Is it just me or does it seem like no one is really impartial to Valentine's Day. People either seem to love it or hate it. Whether I'm single or in a relationship, I love any excuse to buy/receive flowers and eat chocolate. So count me in as a lover, not a hater! Ever since this blogging thang, I like to use Valentine's Day as an excuse to celebrate loving myself, and to help you do the same! Last year, the Love Your Body Challenge was a huge hit. Thank you to everyone who participated last year. The feedback I got from this seven-day body confidence challenge is still fresh in my mind. You guys make it so easy for
It's January... still.. which means there's a lot of you out there looking for a new workout plan. If you're new to hitting the weights, it's easy to get discouraged when the majority of options out there aren't ideal for newbies. Although you can find results from these programs, it's going to be hard to start if you're feeling lost before you even pick up a set of dumbbells. Doing too much too quickly can also result in injury. And then what? You're back to square zero. Just because you're new to strength training doesn't mean you can't get a good workout in! I designed this Beginner Dumbbell Total Body Workout with step-by-step instructions for any fitness level. I've also
This is it! The last day of the 12 Days of Fitness Challenge. Let's end what's been an awesome 12 days with a bang! But first, I think a congrats is in order. You should feel so proud of yourself. The past 11 days have not been easy but you have far exceeded my expectations. Witnessing your dedication, perseverance, and the community we've built is so inspiring. I can't wait to see and hear about your results! Please share your experiences and photos with me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter :). This resistance band workout gives you one last chance to sculpt your muscles from head-to-toe. Grab a resistance band and give it all you've got! Download your printable version by
There's three days left of the 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! Let's finish strong :). Dumbbells are my go to piece of workout equipment. There's just so much you can do with them, they're easy to transport, and, when used correctly, can ignite your metabolism and sculpt your smaller stabilizing muscles that machines tend to neglect. Today's Dreidel Dumbbell Workout does exactly this! So what are you waiting for? Grab a set of dumbbells that challenge you on the last 2-3 reps of each exercise and let's sweat! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting, "Save/Download As." Don't forget to check in once you've completed your Dreidel Dumbbell Workout on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to
It's Day 5 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge and you're in for a treat. I love using a Swiss ball in my workouts to add extra core toning to my strength training. Creating an unstable surface (or having to balance with the exercise ball) forces you to contract your ab muscles the whole time and amps up the calorie burn! This workout will sculpt your body from head-to-toe so let's get to it! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting "Save/Download As." Healthy Dessert Challenge Are you dealing with massive holiday treat cravings? Yup, me too! When I want to dive head first into a bowl of Figgy Pudding, I simply crush the craving with a healthy alternative.