Posts tagged fitness
The Exercise Episode!: #nomiles #notime #noapps #justtunes

Hello my lovelies! Today's episode and post is the exercise episode I had been promising. In today's post I'll be sharing some personal stories on my relationship with exercise, we'll talk about role models, finding your bliss when it comes to exercising, and why my philosophy of #nomiles #notime #noapps #justtunes might help you get back into exercising for true wellness and with a big side serving of joy. It's also going to become a music party, as we get into the just tunes part of that philosophy. 

If you're a long time reader of our blog, you probably know that I went from a kid who hated P.E. at school more than I hated chopped liver (and I HATED chopped liver) to becoming a person who exercises regularly and loves to.

Many moons ago when I was in high school, and I was trying to make up yet another excuse not to play volleyball, my P.E. teacher gave me a life line. He knew the problem wasn't the fact that I was a couch potato (I wasn't, and I've always loved movement and was dancing quite a bit back then), he knew I danced every day, so being active wasn't an issue. Something made him realize that the problem were the sports themselves.

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Before a New Year Begins...

You know me and my love of milestones. birthdays, the beginning of a season, the start of a new year or a new chapter in my life. There's just something magical about new beginnings and it's a powerful moment to make promises to ourselves. In no other moment of the year is this truer than New Year's Eve. I always ask people this time of year if they make any resolutions and almost everyone has some kind of tradition of setting their gaze on a future goal, promising to do something they have yet to do, promising to leave stress behind a bit and focus more on the good stuff of life. I get it, I'm one of those people. I do this the night before a birthday, the night before a new year, when I'm sitting on a plane coming back home from a trip. It's so nice to sit with oneself and take stock of what really matters and what we'd like to change.

One of those years something very special happened, I promised myself I would look into that whole "vegan thing", boy was that a good idea and not in a million years could I have guessed where it brought me! It's been many years since that day and now I get to hear the stories of so many people who confide in me and look for support on their journey. You have no idea how much I think of those little conversations you and I have as true treasures. I would have also never thought that Carlos would join me on that journey, nor that we would have this place where we all get to hang out together. 

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Bikini Revolution Part 2: The Pressure to be Thin

It's finally time for part 2 of our bikini revolution series! In part 1 we talked all about those inner body shaming voices that constantly jump out, take the reigns and put us down in an effort to make us small. We talked about the stories we tell ourselves when it comes to our self worth as it relates to our bodies, and how to change them. I also shared the four resources that helped me change my relationship with food and eating, the way I talked to myself and the way I saw my body. It's still a work in progress, but I'm working on it, every single day. It's still a work in progress because we live in an imperfect, weight obsessed, patriarchal society that insists on pushing us down when our little heads start coming up to the surface.

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NEW VIDEO FOR MEMBERS! TIPS AND THOUGHTS ON WEIGHT LOSS AND HAVING A HEALTHY NEW YEAR BEYOND JANUARY (PART 1)

I'm so excited about this video we're sharing in our membership program today as part of our Let's Chat section, which is quickly becoming a member favorite! Thank you so much to everyone who has written to say how much they like it. We've got so much coming your way! Today, as January quickly comes to an end, I want to talk to you about weight loss, dieting, exercise, and how we might all be looking at it the wrong way.

As someone who gains weight SO easily and who tried every single diet known to man, I want to give you my tips and thoughts on how I manage to stay healthy and fit in spite of working with food around me ALL THE TIME! I want to inspire you to stop looking at diets and weight loss as a set of restrictive rules you need to follow "or else!", but more as tips and guidelines you can actually incorporate for life as part of your daily habits. Anything we can't do for the long run, will simply keep us in that "on the wagon-off the wagon" mentality, it will add stress into our lives and it will only yield temporary results. I want to share the things that I do, so that you are healthy and happy for life, no matter what size, weight or shape you are.

We're tackling part 1 today which is all about food, portion sizes and little tips you can start using today, and next week in part 2, we'll be getting deep into the psychological and mental aspects of weight loss, exercise, and more.

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