The Emotional Stages of Doing a Bikram Yoga Class Explained Through GIFS

Last night I did my first Bikram Yoga class in about 4 years and it was pretty much an emotional roller coaster. It went kind of like this:1. Excitement!! - All of theses thoughts were going through my head when I decided to do this. "One of my goals is to get more flexible this year!!! I'm going to sweat out about 37 pounds class. OMG, I'm going to be sooooooo zen and relaxed!!!!"...more

Orange is the new Fit!

While I was back in Arizona I had an opportunity to try a Orangetheory Fitness workout. I have been dying to try it!!! I have heard such great things about it, so the bar was set pretty high. The only time I was able to make was a 7 am class that is 30 min from my parents house. Shows just how much I wanted to try it out because I am NOT a morning person. Anyway, I woke up at a ridiculous hour to get there on time and there was no coffee ready for me either....more

Setting the table: A primer on nutrition

http://theskinnyandthethickofit.com/2015/01/10/setting-the-table-a-prime......more

7 Reasons Why You Need To Try Taekwondo

 I have done every workout ever. Aerobics, step, spin, kickboxing, cross fit, tae-bo, personal training, running, walking, yoga.  Like I said; name it and I have most likely done it.Throughout the years, I have gone through fitness phases, falling in deep like with different things. I have always been active, playing basketball, rollerblading, bike riding. (And walking the beach always kind of centers me.)...more

Get Your Metabolism Going

I Lost 2 Lbs. In Four Days!That may not seem like a lot to you, but I was surprised I had lost any that quickly.I’m going to share some of my recipes with you. They have ingredients that get your metabolism going. This first one is the Blueberry Chocolate Almond Smoothie....more

Does January = Diet?

Now that January is here, almost everyone we know is starting their annual diet. I cannot even count the number of diets I've started, some a complete and total failure almost immediately, some more manageable. Even thin people seem to think, worry and even obsess about their weight.  And so for many people new year= new diet, and back to making themselves and everyone around them crazy. I think one of the greatest myths many of us swallow is that diet=healthy....more

Friday FitLife Tip: Health Journal

Happy Friday! It is finally the weekend! It was definitely an adjustment getting back into a regular schedule during this first full week of 2015. I think I am ready to nap all weekend and stay warm inside during this cold snap!...more

10 Years of Weight Watchers

If you've been reading around here for any amount of time, it's no secret that I'm continually trying to be healthier. While it's been an ongoing journey for me, I know a lot of people jump into it with the new year starting, so it's a hot topic right now. And honestly? That's great. It's awesome to bring attention to living healthier. Even though many people fall off the bandwagon, I'm convinced that each year more people stick to it for the long haul. After all, there was a year I was one of those people - my first stint with Weight Watchers began in January 2005....more