A Woman’s Journey to Recovery Through Yoga

The act of giving birth should be added to the list of the wonders of the world. Bringing forth life into the world is one of the most beautiful, and at the same time, the most painful experiences anyone can ever go through. After giving birth, my body became completely different. It went through major changes during my pregnancy and the changes did not stop even after I gave birth. This is where exercise comes into play. Regular exercises are good for one’s health and well-being. What is Yoga? A good form of exercise is yoga. The simplest way of describing yoga is that it is the art of being still within oneself and at the same time gaining physical fitness. At least that is how I feel when I do it. During pregnancy, the fetus grows and as it grows, pressure is applied to the spine. … [Read more...]

8 Genius Fitness Tips for Full Time Working Moms

Yes, we've got them! Fitness tips for full time working moms and ALL moms.  We need them and we need to stick together! Working full time comes with a set of stresses. You need to be focused, and give your best efforts. Raising a baby is exactly the same. There’s so much for you to do, from laundry to cleaning, from cooking to organizing childcare. It’s so easy for certain things to slip off your to do list, like keeping fit. Keeping fit is still important because, besides the health benefits, it’s one of the things that you can still do for you. Source: Daily Burn Prioritize your fitness You won’t do anything to keep fit unless you prioritize it. The health benefits alone are worth taking the time to keep fit, but you shouldn’t underestimate it as a way for you to have … [Read more...]

That Annoying Post About Gratitude

Gratitude. One word and so many eye rolls and heavy sighs. At least from a lot of people I know. It's a great idea in theory they chant. "Oh right, that journal thing?" Is another one I hear often. Yes. That's one way to look at it. Or you could think of gratitude like this instead. I get it. I really do. I find 30 days of gratitude sappy and I often end up feeling like a failure at it because after day 4 or 9 I have forgotten about posting my daily gratitudes. Is that a word? But what about looking at it this way? Subscribe to my channel for more good stuff, more information and if you have questions just hit me up in the comments. What if you start your day not turning on your phone and searching social media and emails first thing? Those two things create feelings of … [Read more...]

Stop Feeling Guilty

Raise your hand if you have ever felt guilty about doing something nice for yourself. I think it is safe to say that we have all been there, done that.  Knock it off and change-up your behavior. Like, right now. Here's why you should stop feeling guilty and start being healthy. Subscribe to my channel for more good stuff, more information and if you have questions just hit me up in the comments. This isn't groundbreaking stuff or new to anyone.  We all know we need to take care of ourselves, but somehow we get these mixed messages from the outside world that tell us that to be a good person, mother, wife, friend, co-worker we need to be giving to others all the time.  If not, then we are selfish. That's a bunch of bullshit right there.   If you feel guilty trying to eat … [Read more...]

Move It Monday

Mondays are all about getting moving. Jump start your week and think of Monday as 'Move It Monday'. I mix up my workouts a lot. From Barre3 to HIIT, running and finding new ways to get fit from Beachbody OnDemand I am always on the move and trying to hit my goals. When I'm short on time I do something like this to kick off my day and I do it before anyone else gets up. Source: TrimmedandToned.com Then I make a green smoothie, protein shake, or veggie egg scramble and add a supplement or two. Check out my Maven board for more ideas. Enjoy 30% OFF BPI Sports products now with STRONGER17 promo code.     *Disclosure: TMC was compensated for this post. Affiliate links are used.  Opinions are 100% my own. … [Read more...]

Work Out to Work Better

Ask yourself this question. Do you do it to stay fit or just fit into your pants?  Are you maintaining or achieving? Do you do it to perform better or just like the challenge of taking a new class or getting to the next level? Think about what you just read.  There's a correlation between how you work out and how you work and perform at your job.  If you are just biding time, getting in your 30 minutes in on the treadmill, so that you can say you 'hit the gym' then you might be doing the very same thing at the office or on the job. You clocked your hours, have a few power days, but overall you are coasting along. Did you ever consider how if you push yourself harder at the gym you might approach your work differently? Maybe you'll decide to make a leap to something new or start a gig … [Read more...]

Create Different

New Year. New Ideas. That's what is all about, right?  Now, I don't make resolutions but sometimes I create goals.  This year I'm feeling different.  I need to be different and create differently.  SO! Here's what I'm going to do.  Just watch... Subscribe to my channel, learn with me and let's create something different here in this space. *What I didn't mention in this video is that I'm also writing a book. Time suck? Yes! Worth it?  I think so. … [Read more...]

But First, Gangster Rap & Some Activewear

But first, gangster rap.  Yup, that's me. When I'm feeling down. Gangster rap. When I'm feeling angry and like the world is full of injustice. Gangster rap. When I'm having a kick ass day and full of hustle?  Gangster rap, please. To be truthful, I'm just a hip hop fan all around.  Throw in some disco and funk and that's pretty much what makes my little musical world go round. So when I saw this shirt on Facebook I knew it had to be mine.  H gave it to me for Christmas and while I know I'll wear it under a blazer or hanging around the house or WHEREVER because I LOVE IT, it also makes a great activewear piece.  And really?  What's better to workout to?  Pop music? Not for this girl. I picked up these 3/4 leggings at Shopbop in December. I was feeling the red color hard.  They … [Read more...]

Why You Should Work Out When You Travel

Holiday travel.  Spring Break. Summer Vacation. Weekend Getaways.  All times that you should remember to continue to work out when you travel. It's so easy to just say that when you travel for work you don't have time to work out.  OK, sometimes that is the case.  It's even easier to blow off your fitness while on vacation. I mean, you are there for R&R, not burpees, right?  Except this. Here's why along with a few tips on what to pack and how I stay fit when I travel. While you can't see it, I'm wearing a black cowlneck sweatshirt, my black converse kicks and some killer Kyodan army green leggings I found at TJ Maxx for a total deal.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! An InLinkz Link-up Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style … [Read more...]

Simple Self-Care for the Holidays

Is there any time of year more stressful than right now? We both love and hate the holidays, am I right? I discovered Simple Self-Care recently and have fallen in love and calmed down. Created by my long-time friend Gretchen, a yoga instructor, and all around zen individual she whips up these all natural lip balms, roller ball scents and sprays that are to die for and really do make up Simple Self-Care. My girls went nuts over the Lip Love lip balms. In flavors like lime, lemon, grapefruit and peppermint; we all had a lip balm to love.  They go on clear, smooth and last a long time.  Made with ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, apricot kernel oil and other natural components they don't dry out your lips.  Other scents are also available. They make great stocking stuffers … [Read more...]