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Overtraining or Overthinking?

Trying to manage a crazy #bossbabe life can be chaotic. I get it. Trust me, I do. As most of you know, I'm not your typical fitness blogger. On top of writing two books and hustling on Life in Spandex, I work a full-time managerial job. Add on errands and maintaining a social life, my schedule is far from relaxed. href="http://lifeinspandex.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/5-Ways-to-center-Your-Mind-and-Reset-Your-body.jpg However, I always strive to put my health first. There's a long-time saying, "health is wealth," and it's so true. I can let my schedule get the best of me at times. Just this past week I tweaked my neck in a workout. I wasn't doing anything crazy, just a simple side plank. Right before it happened, my mind

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

Summer Shape Up Series Total Body Workout

Summer Shape Up Series: Total Body Workout

It's the final #WorkoutWednesday of the Summer Shape Up Series! You have a total of four workout days left. Make them count! I've put together a booty blasting, arm sculpting, ab toning, calorie scorching routine to get you over the final hump of the challenge. No muscle left behind! Check in with me once you’ve finished your workout by commenting below or posting on social media with the hashtags #lifeinspandex and #lissummer ! If you're just joining in now, welcome! Make sure you sign up below to so you don't miss the next workout series or future blog posts! You will also receive a FREE Member-Only Booty Workout after you enter your email :D. Sign Me Up! * indicates required Email Address * First Name  Last Name    Health and happiness,

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