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running first sprint triathlon

9 Things I Learned About Myself From Doing a Triathlon

I completed my very first sprint triathlon yesterday. It was a really interesting experience and I can say that I am really proud of my performance. I really had absolutely no idea of what I was getting myself into when doing a triathlon, but decided, of course, to go for it anyway. For my training […]

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My 10K Race Recap: Competing Against Yourself

Last weekend on Sunday I ran the quarter marathon (10.5K) in Linz, Austria. I hadn’t ran a 10K race since I was in Istanbul in November of 2015. I mean, I did one on New Years Day 2017 with my mom and perhaps a few others in between – but not a race. There’s something […]

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Sexy Fit with Zlata Sushchik

I recently had the amazing opportunity to be on the Sexy Fit Podcast with Zlata Sushchik a few weeks ago. I met her a few years back at Blog Fest at IDEA World (a humongous fitness convention for fitness professionals) and I was thrilled when she contacted me to be a guest. First of all, […]

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7 Tools to Help You Stick to Your Health & Fitness Routine

We all have the BEST of intentions when starting out a work out plan or healthy way of living. We’re excited and motivated and can visualize the outcome. But what happens when that all goes away? What happens on those days when you’re just not feeling it or something else comes up? Here’s the way […]

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Repairing Hormone Damage from Birth Control

After 11 years of using all types of birth control (pill, patch, etc.), my body was not happy. I began to have multiple periods per month and incredibly horrible PMS. The worst of the worst. I finally decided last September that I wanted to get off birth control once and for all. The only problem […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Things to Consider When Setting Them

Let’s face it, we all want 2017 to be better than 2016 – that’s why we get excited about setting New Year’s resolutions. Even if we made great accomplishments this year, let’s all resolve to make 2017 even better: More productive, more positive and more about doing what feels right for you! Looking at the […]

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Why Having a Morning Ritual is SO Important

One of the most important things I’ve been working on over the last year is my morning ritual. My “me” time first thing and working towards solidifying habits that get me started and energized in the morning. It is really the most vital component to a successful, productive and positive day. If I wake up […]

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renegade row with weights

At Home Workout: HIIT with Weights (Hello, Beast Mode!)

There’s really nothing like HIIT for burning fat! It gets my heart pumping, makes me extra sweaty and I can do it from home in a short amount of time. Last weekend I wasn’t staying at my house and I had initially planned to go to the gym that’s 5 minutes from where I was […]

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gold nails for childhood cancer awareness month

Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and WIN!

Hey guys! I am really excited about this post and hope for a big wave of engagement regarding this topic. September is childhood cancer awareness month and I really would love for as many of you as possible to get involved. I “met” Travis Shaw on Twitter because he was sharing that he had lost […]

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Outdoor Workout While Traveling in Venice, Italy

Ever since I moved to Austria 2.5 years ago, I always told myself I would take up every opportunity to explore the world. I live really far away from my family and everyone I am close to, so it’s up to me to make the most out of this experience. This weekend – spontaneous trip […]

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