Category Archives: Fitness

Body Positive Workout: Aerial Yoga

When I first decided I wanted to try aerial yoga, I had one question– what is the weight limit for aerial yoga?

You already know what I was worried about, I was wondering if aerial yoga for plus size people was even an option. Would the silks hold me up? Would I be able to do aerial poses? Is aerial yoga hard?

If you have similar questions, this post is for you!

5 Day Motivation Challenge

I don’t know about you, but it can be hard for me to get motivated and it can be even harder for me to STAY motivated!

So, I’m really proud of myself for staying motivated and consistent for this long. I feel a strong love towards myself for making a commitment and sticking to it. I’m also feeling stronger and better after my health scare last year.

This is the Real Reason I Workout

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Okay, I’ve got a serious question for you—why do you work out?

I’ll admit to you that my workout sessions were not always positive or productive, because I was fighting against my body.

I treated each minute on the treadmill or in a dance class as a punishment for being plus size.

My workouts weren’t joyful.

Plus Size Workout Video: My Swim Routine

When I’m looking for low impact cardio, swimming is my favorite work out.

I swim 1-3 times per week and I love how it makes me feel. Because swimming is a full body work out, 30 minutes in the pool can make me feel the same level of intensity as an hour on the treadmill.

When I’m in the water, I do much more than swim laps, so I created a plus size workout video for you showing my swim routine.

5 Reasons You Should Try the YMCA

Living in NYC there are so many gyms! Cheap gyms, fancy gyms, specialty gyms… the list goes on and on. If you’re looking for a gym in New York City (or wherever you live) I highly suggest that you check out the YMCA. Here are five reasons why I adore the YMCA: 1.) Financial Assistance If fitness is a priority for you, money should never be an obstacle. The YMCA is one of the more affordable gyms that still has all of the amenities I need (steam room, sauna, towel service, etc.). and here’s the amazing part. If the standard rates are still a bit too high for you, the YMCA provides financial assistance. Pretty cool, right?

The NutriBullet LEAN challenge!

The holiday season is always rough for me to navigate. There’s such an influx of parties, wine, sweet treats and indulging and by the time I fly home I find myself feeling a little lethargic. It’s so important for me to listen to my body. Around December 15th I knew I’d been indulging more than usual. I could feel my energy levels were a little low. I had a few breakouts along my jaw line and my cycle was a day late (which may not sound like a big deal, but when I’m in a healthy groove my body runs like clockwork). One of my healthy living strategies when I feel this way is to flood my body with nutrient…

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