If you’re a busy #bossbabe (which I believe you are!), then you know how conquering the world can be overwhelming. From deadlines, mommy duties, fitness goals, to relationships, we can have a lot on our plate. If you’ve read this blog before, you know I refer to a phrase my dad taught me in high school, “Stress is optional.” Trust me when I say sometimes this is SO much easier to say than done. There are moments (admittedly frequent moments), where I feel totally in over my head. Don’t believe me? Ask my blessedly patient boyfriend and family (thanks mom and dad for always answering my calls lol)! There are a number of ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
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
Are you struggling to lose weight? Feeling constantly fatigued? Dealing with sleep irregularities? You may be making one or more of these 4 metabolic mistakes! https://youtu.be/IAkNBcoj_20 It can be really frustrating to feel like you’re doing everything “right,” but not see results. I hope you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. I’ve been there and so many other women have too. One of the Life in Spandex ladies, Sarah, put it really well. She said, “I’ve always felt like I should be paid to workout I do it so much, but unfortunately I never felt like my body was reflecting all of my hard work.” Let’s get one thing straight. You are not broken. There are plenty
Sometimes I fantasize about having hour-long workouts and other times I just want to get it DONE! I have a feeling most of you can relate to the latter. This total body workout HIIT workout is for those days when you want a little of both - a butt-kicking, empowering workout that only lasts as long as your favorite New Girl episode (with commercials). All you need is a set of dumbbells heavy enough to challenge you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. That means you can ditch the commute and complete this workout in the comfort of your home. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the exercises back-to-back as possible.
Have you ever had one of those mornings after overdoing it where even your fingernails feel bloated? Yeah, me too. Indulging over a special weekend, like the 4th of July, is totally okay! The time you spent with friends and family is priceless. And I'm sure that third s'more was totally worth it! However, feeling bloated, having indigestion, and being totally lethargic is never fun. I take these feelings with welcoming arms because they remind me why I make daily healthy choices. Sometimes letting lose for a day can actually help re-motivate you. As long as it doesn't become a consistent pattern, one or two days is not going to completely derail your progress. So do this with me, big