Benefits of working out with your partner

Lately, George & I have been hitting the gym together. It’s been a nice change of pace! Sometimes our schedules don’t allow it and we do our own workouts when we can. But we’ve been sticking to this plan the best we can! I think it’s because we are holding each other accountable. Some days I don’t want to go at all! But, he pushes me. Or vise versa. And when I say “hmm, maybe I’ll just go to the gym” he reassures me that, nope take a break { very important }Having each others back on this has been really good.

Here are some great benefits when working
out with your partner { or anyone else! }

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1- Keeping one another accountable. This is #1, this way when one starts to feel unmotivated you have your other half encouraging you.
2- FUN. Can’t say all workouts are fun. But a workout together can put a little spin on everything and not feel so much as a “workout”
3- Success. Reaching your goals will become a lot easier when you have someone rooting for you.
4-Teach & be taught: giving and receiving  tips is great! Whether it’s about a workout or a post workout meal. All great to share and learn!
5- Connection. It’s one more thing that you can bond over. Talk about your goals, what you want to accomplish & plan ahead together.
6- Working out = endorphins = happy people 🙂 after a workout I ALWAYS {97%} of the time feel better! this will carry throughout your day together. And happy wives who thrive off endorphins won’t kill their husbands…. kidding 😉

I like the idea of working out with someone now. Whether it’s one of my friends, sisters or George!

Keep encouraging one another!<3
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Elf 4 Health: Round II

Hey guys! hope your staying warm if you’re getting hit with some snow. Sunday was our first snow fall of the season and today has brought some more which meant I got a snow day and classes we’re canceled. YAY, but also.. I was hoping to take care of my first set of finals, so now just waiting to hear when they are rescheduled.
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Back to sleep for some of us 😉
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I wanted to check in and share about ELF4HEALTH: If you haven’t heard about its it’s a 6 week program where each person is partnered up with another person elf to keep one another accountable during the holiday season. How cute is that?! And smart! Lindsay and Elle created this and I think its such a good idea.
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I didn’t partake in round I since I was late to signing up { what else is knew 😉 } but ready for part II + III!
Take a look at the challenges:
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I love these! So perfect and such a great way to remember what the holiday season is all about… gratitude, paying it forward, make a donation and also treating and loving yourself! With help from your elf along the way 🙂 Which I was able to meet last night {over email of course, and is lindays’s mother in law!} What’s an elf duties? WELL

As an Elf, you are expected to support your assigned buddy with their holiday health goals and the daily challenges. Elves & buddies will be reassigned every 2 weeks. You are only asked to email your buddy 2 times per week:

  • Monday: Send your buddy an email to help them with the challenges for that week. Ideas of things to include/attach: your own personal tips & tricks, inspiring words and/or images, a new, healthy recipe or workout to try.
  • Thursday – Saturday: Any time during these days, check in withy you buddy! For example, ask them if they tried a new recipe, workout, or had fun with any certain challenges. Feel free to tell them how you did with your challenges, too!

**Note: you do not need to be a blogger to do this. Grab a friend, partner or significant other to do these challenges with you!

Want more info? –> check out Lindsay or elle’s blog for more info, search the hashtag #elf4health to see what others are doing!

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Hope you join!
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FitFluential: join the community!

Hi guys! Happy Friday!
How’s your day starting out, or weekend looking?!

I am pretty excited to have joined the FitFluential TEAM.
For as long as I’ve been a reader of blogs, I always have seen the hashtag #FitFluential with pictures of kick ass workouts, awesome meals + fitspo quotes and thought how neat it was to be part of the community.// be the best version of YOU.  do the best you can.
Cheering each other on, inspiring each other & just being the best version of yourself.

But, I always thought you had to be a blogger. NOPE. ANYONE!  Just need a passion for life, fitness & kicking ass 😉 If your reader, or a twitter follower & don’t blog about your daily musings >> You can still join!

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The blogs I’ve been reading for the past few years have definitely inspired me.
So I decided to join FitFluential now that I did start blogging. To continue my journey with healthy living and
be surrounded by a positive community.

FitFluential Is Fitness Found

…. A little bit about F I T F L U E N T I A L ….

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FitFluential Is…

“FitFluential is the perfect combination of fitness and influence.  We understand that fitness has many different definitions. It can mean walking, jogging or running. It can mean working out at the gym or to a fitness DVD at home. It can mean competing in bodybuilding and figure, or marathons and Triathalons. It can be Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, or Kickboxing, MMA and CrossFit. A fitness approach to food can be vegetarian, Paleo, Flexitarian, Pescetarian, High-Carb, Lo-Carb, Clean, High-Protein, Lo-Fat, Lo-Cal, Raw, or Vegan. It can mean any combination of the above and there is a new approach almost every week.

Influence is found in many places and can be cultivated, which is why our FitFluential Family is ever-evolving. Our hands-on approach to choosing influencers is paying off, especially when you consider these recent statistics:

By the numbers:

FitFluential Ambassadors and Influencers reach more than 100 million people each month. In just over a year, FitFluential has grown to 10,000 members with nearly 800 Ambassadors.

FitFluential is all about balance.

We deliver positive messages of health and wellness, but we also promote maintaining a healthy balance. Too often, people view fitness messaging as restrictive and harsh. We showcase how anyone can incorporate habits that will improve their overall health and well-being.

Fitness is all about fitting in to your LIFE. We’ll focus on four primary areas in everything we do: Eat, Sleep, Move, Enjoy.

  • Eat the fuel our body needs that tastes great and helps us reach our goals, whether it is weight loss, building muscle, or learning to eat a more sustainable diet
  • Sleep the importance of rest in getting fit cannot be disputed, and you must get enough sleep so your days are energized
  • Move from walking to bodybuilding, from Crossfit to yoga, let’s move and keep our heart and body healthy
  • Enjoy life must be enjoyed and there are times when a cookie or a cookout and a day off is just what you need.

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I am all about balance. Heck, I love sweets to much. butIMG_5976
I also enjoy , trying new fitness and foodie things & taking time to myself and enjoy my surroundings. Living a healthy and balanced life is the answer & I am glad I can share my thoughts on health, fitness, food & life.

I guess I am kind of proud of myself for believing in myself and {even blogging for that matter} Because this is what makes ME Happy : ) !

Happy to continue to LEARN .. and GROW!

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Join me and the rest of the FitFluential group! Inspire each other to grow and best the best version of our selves.

HAVE A KICK ASS WEEKEND : ) hehe.
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