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 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

My Top 10 Tips for GLOWING SKIN ALL WINTER LONG


Vitacost Hired Me to Tell You How I Keep My Skin Glowing All Winter Long!

There’s a lot to love about fall. The leaves break out into deep hues of orange and red, kitchens fill with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg and chilly nights are the perfect excuse to cuddle up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a movie. However, fall also brings dry, cold air and moisture-sucking heaters that can wreak havoc on your skin. It’s important to take action as soon as the first leaves drop to avoid waking up in the middle of winter with dry, flaky, tight skin that you can barely tolerate. Even if you have a foolproof skincare regimen for spring and summer, it will probably need some tweaks in winter to adapt to the climate change. To Read More

Healthy Baking Swaps


My Favorite Healthy Baking Swaps – Yes, One of Them is Pumpkin!

Oh my gosh, I shot with Jaeson Daniel Photography this weekend and I am SO beyond excited for the finished product! So many awesome things are going to start coming your way. Make sure you subscribe (box to the right) so you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming updates, posts, challenges, contests, and more! But first, did you see the blog’s makeover?! Isn’t the homepage slider beautiful? 🙂 I feel like a proud mama right now. Eee! Things are coming together and it just makes me more motivated to get my message out to as many people as possible. If you believe in Life in Spandex, share it with some of your friends. Nobody has to empty their Read More

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My Secret to Hushing Negative Self-Body-Talk

I’m getting so excited! There’s something major in store coming up for you babes in the next few weeks! I’m going to keep my lips sealed for the most part until then, but I can tell you it will involve some upcoming photo shoots! I’m excited, and also a little nervous. It’s been a while since I’ve been in front of a professional photographer and his unforgiving lens. And, I’m planning to share these photos with the entire internet! Gah! I tell all of you to love your body for all of its amazing qualities and to quit comparing yourselves. Yet, even I know it’s much easier said than done. We can all be our own worst critics! I feel Read More