Travel, Fashion, and The Inspiration from Everyday Life

Travel, Fashion, and The Inspiration from Everyday Life

Practicing Self-Love Takes Practice

Practicing Self-Love Takes Practice

You know it’s Valentine’s Week when the television commercials really kick it up a notch with their cheesy jewelry ads. My husband is one of those guys who believes that Valentine’s Day is a “made up holiday to get guys to buy things.” I would not describe him as a hopeless romantic (to say the…Continue Reading

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My Top 5 Meal Prep Hacks

My Top 5 Meal Prep Hacks

Happy Superbowl Sunday. If you’re like me, you just dove into a pizza and some chips to celebrate this annual game (that most people really don’t care about). Treats like this for me are few and far between at 12 weeks out from my next bikini competition. Tonight, however, I enjoyed every bite because I…Continue Reading

My Favorite No-Fuss Beauty Products

My Favorite No-Fuss Beauty Products

I’m a pretty low-maintenance kind of girl. Time is money, and I don’t have a lot of either, so all of my beauty products need to perform and make my life easier. I have three clothing styles: lululemon, “shirts with words,” and real clothes. I wear real clothes about 10% of the time, and my…Continue Reading

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My Favorite Workout Gear and Gadgets – Updated!

My Favorite Workout Gear and Gadgets – Updated!

I take my workout gear pretty seriously. I have to. I live in it for 12-15 hours a week, and I put it through hell. Soaking wet cycle workouts. Stretching and lunging and squatting during weight lifting sessions. I need it to perform. I have high expectations for what I wear, which is why I always go for…Continue Reading

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Making YOU a Priority

Making YOU a Priority

A lot has changed in my life over the past 4 months. My husband and I went from a party of 2 to a party of 3. I remember when I was pregnant, people kept telling me that EVERYTHING was about to change. Comments like, “Get your sleep now,” “Just wait till you have a…Continue Reading

Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

  How do you stay motivated? I get this question a lot. For me, the answer is simple: “it comes from within.” I know that is not very specific, and it doesn’t really help to explain my personal motivation, so let me share a little bit about motivation in general, and maybe you’ll see what…Continue Reading

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Travel Tips for a Fit Vacation

Travel Tips for a Fit Vacation

I have a love-hate relationship with traveling. Sure, 5-nights at a 5-star resort and spa in the Bahamas, is WONDERFUL, don’t get me wrong. But, when I travel my brain typically likes to trick me and say, “Mary, this is your time to indulge.” So, I have to fight my natural instinct to have dessert…Continue Reading

Babymoon Fitcation in Aruba

Babymoon Fitcation in Aruba

The hubs and I snuck away to Aruba for a decadent babymoon this March. We LOVE to travel, and because of his profession and his ability to rack up an obscene amount of Marriott and Southwest points, we are able to travel often without breaking the bank. It was our first time in Aruba, and…Continue Reading

Flywheel Review in South Beach, Miami

Flywheel Review in South Beach, Miami

The next morning on our trip, we headed to Purdy Street to try out Flywheel. We were definitely hurting a little from our 8-mile run with the Raven (link here), but we stretched a little and hoped that an intense 45-min ride would loosen us up. I have tried SoulCycle before (link here), so I…Continue Reading

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