Posts in Fitness
10 Tips to Help You Pass the NASM CPT Test

I’ve been promising this blog post about the NASM CPT test for what feels like AGES now, but life got a little more hectic after gaining my personal training certification than I anticipated. Truthfully I was just going to post an IGTV (if you don’t know what that is, it’s like a little mini youtube video on Instagram) with my study tips, but I wanted something a little more permanent feeling and tangible for ya’ll to learn from.

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How Being Hospitalized For Ulcerative Colitis Changed My Life

I’ve tried sitting down to write this post for a long time now. I even tried starting it in the hospital, but I needed time. Time to process, to think, to shake the fear and nerves a little more. Time to really, truly reflect on what the hell I had just been through, how it has changed me, reshaped my outlook on life and how my life will change moving forwards.

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Overcoming Rest Day Anxiety: 10 Tips to Help You Fall in Love With Rest Days

It’s crazy to me that I can be so okay with rest days now. Scratch that – more than okay with rest days. I truly love my rest days and, dare I say, look forward to them. That doesn’t make me lazy, that doesn’t mean I don’t love working out and that doesn’t make me any less of a fitness guru. If anything, I’ve felt more in-tune with my passion for fitness since embracing rest days.

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Follow Your Dreams: Taking a Leap of Faith and Changing My Life Plan

If you thought the surprises ended at the ebook, you’re wrong. ;) I’ve been keeping something else from you guys because it took me awhile to wrap my head around it myself… because ya’ll… I completely changed my life plan.

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5 Ways to Grow Your Weight Room Confidence

It’s no secret that ya girl loves her time in the weight room. People often ask me if I love lifting or running more and it’s always such a difficult question to answer, because I always have and always will love both (almost equally). Both make me feel strong.

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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together: My Fitness Watch Breakup

If not wearing a fitness watch seems nerve-wracking or foreign to you, I’ve been there. It felt weird the first couple of weeks when I fully decided to stop wearing it for an extended period of time. My wrist felt a little naked and it simply felt unnatural. I would catch myself going to mindlessly check the numbers, only to realize it wasn’t on. It made me think – how often had I been checking that dang thing?!

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Nat Tells All: Dealing with Grief, My Past With Disordered Eating & Post Marathon Fitness Goals

I’ve been getting asked the same question quite frequently lately – “when are you running another marathon?” And if it isn’t that exact question then it’s some close variation – “do you plan on running another marathon?” “do you still follow a running plan?” “do you still do long runs?”…

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Marathon Training Taper Week Tips: Slowing Down & Trusting the Process

It’s been two months since I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, so I thought it was only appropriate to finally share my taper week tips with you all! And if you’re wondering what’s next in the running/fitness realm of my life, don’t worry, there’s a post coming on

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My Wellness Identity Crisis: How I Finally Realized It's (more than) Okay to Have Diverse Passions

I shared on my Instagram story yesterday how frustrated I’ve been with the new(ish) Instagram algorithm. If you aren’t a blogger or business on Instagram, hyper-focused on growing a brand and getting your message out, you may not have given it much notice, but for us creatives, it’s a big deal.

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Conquering 26.2: An Inside Look at My First Marathon Experience

My first marathon – Amazing. Painful. Life-changing. Testing. Incredible. Emotional. Difficult as hell. As I sat down to get out all of my feelings and thoughts about running my first marathon this past weekend, there were almost too many words to even start writing.

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What "Listening to Your Body" Means to Me

I’m sure “listening to your body” is not a foreign phrase to any of you. Whether you’ve heard your favorite blogger preach it, seen it in the title of an article or read about it on Instagram, I’m almost 100% certain you’ve come in contact with the elusive idea.

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Tapering Begins: Cutting Back Mileage, Being Patient and Trusting my Body

I honestly cannot believe I’ve reached this point in marathon training. I would think about this moment. Of hitting my longest mileage and then knowing all that lie ahead was a month of preparing in a different way. Of tapering down. Of pulling back. Of trying not to go crazy.

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In it For the Long Run: My 10 Long Run Must Haves

It's crazy to think that in a little over two months I'll be running my first marathon. I've always known this was something I would do, but it always seemed somewhat like an elusive goal. A goal I knew I would reach someday, but I never imagined that day would be so SOON.

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No Gym No Problem: Upper-Body Bodyweight and Resistance Band Workout

This month away from a gym has proven to be such a blessing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond excited to get back into my home-gym in a couple of days, but I’m so thankful for this month-long journey experimenting with bodyweight and resistance band training.

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Build Dat Booty Bodyweight (+resistance band) Workout!

Week one in Luxembourg is complete and I can’t get over how amazing this trip has already been. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to say goodbye to this beautiful place. I transitioned a lot quicker than I thought I would and I already feel at home here.

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Run the Mile You're In (Even During the Longest Runs)

As I begin training for the Portland marathon, I’ve had so many different thoughts and emotions. I feel a constant buzz of excitement running through my body, but every once in a while, I feel the biggest wave of nervousness. 

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Learning To Respect My Body

I haven’t run in almost two weeks. TWO WEEKS. Do you to know when the last time was that I didn’t run for two weeks? Before running even became my passion at least two years ago. And even then, I usually ran a couple of times a week

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What Taking a Break From My Fitness Watch Taught Me

Fitness trackers are something I’ve wanted to address for a while now. It’s been on my mind and after taking a break from my fitness watch over Christmas break while I was in Hawaii I knew it was the perfect time to write about it.

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