Posts tagged with "Sweat Pink"

Week of Workouts {March 28 - April 3}

Posted April 4, 2015 in Week of Workouts, workout, fitness and 5 more

Happy Saturday!

Last weekend when I shared my Week of Workouts, I mentioned that I was feeling a bit run down. For most of March I was going to BodyPump twice a week, and last week I just kind of hit a wall. My body felt tired and tight.

I reevaluated my workout routine and decided to stop going to BodyPump for the rest of my half-marathon training. I'm going to focus on running and yoga only!!

I also got subs to teach a few of my fitness classes in the weeks leading up to the half-marathon.

I'm really focusing on listening to my body, and my body is telling me to do less. I need to add more short runs in during the week, but I'm going to cut back on the extra workouts like BodyPump. I'll also be using my own tips from my post on recovering from long runs.

Here are my workouts from the past week...

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Weekend Recap {April 3-5}

Posted April 6, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, running and 9 more

It's Monday already! The weekend was wonderful, and went by way too quickly.

The BF and I went on a long run, recovered, ate lots of delicious food, celebrated Easter with our families, ate sweet treats and I did yoga. It was a successful weekend!

How was your weekend?

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FitBloggin 2015 Recap

Posted June 29, 2015 in FitBloggin, travel, Denver and 9 more

I left for Denver last Thursday for FitBloggin 2015!! I went last year when it was in Savannah, and I had an amazing time. So I was super excited for this year's conference.

However, I was a bit nervous. Last year, I had a roommate - Christina from Body Rebooted. Christina and I met on Twitter and decided to room together. Having an automatic friend made me feel a lot more comfortable when talking to sponsors, going to sessions, eating meals, etc.

This year, I went solo so I knew I would have to get out of my comfort zone and talk to people on my own. Eek!

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What inspires you? How do you dream big?

Posted July 13, 2015 in Sweat Pink, Lorna Jane, FitApproach and 6 more

This week, I'm joining Sweat Pink and Lorna Jane in an Instagram challenge all about inspiration. The challenge is in celebration of the new book, Lorna Jane Inspired!, the must-have coffee-table book for fitness and wellness.

I love the theme of this challenge because it totally fits my life right now. I'm dreaming big! I launched a health coaching business earlier this year, I am graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition this week, and I'm working on manifesting big dreams for my new career. I'm feeling so inspired by my clients, my IIN peers and all that the future could bring.

What inspires you?

I'm kicking off the challenge today with a fun little mad lib-style blog post.

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Fitness Made Fun!

Posted July 27, 2015 in Sweat Pink, Grokker, fitness and 5 more


Over the past couple of weeks, I've joined Sweat Pink in some fun Instagram challenges to promote their challenge to achieve #1MillionMinutes of movement this summer.

The challenge began on June 21, and I've been tracking my minutes of activity since then. I've also been participating in daily Instagram challenges with Sweat Pink. (Look for #1MillionMinutes in my posts.) Each week, Sweat Pink teams up with a healthy company on their Instagram challenge posts. They've teamed up with Puritan's Pride, Lorna Jane, and now Grokker.

This week's challenge is all about making fitness fun with Grokker.

I'm excited the challenge is with Grokker this week because I already use Grokker to workout at home! Last month, I posted a review of Grokker for FitFluential. I've been doing their yoga videos at home because there aren't many yoga classes that fit into my schedule.

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Staying motivated to workout with Sweat Pink and prAna

Posted August 10, 2015 in Sweat Pink, prAna, fitness and 6 more

This week, Sweat Pink is teaming up with prAna for their #1MillionMinutes challenge.

The Sweat Pink community is working to achieve #1MillionMinutes of movement this summer. The challenge began on June 21, and I've been tracking my minutes of activity since then. I've been participating in some of their daily Instagram challenges, and posting Sweat Pink's fun Mad-Lib-style post prompts (see here and here).

Today, I have another fun Mad-Lib-esque post for you...

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Strategies for Reaching Your Fitness and Healthy Living Goals

Posted August 19, 2015 in goals, fitness, workout and 7 more


Fall is almost here, which means it's time to set some goals! I absolutely love the new year, my birthday and new seasons. They're all perfect times to set new goals and reevaluate current goals. I'm all about the goals!

This fall, I am setting some fitness goals. But before I tell you my goals, I want to share my goal setting strategy!

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Discover new health and weight loss products with Bulu Box

Posted August 25, 2015 in Bulu Box, Fit Approach, Sweat Pink and 4 more


*Bulu Box sent me a complimentary box as part of a partnership with Fit Approach. I'm a Sweat Pink Ambassador through Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.

