YogaGlo Review: Stretch your body, not your budget

One of my goals this year was to commit to a regular yoga and meditation practice. Actually this is my goal every year, and while I might do yoga a few times a month, I’m never consistent enough to really feel like I have an actual practice. I hoped signing up an online subscription service could change that. Following is … Read More

Body “Positive” or Body “Pretty Sure?”

As a follow-up to Madi’s post about body acceptance , the Aunt-bassadors, our advisory group of more then 50 fierce, fearless women, weigh in with their own perspective on body image. It’s something we all still deal with in our own way. Sometimes, when it’s too hard to be body “positive”, the best we can hope for is body “pretty sure.” Mary E: I … Read More

AV Gift Guide: Irresistible prezzies on the cheap

Morgan and I have collaborated on the first ever AV Gift guide, our 10 festive favorites to give (or get.) And because we know lists are long but budgets are tight this time of year, we’ve made sure everything is $40 or less. Way less. Practically free. That’s our gift to you. For the cat lady in training: Gama-Go Kitty Egg Mold A good … Read More

Home Gym on a Budget

Oh to have the home gym of a Hollywood starlet. Not to mention a hot personal trainer to go with it. Unfortunately, limited space and limited funds mean you have to be a little bit more strategic when putting together a home gym of your own. And yes, a home gym is a must, because working out is a must … Read More

Standing Desk Diaries: Why I Gave Up Sitting Down

Sitting is the new smoking – you’ve heard that right? Those claims may be a little exaggerated, but there’s no doubt that we are far too sedentary for our own good. A study by the British Psychological Society found people spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes per day sitting at their desk – and that doesn’t even include our … Read More

The Key to Workout Consistency

When it comes to books and boys, I’m a stage-five clinger. You have to pry both out of my sweaty little fists. With my workouts, though, I’m more of the love ’em and leave ’em type. Which, surprisingly enough, actually works in my favor when it comes to sticking with my workouts. And not because switching up my routine keeps me from getting bored (though it definitely … Read More

Insanity Workout Week 8 – Finished!

Insanity Workout Week 8 is finished! I completed all 63 days! via GIPHY Sweaty high fives all around! And yes, you read that right, it’s 63 days, not 60. What’s up with that, Shaun T? I finished this morning and already I miss my nightly sweat sessions with the Insanity crew. Below are the results of my last two fit tests … Read More

Appy New Year – Apps to keep your 2016 goals on track

It’s January, the time of the year when many of us get off the proverbial couch and get after that 5K. And if you’re a gadget girl like me, you spend most of the first day of the year scanning apps that will help get after goals and stay on track. In July 2015 there were 1.6 million apps available … Read More

Insanity Workout – Fit Test

This summer, work seemed to take over my life and I slacked off my workouts big time. No, I never gave them up completely – otherwise we’d be talking about insanity of a whole different kind. But I did have far too many “something is better than nothing” weeks and I’m noticing too much lap under my laptop. Now I’m … Read More

Using Your “Saturday Self” to Find a Workout You Love

For me, working out became a necessity in college, and not because of the Freshman 15. This was back in the day before everyone had cell phones and social media, and your life was ruled by a single flashing red button – the one that indicated you had a message on your answering machine. I was in a just-starting-to-turn-toxic relationship … Read More