Last week I tried cupping and this week I’m telling you all about it. šŸ™‚ As I search for ways to slow down and work my schedule into something a little more manageable, I’ve feltĀ pulled to widen my wellness experiences. I’m a big believer that I can’t really talk about something or give my opinion unless I’ve tried it. That was certainly a philosophy that got me into trouble during my using days as I decided I couldn’t possibly stop until I had tried all the drugs there were to try. Pro tip: not advised. ANYHOO, I haven’t tried a… View Post

I can’t believe it’s already been 4 weeks and my fitness challenge is over. Here’s my full recap on it, the results, and what I plan to do going forward! *This challenge involved things such as food tracking, which could be triggering to some people. If you feel like this may be you, check back later this week! The Challenge I went into more detail about the what and why of the challenge in this post, but to summarize: work out at BTY Training LabĀ 4-6 days/week exclusively (yoga and mobility classes allowed, but you know me) follow customized meal plan… View Post

Man, that’s a title for you. IDEA is the company that also brings you Blogfest — a smaller conference that runs concurrently with their annual World fitness conference. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know that I’ve gone for the past two years and plan to go again this July in Las Vegas. PTI East is a smaller version of the World conference. There isn’t an enormous expo, but there are a number of vendors present during the day. You can see all the conferences they offer here. The conference was held in Bethesda, MD, which you saw on… View Post

*This post is sponsored by Cal-EZ. All opinions and experiences are my own. Thank you for the support! It was not in my life plan to becomeĀ a personal trainer. From an early age, I decided that for my career I would be both an author and a marine biologist at the same time. Or an oceanographer — I hadn’t made up my mind on that one yet. In high school I wanted to be a math teacher because I had several who were phenomenal and made me love doing complicated calculus problems. In college I decided to pursue psychology even… View Post

I think nutrition is fascinating. I always like learning new research and finding new foods to try. One thing that excited me about this fitness challenge is that there was a nutritional component involved. It wasn’t just working out and eating what I had been eating, it encompassed both of those things and how they work in tandem. A short background on why and how I’m tracking my meals: In order for us to receive our customized nutrition plans, we first had to complete a BioSignature Modulation assessment. The fat levels on twelve sites on the body were measured and… View Post