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….

Simple Changes for a Better Night's Sleep

Simple Changes For a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep. It is essential for all of our daily functions. It helps keep us lively and upbeat. It keeps our bodies healthy, functioning and organized. However, with all of us on the go, go , go–many of us sacrifice sleep for other things. Whether that be partying, studying, or work–most of us aren’t getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night. It is true, that some of us can function off of less sleep, but overall, without sleep our bodies everyday functioning suffers. I see this a lot, especially in the fitness world. Some wonder why they aren’t seeing the progress they would like but are working…

Facing Your Fears, Braving The Wilderness, and Discovering Your True Belonging

Facing Your Fears, Braving The Wilderness, and Discovering Your True Belonging

It’s a bright and beautiful New Year today. Not that it quite matters, because any day you can decide to start fresh, start something new–be who you want to be. But for some reason, as humans, we like having set dates and times to do something new. Regardless, if you are a New Year’s Resolutioner or not, I want to share something that may very well be your new goal for this year. *I recently picked up the book “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown. She is one of my all-time favorite authors, So I will be using some of the terms she refers to in this book….

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