3 Ways to Simplify Everyday Life

3 Ways to Simply Everyday Family Life | Fit with Flash

Everybody’s stressed all the time. I get stressed too, but I’m ruthlessly efficient with what I take on (and what I don’t) in order to keep life as simple as possible.

I don’t have all the answers & I also don’t have small babies/toddlers around, so that makes my situation easier than others, but I refuse to let societal pressures drive my decision-making. The following are things that work for me individually & for me with my family.

Here are 3 ways to simplify everyday life: [Read more…]

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Book Buzz: The Romance Series That’s WAY Better (& Hotter) Than 50 Shades

I don’t know about you guys, but I loved romance novels for a while, but eventually they all kinda felt the same: a demure damsel, a hunky stable boy, badda bing badda boom, steamy scenes, happily ever after, the end. They were fine, then I got over it and stopped reading them.

My BFF – who was also into romance novels and felt the same way I did about the Shades series – not our fave – told me she’d recently been so overwhelmed by the state of the world that she just wanted something FUN to read to relax. She’d gotten back into romances and found the BEST series. She told me I had to at least read the first book. [Read more…]

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The Fit Getaway Retreat: February 7 – 11, 2019

Fit Getaway Fitness Retreat | Tulum, Mexico 2019

February 7th is fast approaching & I’m READY for it…

Seven weeks from today we’ll be on our way to Mexico to post up at the beautiful Amansala Eco Resort and Spa for 5 days and 4 nights of sleeping next to the sea, eating super healthy meals that we didn’t have to cook ourselves, and doing some late morning TRX’ing (the chill strength and mobility kind, not the high intensity kind – nobody wants to do burpees on vacay).

I fully intend to look like this chick up here about 60% of the time. I’ve already bought a similar outfit and am bringing my straw hat (mostly because I’ve had no place to strut either one of them), damn it.

For those of you that read this blog, I’m offering a special coupon code that will drop the registration price to $1695. (Keep scrolling… for dramatic effect)

Enter code: FLASHVIP at checkout to get the entire retreat for $1695.
But the deadline to register & pick your room is approaching fast! (Like, in 2 weeks!)

Bring your bestie or your partner.
Hell, forget everybody & come by yourself
(you get to hang with me all weekend & I’m awesome).

This is going to be an unforgettable trip and the shuttle will be ready to bring you to the resort when you get off the plane in Cancún. If you tell me your drink order, I’ll have that ready when you arrive. ; )

Coupon Code: FLASHVIP

Fit Getaway Fitness Retreat | Ami McMullen | Tulum, Mexico 2019

Hope to see you there!

~ Ami

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What I’m Putting in My Online Carts… (but not buying right now)

Online shopping... not buying.

I’m not shopping right now (there’s nothing I need), but if anybody needs anything for themselves or for a gift, check out these things currently sitting in my various shopping carts strewn about the internet:

I want damn near everything from Wylder Goods.

Loving these fingerless gloves:

Fingerless Gloves from Wylder

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How to Get Your Power Back

5 Steps to Getting Your Confidence & Power Back

If you feel like you’ve lost your confidence, you can get it and your sense of power back. It can be rough feeling like you’ve had power then lost it, so here are a few things you can do to feel on top of your game again, in this order: [Read more…]

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34 Lessons I’ve Learned By My 34th Birthday

34 Lessons Learned By My 34th Birthday

Live and learn, that’s what we all do. The smartest among us are the ones that actually use those lessons to better themselves as they age, instead of repeating the same mistakes over and over through the years. In an effort to remind myself of what I’ve learned over the years, I’m laying it out here to look back on from time to time.

I did a similar post on my 29th birthday five years ago. I thought I’d continue with sharing what I’ve learned a year before the usual landmark birthday year. In no particular order: [Read more…]

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Book Buzz: Summer Reading List 2018

Summer Reading List 2018

I never start a new book without finishing another one… until now. For whatever reason I’ve had complete lack of self control when it comes to reading this summer. There are so many great books out there! I’m reading about 6 right now* and this shit is crazy. I want the ability to speed read so I can get through all of them.

Last fall, before we went to Asia, I tried checking out lots of e-books from my library’s app for the long flight, but everything I wanted to read was on hold. I put holds on about 10 different books (the max allowed) and they’re all becoming available NOW. Three have landed in my app this week alone. You only get them for a week, so I’ve had to make the choice to send some back so somebody else can get to them and put myself back on the wait list. Because there are so many people waiting on them, you can’t extend the loans on some of these.

Here’s what I’m currently reading (links to all in the photos) and hopefully you can get through faster than I can… with a little sense of focus:  [Read more…]

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Trying Shampoo Bars For The First Time…

In an effort to cut back on all the plastic in my life, I’ve recently purchased my first shampoo and conditioner bars! (Shoutout to my friend Leslie who mentioned these to me.)

These are similar to soap bars and they seriously cut back on plastic use in the container, but also the fuel used in shipping. Think about how much lighter it is to ship a tiny bar instead of several full bottles of shampoo!

I was a bit skeptical at first – thinking it would be like washing your hair with regular soap (and if you’ve ever done that, you know it DOES NOT WORK) -but I was pleasantly surprised. Here’s what I thought about my first week using these bars…

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Workout Playlist: Summer 2018

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It’s HOT out. Here’s an hour+ of hot music for your sweat sesh. Enjoy!

Includes: Warm-up music, good beats for the hard stuff, & mellow cool-down tunes.

 Don’t forget to stretch, y’all.

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How To Road Trip with Your Dog

How to Road Trip with Your dog

Road tripping is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see the country. Going with your dog makes it even more fun. Road tripping with your dog can feel like a big undertaking, but with a little extra planning, it can be super smooth and ultra rewarding.

My dog Tango has been on multiple road trips with me in our 8+ years together. It’s hard to count how many times we’ve been back and forth across the U.S. and Canada over the years, including a 3 month road trip back in 2015.  I’ve learned a lot over the years and have since honed our routine.

Here’s how to get ready: [Read more…]

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