Personal Development… what is it and is it for me?

Personal development is a lifelong process. It is taking charge of your life and improving areas that you are unhappy with or wish to change in a positive manner. PD is having self-awareness and figuring out what makes you ‘tick’ and why you are the way you are and how to capitalize on those characteristicsContinue reading “Personal Development… what is it and is it for me?”


Rest & recovery is an essential part of a training routine. Your post-workout recovery has a HUGE impact on your progress and performance. Most people don’t have a post-workout plan. Here are some tips to get your post-workout recovery in check! Why Recovery Is Important  Recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repairContinue reading “HOW TO RECOVER PROPERLY FROM THE GYM”

What’s in my gym bag?

Let me be very clear… you do not NEED any of these accessories. I just find having these accessories make my training sessions A LOT more enjoyable and better for my joint health. 1. Barbell clamps-the gym usually has some but I don’t like walking around looking for them and they’re hard to squeeze! TheseContinue reading “What’s in my gym bag?”

How to Keep the Spark Alive in a Relationship

It’s no secret that I’ve been in a relationship for a VERY long time. I mean… FOREVER. I met my husband when I was 13 years old and I knew from the moment we met that he was going to hold a very special place in my heart. We started officially dating when I wasContinue reading “How to Keep the Spark Alive in a Relationship”

How to Track Your Fitness Progress

While the SCALE is a good way to track progress, it’s not the only way to track progress. Take note of your weight every day, then take the average weight each week to determine overall progress for the week.  TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS!! Take lots of progress photos and compare them to the week before. Tips for taking progress photos: Try your best to be consistent where/when you take these, i.e. same time of day every time (lighting), same clothes, same backdrop, etc. Take photos of your front, back, sides, relaxed, and flexed. BODY COMPOSITION TESTING: There are a lot of places that offer body composition testing (most for free!! Try 5Star Nutrition or Complete Nutrition). This is a very accurate and detailed report and is an excellent way to track progress. I would recommend getting 1 done periodically. MEASUREMENTS: Take measurements every week to compare them to the week before. Oftentimes, these numbers will move before the number on the scale does. Take measurements at the widest part of the body part mentioned below. It’s easy to lose sight of where you’re going when progress is moving slowly. You have to be consistent in order to see results! As long as you are sticking to the plan, eating right, working out, the results will follow. Be patientContinue reading “How to Track Your Fitness Progress”

The Power of a Handwritten Thank You Card

It seems like writing thank you notes are at thing of the past, and it’s definitely something that is far out of practice, especially with our generation. I can’t remember the exact time or who influenced me to do this, but I’ve been writing thank you notes since high school for various reasons. I justContinue reading “The Power of a Handwritten Thank You Card”

Bro, what do you even do for a living?!

I get this question asked A LOT. Most people think I quit my job to try to become a social medial influencer. HAHA! And while it may seem that way… it is a far stretch from the truth. Here’s my story about what I ACTUALLY do for a living and how I created the lifeContinue reading “Bro, what do you even do for a living?!”

Travel Tips + Tricks

I am traveling this weekend for my brother’s wedding in Cali, and thought this would be the perfect time to talk about my travel trips, tricks, and essentials! I don’t travel as often (and I sure as hell am not a travel guru!) as I would like, but I feel like I’ve traveled enough toContinue reading “Travel Tips + Tricks”

Tips for Better Beauty

Overall… my skincare journey is pretty boring. I have pretty normal-combination skin. I don’t have a lot of breakouts, only hormonal ones when Aunt Flo is in town. I was never taught to care about my skin, except to wear SPF50 when I played outside. If you asked me 5 years ago what my skincareContinue reading “Tips for Better Beauty”