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Why I chose to stop drinking…basically all alcohol

We have been trained to tolerate and to accept drinking as the norm. Commercials, tv shows and movies all portray getting drunk and having hangovers and having a drink every single day as normal and even "healthy". Red wine gives us "healthy doses" of resveratrol - all things I used to (and wanted to) believe… Continue reading Why I chose to stop drinking…basically all alcohol

Mindset, Uncategorized, Workouts

Scoliosis: Exercises to do and not to do (through my own trial and error)

I was diagnosed with lumbar scoliosis in 7th grade, around 28 degree curvature. I did ballet all growing up so ballet helped keep me strong to a degree as well as flexible. Now I am approaching 35 years old and have been weight training for over ten years and want to share what I have… Continue reading Scoliosis: Exercises to do and not to do (through my own trial and error)

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MACROS 101: How I Calculate Macros for Clients and Myself for a Tight, Fit Body!

So, you are new to this weight-lifting, weight-loss or muscle-gain program and I get how confusing it can be when it comes to HOW MUCH and WHAT to eat. You can't just eat whatever you want and train because you are not going to get the results you so badly want. DIET AND NUTRITION are… Continue reading MACROS 101: How I Calculate Macros for Clients and Myself for a Tight, Fit Body!

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Frayed Hip Labrum Pt 2

Good morning everyone! I thought I would do a post on my current frayed labrum situation and update you all since I last posted here. It has been just over five weeks since I last took a ballet class, and just over three weeks since I was on the Peloton bike. I am on week… Continue reading Frayed Hip Labrum Pt 2

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2022 Books I’ve Read So far: A Review. Plus My favorite bits from MLK Jr.’s Autobiography

One of my 2022 new year resolutions was to read a book a month. I knew I wanted to read more books and thought a book a month goal was completely doable! And in fact it has been SO DOABLE that I really am on track to read a book a week by the end… Continue reading 2022 Books I’ve Read So far: A Review. Plus My favorite bits from MLK Jr.’s Autobiography

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Build Better Routines: Inspiration from My Chosen Successful People

"Wear camo. It's the hardest working outfit." - Harris Faulkner This quote can be taken to mean different things. Besides the more literal meaning in that the military wears camo when they are working - whether it's in the field or in the classroom, "wearing camouflage" can also mean being adaptable to your surroundings. Getting… Continue reading Build Better Routines: Inspiration from My Chosen Successful People

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Benefits to Glute Training (+ moves I love!)

Besides having a nice, shapely bum, there are actually some important health benefits in having strong glutes. The glutes are comprised of three muscles - medius, minimus, and maximus, and they work to stabilize the hips, abduct and adduct the legs. Strong glutes are also imperative for proper pelvic alignment (which helps prevent back pain).… Continue reading Benefits to Glute Training (+ moves I love!)