly believed that if you weren’t overweight, you didn’t go to the gym. Aye yie yie! What a lie!!! Well when I eventually figured out this wasn’t true, I joined a gym. Again friends AND family were asking me, “why are you going to the gym?” or “you don’t think you’re skinny enough already?” or “you don’t need to go to the gym,” or “what a waste of money!” … More Five to Thrive: Work it Out!