Friday, December 27, 2019

Final Days of 2019

Happy Friday! I can't believe the new year will be here in 5 days! I do hope to re-prioritize blogging in the new year. This year, my intentions were to blog on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week but, as you know, that hasn't been happening.

Since we're on Christmas break, I am hoping to get out as many blogs before the new year (dare I say daily?) and then resume my intended schedule of posting blogs three times per week.

I am going to be tracking my daily nutrition intake, water intake and working out (likely treadmill at the gym) three times before the new year. I am carrying about 5 extra pounds from the holiday and I hope to drop as much of that as I can before the new year! I want to end the year with a total of 20 lbs lost.


More importantly, I want to end the year as healthy as possible.

Stay tuned for a Christmas recap, soon!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Maintain Don't Gain - Up For The Challenge

We're a little over a week into December and you may have noticed that I didn't share any goals for this month, as I have been doing in previous months. 

While I love setting weight-loss goals for myself, I have come to find that the best goal for me during the holidays is to "maintain, don't gain". That's all the challenge I need this time of year!

Currently, I am 20 lbs. down in total for this year. I would like to end the year with that accomplishment still in tact. With Thanksgiving and early Christmas parties, I have already maintained my loss for a month. I am feeling super motivated to maintain and not gain for the remainder of December.

I plan to moderately indulge during social events and aim to stay within my nutrition goals at all other times. Balance is going to be my friend this month. The holidays, and really life in general, has no room for that "all or nothing" mentality that I always fight against. "All or nothing" is a diet mentality, and if you're a long time reader then you know from this post that I am not a fan of that mentality at all.


This week, I am going to focus on sticking within my nutrition goals, drinking plenty of water and getting some activity in. We had a fun weekend with a few social gatherings, and we have a few more coming up this next weekend. So this week is crucial to maintain balance.

I am up for the challenge! Are you? Let's do this!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Openfit - Working Out From Home

Thank you, Openfit, for sponsoring this post!

The people at Openfit recently reached out to me with an offer to try their program for free in exchange for my honest review. I am really excited to be sharing about this new digital streaming platform because it is focused on the three things I value most in my weight-loss journey: fitness, nutrition and wellness!

I recently recorded a VLOG from the first day I had tried the Openfit program through their app on my phone. If you're interested in a real-time sneak peak of their program through the app, you'll want to push play on this one:


If you know me well, you know that I love my gym membership. You also would know that I live in Northern Pennsylvania where we have long, snowy winters. Having the option to stream workouts from anywhere, including my home, makes working out and reaching my goals even easier!

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Some of the workouts they offer include:
  • Xtend Barre – Sculpt a strong, lean body in 30 days with trainer Andrea Rogers.
  • T-Minus 30 – Get in shape for a Tough Mudder in just 30 days.
  • Rough Around the Edges – Train with a badass crew of professional stuntwomen.
  • Yoga52 – Transform your life with 30 days, 8 weeks or one year of Yoga.
  • 600 Secs – Get fit fast with focused 10-Minute Workouts.

I love using the Openfit app for my at-home workouts! Follow this link to receive a FREE TRIAL for yourself!