Workout Style

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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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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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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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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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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Couples Who Sweat Together

Couples who work out together, stay together. Perhaps you’ve heard the paradigm. Maybe you live by it. Jon and I have been working out together since he graduated from his Master’s program. Fitness, in one way or another has been…

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