glow up // creating an EXCITING fitness routine

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For a lot of people the words ‘exciting’ and ‘work out’ don’t belong in the same sentence, but if you want to be one of those people who does get excited I’ve got some tips for you. Today’s post is a collaboration with my friend Faith who has been my work out buddy over the last couple of years while I lived in New York. She recently received her NASM certification AND launched a fitness Instagram (@thesweatycoconut) so I figured she’d be the perfect person to help get people excited!

Read on to stop torturing yourself for a ‘summer body’ (spoiler: you already have it!) and to start enjoying working out!

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dream chaser // how to go after the life you want

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One of my favorite movies growing up was Twister. You know the one, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton, excellent CGI and flying cows. I still love that movie, and one of the things on my bucket list is to spend several weeks one summer tornado chasing. If you’re looking at your screen like I’m crazy, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I didn’t even mention the fact that at one point in my life it was my ideal honeymoon. My new hubby (Lord, send him! ha!), me and tornados sounded like romance as far as I was concerned. I’ve since amended that idea, but only because I don’t want to be caught up in a honeymoon while chasing after tornados. I want to give those tornados my full and undivided attention.

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bloom // 10 ways to fight discouragement

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Sometimes it seems like everyone around you is having the time of their lives, working their ultimate dream job with a hot babe by their side. Then there are the friends who are seemingly always on a relaxing fancy vacation. Even if you’re not prone to the occasional (and unadvised!) comparison, it can be hard not to feel a little discouraged. Or maybe you’re working towards your ultimate dream and you are not yet seeing the results you want. Or maybe you’ve been job searching for months and nothing has quite panned out yet. Whatever it is, we all go through periods where we are feeling discouraged and need a little pick me up. Below are 10 of my favorite go-tos. Whether you try just a couple or all of them in one day (no judgement zone!), I guarantee you’ll feel encouraged in no time flat. Continue reading “bloom // 10 ways to fight discouragement”

LA week 7 & 8 // design process

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In the interest in not being too redundant or boring my sweet, sweet audience to death some of the less ~exciting weeks will be combined. That also means that the video for those weeks will be different as well! This week, the video will be a bit of a behind the scenes of my design process. But before we get to that, a quick recap on week 7 and week 8 here in sunny LA. Continue reading “LA week 7 & 8 // design process”