Subscription boxes are pretty much the best thing ever invented. It's like getting a Christmas gift every single month.

Over the years, I have subscribed to Birchbox, Nature Box and Stitch Fix. I also gifted my niece with Darby Girl, a craft box for tweens (which she loves!).

So when I got the opportunity to check out Bulu Box, a health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box, I was super excited!

Here's how it works...

Each month, you get a custom box filled with a mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. You can receive the box monthly, every three months, every six months or once a year. It's $10 a month, and you can choose between the original Bulu Box or a weight loss box.

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Chickpea Tomato Freekeh Salad + a Freekeh Foods Giveaway!!

Posted September 1, 2015 in Freekeh Foods, freekeh, healthy living and 6 more


*Freekeh Foods provided me with two packages of freekeh to try as part of a campaign with Fit Approach. I'm a Sweat Pink Ambassador through Fit Approach. All opinions are my own!

Lately, I've been in a pretty regular rotation of brown rice, quinoa, rice noodles and more brown rice for dinners. I always like to have a healthy grain witih dinner, but things have been getting a bit boring around here.

So I was excited when Freekeh Foods offered to send me two packages of freekeh (pronounced "free-kuh"). It's a grain I had never tried before!

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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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Quick Calorie Torching Tabata Ladder Workout

Posted September 16, 2015 in workout, tabata, Sweat Pink and 7 more


Since July, I've been leading early morning HIIT bootcamp workouts at my local outdoor fitness pad. My small but dedicated group meets at 6 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.


I've been so proud of my early morning crew especially in the last few weeks. Although the weather has cooled down and mornings are beautiful (mid-60's), it's now dark the entire time we workout. (The photos above were from mid-summer when we got to watch the sun rise.) It seemed a bit easier to get up to workout when the reward was seeing a sunrise like that!

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Getting my Holiday Sweat on

Posted November 9, 2015 in Holiday Sweat, workout, fitness and 8 more


*I'm a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I'm participating in the Holiday Sweat Challenge on my own. This isn't a sponsored post.

Life can get absolutely crazy this time of year. Holiday parties, traveling, Christmas shopping, decorating and spending time with loved ones, while all absolutely wonderful, can cause us to throw in the towel on working out and eating healthy.

My goal during the holidays is always to maintain my weight. I don't want to go into the new year with an extra five or 10 pounds to shed. Ugh!

So I'm actually stepping up my workout game this holiday season (because I'll inevitably be eating a bit more than usual). I joined the Holiday Sweat Challenge with Sweat Pink and Run to the Finish. It's from Nov. 8 (today!) to Jan. 2.

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Week of Workouts {Nov. 9-15, 2015}

Posted November 16, 2015 in workout, fitness, healthy living and 8 more

Happy Sunday! I hope you've had a relaxing and rejuvinating weekend.

I'm bringing back my Week of Workouts posts! I'll be sharing my workouts from the past week each Sunday. I took a long break from this series because my workouts were starting to look the same every week. But I'm changing things up as part of the Holiday Sweat Challenge.

My goal for the week was to get in 420 minutes of exercise and do yoga every day. Yoga every day didn't happen, but I'm going to try again this coming week! I was also a bit short on my workout minutes...I got in 315 minutes of exercise. I need to get better at working out on the weekends.

My biggest accomplishment this week was going for a run! I took a long break from running after the Yellowstone Half-Marathon. That race really shattered my self-confidence, and I just haven't felt like running. But I decided to try a 3-miler on the treadmill and see how I felt. I took it slow, and ran without stopping to walk. It actually felt good!

Here are the rest of my workouts this week...

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Get a Stronger Core with These 3 Moves

Posted November 16, 2015 in core, fitness, exercise and 8 more


*I'm a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I'm participating in the Holiday Sweat Challenge on my own. This isn't a sponsored post.

When you think about strengthening your core, you're probably thinking about six-pack abs. But having a strong core is about so much more than some muscle lines.

Having a strong core improves your balance and stability, which can be helpful for every day tasks or for running, participating in sports and doing other forms of physical activity. When your core muscles are weak, you could experience back pain, poor posture or injuries (source).

I'm talking about strengthening your core today because it's the theme for the Holiday Sweat Challenge this week. I'm staying active and healthy this holiday season thanks to this challenge, which is sponsored by Sweat Pink and Run to the Finish.

The focus is on the core because a strong core improves your overall fitness and performance. So I'm sharing my three favorite core strengthening moves. And they're all yoga-inspired!

