30 Days to Ignite Your Fire

    This book focuses on finding balance. It will not offer cookie cutter meal plans, extreme workouts, or restrictive behaviors. It will, instead, guide the readers as they get ‘back to the basics’ regarding nutrition, challenge their bodies with workouts that can be performed anywhere, and ignite their passions as they look inside at the […]

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Flipping the Birdie to Self-Loathing

There I was, halfway through a 90-minute hot yoga class, panting like a (downward) dog, cursing my (aunt) flow, while practicing my Vinyasa Flow, and sweating my (figurative) balls off. For some odd reason, the teacher decided to worship birds today. We chirped and pecked our way through pigeons,  eagles and swans. We performed variations […]

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[UN]realistic expectations

I have a rant that has been brewing for some time now. And I know that I am certainly not the only one who has these thoughts and feelings, but I am not bound into any sort of contract or agreement that would limit my expression of these feelings  (ps. any sponsorship inquiries or publicity […]

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SHOULDERS//CHEST workout

I’ve found myself an awesome workout partner here in Arizona. He is in the physical therapy program at my school and we started lifting together a couple months ago. Everyone has their own styles and preferences when it comes to working out, and I tend to go back-and-forth between lifting with someone and lifting alone. […]

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LEGS//BOOTY workout

I had an awesome workout today! I thought I would share in case any of you want to test it out or change it up. I warmed up with 15 minutes of HIIT on the stairmill (1 minute level 9, 1 minute level 12 until 15 minutes reached) *TIP for stairmill–don’t hold onto the side […]

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THE INFAMOUS “AB” QUESTION

Let’s talk about ABS! Your gut. Midsection. Tummy. Belly. Stomach. First thing’s first, we all have a six pack. Every one of us. The “sexy six pack” that many people desire is due to the rectus abdominis muscles, shown in the picture below. These muscles run up and down the midline of your body, one […]

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“Broomstick Mile” workout

“Broomstick Mile” Use an empty barbell to complete the following: 25 each: squats, front squats, OH Squats Run 400 25 each: press, push press, push jerk Run 400 75 Cleans Run 400 75 Snatches Run 400 WITH PICTURES: 25 each: squats, front squats, OH Squats Run 400 (.25 miles on treadmill) 25 each: press, push […]

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resultsCROSSFITstyle!

Before I flew back to Arizona, my good friend Terra took me with her to a Crossfit class at Expedition Crossfit in Idaho. I have wanted to try Crossfit for a while, as I have a lot of friends that SWEAR by it and love it so much. I am always up for a new […]

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AWESOME fat blasting workout to start 2013 off right!

If you’re anything like me, the holidays caused you to go from this: To this: Fortunately for you, now is as good of a time as ever to get into the best shape of your life. Before you know it, it will be time to put away the big comfy sweaters and bust out your […]

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POST HOLIDAY BEAST MODE: [ON] off

Just because you indulged a little bit this holiday DOES NOT mean that you should throw away your efforts to get healthy! You might feel like your progress has been lost, but that is all in your head. Now is the BEST time to get back into your routine, get a good sweat going, and […]

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