real life, real stories, real connection

I can’t say I haven’t been busy around here – traveling to weddings, a memorial, and a new birth this year – but I’m finding ways to take advantage of my time when I’m at home. Sometimes that means slow mornings and skipping workouts and watching reruns. And sometimes that means attending events and buying […]

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7 ways to make fitness a priority when you just can’t commit

I, along with more than half the population (I’m not a statistician, don’t quote me on this) do not naturally LOVE working out. I spent many a year wishing and praying that one day it would all magically click for me, and I’d be one of those people who has to spend every day in the […]

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yoga at home or on the road

I was a yoga skeptic for years – is it really a workout? Does it help with anything? Is it all a bunch of mumbo jumbo? But through my fitness journey, I’ve found that not only does yoga actually work and stretch my muscles (while building up a sweat!), but it helps ease my anxiety in ways I didn’t […]

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fitness : leggings & classpass

It was a sad, sad day in ClassPass land yesterday. The company, after hiking up prices twice within the past year, finally discontinued their unlimited class option and is giving us only 10 classes a month. I’m feeling all the feels along with everyone else, and not to sound dramatic, but this literally turns my life […]

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classpass

I began writing this post before my unfortunate shoulder injury a few weeks ago, so as of late, I haven’t been able to attend classes that require much of an arm/shoulder workout (which severely limits me). It’s a bummer for sure, and I’m trying to straddle that line of letting it rest but also not letting […]

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taking control of my fitness

This past month I have gotten serious about my fitness and my health. I’d been slowly jumping back onto the workout routine, but after seeing some taped audition footage of myself, as well as photos wearing a swimsuit, I knew I needed to commit. I’m fortunate that my metabolism is relatively fast, but it just can’t keep up […]

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fitness attire

The past few weeks I have been getting serious about my fitness (I’ll talk more about that later), and I bought some new workout clothes for probably the third time in my life. Most everything I had was hand me downs and so worn they were literally falling apart. And most of the things I wore weren’t […]

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excuses and accountability

As I mentioned, I didn’t come up with a new list of resolutions for 2015; instead I’m letting my one little word guide me (and still working on that 25 for my 25th list). But a big reason why I record my other goals in this space is so I’m held accountable. Even if only one […]

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working on my fitness

photo from last summer when I was more consistent with exercising… Oh, exercise. The eternal struggle. I have really fallen off the bandwagon with exercising lately. Partly due to laziness and partly because my body is literally falling apart. I can’t currently run on my knee, and I’m still suffering through some back/shoulder problems, but […]

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things that make me happy

reading and finishing a really great book. putting up our gallery wall (whitney’s rhino mask will go in that empty spot). picnics every saturday. getting back into an exercise routine + sunshine. also: booking four commercials in one week, buying our first car, getting my stolen bike back (CRAZY RIGHT?!), and finally getting to play […]

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