Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis (my current workout routine)

Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis (my current workout routine)

I have been hearing about Tracy Anderson, who famously trains Gwyneth Paltrow, for years and years, but it took a review on YouTube to convince me to try her Metamorphosis workouts for myself. If I am not careful about the types of workouts that I do, I tend to get muscular very easily and found that the workouts that I was previously doing were making my body look a bit too athletic for my personal liking.  In other words, I’d prefer to be a little more ballerina and a lot less Arnold (though his appearance certainly works for...

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Friday Favorites (1/9)

Friday Favorites (1/9)

Happy Friday! Before I get into my favorites, I want to tell about an interview that’s up on The Mini Skirt today featuring Brittany of A Healthy Slice of Life.  I know that many of you probably read her blog and might be interested to learn more about her thoughts and tips on balancing motherhood, a healthy lifestyle, and personal hobbies and interests. And if you aren’t familiar with Brittany already, trust me when I say that you’ll love her! As for this week’s favorites, I have some really good ones (yes, I say that...

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Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

In case you missed part one, you can find it here.  I shared my beauty & skin care all-stars from 2014 in that post. Onto another subject that I love- food, health, and fitness!   1. Harvest Bay Coconut Water//2. Now Foods Popcorn//3. Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Machine//4.Barney Butter Almond Butter//5. GuruNanda Pulling Oil (more info here)//6. Organic Veggie-Go’s//7. Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray//8. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz//9. Beach Babe DVD 2//10. Guava Goddess Kombucha I’ll be back on Friday...

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Friday Favorites (12/5)

Friday Favorites (12/5)

Happy Friday! How is Christmas less than three weeks away?  Luckily, I am an extreme shopper, so I am already done with my shopping.  Now for those hundreds of presents that need to be wrapped… Being that it is the season of giving, I haven’t been buying any “love-to-have” items, and I have mainly been sticking to all of the “must-haves” instead.  Even so, that didn’t stop me from coming up with 5 favorites from the week! Beach Babe DVD 2 I am a an avid user of workout DVDs, and this one is my...

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Friday Favorites (9/5)

Friday Favorites (9/5)

Happy Friday! Here are my favorites from the week… Apothederm Moisturizing Cleanser While I tend to stick to one skin care routine for awhile, I love trying out new face washes.  This one by Apothederm is wonderful, especially if you have dry skin.  It contains avocado oil, carrot, and seabuckthorn- all ingredients that fight the effects of aging and add hydration to the skin.  I have been liking it so much that I actually might stick with it for awhile…which says a lot coming from me.   Kettlebell The first time that I...

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5 YouTube fitness & health channels you should follow

5 YouTube fitness & health channels you should follow

As many of you probably know, I am a big fan of working out at home. I am not a runner and don’t belong to a gym (although there is one in my neighborhood clubhouse that I’ve admittedly never used).  Aside from going on nice walks and playing with my toddler, I get my exercise by following along to workout DVDs in my home library and through videos on YouTube. YouTube is an amazing source for free workouts as well as healthy recipes and lifestyle information.  Here are five channels that I subscribe to and really enjoy! Fitness...

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