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What’s the deal with gratitude?

Gratitude seems to be all the buzz these days. It’s not a new concept, but it’s been spreading like wildfire; so what gives? According to a recent study from Harvard and Forbes Magazine, practicing regular gratitude can have the following positive effects: • General happiness and optimism increase • A more outgoing personality • Opens…

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per-se-ver-ance

“Seeing the finish line and having the strength to reach it. It’s what we do.” -unknown I’m not sure that I’m looking for the “finish line”, because my goals are bigger than just reaching a line and stopping. However, I have definitely set myself up with small water station goals along the way and I’ve…

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Eat, Sleep, Pull-Up, Repeat

Pull-ups happen to be one of my favorite exercises. Not just because they’re a compound movement that exhausts the back, shoulders, an arms all at once; but because they make you feel like a strong and sexy ninja beast! Any exercise that incorporates manipulating your total body weight should be a staple. Another huge perk…

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What injury can do to an athlete’s psyche & how to overcome those obstacles

*** 8 coping mechanisms & tips below *** According to Merriam Webster the definition of psyche is the soul, mind, or personality of a person or group. That being said, like-minded people often have like-minded psyches. I am, and always have been an ATHLETE. Not just an athlete because I’ve played sports, but mentally an…

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Terrifying Tabata to burn those Halloween Treats….Muahahaha!!!

Halloween happens to be one of my favorite Holidays, but not because of the candy. Don’t get me wrong, I do love me some yummy treats! However, I don’t indulge often and if I do then it’s usually ice cream, gooey brownies, or carrot cake; not candy. Plus, after becoming vegan over a decade ago….well,…

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Post-Op update from “Couchland”

Hey everyone! Last week I gave you all the back-story about how the injury happened and told you that I would need surgery. So, here we go! My surgery was on Friday, October 2nd. The night before I made sure to give my leg a good shave, make sure my toenails looked cute, and stopped…

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Recovery: Before – During – After

I’m one-week post operation and I’ve decided to blog about my experience. I want to open up, get real, be raw, and to let you in on what happens before, during, and after. So, let’s back track. Just over a month ago, Mike and I woke up bright and early to make our way down…

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Fitness in the Park

To keep things interesting and keep yourself motivated, change it up! Check out my Fitness in the Park video for inspiration :0) Remember when you a were kid and everything was a toy, anywhere was a playground, and a cardboard box was a castle?!? Get back to your roots, make anything/anywhere your playground, your gym,…

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What does strong mean to you?

Last weekend, I attended a fitness camp. This was no ordinary fitness camp, this was STRONG CAMP hosted by the incredible and inspiring Strong Fitness magazine. The basic rundown…. 40 women from all over the world (yes, my own roommate flew in from Scotland!) of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels coming together to be…

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July 4th- Earn your stars & stripes!

July 4th; when we come together to celebrate adopting the Declaration of Independence. The day that the United States formally separated from Great Britain back in 1776. Typically, our July 4th festivities look very similar and include cookouts, concerts, family, friends, bathing suits, parades, drinking, and fireworks. It is not uncommon for any summer cookout…

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