Florida Travels: A Weekend in Tampa

Florida Travels: A Weekend in Tampa

With an early visit from Old Man Winter, our mid-November trip to Tampa was truly a blessing! We lucked out with 85 degrees and sun the whole time we were down there. My husband and I did a 4-day trip, but technically got 2 full days of exploring, so I decided this would make a good weekender guide. When we went, I was happy that the tourism was minimal. There was very little traffic, so we had a lot of the beaches and places to ourselves. November is right before the high traffic season, and the weather isn’t horribly hot and humid. I highly recommend trying to go…

5 Health and Fitness Inspos You Should Be Following

5 Health and Fitness Inspos You Should Be Following

I have a quick little round up for your today of the top 5 health and fitness inspos who have been my inspiration as of late. All of these girls are truly genuine and provide quality content. Check them out and be sure to give them a follow if you need more inspiration/knowledge in the health and fitness realm! 1. Hanna Oeberg She’s a gorgeous fitness girl from Sweeden with over 1 million followers. I totally dig her tattoo sleeve, too! I love to follow her for her effective, yet simple, workouts she posts on Instagram. Hanna also has a pretty cool Youtube! Her Instagram Her Youtube: Hanna…

How Not Wearing Makeup Has Totally Changed My Life

How Not Wearing Makeup Has Totally Changed My Life

Nowadays just about any beauty product on the market can make a girl look runway ready. It almost feels like there is some sort of baseline set of what a girl should look like. She should always be put together and have makeup on, and if not? She looks like she’s sick or having a “comfy day”. Although that’s what it feels like to most girls, I’ve discovered quite the opposite. Most males I talk to (inlcuding my husband), say that they prefer women who have a natural face or can’t even tell when they have makeup on! It’s hard to decide how to take those comments–but I…

3 Communication Tactics That Saved My Relationships

3 Communication Tactics That Saved My Relationships

Dealing with people can be difficult.  I come into contact with almost over 100 people per day and making communication go smoothly can be a challenge sometimes. Like me, I am sure you come in contact with just as many people whether they be clients or the cashier at the grocery store.  Today, I am sharing 3 pieces of advice that helped my communication with others go a heck of a lot smoother.  Silence is More Powerful Than Words People enjoy talking. Especially about themselves. Sometimes we are the ones talking too much. Try being silent after making a few comments. Let the other person talk. You will…

My Personal Goals for the Next 6 Months

My Personal Goals for the Next 6 Months

Put Away 10% From My Income Into Savings for a House Each Paycheck My husband Derrek and me have a goal to move (hopefully somewhere out west) within the next two years. You have to build up a savings for that! Now that he is home from deployment, we both can get on a normal routine and start putting away a consistent amount of money again! Earn Continuing Education in Personal Training I am always looking to expand my knowledge in my field, because you can never know too much information! My main goal is to either earn another certification to compliment my main personal trainer certification, earn…

A Complete Guide to Vacationing in Vermont

A Complete Guide to Vacationing in Vermont

Vermont is certainly a unique state. It is rumored to have more cows than people, and I’m not sure that’s quite true. I can tell you that Vermont has some of the kindest and friendliest people I have ever seen! Even their drivers don’t have road rage and allow pedestrians to cross no matter what. I guess there is a reason it was voted one of the happiest states in America! Whether it’s known for being a super happy state, being the origin of Ben and Jerry’s or for it’s skii resorts–I am going to share with you all the fun things I discovered on our roadtrip to…

How to Simplify Your Life in 4 Easy Steps

How to Simplify Your Life in 4 Easy Steps

Without even realizing it, I discovered that I crave minimalism badly. For someone who gets worked up and flustered quite quickly, keeping a tidy living space (and brain space) is key. I believe this is true for a lot of people. So, I decided to set out and simplify my life a little bit because I just became too overwhelmed with everything. After making some simple changes, my day seems so much smoother, and my brain doesn’t seem to be on overdrive. Simplifying my life (which you think would almost hold you back in some ways from doing things) actually allows me to have energy to do MORE…

Relax and Unwind: Simple Everday Ways to Relax

Relax and Unwind: Simple Everyday Ways to Relax

In this day and age, it’s pretty tough to relax. It seems just about everyone you talk to has some level of anxiety and depression, and we all seem so frantic and exhausted all of the time. This is because our society rewards and looks highly upon those who work tirelessly and get 4 hours of sleep per night. All of this constant stress has funny ways of showing itself: acne, tension headaches, weight gain, fogginess, inflamation, getting sick all the time, etc. If we take some time to relax and listen to when our bodies need rest, we will end up being much more productive and present…

The Truth About Working Out That Nobody Tells You

The Truth About Working Out That Nobody Tells You

There are a lot of little things that the average gym goer or newbie doesn’t understand about fitness. It isn’t about a certain pill, wrap, tea, body type, age, physical ability, knowledge, etc. Everyone can do fitness, and the stigma and stereotypes need to stop. Understand that you too can be a fitness freak (in a good way) and become your best, healthiest you. Today, I will shed light on the reality of fitness–and I’m cutting out all the glitz and glamor.  So, you see all of those fit girls in the gym–how do they do everything so flawlessly? Or your one friend at work who can eat…

The Gym Essentials Checklist That Every Girl Needs

The Gym Essentials Checklist That Every Girl Needs

We have a short, fun blog post today! Download your free gym essentials checklist to make sure you have all the essentials you need for stellar workouts! To elaborate on the points included in your gym essentials checklist: Squat Proof Leggings: Every girl needs some good leggings. Especially ones that don’t show what underwear we have on today! Some of my favorites are: Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret and Gymshark Flex Leggings Running Shoes & Flat (Converse-styled) Shoes for Lifting: Different types of shoes for different activities works wonders for your workouts. Make sure you buy a solid running shoe for doing cardio that gives you plenty of support….

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