Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak

It was early on a Thursday morning when the words, “I think we should break up” were spoken. My palms started to sweat and I could hear my heart pound with each eternal second that passed. There it was, the familiar pit in my stomach of my heart breaking. After 5 years of relationship and 2 years living together, our time as a couple ended in a matter of minutes. During the following four weeks I went through a roller coaster of emotions. The whirlwind of losing a partner is not an easy thing to go through, even if it is for the better. For the first few weeks, every moment was a fight to feel normal. So what did I do? Read More

how to cure a bad day


How to Cure a Bad Day in 15 Minutes or Less

This past Tuesday I came home from work feeling defeated. I searched for distraction. I took a warm shower and let the water soothe me. I put on a sparkly headband and brushed my hair in hopes that feeling a little more put together would snap me out of it. I looked at the dishwasher, it was full. I’ve never put away dishes so carefully. I needed to be in control of something. I could feel myself choking up, cue the water works. Halfway through my meticulous kitchen organization, I sat down on the couch, curled up in a ball and let the tears flood my eyes. Luckily, my boyfriend called me a couple seconds into my meltdown telling me he needed Read More

Best Blog Posts of 2015


Best of 2015!

I know we’re all thinking it, where in the world did this past year go?! Looking back at 2015, I feel really good about the things I accomplished and I’m hopeful that 2016 will top it! I created Life in Spandex about a year and a half ago when I quit my full-time marketing job to become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. However, it wasn’t until July 2015 that I decided to really go for this whole blogging thing. I started posting more regularly, worked on outreach and networking, gave the website a whole new look and feel, updated my imagery with professional photo and video shoots, got branded, started a YouTube channel, got on the Pinterest train, Read More




Workouts, Recipes, and Healthy Living Links I’m Loving

Hi there and sorry for the late post! I’m preparing to leave for LA this weekend for a Father’s Day get-a-way at my aunt and uncles beautiful home. A whole bunch of my cousins will be there too and we’re going to the Dodger v. Giants game on Sunday. I’m so excited! However, I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging while I enjoy some time away from my computer screen. I am sharing all the other blog posts I have been enjoying and finding inspiration from to keep you motivated and entertained on your fitness journey. Fitness/Health Tips Healthy Habits from LaurenConrad.com  Is It Better to Sleep in or Workout by Fitsugar.com   Why Skipping Meals Won’t Help You Lose Read More