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My Top 5 Favorite Fit Mom Apps

misc workouts Feb 04, 2019

How many times have you heard “There’s an app for that?” Gotta love technology. It’s simplified our lives in so many ways, including when it comes to staying in shape. With that, I’d like to share my top five favorite apps. These are the ones that I use every.single.day.

  1. MyFitnessPal
    As a macro-tracking ninja, this app is my go-to for logging all of my food. Plus, I’m on a 1,050-day streak that I don’t want to break any time soon. The free version is perfect for most people, while I opted for the premium version at $49 per year. The paid version enables me to customize my macros, which makes my life soooo much easier. You can also customize and load your own recipes, save your favorite meals and so much more!

  2. Fit Bit
    I’m currently on my third Fit Bit device. I am seriously addicted to it. In addition to having an app on your phone, I have the Fit Bit HR, which allows you to track your heart rate, see your total calories burned, steps...
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What Does it Mean to Be Healthy?

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Check out this guest post from Cristina Panagopoulus. If you’re in the Chicago area and want an in-person trainer, be sure to look up Cristina.

What does it mean to be healthy? 

Being healthy is a broad term. There is no "one" way to be healthy BUT there is a way for you to be healthier. I always tell clients that making smaller steps in the right direction can do wonders. For example, if you eat out every day for lunch try bringing your lunch instead. Or perhaps you don't care for vegetables. Start incorporating them week by week. Try something new at the grocery store you don't normally eat. Being healthy, for the most part, is making small steps to living a long life. Make your food instead of buying it pre-made. Eat out once a week. Exercise 4-5 times a week. Eat more vegetables and less processed foods. Taking the steps to change your lifestyle will keep you living a healthy life.

How can people stick to their New Year’s...

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How to Reach Your Goals

mindset misc Nov 26, 2018

What does it take to reach your goals? I think there are several important pieces...

1. You need to have a clear vision.

What does your end result look like? Why is this goal important to you? What needs to happen to make it a reality?

2. You need a strategy.

Make sure your goal is SMART -- Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely. Outline each step you need to take to reach your vision. It may take one month, one quarter or one year. It's hard to reach a destination without a map.

3. You need to be consistent.

Aim for progress (not perfection) each and every day. Keep that vision in your mind. Work towards it a little bit every day. 

4. You need accountability.

This one has taken me awhile to realize. Over the last few years (and currently), I've had a figure coach help me prep for competitions. I want to win. Having someone to hold me accountable to this goal has made a world of difference. I've come to realize in order to be successful with any goal I've set out for...

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5 Last-Minute Holiday Fit Gifts for Fit Moms

misc Oct 28, 2018

Need ideas for what to get your favorite fit mom for Christmas or Hanukkah…or just because? How about some holiday fit gifts for yourself? Here are some of my favorite products that I use on a daily basis (and yes, some of these do include affiliate links):

  1. Fit Bit Charge HR 2
    I reviewed this product recently and I can’t say enough about how much I get out of my Fit Bit. There are benefits I totally forgot to include in my initial review, like the reminder to get up and move every hour. How great is that?? Plus, the vibrating alarm ensures you wake up without waking up your significant other.
  2. Escali Food Scale 
    Here’s how much I love my food scale: I run out and buy batteries if it so much as gives me a hint that the batteries are running low. I use this every.single.day. I bring it on vacation…yes, I’m obsessed with weighing my food! It’s the only surefire way to control your portions.
  3. Escali Weight Scale
    I’ve had this...
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