Journey to Wellness: Bikini Prep

San Jose Workout

Last week my bikini prep was rough due to preparing and traveling to BlogHer. I started the week out very motivated and empowered after seeing such a drastic loss on the scale in my first week, but as the week continued, my schedule got a bit out of wack.

This was also my first week training without Matthew. My training schedule is set up so I train with him 4-5 days per week, and then the following week I repeat the workouts on my own. This cycle will continue all the way to my targeted competition date of November 15th. Each workout hits a different part of the body as well. Continue Reading

10 Things I Learned at BlogHer 2014


This past weekend, I attended BlogHer 2014 in San Jose, California. It was my first BlogHer conference, and my first trip to California all jumbled into a crazy 3.5 day trip. I had so much fun, but I also learned so much. I now look at BlogHer as THE industry conference for blogging, especially for women. The insight and experience that I gained was truly invaluable. If you are a blogger and looking to attend a conference to learn and grow, I highly suggest you book your ticket for the next BlogHer conference (whenever they announce the date – last year I snagged my ticket in November 2013).
10 Things I Learned at BlogHer 2014

1. Bloggers of all sizes are welcome to attend. I went to BlogHer expecting it to be a conference geared towards bloggers who are more serious about having a certain level of success in their blogging careers. However, I quickly learned that many people were curious about blogging. At the newbie breakfast on Friday morning, I remember a woman stood up and asked if someone would be able to teach her how to tweet since she just downloaded the application. I also met several people who didn’t blog as yet. They were coming for ideas, insight,  and tips to begin their blogging journey. On the flip side, I met many women who have overwhelmingly successful blogs and freelance write for well known digital and print publications. Continue Reading

Favorite Things: Bruchetta, Motivation Mojo and Survival Kits

NYC West End

As you are reading this, I am in San Jose, CA for the annual BlogHer Conference. I have never been to Cali, so I am super excited. As usual, it’s me and my girl Nellie (aka my traveling companion/blogger bestie/roomie for life) taking Cali by storm. The weekend will be filled with workshops, brand conversations, parties, and fun. Make sure you are following me on social media to keep up with all the fun times! Cheers to a weekend on the west coast! Now onto my favorite links from the week. Continue Reading

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