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Love Your Body Barre Workout

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 Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak - Week 4


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 4

All I can say is… whew! I put all my heart into this series and it’s been one of the most gratifying projects I’ve done on Life in Spandex. Hearing how so many of you can relate and find comfort in my story is exactly why I decided to share it. It’s never easy to put something so personal out there for public opinion. I can’t thank you enough for your support! My parents have always told me, “Every hardship in life is a growing opportunity.” I recognized this going into such a big life change and I ran with it. I left my doubts behind, put faith in the universe, and decided on the first day post split that Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak - Week 2


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 2

I pulled the blankets in closer, wiped the tears from my eyes, and realized I was alone. His belongings were gone and our contact was limited to business-like conversations about items he forgot in the apartment. Here it was, week 2 post-breakup aka the “Sad Burrito Phase.” I spent a lot of time alone, curled up on the couch, wrapped tight in a blanket, feeling sorry for myself during the second week after our split. Yup, that’s the “Sad Burrito.” The anger had dissipated and I was left with a pit in my stomach every time I came home to an empty apartment. I wanted to eat, but nothing sounded good. I didn’t want to be alone, but I didn’t Read More

7 Days to Love the Skin You're In Love Your Body Day 7


Love Your Body Day 7 – Pamper Yourself!

You guys. I am seriously blown away by your growth and commitment to the Love Your Body series! I get a little choked up just thinking about how many of you have really put in the effort this past week to love the skin you’re in. You have no idea what it means to me when you tell me that MY words are inspiring you. Just like any human being, there are days when I doubt myself. I am constantly analyzing the content I put out on Life in Spandex. I wonder if people resonate with my message, if it matters to them, if they are getting anything out of my content. The feedback I’ve gotten over the past seven days Read More

7 Days to Love the Skin You're In Love Your Body Day 6


Love Your Body Day 6 – Spread the Love!

In my experience, there’s no better feeling than making another person feel good about themselves. Helping someone smile a little bigger, stand a little taller, laugh a little harder, and find a little more confidence in themselves is an instantaneous way to share love and empowerment. I mean, that’s why I became a personal trainer and started this blog in the first place! Today, I want you to look outside of yourself. Sometimes the easiest way to feel good about our bodies is to take the concentration off of our own progress and give back to others. Give at least one other person (either on this blog or in person) a direct compliment or even just a smile today. This person can be a Read More