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The 2 key principles that finally helped me understand and master glute activation

st regis maldives - the 2 key principles to understand and master glute activation


I want to preface this post by stating that I am not a certified personal trainer nor a physical therapist.  My goal with this post is to simply share what concepts (after spending a lot of time, money, and hours researching) allowed me to have some "light-bulb" moments and finally understand how to master glute activation. If you're experiencing any pain or muscle imbalances, I highly recommend consulting with your doctor and a physical therapist first.  



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Friday Favorites #7

view of the water outside of our over the water villa in st regis maldives


Happy Friday! I hope you all have had an amazing week. I'm once again typing this from 32,000 feet up in the air. We are on our way home from an amazing week in the Maldives. I think this will officially be the longest Friday of my life. Due to the time change and flights we will be living in "Friday" for something like 32 hours. No complaints, but it's a weird state of having no idea what time it really is or when we should be sleeping/eating. The good news is it gives me some time to…

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Friday Favorites #6

Maldives from the plane


Happy Friday! I'm currently sitting in a lounge in Malé sipping a vanilla bourbon iced tea waiting for our fourth and final flight. We will be taking a sea plane to get to the St. Regis resort in the Maldives where we will be spending the next seven days. As I was sitting here, I realized that tomorrow is already Friday (and time for a Friday Favorites). We left on Tuesday and have been living in a haze of airport lounges and incredible flights unsure what time or day it is until now.



Vanilla bourbon iced tea in Maldives St. Regis lounge
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Not your average breakfasts: Quick, Healthy, and Veggie Packed Breakfast Ideas to fuel Your Day



Today, I'm giving you a glimpse of my breakfasts. They're weird. Or let's call them "non-traditional". I'm a big believer in starting my day with a veggie packed and nutrient dense breakfast. I don't know who decided that sugary and carb heavy breakfasts were going to be the first meal of the day, but they weren't setting us up for success. So many of the traditional breakfast foods set our energy levels up to crash and burn soon after eating. I'm thinking there's probably a better way to s…

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Friday Favorites #5



Has this week felt long to anyone else? I feel like Monday was eons ago. Last weekend was a nice combination of productivity around the house and social events including having a few friends over to watch the Super Bowl. This week has been hectic and work has been a bit stressful. Jameson and I did manage to get in a nice walk one day to soak up the sun, and I think that was a highlight for both of us. Once again I'm enjoying a moment to sit down and to reflect on what I've been loving thi…

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Easiest DIY Sofa Table: How to make an inexpensive table when you have minimal carpentry experience and tools

easiest DIY sofa table


Buying a home and decorating it is a super fun but also a never ending process.  We have lived in our house for close to two years, and somehow I still have a project I want to tackle each weekend.  Lately, my focus has been on our “bonus room” which is one of Matt’s and my favorite rooms for very different reasons.  Matt loves the projector we have for optimal tv and movie watching, and I love the little home gym we’ve created for awesome home workouts. Last weekend tv –watching and fitness …

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Friday Favorites #4

Happy Friday! It's that time of the week when I share a few of the things that are making me smile. As always, I'd love to hear what you're currently loving in the comments. <3



Alexia Clark workouts



Photo from Alexia Clark website


*Love* Alexia Clark's workout program. I have been following her workouts for over a year, and I still look forward to her workouts every morning. No workout is ever repeated, so I never get bored.



If you aren't familiar with her, for a super reasonable monthly…

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Amelia's Amazeballs: No-Bake Fig Newton Energy Balls

I’m sitting on a plane flying back home after a short trip to Maine feeling refreshed for a new week as I type this post.  I absolutely love my life in North Carolina, but I do miss being close to family.  Last week involved a lot of sad and challenging cases at work, but after a weekend of playing with my sister’s new puppy, Arlo, and family I’m starting the week back with a full heart.  Now, instead of balls for days on my iPhone, I have photos of Arlo for days.  But don’t you worry – I have …

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Friday Favorites #3

Happy Friday! Here's another summary of the things that have been making me happy this week. As always, I'd love to hear highlights from your week or anything that you're currently loving. <3



Ninja Foodi



Foodi Ninja


This is one of my new favorite toys. I held out for a long time during the instant pot craze telling myself I was fine with my slow cooker and oven, and that I didn't need another kitchen appliance to take up space in the kitchen. Then the air fryer craze started, and that was super…

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Whole30 ALDI Recipe Roundup

21 Whole30 Recipes You Can Make From One Trip To ALDI



We are all busy people. Committing to Whole30 (or no sugar, cutting out processed foods, etc.) takes a lot of mental energy and precious time trying to remember what you can and can't eat, finding recipe ideas, and prepping and cooking in the kitchen. When I did my first Whole30, I spent a long time searching for compliant recipes to create a meal plan in preparation for the week. I felt excited until I was at my third grocery store tryin…

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