Finding Balance
Baby Steps to Balanced Living

Baby Steps to Balanced Living

Hi Beauties! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you saw that this week I’ll be re-visiting the Baby Steps to Balanced Living that I originally posted back in January. Since we’re half-way through the year I thought it would be a good time to re-visit a few baby steps that can improve your health and...
How I lost the baby weight and then some... (part 1)

How I lost the baby weight and then some… (part 1)

Happy Friday Beauties! I’m finally writing the post that I can no longer avoid… Over the past few years I’ve shared a lot of information on eating healthy, getting in shape, creating balance and practicing self-care. But I’ve successfully avoided sharing much of my personal journey. There is a reason for that. Three reasons in...
Pilates Summer Series: Day #8 + Summer Skincare

Pilates Summer Series: Day #8 + Summer Skincare

Summer is full of so many great feelings. A cool dip in the swimming pool, salty lips from the ocean waves, and the warmth of the summer sun on bare skin. And really, is there anything better than the feeling of sun-kissed skin after a long day at the beach? I don’t think so. So...
Making The Most of Your Body Shape

Making The Most of Your Body Shape

Hi Beauties, I’m so excited to have Conni from Art In The Find here on The Balanced Life today. As we’re gearing up for the Pilates Summer Series I asked her to share some tips on how to dress for your body shape, especially when it comes to summer clothes & swimwear. Remember our theme...
Feel Your Best At The Beach This Season

Feel Your Best At The Beach This Season

In honor of Monday’s Pilates Summer Series announcement I’m excited to share this guest post with you today. Susan is a blogger for InStyleSwimwear.com, a luxury online retailer of fashionable designer swimwear, cover-ups, sandals and accessories. She whole-heartedly believes that you don’t have to be a size 2 to look beautiful in a swimsuit. It’s...
Advertising on The Balanced Life

Advertising on The Balanced Life

Hi Beauties, Sharing a bit of business here on the blog today. I know that many of you are bloggers, entrepreneurs or Etsy shop owners so I wanted to let you know that I do offer advertising and sponsorship opportunities here on The Balanced Life. It’s super simple. If you have something you’d like to...
Coffee and Exercise

Coffee and Exercise

I figured there’s no better day than Monday to talk about coffee. If you love your morning coffee ritual as much as I do, this post is for you. Let me start by saying coffee is not bad for you (hallelujah). As long as you keep your consumption to 1-2 cups a day studies have...

April Abs: workout #2

Happy Friday! Sharing two quick videos with you today… (when did I become such a video blogger?!) The first, I filmed last week and I forgot to post…but I want you to be in the know… And the second…your ab workout for the week! This week is all about planks. You know I love my...
Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Hi Beauties, I hope you had a great weekend. Did you have a chance to do the first April Abs workout? If not, you should do it this week. :) In last month’s newsletter (are you on the list?) I sent out the updated Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen recommendations from the Environmental Working Group....
Things I Don't Do

Things I Don’t Do

If you’re a Shauna Niequist fan you may remember a chapter she wrote in Bittersweet called Things I Don’t Do. It’s one of those chapters that has stuck in my mind for years and I come back to it again and again when I’m feeling like I just can’t keep up. Now more than ever...
Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

While it’s nice to have a workout like Pilates that you can do from home, it’s also nice to get outside from time to time. Especially as the weather warms up. Colorado’s weather is ridiculously fickle. One day it’s sunny and 65 and the next day it’s snowing. So when the sun peeks through I...
28 Days of Pilates: day #13 + purchasing a Pilates mat

28 Days of Pilates: day #13 + purchasing a Pilates mat

Yesterday I received a question on Instagram about what to look for in a Pilates mat. This is  a great question so I figured I’d answer it in a blog post in case you may be wondering the same thing. What to look for in a Pilates mat: While any mat will do, one thing...