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Week of Workouts {Nov. 16-22, 2015}

Posted November 23, 2015 in Pilates, strength training, hiking and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I'm late posting my workouts from last week because I took the weekend off from the computer, phone, social media, blogging, etc. and spent the weekend hanging out with friends in a cabin at a state park. It was a wonderful weekend, and a much needed break! I'll share more soon!

My goal for the week was to get in 420 minutes of exercise, do yoga or Pilates 4-5 times and go running at least once.

Thanks to two days of hiking, I got in 595 minutes of exercise for the week! I made it to two Pilates classes, but didn't make time for yoga or running.

And I, apparently, didn't take any sweaty selfies last week! I was off my game. I'll get back on it this week ; )

My goal for this week, is to get in 450 minutes of exercise, get back to yoga (3 times at least!) and go running at least once.

Here are the rest of my workouts from the week...

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Week of Workouts {Nov. 23-29, 2015}

Posted November 30, 2015 in workout, Holiday Sweat, Sweat Pink and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I'm once again late posting my workouts from last week. My goal is to post these on Sundays. But I took a little break from blogging over the long holiday weekend ; )

I'm sharing my workouts because I'm participating in the Holiday Sweat Challenge with Sweat Pink and Run to the Finish. Each week, I'm setting fitness goals for myself so that I stay active and healthy during the holidays.

My goal for last week was to get in 450 minutes of exercise, do Pilates or yoga three times and go running at least once.

I only got in 195 minutes of exercise. I had planned on working out a lot more over Thanksgiving weekend, but I had a headache Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and wasn't feeling up to much movement.

I was finally feeling better on Sunday, so I went for a run at the gym. This is proof that a participating in a challenge like this is motivation! I very rarely go to the gym on the weekends, and I typically don't workout on the weekends unless I'm going to a yoga class or going on a hike. Go me!

Here are my workouts from last week...

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Week of Workouts {Dec. 7-13, 2015}

Posted December 14, 2015 in workout, fitness, fitness instructor and 6 more

Happy Monday!

Today I'm sharing my workouts from last week. I'm teaching a lot of fitness classes right now because a bunch of instructors are taking time off for the holidays. So I'm trying to find a balance between teaching and doing my own workouts. 

The Holiday Sweat Challenge hosted by Sweat Pink and Run to the Finish is still going strong. I haven't been great at logging my workout minutes online. But I've still been working at reaching my activity minute goal each week. Last week, I got in 390 minutes of activity. My goal has been to hit 450 minutes, so I'll keep working towards that!

I've also been slacking on participating in their Instagram challenges each week. I'm going to hop back on this week though! This week's theme is "Nourish Yourself," and I'm all about that! You can follow me here.

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Week of Workouts {Dec. 14-20, 2015}

Posted December 21, 2015 in workout, fitness, sweat and 6 more

I'm starting to regret offering to sub extra fitness classes during the holidays!

I taught seven classes last week!! My busy schedule caused me to feel pretty run down by the middle of the week. I had a pretty terrible headache for a couple of days and just felt exhausted.

So I really didn't get in any of my own workouts. However, I was sore for three days after I taught Monday's strength training class. I'm going to share the workout with you this week! It's a good workout you can do at home.

Since my teaching schedule was full, and I knew I wouldn't have the time or energy to do my own workouts, I did most of the workouts with my classes. In some classes, I just instruct, but in others I'll actually do the workout with the class. My Monday night HIIT class was the only one that I just instructed.

Next week, I'm teaching eight classes but I'll be off work for most of the week so hopefully it won't feel so exhausting.

Here are my workouts from the past week...

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At-Home Lower Body Workout

Posted December 22, 2015 in workout, fitness, booty workout and 9 more

I'm going to be real...after I did this workout, I was sore for DAYS!!!

I did this workout in a strength training class that I taught last week. After class, I could barely walk up the stairs to leave the gym. My quads and glutes were sore for two days after this workout.

I used an 18-pound bar during the squats and lunges to make it a bit more challenging. You could also hold dumbbells at your sides to add some extra weight.

This is a perfect workout to do at-home, especially during the holidays when the gym is closed and you're indulging a bit more. 

Make sure you warm up before the workout and cool down and stretch after. As always, consult your doctor before beginning a new workout routine, and listen to your body as you are working out. Do what you can!

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Learning to Love Yourself More {Part 4}

Posted February 25, 2016 in self-love, Self-Love February, running and 9 more

February has been all about feeling the love! We've been focusing on learning to love ourselves more through self-care, by being our authentic selves and by being diligent about self-love even as our bodies change.

Make sure you check out Part 1Part 2 and Part 3!

Movement and physical activity are some of the best ways to begin feeling more love for your body and to build your self-confidence.

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