Life in Spandex 12 Days of Fitness Workout Challenge


The 2nd Annual 12 Days of Fitness Challenge

Life in Spandex’s 2nd Annual 12-Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge is here! If you didn’t participate last year, here’s your second chance! For all of those who got in on the fun last year, get excited for round 2. Taking care of your body has no season. We are using the 12 Days before Christmas Eve to build strength and gain confidence all while winning some awesome prizes before the New Year. Don’t wait until January 1st to get toned, healthy, and feel great in your own skin! The holidays are notorious for losing sight of fitness and health goals. But who wants to start 2017 feeling fatigued, achey, out of shape, and bloated? Instead, let’s fight the post-holiday pity Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving & 3 Ways to Find Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying precious time and delicious food with your loved ones. Whether it be in our career, personal life, or fitness journey, so much of our year is spent working towards goals we want for our future. Too often we are always looking for more; more money, more friends, more house, more cars, more willpower, more time to workout. One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving is it’s a reminder to find gratitude for what we already have. Last year I shared these same three ways to find thanks. I know how easy it is to forget about finding gratitude. So, I wanted to share them again! Find thanks for the life you have now. Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak - Week 3


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 3

It hit me like a lightning bolt. I felt a tingling sensation rush through my toes, into my legs, up my spine, and into my eyes. Sprawled on my made bed, tears ran down my smiling cheeks. A moment of pure stability. I felt such an overwhelming sense of relief that I couldn’t help but laugh. I was single. And, I was totally okay with that. During the third week post split, I started to find my independence. I became less reliant on the support of my friends and family, the pit in my stomach started to subside, and my anger towards him had diminished. I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I felt like myself again. Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak - Week 2


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 2

I pulled the blankets in closer, wiped the tears from my eyes, and realized I was alone. His belongings were gone and our contact was limited to business-like conversations about items he forgot in the apartment. Here it was, week 2 post-breakup aka the “Sad Burrito Phase.” I spent a lot of time alone, curled up on the couch, wrapped tight in a blanket, feeling sorry for myself during the second week after our split. Yup, that’s the “Sad Burrito.” The anger had dissipated and I was left with a pit in my stomach every time I came home to an empty apartment. I wanted to eat, but nothing sounded good. I didn’t want to be alone, but I didn’t Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak week 1


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 1

F*ck him is the first thing I thought when I woke up to the unfamiliar feeling of being alone in my bed. Through an underlying sense of loss and immobilizing sadness, I felt a motivating sense of survival. I had a plan in mind to muffle my tears and fuel my anger. The day after the split I concentrated on one thing – get rid of any evidence of his existence. Unfortunately, my plan relied on his ability to remove his personal items – not an easy thing for him to do when he hadn’t found a permanent residence yet. Once I accepted the fact that his trophies, shirts, and favorite snacks would be a semi-permanent part of my apartment Read More