Health & Fitness

Strong

I’ve had a weird relationship with my body for as long as I can remember. I had a different body type than my parents (both of whom are petite people and never had to worry about their weight). I can’t…

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The Secret Benefit to Working Out

When I was in the gym I overheard a conversation between a youth athlete and a coach. She was asking what platform she should weight lift on that day and her coach pointed at one. She thought there might someone…

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9 Tips for Overcoming Your Gym Fear

This year, I’m not letting fear and the excuse of “I can’t” or “I don’t have time” keep me from pursuing what I love, so I’m diving in head first and focusing on learning weight lifting. Last week I started…

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My Secret to Working Out in Winter

Winter is my favorite season but with the colder temperature, shorter daylight hours, and unpredictable weather, it can be near impossible to squeeze in a workout. For me, there are two issues I run into when working out in winter:…

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Why I’m Against Sweating for the Wedding

Created in partnership with WeddingWire The strangest thing has happened since I got engaged. All of a sudden everyone, including close friends and family, think that my healthy lifestyle is all because of our upcoming wedding. Say what?! I don’t…

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Fitness Programs: Seattle Pilates Collective

I’m always looking for new ways to diversify my fitness routine, so when Nathalia & Jake, the owners of Seattle Pilates Collective, invited me try out one of their classes, I was totally down for it! I’ve taken a few…

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How I Do It & Chasing Your Dreams

Pinch me. I’ve been staring at my computer screen for a solid 30-minutes trying to figure out what to write. Some days I’m able to clearly articulate everything I want to say and other days, I just don’t know where…

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8 Tips for Sticking to Your Eating Plan

Truth be told, I may be writing this post more for myself. I had a really fun summer where I indulged more than I probably have in past years. It was great, but I know that my body feels better…

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3 Things to Focus on this Fall

Do you ever have one of those a-ha moments? Where all of a sudden something you’ve been struggling with just clicks into place? I had one last weekend. In my ongoing health and fitness journey I haven’t always had the…

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