3 Ways to Feel Good in Your Body this Summer

Posted May 25, 2017 in body image, Body Love Solution, self confidence and 3 more

Make this the summer you love your body more! Feel better in your body this summer with these three simple tips. 

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I've shared my body image struggles with you before. But I know that I'm not the only woman who has felt insecure about her body, so I want to revisit this topic.

Summer can be an especially difficult time if you're already feeling not so great about your body. Shorts, tank tops, swimsuits....the clothing situation is pretty minimal.

For years, I covered up my body during the summer or just avoided outings that required a swimsuit. There were many summers that I never even dipped my toes into a body of water. 

Now, summer is my favorite time of year. I love going swimming, hiking, kayaking, riding my bike and just hanging out outside. 

My body didn't suddenly become perfect. I have cellulite, round thighs, wide hips and belly rolls. So what changed?

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Weekend Recap {May 19-21, 2017}

Posted May 24, 2017 in Weekend Recap, hiking, fitness instructor and 6 more

We basically had two seasons of weather over the weekend. Cold, dreary and rainy Friday and Saturday, and totally summer-like on Sunday. 

We took advantage and stayed in to relax all day Saturday then got outside and enjoyed the sun on Sunday. It was really a great weekend. 

Here's a look...

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The Body Love Solution

Posted May 23, 2017 in Body Love Solution, body confidence, embrace your body and 2 more

Make this the summer you embrace your body, let go of comparing yourself to others and really enjoy the warm weather months!

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I've been a little slow to get a blog post up this week because I've been working on finishing The Body Love Solution, a brand new workbook to help you embrace and love your body more!

I'm so excited about this workbook. It's basically like a deep dive health coaching session with me, but you can do it on your own time (and you don't have to hire me). 

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How to Save for Your Wedding {when you're not frugal}

Posted May 17, 2017 in saving money, wedding planning, financial health and 6 more

Not a frugalista? Neither am I! Don't worry, there are still simple ways to save money for your wedding, dream vacation or next big purchase.

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Wedding planning is happening! 

My fiancé and I got engaged about two months ago, (you can read about it here), and we're just beginning to plan for the big day.

Some of my priorities during the wedding planning process are to take care of myself, be present and really enjoy planning the wedding and all the festivities, and to keep things low stress.  

Finances can be a huge source of stress any time, but can be even more stressful during wedding planning. Which is why we're being really mindful about saving for our wedding, our budget and the cost of the wedding.

I know money can be an uncomfortable topic, but our relationship with money and the stress that we allow finances to create are all connected to our health and overall well being. So I think it's worth talking about. 

And if you're planning your wedding or saving for something big, the tips I'm sharing could relieve some of your stress around money.

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Throw a Magical Unicorn Party {for adults}

Posted May 16, 2017 in Weekend Recap, unicorn party, unicorn cake and 6 more

You're never too old to have a magical unicorn themed birthday party! Find out how I threw myself a unicorn party to celebrate turning 34. 

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I turned 34 on May 1, and decided to celebrate my birthday with a Magical Unicorn Garden Party!

When I began researching ideas for decor and food for unicorn parties, all I could find was party ideas for toddlers. Apparently, there aren't many adults that throw unicorn parties. 

So I made the party my own, and it ended up being a lot of fun. 

Here's a look at my unicorn party and my weekend...

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The Proposal + Our Engagement Celebration

Posted May 11, 2017 in the proposal, engagement, wedding planning and 1 more

This is the biggest news I've ever shared on Sweet Success...I'm engaged! I'm sharing all the details from the proposal and our weekend of celebrating.

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I'm engaged! 

I snuck this big announcement into my birthday post last week, but I wanted to share more because this is big big news!

If you've been following the Sweet Success blog from the beginning (six years!), then you've gotten to know the BF. Our seven year dating anniversary is in July, and he's always been a big part of the stories that I share here.

Which is why I want to take you along on our wedding/marriage journey beginning with how we got engaged!

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