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It’s the last day of January and so far this year has been about hitting the ground running. After a year of not being able to work in Canada, I’ve got my work permit finally in place and I’m able to launch a few classes and start training clients. This feels amazing. Along with having a couple TRX courses on the calendar, my Fit Getaway retreat is happening in a little over a week down in Santa Barbara and I’m so excited about some sunshine, wine, and workouts with the awesome ladies that have signed up for it. If anybody wants to jump in and join us, please do! The weather forecast is looking fantastic so far. Here’s what else is happening:

Making: Progress on my productivity thanks to a few tools that I use and am sticking to. (I’ll be sharing these with everybody at the retreat next week.)

Wanting: To cut down on single use items in my house to cut down on waste, but it’s hard! I’m trying to be aware of everything that just gets used once and then thrown away. It’s a lot. I’ve stopped using paper towels since you can’t recycle those and am instead using dishtowels and baking soda mixtures to clean things. I also need to find a make-up remover liquid so I can cut out the wipes I use. Anybody have anything they use? There ain’t shit I can do about Q-Tips though, guys.

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California Dreamin’ On Such A Winter’s Day…

Get away for some sun. Get away to recharge. Get away for YOURSELF.

Workouts, rest & wine: We are 3 weeks away from the retreat! Join us.

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Fitness & Nutrition Tracking: What (& What Not) to Track

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There’s never been a better time to track your health and fitness statistics than right now. From calories to steps, to sleep, to even tracking your poo, there’s a way to watch your every move and gauge your progress. While I agree that there are great advantages to having lots of information at your disposal, it’s easy to go overboard and waste your time and energy on useless stats. And it’s even easier to get overwhelmed by all the info and as a result do nothing with it. Here’s when to track your health and fitness, and what you don’t need to worry about:

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Workout Playlist: January 2018 EDM

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Sometimes you just need to zone the hell out while you’re running, training, or stretching. Here’s my latest playlist with a heavy EDM influence – few words, max effort. #BeABeast

With cool-down tunes by my new favorite duet First Aid Kit,

and my favorite song from Sam Smith’s latest album!

All my playlists are an hour long. Slow songs are for stretching. Don’t skip your stretch!

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Mom’s Visit to Canada!

My mom had never been to Canada before last year. She and my dad were both able to fly out here last minute for our wedding  but on that trip it was -7 degrees and they were only able to stay for the busy weekend, so it wasn’t the best chance for sightseeing.

This time, she came out for 6 days at the end of September and scored the best fall colors and weather. [Read more…]

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Fitness & Finances: Apply the same behaviors!

Some people are great with money but don’t feel as confident about their fitness knowledge while others are the exact opposite. And some don’t feel great at either… Whichever side you’re on, rest easy! Fitness and finances share a lot of similarities. Work on one and apply the same principles to the other for a successful year ahead. Here’s what I mean by that:

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Organizing My Spaces for The New Year

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In order to make the best of productivity in the new year (or any time, really) I find that I operate better in spaces that work well. For me, this means no clutter, adequate space for everything that goes there, and an easy, quick way to deal with it all. It needs to be functional. I’m more relaxed and more productive in spaces that are efficient, so with my time off this holiday weekend, here’s where I’m spending my time organizing: the kitchen, my closet, and my workspace. [Read more…]

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Let’s Discuss: The Crown, Seasons 1 & 2

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Spoiler alerts here, so don’t even think about reading this post unless you’ve either seen the entire series, or you already know everything there is to know about the royal family’s history…

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Life Currently… December 2017

After being in Asia for two weeks, home for a week, and then in Kentucky for a week, it’s nice to be back home to stay for a bit. It was an awesome time in Kentucky meeting my newest nephew, Nathan Scott, and my pretty-much-niece, Rose Caroline (photos on Instagram). New baby smell is my favorite! It was great to see a bunch of friends and family, as always.

Fraser is in San Fran this week at TRX headquarters and the boys are with their mom until Friday so it’s just me and Tango. We’re using this time to catch up on lots of Netflix, podcasts, and outside time, while also trying to get some Christmas shopping and wrapping done before everybody is back this weekend.

Making: Promotional fliers and photos for my new classes around town that I’m launching in January!

Wanting: Snow! With this run of warm weather, all the snow that was here is now gone. While I’m enjoying driving on clear roads, I’m still hoping for some snow soon so we can have a white Christmas and get back to skiing!

Writing: Articles for fitness publications and my next newsletter that will be out by the end of the week. If you’re not currently on my newsletter email list, you can sign up in the right column!

Reading: L’dOL all the way through Issa Rae’s “Awkward Black Girl,” am in the middle of Smarter, Faster, Better productivity book, & Truly, Madly, Guilty  just popped onto my Kindle from the library. [Read more…]

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Book Giveaway! The Empowered Mama by Lisa Druxman

I’m SO excited for my friend and colleague Lisa Druxman! The founder of Fit4Mom and creator of Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby, and BodyBack programs has a new book out and it’s all about keeping your sense of self while raising a family. As someone who spent the last 20 years working on building a company that would allow her to work and be there for her family, while helping other moms to the same, Lisa is a professional I’ve looked up to for years. I’m proud to call her my friend.

Although I’m not technically a full-time mom, I will be one day I think it’s ridiculously smart to listen to those who’ve come before you. Listening to and reading about the struggles moms face every day is hard. It often leaves me wondering if I’ve got what takes to do the job.

I was originally planning to give away my copy of this book after I finished reading it, but once I dove in, I realized I didn’t want to give it up. There are so many useful pages to fill out and reflect on that I feel like I will NEED this book in my life down the road, perhaps to come back to time and again.  So I’ll be buying another copy and shipping it out to one of you!

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Giveaway ends at midnight December 7th!

If you want your own copy now, order it here & check out her podcast Motivating Mom

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