Posts tagged with "Life Equals"

Friday Faves {May 29, 2015}

Posted May 29, 2015 in Friday Faves, yoga, Life Equals and 7 more

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Happy Friday! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!

This week has been super weird.

  • Our landlords are renovating our bathroom, and the contractor built a temporary bathroom in our unfinished basement (where a bathroom used to be). I saw a giant red cricket and a snake in our basement Wednesday night, so I've been totally freaked since. How many days can I go without showering?
  • I'm still nursing my plantar fasciitis. I've been diligently wearing my athletic shoes and arch support inserts. But my outfits have been pretty lame. Dress pants with athletic shoes = not a good look. I know it's just shoes, but I've been feeling pretty frumpy all week.
  • I haven't worked out since Tuesday when I taught a morning cycling class and an evening water aerobics class. My doctor said I could still run and teach fitness classes, but I talked to a physical therapist (an acquaintance, not at an appointment) and she said to take a break from physical activity. I think my body needs the rest, but it feels super weird not to workout.
  • I tried to go to a new-to-me yoga class Thursday night with my friend, Molly, who is visiting from out of town, and no one showed up! The instructor just never showed, and there was nothing on her website about a cancelled class. It is so hard to find yoga classes around here! FYI, Molly and I walked down the street and had a glass of wine instead.

So that was my weird week. And here are some of my favorite things right now...

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Happy Birthday to Sweet Success!!

Posted June 5, 2015 in blogging, blogiversary, giveaway and 11 more


Sweet Success is 4!!

I can't believe I've been blogging for four years! It's been an incredible adventure. I'm so grateful for you! All of your comments, likes, favorites, retweets and love make working on Sweet Success so worthwhile.

Ever wonder how Sweet Success got started? Well....

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Weekend Recap {July 17-19, 2015} - Kansas City Weekend

Posted July 20, 2015 in travel, Kansas City, family and 10 more

Happy Monday! I spent the weekend in Kansas City with my fam to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday.

I got to catch up with relatives, do some shopping, have fun at a water park and sneak in a meeting with a company I'm working with. It was a great weekend.

The line up of family members on this trip were: my parents, my brother, my sister-in-law, my niece, my Aunt Adel and Uncle Vic, my cousin Kristi and her husband, Avery, my cousin Jenny and her son, Ethan, my cousin Aaron and his wife, Tricia, and their kids, Cailyn, Dominic and Easton, and my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Mike, and their son, Thomas (and Thomas brought his girlfriend). Yeah…21 of us!

I'm actually feeling a bit exhausted today, but I got up early anyway for a morning workout. It definitely helped get me going!

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A calorie-torching workout that gives back - Life Equals Charity Boot Camp

Posted September 2, 2015 in Life Equals, supplements, workout and 8 more


*Life Equals offered to give away samples of their supplements to people who attended my morning boot camp. I'm a Life Equals Ambassador. When you make a purchase using my coupon code, I receive a commission. All opinions are my own!

I've been leading a morning HIIT-style boot camp since late June. I started the workouts because I wanted to add some high intensity interval training into my workout routine.

I'm not super motivated to workout on my own, so I asked the Facebook world who wanted to get out of bed before the sunrise for a free workout. Luckily, there were actually people who wanted to join me!

We've been meeting at the Yanney Park Outdoor Fitness Pad. So the workouts combine bodyweight movements with the machines that are available at the fitness pad. The workouts are always super sweaty, and I'm usually sore the day after!

Recently, Life Equals contacted me and asked if I would want to do a charity workout. I love the folks at Life Equals so I was immediately in!

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Creating a Healthy Morning Routine

Posted January 8, 2016 in Creating a Healthy Morning Routine, morning, meditation and 12 more

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One thing that I have realized about myself is that my day is better when it begins peacefully. When my mornings are rushed, hectic and stressful, I feel that way all day long. But when my morning is relaxed, quiet and slow moving, my day is less stressful.

I decided that I wanted this year to be all about peacefulness and joy (read more about that here), so I've implemented a new morning routine. 

I tested it out during my holiday break from work, and I've continued my routine now that I'm back to work. I've been feeling less stressed as I begin my day. I truly believe that how you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day!

Here's how I start my day and how you can create your own healthy morning routine...

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4 Ways to Stay Healthy in the New Year

Posted January 18, 2016 in self-care, staying healthy, common cold and 5 more

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*This post was created for Amino. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Each January for the past few years, I have come down with a crazy terrible cold. The type of cold that has me laying on the couch wrapped up in blankets, keeping the Kleenex box nearby, coughing like a maniac and feeling like death is near.

With a packed schedule and tons of exciting projects to work on, I was determined to avoid my usual new year sickness. So I've been doing a few simple things to stay healthy!

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