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Giving Your Goals a Spring Refresh With Expert Tips

Spring brings a sense of rejuvenation. Shaking ourselves off after a long, cold, dark winter. It’s time to get up and get after all the good things a little more sun and warmth inspire. 

Spring more so than other seasons personally spark a sense of a refresh and transition for me personally, more than New Year’s or any other time of year. In this spirit, and thanks to several inspiring panels, networking events and talks I’ve been to in the past few months, I wanted to gather some advice and inspiration from some of the boss babes I’ve met and connected with recently. They are experts and leaders in fitness, wellness, beauty, business and entrepreneurship.

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The Top 3 Things I Learned During My Body Transformation

For those who may not know me, I’m Larissa Nicole - a Personal Trainer, soon-to-be Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Writer/Blogger and F45 Trainer - and over the past 8 years, I’ve lost over 60lbs, built a whole lotta muscle and have overcome traumas related to cardiovascular health, bullying, and body dysmorphia.

Although I still consider myself to be a “work in progress”, I now try my absolute best to use my transformation story as a way to teach other women struggling with their weight how to become a stronger, healthier & happier version of themselves and that absolutely anything is possible with the right mindset.

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Ask yourself: What did you do today? What have you learned? How do you feel?

Today marks Day 54 since I decided to give myself a belated New Year’s resolution and made a commitment to journaling. I originally set out to use it as a tool to encourage motivation, positivity, and alleviate some of the ideas that were overcrowding my thoughts with no other purpose than to feed my anxiety and the common habit of extreme overthinking. Then, I overthought how I was supposed to write in a journal.

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Finding Your Healthy is Hot Spot

And just like that, it’s over. No goodbye, no conversation, no explanation. That constant in our lives no longer existed. It was part of our routine, our everyday. How could this happen? It was what we knew and some days it was all we knew. We scheduled it, we looked forward to it. And just like that, it’s over. Overwhelming sadness and heartbreak left us searching for answers. Asking and begging for it to stay. Offering everything we could to keep things going.  As energy wore thin, passionate feelings turned to disappointment and anger. It was easier to avoid the questions and to hide away until we were ready to move on. Sounds like a bad break-up, doesn’t it? In a way, it was.

These were the emotions and reactions that filled the hearts and minds of many when our local fitness spot closed without notice or explanation. The place where we worked out, sweat, relieved stress, networked, got to know each other, no longer existed. We were forced to find somewhere new. This lead myself and many others from our fitness community down the path of exploration for what else existed out there.

So what makes the right HIH spot? That depends on you. Whether you’ve moved to a new city, you need a change or you’re looking to try something new, here are a few tips to consider for your next HIH spot.  

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How To Start The Year Off With A Bang

There is a lot of pressure that comes along with ringing in the New Year. We often lose sight of the little things we can do to be happier and healthier because we are so focused on the big “resolutions”, some of which are actually detrimental to our global health. Here are five simple steps you can follow to ensure that you start the New Year off with a bang. Which one will you try?

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