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33 Lessons in My 33 Years

I’m 33! Thirty-freakin-three! How do some days move so so slow but suddenly you turn around and a whole year has gone by? I am officially three years older than when my mom was when she had me (and lord knows I thought that was SO.OLD.)! For reasons unbeknownst to me, my birthday has always… Continue reading 33 Lessons in My 33 Years

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LOVE is in the Air

Whether you buy into the hype of Valentine’s Day or not, there’s no denying love is in the air. Regardless if you’re feeling a bit more like Grinch than Cupid, I’m here to remind you that love really is the answer. Because whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not it’s irrelevant. Love is everywhere.… Continue reading LOVE is in the Air

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More & Less in 2017

I used to be one of those people that had to make a New Year’s resolution. I just had to have goals to keep me on track. I credit that to 1) being driven AF and 2) being single. I was on a full-fledged quest to become the very best version of myself. Competing in… Continue reading More & Less in 2017

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Promises to My Partner

On the blog I’ve talked quite a bit about practicing self-love and making promises – promises to love ourselves and strive for grace over perfection – and it got me thinking. What about making promises to our partners? As we all reflect on 2016 and what we aim to achieve in 2017, I encourage you… Continue reading Promises to My Partner

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5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

In 2016 I committed to living life a bit simpler. The year started out with my boyfriend and I in a cross-country relationship, I was completing a full-house renovation, juggling my career, making time for friends and family, and figuring out post-fitness competition life. It was a hectic – yet amazing- time and I knew… Continue reading 5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

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What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

I recently came across a snippet of Victoria Beckman’s British Vogue interview in which she penned a letter to her 18-year-old self. I found the article heartwarming – and it got me thinking. What would I say to my 18-year-old, college-bound, spitfire self? I know you’re not the thinnest. I know you wish your hips were… Continue reading What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

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Grateful. 

It’s almost hard for me to believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can’t seem to go anywhere these days without hearing Christmas music playing on repeat… which leads me to the realization that the holidays are upon us.  One of my all-time favorite things to do over the holidays is reflect. Take a few moments to… Continue reading Grateful.