4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Metabolism (And How to Fix It!)

  Are you struggling to lose weight? Feeling constantly fatigued? Dealing with sleep irregularities? You may be making one or more of these 4 metabolic mistakes! https://youtu.be/IAkNBcoj_20 It can be really frustrating to feel like you’re doing everything “right,” but not see results. I hope you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. I’ve been there and so many other women have too. One of the Life in Spandex ladies, Sarah,  put it really well. She said, “I’ve always felt like I should be paid to workout I do it so much, but unfortunately I never felt like my body was reflecting all of my hard work.” Let’s get one thing straight. You are not broken. There are plenty

5 Facts That Will Make You Want to Exercise

5 Facts That Will Make You Want to Exercise

Aesthetic goals are fun. It's encouraging to see our bodies change when we're working so hard to build muscle and lose body fat. However, sometimes these goals come a lot slower than we like. This can be very discouraging, especially if you set out on your fitness journey with the idea of making visible changes. Giirrllll, this is no reason to give up! We NEED to exercise for our general health. Put flat abs and a perky booty in the back of your mind. Let’s discuss the physical changes from exercise you can't see and the damaging effects that can happen if you don't get your body moving. 1. Improve posture and reduce pain. Your mom was onto something when

Whoops… 5 Ways to Bounce Back

Have you ever had one of those mornings after overdoing it where even your fingernails feel bloated? Yeah, me too. Indulging over a special weekend, like the 4th of July, is totally okay! The time you spent with friends and family is priceless. And I'm sure that third s'more was totally worth it! However, feeling bloated, having indigestion, and being totally lethargic is never fun. I take these feelings with welcoming arms because they remind me why I make daily healthy choices. Sometimes letting lose for a day can actually help re-motivate you. As long as it doesn't become a consistent pattern, one or two days is not going to completely derail your progress. So do this with me, big

running shoes and sports bras for your body type

Running Shoes & Sports Bras for Your Body Type

*Disclaimer: Brooks Running sent me free gear in exchange for this blog post. However, all opinions and statements are my own. I truly love this brand! There are two, well actually three, things that can make or break your workout - your shoes, your sports bra, and your attitude. If you read this post, you'll be guaranteed at least two out of the three! 😉 When I was younger, I could get away with buying my running shoes and sports bras solely based on their look and price tag (the cheaper the better). However, I've been more prone to injury as I've gotten older, and my girls just won't bare the bouncing of cheapy bras anymore. That's when I found Brooks

Avoiding the Girlfriend 15 - comfortable

Avoiding the “Girlfriend 15” – So You’re Comfortable

A good measure of your relationship status is your ability to talk about bowel movements. Yup, I just went there. Though, come to think of it, I think it took all of two dates for my boyfriend to indulge me with information about his bathroom needs :/ (it's a good thing he's adorable). On the other hand, I've only recently been somewhat comfortable enough to even admit that I needed to do anything but tinkle. When you become comfortable enough in your relationship to admit that you don't poop rose petals and sparkles, it can also translate into other parts of your life. Think about it. We chase after health, success, and wealth to ultimately attract a mate and reproduce. We are biologically