“Gym”-timidation: How to Overcome Your Fear of the Gym

“Gym”-timidation: How to Overcome Your Fear of the Gym

Like most years, part of my goals for 2019 was to go to the gym. I have started out strong, and I really enjoy it! But, taking those first steps in the gym were terrifying. Let’s call that feeling “gym”-timidation. We all see the models and gym rats on Instagram and Facebook. They have worked […]

7 Ways in 7 Days

7 Ways in 7 Days

Raise your hand if you are NOT busy! ……….anyone? Ok, so we have established that everyone is busy. Students have papers to write and books to study, workers have deadlines and meetings, and parents have meals to cook and kids to entertain. We are busy busy people in 2019! With so much to do and […]

21 Fitness Essentials for Every Lifestyle

21 Fitness Essentials for Every Lifestyle

            If you are new to fitness (or you’re like me and you’re “new” to fitness several times a year), you may need to restock on some of the fitness essentials. I have compiled a list of my favorite workout necessities to get you back on track with your fitness goals.  Athletic Accessories *This post […]

Pilates for the Average Person

Pilates for the Average Person

Pilates. What mental images does that word bring to your mind? For me, I think of rich, snooty, brainless blondes from some of the chick flicks that I have watched over the years. It brings to mind a passtime for wealthy people who have nothing else to do with their time. I never considered it […]

Fashion is You

Fashion is You

I have a birthday tradition. It’s a weird, personal one that I haven’t shared with most people. I’m not sure when it started, but I vividly remember it on my twelfth birthday. My family was taking me out to dinner, Olive Garden that year, and my mom had gotten me this beautiful black and gold […]

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

Anyone who has ever taken an introductory psychology class has probably studied Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. As a psych student, I studied it many times. The basic principle is certain needs have to be met before other aspects of life can be focused on. Someone who is physically starving will need to focus on finding […]

Song of the Week 2018

Song of the Week 2018

To learn more about the benefits of using music like a Song of the Week in your home, please see my original post introducing this fun and simple routine. It has lots of great tips for choosing a “song method” and the inspiration behind this program, as well as other song lists. This is my […]

A New You for the New Year

A New You for the New Year

How to diet successfully as a Foodie While I have been unable to pinpoint the average weight gain for Americans through the holiday season, I think we can agree that the average American gains at least a little weight between Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and the cold weather conditions winter brings. I’m proud to announce […]