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5 Steps to Holistically Heal From an Injury

I talk about self-love on this blog, a lot. It's very easy to love yourself when life is going right. But the true test of being a #bossbabe is how you feel about yourself when everything is going wrong. Being injured for the past year has completely changed my training style, daily activities, priorities, and sense of self. I'm happy to say I've never felt so comfortable in my skin as I currently do. But it took nearly 10 months to get here. No one ever warns you about the emotional toll and injury can have. If you've ever fallen off your bike, had a really bad headache, or gotten stitches, you've experienced pain similar to a mild injury. But

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The Key to Successful Weight Loss

The key to successful, long-term weight loss? It's not a pill, special ab machine, or miracle meal replacement shake. In fact, it's not even a science-based nutrition plan or maintainable workout plan, though both of these are essential parts. It's your ability to identify, acknowledge, and respond to your "triggers." Your triggers could be a demanding work deadline, crabby children, a fight with your significant other, a snarky comment from a co-worker, a poor night's sleep, or feeling insecure after scrolling through social media. It's the little (or big) moments in your day that put a pit in your stomach, make your heart race, or get your mind racing about past regrets or future fears. These moments can be a

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Overtraining or Overthinking?

Trying to manage a crazy #bossbabe life can be chaotic. I get it. Trust me, I do. As most of you know, I'm not your typical fitness blogger. On top of writing two books and hustling on Life in Spandex, I work a full-time managerial job. Add on errands and maintaining a social life, my schedule is far from relaxed. href="http://www.lifeinspandex.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/5-Ways-to-center-Your-Mind-and-Reset-Your-body.jpg However, I always strive to put my health first. There's a long-time saying, "health is wealth," and it's so true. I can let my schedule get the best of me at times. Just this past week I tweaked my neck in a workout. I wasn't doing anything crazy, just a simple side plank. Right before it happened, my mind

Foam Rolling Routine

Are You Skipping This Important Part of Your Workout?

Hands up if you feel like your muscles get super tight in winter? Mine are raised oh so high. My body definitely prefers warmer weather (cue all the non-Californian readers rolling their eyes haha). It's really important to combat muscle stiffness caused by weather, intense training, and sedentary jobs to reduce your risk of injury. I came across an awesome foam rolling routine a couple weeks ago and asked the author, Cole, if I could share it! He agreed and was so excited he offered to write a post to go along with it for my readers. Without further ado, enjoy! Hello Life in Spandex readers! My name is Cole Matthews, I’m a fitness trainer from Southern California and I'm excited to talk

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How to Cure a Bad Day in 15 Minutes or Less

This past Tuesday I came home from work feeling defeated. I searched for distraction. I took a warm shower and let the water soothe me. I put on a sparkly headband and brushed my hair in hopes that feeling a little more put together would snap me out of it. I looked at the dishwasher, it was full. I’ve never put away dishes so carefully. I needed to be in control of something. I could feel myself choking up, cue the water works. Halfway through my meticulous kitchen organization, I sat down on the couch, curled up in a ball and let the tears flood my eyes. Luckily, my boyfriend called me a couple seconds into my meltdown telling me he needed