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Countdown to BlogFest

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Mmmm so the IDEA Fitbloggers Conference and World Fitness Conventionis less than 30 days away!!!! I’m SUPER excited you guys…this is my first fitblogger conference AND my first convention as a fitness professional. What what?!?! Lol, four years ago I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but thanks in large part to my beautiful, amazing, encouraging readers (yea, YOU!) I feel in a good place to…

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Ask Me My I Lift…

Ask Me My I Lift…

…because my inner tomboy gets to come out and play

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…because I like lifting with the boys

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…because I like lifting more than some of the men I know

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…because it makes me feel strong…AND sexy

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…because muscles are hot

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…because I love chalking my hands

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…because no matter how shitty my day has been, I always leave a good session feeling like a new person

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…because it…

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Taking the Guilt Out of Eating

Taking the Guilt Out of Eating

I follow a couple of healthy food and recipe accounts on Instagram and have recently noticed a lot of them talk about “guilt free” recipes and snacks. And that phrase just…bothers me for some reason. Why is the word guilt even remotely associated with food and the way we eat? It’s remarkable that such a strong emotion, guilt, is tied to something as basic and necessary as providing sustenance…

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4 weeks ago
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Morning Motivation #121

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I want to remind you, that whatever your hopes, goals, and aspirations may be…remain centered in your belief that it CAN happen and you WILL get there. If you’re looking to lose some weight, get more fit, complete a triathalon, run your first 5k…GO FOR IT. Nothing is out of your reach as long as you have the capacity to dream, believe, and DO.

Be great!!!!

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1 month ago
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The Results Are In!

The Results Are In!

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Hey you guys, I’m SUPER happy to report that I took my NASM exam over the weekend and I passed!!! I am officially a certified personal trainer! I’m beside myself with both happiness and relief. I’m so glad that the studying and preparation for the exam is behind me and now I can look forward to the next steps of putting all that knowledge to practice on clients.

If you would have asked me four…

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When My Coach Tells Me My Lifts Look Good

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Yep.

1 week ago
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Catching Up Is A Good Thing

Catching Up Is A Good Thing

Hello lovelies!!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day weekend! My weekend was filled with good times, good food, and good friends. The weather was perfect, the laughs were in abundance, and it was all around a great time. I’m preeeetty excited that July and the second half of the year is upon us. This first half of the year was a little rough…uh a LOT rough…and filled with a lot of…

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2 weeks ago
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Morning Motivation #122

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I’m going to continue with my theme of ‘”BELIEVE” for this week…There are a lot of times where I’ll hear someone say they wish they could run, or lift weights, or be more active or eat better, or live a more active lifestyle – you get my point. The mind is a powerful, POWERFUL tool, and when it comes to making positive life changes, your mind can be your best ally or your worst enemy – it’s…

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Life is a Big Sea of Change

Life is a Big Sea of Change

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…these days I’m just trying to go with the flow. Between becoming a certified personal trainer (sqeeeee!!!! ), getting a new job (I start Monday), and moving (I’ll be in a new spot by next weekend…I hope!), life has just been tossing me around a bit – but in a good way.

If nothing else, for the better part of the first half of this year, I’ve unknowingly been on an adventure. One of self…

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Fitness Instructor No-No

Originally posted on Overactive Blogger:

So, I touched on this super briefly a few weeks ago, but I was super super taken aback by something that a fitness instructor said to us during an early morning Body Pump Class a few weeks ago.

Me, some teachers, and a few students at the fabulous Loretta Bates' class!

Me, some teachers, and a few students at the fabulous Loretta Bates’ class!

So that morning, the instructor, who was really only okay(her form looked a little…

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