wellness wednesday: tips for getting active at work

wellness wednesday: tips for getting active at work

I’m no stranger to being confined to a chair all day. Nearly all of my jobs prior to my job now required standing, walking around, heavy lifting… even being a student I was constantly darting around campus and easily racking up 12,000-15,000 steps a day – so starting a desk job was a little bit of a culture shock for me. At first, in terms of my health, it didn’t seem so bad. But eventually the weight gain began, my spine and neck started to feel all out of whack, and my energy level was at an all time low.

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wellness wednesday: the power of plant based

wellness wednesday: the power of plant based

Okay, so it’s actually Thursday by the time I’m getting this up because it ended up being a little bit more of an undertaking than I intended. This is definitely a topic that I could talk about for forever, but I had to try and find a way to write about it without boring y’all lol. This was initially supposed to be more of a review over the documentary What the Health, but after struggling through the first half of the film I finally made it to the part that I could actually get on board with. I’ll precursor this post too by saying that documentaries are stressful and they need footnotes. I need to see the research they’re looking at for myself lol

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strawberry, sweet potato, and mango protein shake

strawberry, sweet potato, and mango protein shake

Sorry y’all, I forgot this post was scheduled so early this morning and it went up without any content. Oops! But I wanted to bring you guys one of my favorite protein shake recipes. My protein shakes are more like smoothies, but they’re yummy and filling, which is perfect since I often use them as a breakfast replacement (honestly it’s the only way I’ll get breakfast anymore).

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full body cardio workout

full body cardio workout

First of all, I’m going to ask that you please excuse all the mirror selfies in this post lol I moved this post up a couple weeks due to demand so I worked with what I had. BUT. Onto the actual point of this post. Since we’re all motivated and hitting the gym right now, I wanted to give you guys one of my favorite workout routines to try out. I think it can get really easy – especially for us women – to hop on the treadmill every workout and call it good. And while it’s a good starting point to get comfortable with the gym and its atmosphere, strength training is where you’re going to find some of your best results.

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making time for the gym with a busy schedule + january habit tracker

making time for the gym with a busy schedule + january habit tracker

It’s always easy to get to the gym in the beginning of the new year when we feel all motivated, but then the reality of life sets back in and our schedules tend to get in the way of our good intentions.

The brutal truth I had to tell myself when I was letting my schedule get in the way of my going to the gym is this: it’s an excuse. It might be true, as young or established professionals we’re definitely kept busy and have other things that take up our time and energy, but if it’s something that’s important to you, you’ll make time. Since I’ve had to learn this firsthand, I wanted to give y’all some tips on how I did it for myself!

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the pursuit of hope

the pursuit of hope

Hope has been a concept I’ve clung to for as long as I can remember – it’s what pulled me through the hardest of times. I really felt like this is a post that needed to be shared with the holidays coming up. I know there are a lot of people I am close to (and those that I don’t know at all) that have had a challenging year, and I know the Christmas season may not be filled with as much joy as usual. I don’t know if this will resonate with anyone, but as I write this post, know my heart has been broken with those who feel beaten down this season – I don’t know every situation, but God does and I can’t emphasize enough that He sees you exactly where you are.

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fitness gift guide

fitness gift guide

this is always a fun gift guide to do because I love getting all the fun workout stuff. I feel like I could go for days with gifts between outfits, shoes, accessories, useful things to have on hand, but I try to not overload you all (and my graphic designer)   t o o   much!

but if you have a fitness guru in your life or know someone who’s ready to hit the ground running with their new years goals for 2019, here’s the gift guide to get them started, plus some honorable mentions!

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