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Happy Sunday! This morning started a bit earlier than normal.  I tried a new yoga class at my favorite studio, Yoga House Of Charleston. PowerHouse Conditioning was a blast! It wasn’t yoga in the traditional sense but was a combination of intense strength training, movement, and flexibility. It reminded me a lot of boot camp, […]

“Deep breath. You’re almost done! Force a long, slow breath. There is no reason to stop, if you do, you know you will wish that you hadn’t. It’s harder to get going again if you stop. Just push to the end.” That’s the conversation that goes on in my head when I am working out. […]

Dream (noun): An idea or vision that is created in your imagination and that is not real “A visionary creation of the imagination” as Webster puts is, is reason enough to push my dreams aside. For the past 5 years I have dreamed big. Dreaming of my ideal life, family, job, and self. But where […]

First off HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my amazing husband! 3 years ago, I said ‘I Do’ and I’d do it again today! Okay now…  Do You Live For Applause? Every day I make an effort to do something selfish. Something just for me, and I don’t feel guilty about it… AT ALL. Yesterday, I went to […]

When I run with Katie we have a habit of finding ourselves in some deep conversations… Last week we were talking during our cool-down jog, and started to discuss life (this is normal for us). At some point our conversation went something like this… Katie: “I never want to be classified as just a _______. […]

Well, hello friend! I hope your day is off to a great start. It’s about to get a extra dose of motivation (because we can all use an extra dose of it every day) to make it even better. Back in January, I had the privilege of being chosen to participate in a healthy living […]

If I only had a million dollars, my life would be better. If I only had 3 extra hours in my day, my life would be much more productive. If I only lost 20 more pounds, I would be a different person. Have you ever said something similar? I know I have. But the truth […]

I know I should workout, but I’m tired. I know I should workout, but I don’t have the time. I know I should workout, but I don’t like it. I know I should workout, but I don’t know what to do. All of these come together to scream… “I know I should workout, but I […]

If you’re a regular fitness enthusiast then answering questions such as: When was the last time you did core work? When was your last cardio session? When was the last time you did squats or push-ups? …Would likely be pretty simple to answer. For me? I did all of the above yesterday. Did some planks, […]

Well, that is if you actually try to accomplish something. Otherwise in 3 months you could end up right where you are now. Ugh. – Do you ever grow tired of wanting immediate results?  It’s the age we live in, we want instant gratification. With our ’1-2-3 Got It’ lifestyle, we expect everything to happen […]

  Here’s a confession: I am in a really uncomfortable time in my life. Have you every felt like you work, and work, and work yet the results just aren’t showing the way you want? They aren’t reflecting that hard work? And you’re not at the place you thought you would  be? It sucks. Dan […]

Self doubt… it’s an ugly thing monster, isn’t it? Too many times the people that hold us back from accomplishing what we want, is ourselves. I’ve been there, you’ve been there… even the most successful women in the world have been struck with that sickening feeling. You know, the one that makes us wonder: Can […]

When you look in the mirror what do you see? More appropriately, what do you think to yourself about the reflection looking back? For many of us, we see the things we want to change. After all, women love to compare bodies and then dream about wanting to change. – We want to change the […]

Good morning! How many times over the past few years, months, or even days have you thought to yourself: I want to be stronger. I want to be faster. I want to have more energy. I want to be in better shape. We all have. And people that don’t think these things are the ones […]

We all have our own special ways to get ready for something. Some of us stay extremely quiet to get “in the zone”, some of us turn into Chatty Cathies on acid, and some of us practice self talk. Everyone is different. Personally, for me, it depends on the event. For races or competitions, I […]