Every year I post a "Best of" post with a list of the most popular blog posts from lifeinspandex.com. I'm still going to post this list below. However, the best part of 2017 had nothing to do with what I've done and everything to do with how you've contributed. Creating a strong, friendly, and empowering community of #bossbabes has always been my ultimate dream. But it's far from easy! All of you have so many different awesome fitness, health, and lifestyle influencers to choose from. I am humbled every time you choose me to help guide you to self-love, fitness goals, health, and strength in mind, body, career, and relationships. I've experienced a lot of growth personally and on this blog
What if I told you you could indulge in stuffing every night. Would you believe me? I bet you'd think there was a catch. And, well, there is, sorta. But not so much of a catch as a swap. A swap from heavy to light, carbo-loaded to nutritious, delicious to still very yummy. You should know that I will never swear off indulgent foods, like stuffing. But I also know that eating a plateful of bread and gravy each night won't help me feel or look my best. So, I save the real deal for special occasions. The rest of the year, I make a few healthier swaps to turn my favorite treats into daily meals. You guessed it, I've
I pride myself on being able to show even the busiest women how to make healthy living fit into their lifestyle. I love educating them on the actual amount of exercise and easy nutrition hacks necessary to get results. Being fit takes so much less time, money, and effort than everyone thinks! It's extremely gratifying to see a woman's look of dismay when I tell her that 30 to 45-minutes of exercise (away from the treadmill) is plenty to get visible results and reap health benefits of physical activity. What's even better is her reaction when I tell her she can still have a soothing glass of wine and decadent dark chocolate. Hearing that she has more energy, confidence, is
A lot of people ask me what I do to prepare for photo shoots and events to feel confident and look my best. I've never been shy about sharing my short-term exercise and nutrition habits before big occasions. But let's get one thing straight. The rest of the year, I practice a balanced approach to health and fitness. I treat my body with love and respect by eating mainly whole, unprocessed foods, taking daily vitamins and supplements, and staying active. The week before a shoot is just a little umph to give my abs a bit more definition. So don't expect any crash diet secrets here. Hello! Do you even know me? Life is too short to go without chocolate , wine,
I keep a jacket, bag of nuts, mat, and dumbbells in my car at all times. Just me? Please tell me at least one of you also carries portable workout equipment everywhere. My schedule has been hectic to say the least. Efficient workouts have been my saving grace. Dumbbells are one of my favorite no-fuss ways to add some butt-kicking resistance to exercises. And they can go with me anywhere - gym, home, or hotel! I put together a 30-minute, do-anywhere workout for you ladies who want to tone your thighs and tighten your tush. All you need is a set of dumbbells and some #bossbabe confidence to push through the burn. Oh yes, this one is gonna hurt good!