Posts tagged with "Fabletics"

I will buy ALL the workout clothes

Posted July 23, 2014 in workout, shopping, Fabletics and 5 more

I am addicted to buying workout clothes. Like, totally obsessed. I can't stop.

My fave fitness apparel to purchase - workouts pants. I love crazy prints and bright colors. So if I see a colorful pair of workout leggings, I have to have a deep heart to heart with myself. "Do you really NEED these pants?" "How often will you wear them?" "Do they really look flattering on you?"

Most of the time my answers are "YES!" and "All the time!" and "Duh!"

Some of my fave purchases have been...

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October Goals

Posted October 7, 2014 in October, goals, motivation and 12 more

I'm a chronic goal setter. I set daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and even life goals. 

I feel like I function better when I'm working towards something. It makes me more productive, and there's nothing better than that feeling of accomplishing a goal!

But lately, I've been making my usual goal lists and then...nothing. The day or week will come and go and my list remains with no checks next to my goals. 

Then I read a post about goals written by a blogger I met at FitBloggin. Brooke Not on a Diet creates daily, weekly and monthly goals each month and decides on a reward if she meets her goals. I totally love this idea, and I know it will help motivate me to get going on my goals!

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October Goals Review

Posted October 30, 2014 in goals, goal setting, yoga and 10 more

Earlier this month, I set some small goals for October that would help me get closer to my overall fall goals.

I used Brooke: Not on a Diet's format for goal setting and set daily, weekly and monthly goals with a reward if I achieved those goals. I think I did OK. I definitely didn't accomplish all of my goals, but having something to check off every day made me work harder to achieve the goals that I had set.

Here's how I did...

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The Best Black Friday Deals

Posted November 26, 2014 in Black Friday, Thanksgiving, shopping and 12 more

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love this holiday because it's a great reminder to slow down and think about things we are grateful for. I have so much to be thankful for this year! The BF and I moved in together, my family is happy and healthy, my blog is better than ever, I'm halfway through my Institute for Integrative Nutrition classes, I feel healthy and happy and so much more!

The BF and I will be in Hastings at his grandma's house enjoying dinner with his family. While I'm not in love with most of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes (green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, etc.), I absolutely love the BF's family's sweet potato casserole. It's whipped sweet potatoes with a brown sugar nutty topping. Mmmm. That's what I'll be indulging in!

To prepare ourselves for the big food day, the BF and I plan to run the YMCA's Turkey Trot. Note the word "plan". Last year it was absolutely freezing, so we'll see if we get out there to brave the cold again this year.

Need some tips on staying healthy during this holiday?

Check out my 9 Tips To Help You Have a Healthy Thanksgiving, which was featured on Her View From Home.

OK, let's talk about shopping! I've always loved shopping on Black Friday! 

Years ago, my mom, aunt, cousins and I would spend the evening of Thanksgiving pouring over the ads looking at all the deals. We would get up at 4 a.m. Friday to start our shopping expedition. We had so much fun laughing at the craziness of the day and getting energized with cups and cups of coffee.

The photo above was taken in 2010 after an epic Black Friday shopping trip with my mom, cousin Kristi and aunt Adel.

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What I'm currently wearing to yoga, to lounge and to run errands

Posted July 23, 2015 in Fabletics, workout clothing, workout and 9 more


I have been absolutely exhausted this week!

I started off the week feeling pretty tired after my Kansas City weekend, and I haven't been able to catch up on sleep. I got up early Monday for bootcamp, Tuesday to teach indoor cycling and Wednesday for bootcamp. My evenings have also been full this week. Last night, I drove to Hastings for a yoga flow class and a meditation class at Avani Day Spa and Yoga Studio. It was amazing! It's a three-week series, so I'll tell you more about it after I've done it for a few weeks.


To get through the day, I'm chugging coffee (from my new coffee mug!) and drinking a smoothie with almond milk, oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, Perfect Fit Chocolate Protein powder, instant coffee, dates and banana. A tired day calls for chocolate. When I'm tired, I crave sugar and carbs. So I try to satisfy my cravings by eating (or drinking) healthy foods to up my energy.

Today I'm sharing my recent Fabletics {<---- referral link} purchases! I've mentioned about a million times that I'm obsessed with printed workout leggings (You can read about it here and here). I love love love them. I totally believe that when you look good, you feel good. And when you have fun, flattering and comfortable workout clothes, you are more likely to get out there and workout!

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BLACK FRIDAY: The Best Sales for Activewear and Healthy Living

Posted November 25, 2015 in Black Friday, shopping, activewear and 9 more


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If you've been reading Sweet Success for awhile, you've probably realized that I love to shop.

Years ago (before Black Friday moved to Thanksgiving), my mom, aunt, cousins and I, would get up early the morning after Thanksgiving with our coffees in hand and wait outside Target for the doors to open. We would divide and conquer to get the items we wished for. Then we'd move on to the next store. It was more about spending time together, laughing at the absurdity of the day and having fun than the actual shopping.

As stores open earlier and earlier, I become less interested in being the first in line for Black Friday. Last year, my parents, the BF and I drove to Lincoln on Black Friday for some afternoon shopping. The BF and I didn't hit up Target until about 9 p.m. The year before, we all went to Omaha for afternoon Black Friday shopping. I still get my shopping fix, but I don't have to be out with the crazies.

I've also realized that you can get all the deals (and more) online! More online retailers are offering discounts on items the entire holiday weekend. Which is why it's the perfect time to pick up some items to help you reach your healthy living goals!

There are tons of companies having major sales on high quality activewear and healthy living items. So I've compiled a list of some of the best sales this week!

Happy Shopping!

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The Ultimate Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Posted December 11, 2015 in Christmas, Healthy Holiday Gift Guide, holiday shopping and 6 more


I just love buying gifts for the people that I love! I always try to find unique and personal items that I think they will enjoy.

I'm nearly done with my holiday shopping, but I still have a few more things to order or pick up. 

Do you have more shopping to do?

Some of the best gifts are ones that will help loved ones continue their healthy living journey or maybe even jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle. I created a HUGE Healthy Holiday Gift Guide on Pinterest, but I thought I would share some of my favorites here. 

If you have some people left to buy for, you will definitely find something here! (or you could add a few more things to your own wish list!)

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Friday Faves {Jan. 22, 2016}

Posted January 22, 2016 in Friday Faves, health coaching, Kick Your Sugar Cravings Workshop and 8 more

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Happy Friday!!

I started off my Friday by making an appearance on a local news show The Good Life to talk about my upcoming Kick Your Sugar Cravings Workshop! I get so flustered when I'm on live TV! But I survived.

I'm glad it's Friday, but I have a work-heavy weekend ahead of me. I'm going to have a booth at a local conference, so I'll be talking health coaching all weekend long. It will be fun, but I'm definitely going to miss my usual slow mornings, yoga class and Netflix/Hulu watching. 

I hope you have plans for rest and relaxation this weekend! If not, make sure you can fit it into your weekend schedule!

Before the weekend hits, I wanted to share some of my recent favorite things! This is a totally random compilation, so if you have any random favorite thing make sure to share in the comments!

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What I'm reading, wearing, watching, eating and listening to

Posted December 15, 2016 in green smoothie, plant protein, Cuddl Duds and 10 more

I wrote a post like this in January and fully intended to make it a monthly thing because I thought it was so fun. 

Ummmm, that didn't happen. It's now December and I'm finally writing the second post in this series.

But I'm bringing it back this week because I need something fun and light amidst my annoyingly long to do list. So here we go!

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