Kentucky Summer Wish List

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I’ve got somewhere around 6-8 weeks here in my home state of Kentucky and I’m STOKED. There are so many things that I love about being here in the summertime and even though I’m arriving more towards the end of summer, the weather will still be nice enough to play, workout, and enjoy fabulous meals outside for weeks. Here’s all I plan to do over the next several weeks…  [Read more…]

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Great Podcasts for Summer Road Trips

 

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In the past year since I wrote “Podcasts That Are My Jam Right Now” I’ve searched out and listened to dozens of podcasts. While there have been numerous ones that passed the time, only certain ones are good enough to reach the coveted “Subscribe” status on my device. While Tango and I are in the car for hours on our summer road trip, we’ve been circulating through several of my newfound faves. Many of these are perfect for binging on for hours on end (If you’ve ever driven across the state of Texas, you know that’s one long ass day). In no particular order, here are the ones I’ve been loving lately:

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3 Ways to Get More Water!

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Before you go on with this blog post, do a quick mental tally of how many times you’ve had water today. Then do a tally of how many times you’ve had non-water (coffee, tea, juice, soda, alcohol) today. Which number is higher?

It’s difficult for a lot of people to have the “perfect” water intake. Caffeine, alcohol, and sugary drinks are everywhere, all the time, and can be hard to resist. There are coffee shops and gas station Big Gulps on every corner, and there are soda machines in almost every break room and public building in the country. You know what’s hard to find sometimes? Water fountains. I know people that go entire days without any water consumption at all.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a perfect, water-only drinker. I drink tea, alcohol, and have the occasional soft drink. I don’t tell myself that I should only drink water all day, every day… But I do know that my water intake should be significantly higher than my non-water intake… every day.

Here are a few behaviors I try to practice that make that happen: [Read more…]

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Road Trip 2016, Day 2: Replacing My Car

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We’ve had an eventful first couple days of this year’s summer road trip… And unfortunately, we had to part with my car Charli after 7 years together.  [Read more…]

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TRX Fit Club Summer Special!

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If you’re new here, I have a series of 4 week progressive, TRX-based fitness programs that are offered online, to be done at your convenience. In total, there are 4 of these programs, a total of 16 weeks worth of workouts, designed to build strength, especially in your core, and burn some serious calories.

Since I’ll be traveling all summer, I’m currently offering my online TRX Fit Club programs for an extended period of time. Instead of just having access to the workouts for 4 weeks, you’ll get access until September 12… up to 4 months if you’re joining this week!

The details:

Starting now, any Fit Club Program ( Fit Club 1, 2, 3, or Fit Club Elite) can be joined, without prerequisites. When your registration is received, you’ll receive all the workouts and videos for that month at once. (Since I may not always have a wifi connection while traveling, I’ll send everything at one time, as opposed to the previous way – one week at a time.) Then, you’ll keep your access to them until September 12 of this year.

The price: 

Purchase one club at a time for $49 each, or bundle all four of them together for $119.

Gift cards are also available, so feel free to send this post as a birthday gift hint. ; )

The convenience: 

These workouts are great if you’ve got limited time and space. They can be done inside or outside, so hang your Suspension Trainer over a door in your house, or around a tree at the lake. The workouts are broken up so that you can rock out just 15 minutes if you’re short on time, or you can bust out 45-60 minutes if you’re on vacation. There are strength, endurance, and metabolic fat-burning workouts, so you can pick and choose which you’d like to do depending on your schedule/mood/energy that day.

The equipment:

You’ll need access to a TRX Suspension Trainer. If your gym has one, you’re set. If you want to own your own straps, there are a few models to choose from on the TRX Training website. Heads up: TRX has now introduced the lighter, entry level TRX Fit for $129! It also comes with two 20 minute workouts. > > > Double whammy!

Get Started: 

Register here any time, starting now!

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Moving On… Again.

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A New Plan: As Rafiki once told Simba… “It is time.”  Time for another road trip, another move, and the beginning of a new adventure. Tango and I are simultaneously happy and sad to be leaving San Diego in June. [Read more…]

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Attn: Pyramid Schemers, I’m Not Selling Your Sh** for You. Quit Asking.

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For the 3rd time this week, I’ve gotten a message from somebody I barely know, or that I haven’t talked to in ages. It always starts the same way: “Hey girl! How’s it going? I’ve started this brand new business…” like they’re the first person to try to get other people to sell things for them under the guise that they can make six figures… “And I really think you’d be interested in it.” i.e. “I’d really like to get my hands on your client list, email contacts, and 3k Facebook friends.”

Now, this post is in no way disrespecting anybody trying to make money. Making extra money on the side is a great way to get ahead financially. I fully respect a side hustle! I’ve been self-employed for over a decade and realize that making money while having a flexible schedule is an attractive work situation. HOWEVER, I’m sick of being hounded by the pyramid converts… or should I say the “multi-level marketers,” which they’re now referred to. Here are the following reasons why:  [Read more…]

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A New Sports Bra for the Bigger Busted – Betts Fit Sports Bra

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Much to my dismay, I’ve never had the problem of having too big a bust… However, since I grew up dancing, lead an active life and am in the fitness industry, I’ve been around many a multiple-bra-wearing lady. [Read more…]

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Things and Links That Are My Jam Right Now…

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It’s my jam to still be alive today… in the past 24 hours I’ve had TWO spiders lower down from my car’s ceiling while I was driving on the freeway. I was able to keep my eyes on the road, grab a napkin from my console, and smash them both, without crashing and dying. [Read more…]

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Do’s & Don’ts of Running a Fitness Studio

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Running a fitness studio is hard work. Unless you’re a franchise owner, there are constantly decisions you have to make that will ensure your business’s success… or demise. After running my own fitness bootcamp, taking class at many studios around the country, and speaking with lots of colleagues, I’ve noticed several consistent owner/operator behaviors that will affect longevity. Here are 10 Do’s and Don’ts for those embarking on (or in the trenches of) their own fitness studio.  [Read more…]

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