Most of my workouts are streamed online. I strength train at the gym two or three times a week, and the other three days I turn my (tiny) living room into a fitness studio. With so many workouts online, I never get bored!
Living in New York City, working in the media industry, leading an active lifestyle with homemade, nutrient-dense meals, AND maintaining a healthy social life means my stress level has the potential to crumble me. Based on the above, I don’t have time for that. That’s why I adopted seven methods to manage my stress so my mind and body can perform at their optimum.
I’m not a huge fan of running, but my love for outdoor fitness always wins. When I saw there was an all-women race in Central Park, I signed up on a whim because what’s six miles and change? Great decision on my part — it was one of the best races I’ve ever completed.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a little (or a lot) of motivation to do an intense workout. During my 6+ mile runs, I fantasize about chugging a large glass of chocolate milk afterwards. My motivation to hike up, down, and around Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park? One specific trail: Car Wreck. Continue reading
Brunch is a verb; you don’t go to brunch, you DO brunch. And nobody does brunch better than my family. We may workout like fools, but damn do we know how to eat — especially if it’s a holiday or birthday. For Easter this year my parents and I drove to the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel and indulged in the hotel’s Easter brunch buffet: no time limit, bottomless mimosas (in my case, champagne), and food everywhere. Indulgence never looked so tasty.
A little over a month ago I participated in a bar crawl and day-drank my afternoon away (typical). That night after sitting in the bathroom contemplating if I would ever feel normal again, I stumbled into my room, started seeing stars, and hit the ground at the foot of my bed.
Luckily a bruised knee and ego were the repercussions. But that moment proved to me I needed a lifestyle change…and fast. Continue reading