A Busy #Bossbabe's Guide to Being Fit & Healthy

A Busy #Bossbabe’s Guide to Being Fit & Healthy

You may have tried a million times to get on a workout and healthy eating schedule. Try and then give up because 1) working out and planning meals took up too much of your time 2) you felt like you had to remove yourself from your favorite social outings to fit its rigid diet, 3) the workouts were over-complicated or totally boring, 4) the whole idea of changing your habits totally stressed you out. Or maybe you haven't even tried one yet because you already have these expectations set! Taking care of your health shouldn't be tedious, tasteless, binding, or overwhelming. It should be fun, flexible, balanced, and done with other like-minded women after the same goal - to be

Foam Rolling Routine

Are You Skipping This Important Part of Your Workout?

Hands up if you feel like your muscles get super tight in winter? Mine are raised oh so high. My body definitely prefers warmer weather (cue all the non-Californian readers rolling their eyes haha). It's really important to combat muscle stiffness caused by weather, intense training, and sedentary jobs to reduce your risk of injury. I came across an awesome foam rolling routine a couple weeks ago and asked the author, Cole, if I could share it! He agreed and was so excited he offered to write a post to go along with it for my readers. Without further ado, enjoy! Hello Life in Spandex readers! My name is Cole Matthews, I’m a fitness trainer from Southern California and I'm excited to talk

Day 7 Stretch Yoga Routine

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 7: Silent Night Stretch Routine

You've made it through the first half of the challenge and you deserve, scratch that, NEED a rest day. Today, I want you to let your body rest and recover with a rejuvenating stretch routine. Pull out your yoga mat, some relaxing tunes, maybe even light a couple of holiday candles, and give your muscles the TLC they deserve. It's Meal Prep Day! I always prep my meals on Saturday or Sundays to make sure I'm fueling properly throughout my busy workweek. Take a couple hours to prepare some lean protein and whole grains, chop some fresh fruit, cook some vegetables, hard boil some eggs, and prepare healthy snacks for on-the-go. You can find more meal prep tips in this

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNIFAVzeEfA 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

summer shape up series week 4 workout schedule

Summer Shape Up Series: FINAL Week 4 Schedule

You made it to the final week of the Summer Shape Up Series! I am so frickin' impressed with how many of you have stayed on top of your workouts and nutrition guidelines. For those of you who joined in late or were inspired in some other way from the month-long journey, you got this!! You can always go back to Week 1 and complete the month of workouts if you missed the bandwagon. We all start somewhere, and if it wasn't three weeks ago, make it be TODAY! Finding your fit, gaining strength, and building confidence does not happen over night. It takes time. However, time will pass regardless, so make every day count! We are kicking it up a