Posts tagged fitness blog
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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Celebrating TWO Years of Blonde Gone Clean: Passions & Finding What Drives YOU

Finding my passions for health, fitness, running, cooking and sustainable agriculture has truly changed my life. Blonde Gone Clean has changed my life in ways I could never imagine and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

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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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Getting Rid of Travel Anxiety: Food Suitcases, Fitness and Planning Ahead

I can hardly believe that I embark on a month-long journey in Luxembourg NEXT FRIDAY!!! It’s finally hit me as I’ve been preparing and packing like crazy. And as the travel anxiety starts to hit… 

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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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EASY ON-THE-GO BREAKFAST: PALEO EGG CUPS 3 WAYS

I road tripped with my parents this weekend to go to my sweet cousin’s high school graduation party and we stayed in a cabin we used to rent all the time was a was a tiny little kid. It was SO fun to reminisce on those summers here, flying paper airplanes from the loft with my cousins (we were easily entertained), driving the golf carts like maniacs (thank goodness I turned out to be a good driver) and fishing off the dock with my big brother (this one time he was casting his line and the giant a** night crawler slapped me in the neck… pretty sure I had never screamed so loud in my life).

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Confessions of a 21-Year-Old Grandma

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been called a grandma. Like honestly I literally can’t tell you because it happens that often. But you know what? I embrace the title now and call myself a grandma more often than not.

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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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The Ins and Outs of Working Out On Vacation

As far as I can remember, family vacations have always been extremely active. I know a lot of people think of lounging around when they think of vacation, but my family just doesn't roll that way (and thank God for that!). I love working out on vacation because it makes me feel GOOD, not because I feel like I have to.

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Heated Yoga Recap + Life Update

Let me just get something straight right off the bat here, I’m no avid yogi. I’ve noticed lately though that I have had an undeniable wish that it was a more integral part of my life and fitness plan, so I’ve been trying to make strides in that goal.

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Training for Life: Creating Long-Term Healthy Habits

I’ve gotten the same question twice now from people who see me in the gym: “What are you training for?” My answer? Life. Yes, sometimes I actually am training for a half marathon, but at this point in my life I don’t have to train too strictly for one of those.

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Turmeric: What? Why? How?

Turmeric is one of those proclaimed “super food” trends that it seems EVERYONE is raving about, and it’s a bandwagon I highly suggest you hop on. BUT, as I always say: don’t follow health trends blindly.

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5 Ways to Love Life More

Lately I’ve had such an incredible love for life and an ever-present bursting feeling of joy in my heart. I wake up so incredibly excited for the day, and that’s been such an amazing feeling.

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5 Things I've Learned From Blogging for One Year

Today calls for a celebration because BLONDE GONE CLEAN HAS BEEN ROCKIN’ IT FOR ONE YEAR! I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for an entire year because it FLEW BY, but at the same time I feel like this blog has been in my life forever.

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Fat Won't Make You Fat

Let me guess, 80% of you think that eating fat will make you fat… Some of you probably even think that thinking about fat is going to make your jeans a little tighter. Well, if that was the truth, then I’d look quite different than I do.

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New Goals, New Focus, New Happiness

Now that the half marathon is over, I’ve kind of re-centered myself: my goals, my schedule, my fitness focus, etc. And I truly believe there’s nothing like new goals to get you more motivated and excited than ever.

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Nut Butter Standoff: A Nutritional Comparison of Various Nut Butters

Hi. My name is Natalie Kelley and I’m a nut butter addict… And I’m 100% (make that 1000000%) okay with that. It’s true. I love love LOVE my nut butters (and seed butters!). Nut butter on rice cakes and toast. Nut butter in cereal. Nut butter on (and in) oatmeal.

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Third Half Marathon in the Books // Why I Run

My whole body hurt when I woke up this morning and my first thought was “OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?!” Then I remembered that, not only did I run 13.1 miles yesterday, but I managed to fall flat on the cement at mile 3 while doing so.

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