Posts tagged with "Valentine's Day"

The Best Fitness Gifts for Valentine's Day

Posted February 3, 2015 in Valentine's Day, shopping, gifts and 4 more

Valentine's Day is one of those love/hate holidays. If you're single, it can be a bit of a downer. If you're in a relationship and your partner isn't thoughtful or a good gift giver, it can be a let down.

I love all holidays because they're a reason to celebrate, and I love an excuse to buy gifts, pamper myself and drink champagne!

I am a believer in creating your own happiness and joy. So what if you're single on the day everyone else is celebrating love. Who cares if your partner won't think to bring you flowers. Love yourself! Gift yourself with something extra special.

I created this gift guide full of fitness apparel so you can update your fitness wardrobe! Giving your fitness clothes a little boost may help keep you motivated to workout. When you like the way you look, you're more likely to get out and move!

(Oh, and there's no shame in sending the link to this post to your partner with a mention of your faves ; ) Sometimes they just need a little hint).

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Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Dip

Posted February 5, 2015 in Valentine's Day, chocolate, fruit and 5 more

Valentine's Day is around the corner, so all I'm thinking about is chocolate!!

This may be hard to believe (it is to me), but I haven't had a single bite of chocolate in nearly a month!! What?!?!

I eliminated sugar during my elimination diet, and I haven't reintroduced it yet. The crazy thing is that I haven't been having nearly as many sweet cravings as I did before. It was seriously magical giving up sugar!!

When I do reintroduce sugar, I'm going to stick to natural forms or healthier dark chocolate.

This dark chocolate almond butter dip is one of my favorite easy and healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. I'm sure I've mentioned this little concoction on the blog before, but I had to share it again. That's how much I love it!!

And this is the perfect recipe for Self-Love February! It is full of protein and antioxidants, and if you have it with fruit you'll be adding tons of extra nutrients!

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How to Treat Yo Self this Valentine's Day

Posted February 11, 2015 in Treat Yo Self, Valentine's Day, holidays and 5 more

Valentine's Day is just days away! Whether you're coupled up or single this year, I highly recommend using this day of love to love yourself!

With busy schedules, focus on work and family and taking care of everyone else, we don't always take the time to take care of ourselves. So why not use Valentine's Day as an excuse to give yourself a little love and care?

Or as Tom Haverford would say, "Treat Yo Self."


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Sexy Chocolate Recipes for Valentine's Day

Posted February 12, 2015 in chocolate, Valentine's Day, sweets and 5 more


I've mentioned before that I don't think you need to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine's Day. I've had too many sad single V Days, so I want you to embrace the day and make it fabulous!! (Here are 7 ways to Treat Yo Self on Valentine's Day and some fitness gifts you can get for yourself!

Whether you're planning a sexy date with your man or lady, planning a fun girl's night or hanging solo on Valentine's Day, I highly recommend enjoying some delicious (and sexy) chocolate.

Why is chocolate so sexy, you ask? Flavanols in cocoa beans have antioxidants that reduce cell damage, help lower blood pressure and improve vascular function. (source) Stick to dark chocolate and you'll get more of the benefits!

Before we get into these amazing recipes, check out this video about How to Manage Your Valentine's Day Expectations from Gabby Bernstein. I love this. We get way too caught up in what we think the day should be. Just resolve to have fun no matter what.

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Weekend Recap {Feb. 12-14, 2016}

Posted February 15, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 9 more

I can't believe we're already back to Monday. I know I say this all the time, but weekends go by way too fast.

I'm feeling pretty cranky today. I didn't sleep well last night, and I'm starting a very busy week with piles of laundry, a sink overflowing with dirty dishes and an overall dirty house. This makes me feel incredibly overwhelmed. I'll be teaching fitness classes or meeting with clients every evening after work, so getting these things done won't be easy. Take a deep breath!

Despite going into the week feeling like a mess, I had a great weekend. I ended up doing a lot more than I anticipated, but there was lots of celebrating! Here's a look at my weekend...

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