In elementary school, I planned out all my Valentine's weeks in advance (who was going to get which Disney princess card was very important) and fantasized about who would be my secret admirer. In my adolescent and early twenties, the roses, chocolates, gifts, cards, and surprises were affirmation that my current beau truly cared about me. In my late twenties, I now know the greatest love is the one we can give ourselves and a good man shows you how much he appreciates you not through material things but through patience, companionship, loyalty, and acceptance(though I could always go for something sparkly 😉 ). But I'm still a romantic, and Valentine's Day being the "most romantic day of the year,"
There's very little that can slow me down when I have deadlines to meet, social outings to attend, relationships to build, workouts to do, and healthy meals to make. I'm a fast-paced person (currently learning how to slow down). However, there's one thing that can really put a damper on my checklist... bloating. It's painful and uncomfortable. Thank goodness for spandex, am I right?! We've all experienced it. And if you haven't please speak up! You may actually be inhuman ;). There's some bloating that just happens, ugh. But most of the time, bloating can be caused by some very common daily habits you wouldn't expect. I've created a video explaining my top 10 natural ways to debloat fast and prevent
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Every year I post a "Best of" post with a list of the most popular blog posts from lifeinspandex.com. I'm still going to post this list below. However, the best part of 2017 had nothing to do with what I've done and everything to do with how you've contributed. Creating a strong, friendly, and empowering community of #bossbabes has always been my ultimate dream. But it's far from easy! All of you have so many different awesome fitness, health, and lifestyle influencers to choose from. I am humbled every time you choose me to help guide you to self-love, fitness goals, health, and strength in mind, body, career, and relationships. I've experienced a lot of growth personally and on this blog
What if I told you you could indulge in stuffing every night. Would you believe me? I bet you'd think there was a catch. And, well, there is, sorta. But not so much of a catch as a swap. A swap from heavy to light, carbo-loaded to nutritious, delicious to still very yummy. You should know that I will never swear off indulgent foods, like stuffing. But I also know that eating a plateful of bread and gravy each night won't help me feel or look my best. So, I save the real deal for special occasions. The rest of the year, I make a few healthier swaps to turn my favorite treats into daily meals. You guessed it, I've