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Next Online Accountability Group Starts 10/5!

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My next online accountability group starts 10/5!

All of my groups include:

  • meal planning tips
  • recipe ideas
  • daily workouts (25-30 minutes/day)
  • 30 day supply of superfoods (blend of protein, antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, pre and probiotics, and digestive enzymes)
  • online community forum
  • one-on-one support with me as your coach!

Email me today to join!

If you are starting (or already on) your health and fitness journey, please contact me if you want support or have any questions or concerns!

xxox

Midweek Shopping Pick Me Up

So, lululemon athletica King Street’s weekly newsletter arrived in my inbox this morning, and I am completely obsessed with their new Cardio Kick Tank.  I think I’ll have to stop by the store this weekend to pick it up.

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And then, Well + Good NYC‘s email arrived.  Of course, they had an article titled, “Here comes spring: 8 must-have workout jackets.”  This Lorna Jane Elevate Jacket is calling my name.

Lesson learned: subscribing to email listservs is dangerous!

Hope everyone makes it through the rest of the week!  xxox

New Year, New Intentions, New You

Happy New Year!

Having some fun with fellow PB Charleston, SC teachers

Having some fun with fellow PB Charleston, SC teachers

2013 has arrived, whether you are ready or not!  Do your resolutions include leading a more healthy lifestyle?  If so, you should check out the newest fitness studios in your neighborhood.  If you live in the Holy City, there is a new PB studio opening in the heart of downtown later this month.  Want to learn more?  Check out this recent article by ABC News 4’s Stefanie Bainum, “Raising the barre: A workout a world away from the gym.”  The article delves deeper into the barre trend, particularly the Pure Barre technique; discusses the new downtown Charleston, SC PB studio that is opening this month; and also includes a few words of wisdom from yours truly!  🙂  We had a great time hanging out with Stefanie in the Mt. Pleasant studio a couple of weeks ago!

Enjoy, and here’s to a whole new you in 2013!

Lose Your Fear with the New Year

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As the new year draws closer, most of us will be brainstorming resolutions, some of which may be far fetched and outlandish, others of which are quite doable.  Leading a more active, healthy lifestyle definitely falls into the latter category.  An enormous amount of individuals’ new year’s resolution lists include losing weight, getting to the gym, running a marathon, or something along those lines.  We all know that incorporating exercise into your daily routine will do wonders for both your physical and mental health, so put it on your list, and stick to it!

Easier said than done, right?  In talking with girlfriends, it seems a lot of the procrastination in actually fulfilling fitness resolutions or goals such as these is fear.  Fear of not succeeding.  Fear of looking silly.  Fear of not being able to finish.  Fear of turning bright red in the face and looking like, well, a fool.  But really, WHO CARES??!  To ensure that you will be able to carry out your resolution of being active and healthy, the first thing you have to do is quit worrying about others.  Everyone has been the new girl in a workout class, or not been able to finish a race in their goal time.  What counts is that you are trying, and taking steps to accomplish your goal, no matter how little they may be.

So, put your insecurities aside, and take the plunge.  No one cares if you have pit stains on your newest workout top, or have to take a break during the thigh exercises.  There is a first time for everything, for everyone, so go ahead and try it.  Move past the first times, so that you can enjoy all the results that come about afterwards!

Ways to Workout at Home

Have you been wanting to incorporate some at-home workouts into your routine?  Let’s face it, gym memberships can be pretty pricey.  And some days, you just might not have time to actually make it into the gym.  But, with the abundance of at-home workout options available to you, these excuses for skipping a sweat aren’t good enough anymore.  Check out the budget friendly, convenient options below:

  • Participate in online yoga classes through a site such as YogaGlo.  At just $18/month, hundreds of classes are available at your fingertips.  You can even try it free for 15 days.  I’d say that is some major bang for your buck.
  • If online yoga classes aren’t your thing, pick up a book on your favorite style or by a highly respected yogi so that you can practice on your own time.  The newly released The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig is on my wish list.
  • Walk the stairs in your home or apartment building.  Walking up and down the stairs for twenty minutes will surely make you break a sweat.  Adding in some lunges or squats between flights will make you sweat even more.
  • Been wanting to see what the barre buzz is all about?  Check out a Pure Barre DVD or podcast, and try it in the comfort of your own home.
  • Pilates more your style?  YouTube and personal blogs have lots of free workout videos.  Cassey Ho’s Blogilates has an abundance of Pilates workout videos for whichever body area you want to target.
  • Pick up a couple pairs of free weights.  Use 2, 3, 5, or 8 pound weights to tone your upper body.  You can find a specific workout online to follow, or just do a few repetitions of your favorite arm exercises whenever you can spare a few minutes.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.

See how easy it can be??  Do you have some online and/or at-home workout suggestions of your own?  Please let me know!