Feeling a little bit... fluffy? I'll be the first to admit that I enjoyed the holidays thoroughly, indulging way more than I normally do. I don't stress about a little bloating, water weight, or extra "fluff" because I created timeless memories. Plus, I know how to help my body bounce back quickly! During the last couple weeks of December I let myself enjoy holiday desserts, champagne, refined carbohydrates full of gluten and cheese, and sometimes sleep in instead of working out. But I'm over it! I started to feel a change in my energy levels, my skin broke out, my productivity dwindled, and my pants felt a little tight. I knew it was time to get back to my normal clean diet, sleep patterns, and workouts.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of barre workouts. There's a million studios popping up all over the place and people are hooked. I would know because I'm a barre instructor in Carmel, CA! I fell in love with barre workouts a few years ago. The energy of the classes, use of the ballet barre, and fun music brought me back to my dancing days. It was only natural for me to become an instructor! Barre is a combination of Pilates, Yoga, and dance conditioning that sculpts and tightens your guns, buns, thighs, and core. Don't be fooled by its low-impact, mainly isometric exercises (which consists of holding poses with isolated muscle fine toning movements). You can expect to
It's that time of the year again! Book bags are coming out of storage, stress levels are increasing, and the excitement of a new school year awaits. The other week, my energy levels were reminiscent of going back to school after summer vacation since I traveled for 3-weeks last month. At first I was super motivated to get back in the gym, to my regular eating habits, and to work. However, after a week back, I started to feel a bout of normal fatigue that comes with getting back into the groove. It happens to the best of us! When I start to feel my body slowing and my mind going blank, I listen to my body. This doesn't mean I set