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Pursue Your Passions, Be Fit and the Rest Will Follow…

Hi Passion Fit Crew, I hope you all have been enjoying the summer. My summer has been extremely busy and as a result, I haven’t been able to dedicate as much time to my blog as I’d like. However, I’ve been craving the ability to sit down and write lately, so I’m back with some new ideas and thoughts to share as well as a personal story from my life. The title of today’s post is actually the tag line for my personal brand, Passion Fit, which is, “Pursue your passions, be fit and the rest will follow….” I wanted to write about pursuing passions because I think it’s a concept we all could benefit from right now. At a time when there has been so much violence, hate, racism,

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Don’t Overthink It…Just Make It Happen

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope you’re all doing well. It’s been a little while since my last blog post. Why, you ask? You know…work, marriage and family, parenting and household responsibilities, kid’s activities, exercise, appointments, volunteering, social plans and general life busyness, I guess. However, I really miss writing and connecting with you guys, so I prioritized some time this chilly and cloudy Sunday morning after breakfast, while my kids are snuggling in blankets and watching a movie and before I go out for a run. 🙂 My topic for today centers around not overthinking things and just making them happen in our lives. And me writing this blog post today is an effort to practice what I preach. Too often in life, we get so caught up in

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Surviving and Thriving in Working Parenthood

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the start of spring. Also, Happy Easter and Happy Holi to all those who celebrated last week! Life has been extremely busy on my end as I recently started a new job as the Director of Enterprise Sales for a health, wellness and fitness video technology start-up in Silicon Valley called Grokker. I’m really loving and enjoying it, however, in trying to balance my new job, my personal health and fitness brand, Passion Fit and my family’s needs, I definitely have a lot on my plate these days. Therefore, for my blog post today, I wanted to share what I’ve been experiencing and learning with fellow parents out there, because it’s important for us all to stick

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Stay Present and Take Things One Day at a Time

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope you all are enjoying the New Year so far and 2016 is off to a great start for all of you. It’s been a busy start to the year for me, so I haven’t had a chance to blog in a little while. Therefore, I wanted to write today about the concept of staying present and taking things one day at a time. This concept certainly isn’t new and is something we’ve all probably been reminded about from family, friends, teachers, coaches, bosses and others at some point in our lives or another. However, staying present and taking things one day at a time isn’t always easy, especially if you’re someone like me, who’s always planning for the future. For anyone who knows me,

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Amazing Workout Accessories for the Holidays

Happy Holidays, Passion Fit Crew! I hope you all are celebrating and enjoying the season with friends and family and gearing up for an exciting New Year ahead. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been working your way through your holiday shopping list throughout this month and may be in the midst of finalizing your last few gifts for some key family members. If that’s the case or even if you want to shop for yourself, I wanted to let you know about some amazing new workout products to check out. I was recently introduced, by a common professional contact, to Jessica Louw, the very talented founder of a San Diego-based retail company called aLign. As two entrepreneurs in the health, wellness and fitness space, we had a wonderful conversation

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My Personal Vision and Mission Statement

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope everyone enjoyed Halloween and is gearing up for holiday season. My blog post for today is very special to me. I wanted to share my personal vision and mission statement I had written 20 years ago when I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I had taken Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” leadership course within the business school and was very inspired by both the course and the book at that time. One of the things we discussed, was knowing your own values and writing about your own personal visions and mission statement for your life. I wrote mine in such a way that I could read it decades later and my deepest

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The Power of Music

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope you all are doing well. For my latest blog post, I wanted to discuss the power of music and how it can serve a really great purpose in our lives, especially as it relates to our health and wellness. Music can positively impact us in the following ways:   It can energize us   It can lift our mood   It can make us happy and excited   It can touch our heart, soul and spirit   It can help us grieve and ease our sadness   It can help ease our pain   It can help release our frustration or anger   It can reduce our stress or anxiety   It can reduce our blood pressure   It can inspire us   It can empower

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Wellness Tips for Parents

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope you all are doing well. Now that we’re into August and school will be back in session soon for those who are parents with kids (including myself), I wanted to blog today about some wellness tips for parents. Life is obviously extremely busy when you’re a parent and can often times be overwhelming. When you’re trying to juggle your own career, running a household, kids’ school activities, homework, sports practices, music lessons, birthday parties, volunteer projects and more, you need to remember to take some time out for yourself to keep your sanity and maintain balance in your life. If you don’t take care of yourself, you’ll end up burnt out, cranky and with little patience…all things most of us as parents have experienced

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What is Exercise?

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer. For my blog post today, I wanted to provide a list of 20 statements about what I think exercise is and isn’t in an effort to provide perspective, motivation and encouragement for all of you. I hope you enjoy this list and feel free to add to it, change it or make your own list. The most important thing is that you have the right mindset so you can make or continue to make exercise  a lifelong priority. Okay, here goes…enjoy! 1. Exercise isn’t just a choice, it’s a necessity like sleeping, eating, showering or brushing your teeth. 2. Exercise isn’t about how you look, it’s about how you feel…and if you look good too…added bonus. 🙂

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Mindfulness Broken Down into Four Concepts

Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope you all are doing well and are enjoying the summer so far. It’s been a few weeks since my last blog post, so I wanted to get another one out to you guys. Today, I wanted to discuss the topic of mindfulness and break it down for you into four concepts. It’s become a popular buzzword in the world of health and wellness these days, but I still think it’s an important topic to understand so you can incorporate it into your life if you’re interested and could help in becoming more centered, relaxed, peaceful, happy and in touch with your internal and spiritual self. I’ve been interested in mindfulness since I was in college and would often tell my best friends that one

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