February 7, 2017 support

To work out or not to work out … sometimes that’s a legitimate question you have to ask yourself. Much of the time the answer lingers somewhere in the gray area but with experience you get better at figuring out what the right answer is for you. However, there are circumstances when you absolutely should prioritize rest over a workout. While I fully endorse consistent badassery as a means to reach your goals, here’s a breakdown of a few times when less is definitely more. I’m not sure if this is a cold or if I’ve contracted the plague. With colds, I generally follow the “above-your-neck…

February 7, 2017 support

Ever wish you were more mindful? Or that, honestly, you had a better idea of what “being mindful” actually meant? If so, this post and infographic from Ideapod is fantastic. Because it’s one thing to say “be more mindful” and then another to actually implement strategies to do so all day, every day. And these 15 things are fantastic and concrete ways to work more mindfulness into your everyday life. Are there any that you could do more of? Numbers 4 and 9 I could definitely stand to work on a bit … —Jenn

February 7, 2017 support

This time of year, almost everyone is looking to lose a few pounds. Whether it’s the couple of extra holiday cookies you nibbled on or the workouts you missed for those fun Christmas parties, most of us have a few extra pounds that weren’t there at the start of the holiday season. But whether you’ve set a New Year’s resolution to lose 5 pounds or 50, we can help. See, for most, this time of year is about getting back on track and taking things away rather than how we like to see it—adding more awesome to your life. With that in…

February 7, 2017 support

You’ve probably heard that exercising outdoors makes us happier and relieves anxiety, but most of us can’t exercises outside all year round because of the weather. (Trust me, I feel your pain … I live in Canada!) Anyone who has spent at least 10 minutes on the treadmill knows that running in place can be a total drag. But, it turns out you can turn that drag into a drug (yeah, the natural high kind!) and really have fun with the following treadmill workouts. (Click 2 below to see ’em!) 1. The “What’s Next?” Card Game Workout It’s the simplest…

February 7, 2017 support

If you ask any avid yogi why they love yoga so much, weight-loss and calorie burn would probably be pretty far down the list. While you don’t want to take away from the mind/body connection people flock to yoga to experience—admit it—you are a little curious how many calories your favorite yoga class is scorching. And if you are on a weight-loss plan, being informed on just how many calories you are expending can be the key to your success. There is no way around it. Yoga is as an amazing full-body workout— but the intensity can vary based on…

February 7, 2017 support

If I had to name the one thing I know I need more of in my life, it would probably be physical self care — activities like stretching and foam rolling and restorative yoga. I don’t know why I resist it so much when I know it’s so, so good for me. I guess, by the time I’m done with whatever hard, sweaty workout I’m doing, I just want to go home already, you know? So it only makes sense that I am a big fan — huge! — of having tools at home to help me get that very necessary self care…