Mantras to Live By

When we discussed goal setting recently, I told you how much I love my new 2017 Active Living Diary by Lorna Jane.  It is full of inspiring and motivational mantras that are great to help you keep things in perspective.  I don’t know about you but I could be having a horrible day and sometimes all I need to turn it around is a happy thought or a little bit of encouragement.  Lately I’ve been focused on mantras to help get me through tough workouts, fall asleep and battle insomnia, keep striving for my goals and everyday inspiration.  I thought it might be fun to share them here since I think many of you would appreciate a little boost in your day!  Here are a few of my favorite Mantras to Live By!

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Tips for Getting in Shape This Year (No Diet Required!)

It’s the New Year which means everyone is collectively feeling the remnants from the holidays on their waistline, wallet and will.  So what to do?  Well, every year thousands of people recommit to their health by joining a gym, starting a new exercise plan or going on a diet.  I’m here to tell you that while these are all good pursuits, you also need to make changes that will help you in your lifestyle.  So here are a few Tips for Getting in Shape this Year.

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2017 Wellness Trends

Last year I started with the 2016 Wellness Trends and it was such a huge hit, I figured I would go ahead and continue with the 2017 Wellness Trends.  It is always fun to predict what will be big in the health and wellness industry in the coming year!  So read on and then let me know what you think are the biggest wellness trends in 2017!

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New Year, New Goals

It’s already the second week of January so I guess I’m a little late in posting my goals for the year.  But, with all the hype from my e-book being released last week, I lost track of it being a new year!  Even so, I think it is a good time to check in on how well your goals are going because I find that after the first few days, a lot of people start to wane in their resolve!  Plus, we have a whole year to meet our goals so there is no rush to hastily decide what you want to accomplish in the first week alone.


I love love love my new planner I got this year from Lorna Jane.  It is full of super motivating quotes and has a ton of little tips on healthy living.  Plus, I love to document everything.  

One of the best features of my new planner is the spot at the beginning to write down your goals, when you want to achieve them by and your bucket list for the year.  I actually find this to be so much better than making resolutions, which seem like you need to change something about yourself rather than making goals to make yourself a happier person.

This year, I actually sat down and wrote out exactly what I wanted to achieve by the end of 2017.  I’m pretty excited that my first goal is done (release the book!) but I have a lot more on my list.  

A few things I’m looking to accomplish in 2017:

  • Travel at least one place new!  We managed 4 countries in 2016 so it is going to be a challenge in 2017, especially because I already know we have families to visit but I’m hoping for a new adventure at some point!
  • Less sickness in 2017!  I spent a lot of time in 2016 under-the-weather.  While I may not have total control over this in 2017, I’m going to give it my best shot.
  • Get another pilates and barre certification.  This one is already booked!
  • Re-brand site.  I have big plans for this blog in 2017 so stay tuned to see the changes!
  • Take Cooper two new fun places.  We’ve already been someplace pretty fun recently but I’m still looking to expand his horizons as much as possible now that he is officially 2 and can do so many more things than when we was still considered a baby.

There are a few more on the list but we will have to wait and see how the chips fall before I share!  What about you?  What are your goals for 2017?

Friday’s Food & Fitness: 30 Day Clean Eating Plan

Hello hello!  This has been such a whirlwind week!  I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the sneak peek into my new e-book, HIIT the Barreā„¢!  I’ll be giving you a bit more today!

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