Why You Need to Listen to Your Body

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Summer is right around the corner, and for me that means going into “finals mode” except not cramming flashcards, but workouts. I recently have been loving my fitness journey. I’m not comfortable with showing any of my transformation photos on the internet, but I will say that I’ve gained six pounds (of muscle!) and it makes me happy to see the changes in my body rather than on the scale.

The past year I’ve been loving the Youtuber Sarah’s Day. She’s a health and fitness Youtuber who’s motto is “Listen to Your Body.” I always thought that to be a great motto, but I didn’t really live by it until recently. Here’s what I learned about why to need to listen to this motto.

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I Worked Out for 30 Days and this is What Happened

Sounds ambitious I know, but I realized that it was actually a lot easier once I laid down some rules and motivation. Did I go to the gym every single day? Absolutely not! But, I did find that was my favorite type of workout! The other days? a mix of at home videos, runs outside and just plain skipping the gym. Here’s my experience after a challenge of 30 days of working out.

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My Goals for 2018

The goals post is finally here! I didn’t want to send this out on the first of the month because I really wanted to take the time to sit down and decide what I want to accomplish in 2018. So if you are nosy like me (personally these are my favorite types of posts!) then just keep reading. I’ll be going over:

  • my goals
  • my resolutions
  • my monthly goals
  • and my word of the year

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How to Stay Fit During the Holidays Without Being Scrooge

With holiday cookies, family dinners, and an endless list of Christmas movies to watch, who really has time for working out. When motivation is at an all time low, it can be hard to workout until a New Year’s resolution is made. For Blogmas day 4 I wanted to share my ways that I stay healthy during the holiday season. The way I achieve this doesn’t result in missing out on any of the festive fun!

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Detoxing from the Chaos

A couple weekends ago some friends and I packed up our bags and headed out into the woods. Holy. Crap. People! If you’ve been following my blog for a bit, you know I am all about fashion, pampering items, and you know, a bed. But I was inspired by my friends’ stories of sleeping in forests and hiking mountains, and a felt an urge of adventure.

Now I wasn’t about to pack up the car and drive to Colorado for the weekend. But, we rented out some camping ground and spent the weekend at a state park about a half hour from campus. This was perfect for me because I was super concerned about a good night sleep and bears (I know I’m in Iowa, but still!). By doing this, I took the time to step back from hectic everyday life.

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Summer Gym Essentials

Finally I got my butt into gear and made it a point to go to the gym, no excuses. I’m currently finding so much motivation with all of the classes my gym has to offer (it’s also given me a reason to go out and buy new gym clothes!) Today #ontheblog I’m sharing with you what I bring to the gym on a typical day. Everything is linked (not sponsored) below to make shopping for these must-haves easier.

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