Health & Fitness

Alone

I used to be afraid of being alone. Not in terms of things it’s “normal” to do alone like shopping, getting coffee, or running errands. But things like going out to eat or going to a movie by myself. I…

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My Body

With my ever-changing body, I field a lot of questions about weight loss, fitness, and nutrition. One of the questions I frequently get asked? What does Jon think about you losing weight and your new body?  After a moment of…

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Explore

Explore. Explore more. Explore always. Explore nature. Explore your city. Explore the world. I wasn’t always the explorer that I am today. I used to be content with sitting at home, watching TV, and just doing things close to home….

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Trust

About 3 years ago I was at a yard sale and I saw these jeans. These polka dot J.Crew skinnies were $1 and appeared to be the right size for me. I scooped them up immediately as I was so…

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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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