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My Go-To Skincare Routine

Ever since moving to the west coast, my skin has been dryer than dry. Eventually I became so embarrassed by my unsightly red, itchy, flaky skin that I went to a dermatologist. A $200 office visit later (YAY high-deductible health plans), I was told I have dry skin. Sweet. I think the doctor could see… Continue reading My Go-To Skincare Routine

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3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

How’s that for a sexy title?! If I haven’t lost you already, thanks for sticking with me!! I’ve talked high-level on my blog about suffering from an eating disorder as a teen and young adult and I’ve talked extensively about the dangerous eating habits I willingly subjected myself to during contest prep for my first… Continue reading 3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

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Packing and Planning for NYC

EEEEEK! Less than a week until Ken and I fly to NYC for an impromptu 48 hour work trip. Well, technically Ken’s working and I’m vacationing! And while I wish we were going to be there for a bit longer, I absolutely can’t wait. I moved out of NYC in 2009 and while I have… Continue reading Packing and Planning for NYC

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The Importance of Personal Days

I’ve recently shared my intention to stop living for the weekend, and for the most part, my plan works. I’ve learned to maximize my weeknights (hot yoga, date nights, weekly wine class, and more!) but lately, it hasn’t been enough. As my company navigates our fourth acquisition in five years, I find myself exhausted. Emotionally and… Continue reading The Importance of Personal Days

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Life’s Too Short for Shitty Workouts

I get it. Not everyone loves to workout. It hurts. Sweating is gross. The couch sounds like a better idea. There’s an infinite number of excuses you can give as to why you hate working out. But here’s the thing. It doesn’t need to be that way. Hear me out. Working out doesn’t have to… Continue reading Life’s Too Short for Shitty Workouts

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Weekly Workouts & 4 Ways I Plan to Stop Living for the Weekend

Happy Hump Day Y’all! As part of this new series, I wanted to continue sharing my weekly workouts with you all – whether you’re looking for new workout ideas or curious how to balance a variety of different types of workouts. Without further ado, let’s get right into how I worked up a sweat last… Continue reading Weekly Workouts & 4 Ways I Plan to Stop Living for the Weekend

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Weekly Workouts – How I Work Up A Sweat

Let’s get nerdy for a moment, shall we? It’s a common understanding that we can overwork our muscular system. But what about our central nervous system? Believe it or not, CNS overtraining is a real thang, folks. So the next time you crush a week full of workouts and it leaves you feeling tired, weak,… Continue reading Weekly Workouts – How I Work Up A Sweat