Currently: February 2018

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fun weekend and has something to look forward to this week to get you through your Monday. As I’m just settling in after my trip to Los Angeles, I thought I would make today pretty light and play a little catch up with you. Let’s hop into this month’s currently post.

Note: I wrote this before my trip. No judgements. 

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Why I’m Taking Collagen Every Single Day

This post is sponsored by Great Lakes Gelatin on behalf of my partnership with Fit Approach. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this blog.

One of my goals for 2018 is about me getting back to my health being a priority. It sounds really dramatic or like I totally “fell off the wagon” and I can’t say I did. What I can say is that I’ve been eating more packaged, processed and convenient foods than I normally do. And I have felt the effects. It was a necessity for a bit when life got extra hectic and while I still tried to make better choices, it has felt really good to go back to prioritizing the foods (and supplements) that make my body feel best.

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How to Stay Motivated In Your Workouts

I received a free outfit from Fabletics in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own. I appreciate your support of this blog.

It’s that time of year when everyone is trying to get back into their healthy lifestyle. While I may not always love fighting for time on the treadmill at a busier than normal gym, I fully support someone’s desire to change their health and be more active. But as we all know, for many the point comes when they start to get bored with the time at the gym, they don’t enjoy what they’re doing, or they feel frustrated because they’re not seeing progress as quickly as they may have hoped. If this is you (or sounds like someone in your life), instead of giving up, I thought I would share a few of my top tips to stay motivated in my fitness goals. What’s even better is that these tips remain true regardless of the time of year:

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Overcoming Gym Intimidation

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I’m sure all of us can relate to the feeling of walking into the gym for the first time, whether that be for the very first time, after a long break, or when joining a new (to you) gym; it’s intimidating. And understandably so.

A few weeks ago, I won a giveaway on Instagram for a free month-long membership to a barre studio in Grand Rapids. I had never tried barre before so I was definitely excited to give it a try but as I sat in the car outside of the studio waiting to go inside, I started getting knots in my stomach. I was so nervous. I wouldn’t know anyone, I had no idea what to expect, and I was afraid I would make a complete fool of myself.

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