Posts tagged 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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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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Good Fest Weekend Recap: Being Present and Making Relationships a Priority

Where do I even begin?! The Good Fest weekend was so, so beyond amazing; I can honestly say it was probably the best weekend of my life and for so many reasons. One being the fact that I was so present. Being present isn't my specialty ya'll, but this weekend it was.

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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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Collagen 101: All of Your Whats, Whys and Hows Answered

This post is long overdue. I’ve been talking about the Vital Proteins collagen peptides on my Instagram posts and stories for months now (and a ton of my recipes include it – my creamy coconut turmeric latte, my pumpkin pudding and my paleo coconut pumpkin pie smoothie to name a few.

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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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Luxembourg Travel Thoughts Pt. 1: Anxiety, Being Present & Finding Balance

Two weeks ago I arrived in Luxembourg and it has truly been a trip of a lifetime so far.

Remember in my travel anxiety post how I talked about me being a bad traveler? Well, this trip has helped me prove to myself that I’m not such a bad traveler after all. I just didn’t know what kind of traveler I was before.

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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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Travel Packing Tips: Carryons and Clothing

It’s my first full day in beautiful Luxembourg and so far I’m loving it! There have been a few bumps in the road – I thought my dinner last night had dairy after I had eaten a bunch of it and I had a momentary panic attack.

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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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