The good, the bad and the ugly on fitness trackers

It sure seems like everyone and their dog has a fitness tracker these days, myself included. I was lucky enough to be gifted one of the fancy-shamnsy smart watches, and boy do I LOVE it (kid in a candy store status). Mine is the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch because I am team Android, but it is essentially the same as the Apple Watch with almost identical features.

The purpose of this blog is not to compare and contrast all the myriad of fitness trackers available, but whether or not smartwatches in general are worth the money because let’s be real…they cost […]

The Best Legging

Something that you must understand is that 80% of my closet is literally athleisure. Nope. I am not joking or exaggerating. I live my life in leggings, hoodies and kicks. So while I am no fashion expert or trendsetter, I know a thing or two about what’s what when it comes to all things made from the likes of polyester, spandex and dri-fit.

For the past month, I have made it my personal mission to find the best legging…the one you can take from your workout to running errands around town. The one that doesn’t take a wash routine more […]

Best Home Gym Equipment

Let’s face it. Working out at home has major advantages. You don’t have to go anywhere. You can blare your favorite music like a crazy person. You can wear whatever you please. Did I mention that you don’t need to get in your car? And honestly, you can get a 100% effective, incredible workout with just your body, but if you are wanting to build your home gym, here are a few of my favorite toys:

1. Dumbbells –  In my opinion, this is a must have for everyone! They are relatively cheap (approximately $1 per pound), easy to store and […]

Breakfast Cookies

This year, I put on my big girl pants and hosted our annual girls Christmas Tea. It is a delightful morning when all the women on both sides of our immediate families dress up for delicate sips and delightful nibbles. Usually either my mom or mother-in-law host the event, but this year I actually stepped up to the plate. Gasp. If any of you know me, you will recognize that this is not exactly my strong suite. While I consider myself an adequate cook and a decent baker, I get intimidated by such parties as they definitely push me out […]

Let Us Not Forget Our Souls

We are body and soul – our beings cannot be defined by one without the other. The former is the familiar and tangible, and therefore, we are naturally more loyal and committed to it.  On the contrary, our souls are the essence which our senses cannot see, feel, hear, smell or touch. The soul is the mysterious innermost being, which can be all too easy to neglect.

Our bodies are the very address where we reside, and therefore we have a palpable, concrete realization of them. This means it only makes sense that we have a desire, or at the very […]