Will Pilates help me lose weight?

Will Pilates help me lose weight?

I receive a lot of questions about Pilates and weight loss. It’s a hot topic and one that I love talking about. In attempt to answer more of your questions I’ll be test-driving a new series called Q&A Wednesdays. Every few Wednesdays I’ll film a quick video answering the questions...
April Abs: workout #1

April Abs: workout #1

Happy Friday Beauties! Every Friday in April I’ll be posting a quick ab routine that you can do throughout the week. They’ll be short and effective because I know you’re short on on time. They’re super casual, from my home (with messy hair) to yours. Once you’ve completed this workout...
Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

If we’re connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you’ve already seen glimpses of an exciting program that’s in the works for the month of February. The program will be taking place here on the blog so stay tuned. You won’t want to miss it :) But in the meantime, as we...
What This Space Is About

What This Space Is About

I’m happy to share that The Balanced Life readership has grown quite a bit as of late. So if you are new to this community, welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this site to go….what I love about it, what I want...
5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

This routine is for those of you who come home at the end of the day with a tense neck, tight shoulders and a stiff back. If you don’t have a foam roller yet, please get one! They’re cheap, effective and perfect for releasing tension at the end of the...
WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

This is a favorite series of mine. I’ve written it as a 40 minute workout but if you have less time just adjust the length to fit your needs. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Cardio: 15 minute run – Jog at an easy pace for...
Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Our thoughts affect everything we do, say, feel, think & believe. Our thoughts construct our reality, shape our view of the world and determine the way we feel about life as a whole. Our happiness level is 100% dependent on the way we think and the perspective that we have....
How Convenience Leads To Success

How Convenience Leads To Success

I spend my days helping my clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Some see tremendous results; they lose weight, change the shape of their body and increase their vitality. Others, hardly see an ounce of improvement. There is one key thing that sets these two groups apart: consistency. Group...
Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Living a healthy life doesn’t mean you have to miss out on foods that you love. As you all know by now, I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.” Rule #39 is one of my favorite rules to live by: “#39: Eat all the junk food you want,...
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Pilates For Beginners (part two): the transverse abdominis

Pilates For Beginners (part two): the transverse abdominis

Happy Friday Beauties! And welcome to part two of the Pilates For Beginners series. If you’re just joining us you’ll want to check out: Intro: Pilates…what it IS and IS NOT Part One: neutral spine + basic hip mechanics Today we’re talking all about the abs. Specifically, the transverse abdominis. You’ll often hear me refer to...
Balance In The Midst of Change: a Q & A with Stephanie May Wilson

Balance In The Midst of Change: a Q & A with Stephanie May Wilson

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared a Real Women, Real Balance interview with you. So today I’m excited to introduce you to writer, blogger and adorable newlywed Stephanie May Wilson. She is a natural storyteller and a beautiful light in the blogging world. You all know how big I am on finding writers who...
Become A Balanced Life VIP

Become A Balanced Life VIP

I’m excited to announce that after much deliberation, consideration and strategizing I’ve decided to launch a VIP Coaching Program here on The Balanced Life. Over the past few years many of you have requested more opportunities to work with me one-on-one but the timing never felt quite right. And when the timing doesn’t feel right,...
Pilates For Beginners: neutral spine + hip mechanics

Pilates For Beginners: neutral spine + hip mechanics

Happy Friday Beauties! I’ve been looking forward to today’s post all week. We’re kicking off the first workout in our Pilates for Beginners Series. As I mentioned last week, every Friday I’ll be explaining some of the foundational Pilates principles to help you get more out of your practice. Each post will include information on how to incorporate...
Instagram And The Comparison Trap

Instagram And The Comparison Trap

Hi Beauties, I’ve had this post drafted for months but have waited to post it because I really want the message to come across in the right way. I’m going a little off topic today to share some thoughts on social media… I’ve written posts in the past about the comparison trap on social media (like this...
What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

Good morning Beauties! What better topic for a Monday morning than Bulletproof Coffee? You may have heard about this trend and if you’re like me, you may be a little confused about the purpose and the idea behind it. For those of you who don’t know, Bulletproof  Coffee is high quality coffee, blended with organic...
Pilates For Beginners

Pilates For Beginners

Over the past year I’ve received a lot of requests for gentle/beginner Pilates routines. So I’m excited to introduce a new series to you today…Pilates For Beginners. Pilates For Beginners will be a series of videos that start with the basics and progress week by week. I’ll discuss basic Pilates principles and provide gentle workouts...
Taking some "me" time...

Taking some “me” time…

Hi Beauties! I was stressing over getting a post up for you this morning, but to be honest, I just need a break today.  As you know, being a work-at-home mom can be tough. Naptime is typically filled with as much work as I can pack in but today, I need a break so I’m honoring...
Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

I have a bit of an obsession with protein bites. These days I won’t eat a bar that’s loaded with ingredients I don’t recognize so I stock my pantry with Larabars and Kind Bars, but they can get expensive. So most weeks I set up shop on Sunday afternoon and prep some healthy bars & bites...
Link Love: what I've been reading...

Link Love: what I’ve been reading…

Happy Friday Beauties! Any exciting plans for the weekend? I’m happy because I’ll finally have a chance to celebrate my birthday. I’m also looking forward to an opportunity to just slow down, relax and enjoy a weekend with my family.  September was a busy month so I’m eager to transition into the slower pace that October...
TBL Run Club!

TBL Run Club!

Friends, I have a confession to make. I can hardly remember the last time I went for a run. Seriously. I think it was a few weeks ago, but before that there was a dry spell too. I just haven’t been in the mood but the crisp Fall air is starting to call my name....
September Favorites

September Favorites

I can hardly believe we’ve reached the end of September. It’s one of my favorite months for a variety of reasons. But we’ve been having a heat wave in Colorado, and though I’m not complaining, I’m looking forward to the cool, crisp days of October and the holidays creeping into sight. Inspired by my friends Becca...