Finding Balance
The Balanced Life Run Club!

The Balanced Life Run Club!

I am so excited to kick this off today! A lot of you have expressed interest in joining an online run club to help us all stay motivated and committed to our workouts. If you’re like me, even if you have every intention to run during the week, life gets busy and runs get put...
Fall Run Club?

Fall Run Club?

Good morning! I just got back from a great (slow) run in preparation for my next half-marathon and spent the whole time piecing together the final details of an idea I’ve been dreaming up for the past few weeks. As you know I’m easing back into my running routine post-pregnancy and it seems like there...
Motherhood Mondays

Motherhood Mondays

First off, a big THANK YOU to all of you who took a moment to answer my short survey regarding what you’d like to see more and less of on The Balanced Life. I’m excited to jump back in from maternity leave and give you more of what you want. When it comes to pregnancy...
Choose Beauty: a new perspective

Choose Beauty: a new perspective

beau·ty [byoo-tee] noun 1. the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest). Lately I’ve been re-defining my idea...
Finding Fitness Without Overdoing It

Finding Fitness Without Overdoing It

A guest post by Jen Helms, creator of Fit-Cycle… When I was in school completing my undergraduate degree at Indiana University, I decided to run the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon even though I only had a couple of months to train. After a couple of weeks I noticed a pain starting in my left...
Food Is Fuel

Food Is Fuel

Today’s guest post is by Danielle from This Life I Live… I haven’t always had a healthy relationship with food. For many years food was always connected to control in my life. It led to some really unhealthy habits. Indulging and restricting became the way that food enslaved me. I was in a constant pursuit...
Finding Beauty In A Simpler Life

Finding Beauty In A Simpler Life

Hello! My name is Abby and I blog over at Pan y Colada. I’m so excited to be able to share a bit of my heart with you today! Swirling around in my head lately is the concept of excess. After returning in late February from three months of volunteering in Ecuador, the phrase that...

I need your help…

Maternity leave has given me a lot of time to reflect on my priorities, my career and where I want it to go from here. Having a baby will make you do that. I’ve been running The Balanced Life as a Pilates-inspired blog for a couple of years now. So much has changed since the...

Blog Moving Day

Happy Friday!  To wrap up the week I wanted to remind you that the Google Reader is officially going away on July 1 – but you don’t have to lose all your feeds! You’ll just have to change services. I just merged my Google Reader with Feedly and it was super easy. Here are a...

Happy Exercise vs. Stressed Exercise

  Over the years I’ve written a handful of posts about the WHY behind our pursuit of health & fitness. I’m more passionate about your WHY than I am your results. I’m on a mission to inspire women to question their WHY and perhaps change it. My list of WHY’s used to be: to lose...

It’s a GIRL!

In case you missed it on my Facebook page, we were overjoyed to welcome our little girl, Blake Madison, into the world on May 21st! She is an angel of a baby and is getting more and more personality each day. She’s also doing a great job growing cheeks :)   As you can tell...

How to Tune Into Your Body & Find Your Nutritional Groove

A guest post by Lara Dalch of Dalch Wellness… Great nutrition changes everything. …But I’m pretty sure you already knew that, didn’t you? At this point, you’ve probably bookmarked your favorite health blogs, leafed through the best books, and read all the tear-jerker success stories. Not only that, but you’re getting sick of the way...