The Best of Life in Spandex 2016


The Best of Life in Spandex 2016!

2016 in a one word description would be something like… changing. Maybe it’s a part of being twenty-something, but I feel like I’ve seen some of the biggest changes in my life during the past couple of years. During 2016, I acquired my Precision Nutrition Certification, went through a major personal life change, and was awarded a promotion at my work that combines my passion for fitness with my knack for marketing. These pivotal moments of 2016 not only changed my life circumstance, they helped me grow as an individual. Change can be scary for a lot of people. For me, it’s freeing. It’s freeing to know that no matter what the circumstance, it can change. And not only can Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak - Week 4


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 4

All I can say is… whew! I put all my heart into this series and it’s been one of the most gratifying projects I’ve done on Life in Spandex. Hearing how so many of you can relate and find comfort in my story is exactly why I decided to share it. It’s never easy to put something so personal out there for public opinion. I can’t thank you enough for your support! My parents have always told me, “Every hardship in life is a growing opportunity.” I recognized this going into such a big life change and I ran with it. I left my doubts behind, put faith in the universe, and decided on the first day post split that 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 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

Nutrition Q&A Video - Night Time Snacking, Weight Loss Supplements, and More!


Nutrition Q&A Video – Night Time Snacking, Weight Loss Supplements, and More!

Yes, it’s finally here! After weeks of procrastination, I’ve made the Nutrition Q&A video I promised you on this blog post and this Instagram post! So why the wait? Well, for one, I not only had to find the time to film but also make myself look decent (yes, I washed my hair and put on makeup for this video! #killinit). As a blogger, I’m more comfortable with my writing voice, and my writing, um, uniform? It’s easy to write anytime when the inspiration strikes knowing that if I’m sporting a wet, post-workout bun and bleach stained sweatpants it won’t be seen by anyone. However, I’m always wanting to help all of you with your health journeys in the best way possible. A Q&A blog Read More