Health in the Time of Quarantine: Fitness

It’s not easy staying motivated to workout when you’re ordered to stay in your house / apartment / condo and you’re 1) worried, 2) surrounded by the goodies in your kitchen, 3) happier watching Netflix or scrolling Instagram than moving your body. It’s even harder if you’re used to going to classes.

LET ME TELL YOU. I’m feeling it, especially this week where I have zero motivation to move my body even when I know I’ll feel better after, mentally and physically. So yes, allow yourself to rest.

But, if you feel so inclined, MOVE. It is bound to help. I mentioned it before, and I’ll mention it again…Elle Woods knows best: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t kill their husbands. They just don’t!”

Rounding up my favorite workout options at all prices. It can be expensive. It doesn’t have to be!

  1. Peloton: Definitely on the pricier side. The bike and mat came in under $2500, which I split with my fiance. What I love about Peloton is obviously the amazing classes on the bike and the fact that it’s just sitting in my living room begging to be used, but also the app! Whether or not you have the bike, you can download the app and do yoga, strength, cardio, meditation, outside running (with mask!), etc. So many great instructors and class options ranging from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. It pretty much gives you no excuse 🙂
  2. Instagram Live / Zoom: So many fitness instructors and personal trainers have been furloughed and / or stopped seeing clients in person for obvious reasons. Enter technology. Whether you want to follow along on Instagram Live for free or donation based rates, or sign up for virtual Zoom classes where instructors can see you. I’ve done both! I personally prefer Zoom because I work harder and can fix my form. Look up your favorite influencer / instructor on Insta or check if your gym is doing online classes. Many are.
  3. Pinterest: A freebie. I used to do this all the time while traveling when I couldn’t get to a class or had a fitness studio that offers online classes. I would search “total body workout 15 minutes” or “abs” or “lower body 10 minutes”, etc. and found a myriad of options. I saved them on a board, and will open them every so often to find a routine if I’m not feeling creative.
  4. YouTube: Another freebie. Like HELLO! Search for pretty much anything on the interwebs and there is a YouTube video / channel waiting for you. If you like yoga, maybe try “Yoga with Adriene”. If you like pilates / low impact / body specific routines, check out “Blogilates”. She offers a wide range of videos from programs to singles. Your opportunities are endless, and you might like it better than reading off of a screen.

You can also find many of these (and more!) in my “Coronacation” highlight on Insta!

Stay safe and healthy, and I hope this inspires you to move today!

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I’m Turning 30. Now What?

First Deloitte event after I made the big move to Boston! (Summer 2018)

In exactly one month, I will hit the next decade. One that causes many people to flip a shit. I wouldn’t say I’m nervous about turning 30, but I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’m ecstatic about getting older (is anyone really?). But I’m not freaking out about it.

Honestly, I look better than I did in my early- / mid-twenties.

I’m in a loving relationship.

I have a good job with a good salary.

I live in a bomb apartment in a fabulous city.

Not to mention, five years ago I wasn’t traveling – internationally or domestically – the way I do now. Things are great. But they can always be better.

Drastic hair change (but I loved it!) and my amazing boyfriend. (Spring 2018)

I starting conjuring up a list of things I want to do upon turning 30. Some of them are things I’ve tried and failed before, and some of them are brand spankin’ new.

  1. Read at least one book every two months before my next birthday
  2. Spend more time with family
  3. Drink at least 100 oz of water per day
  4. Avoid spending my own money one week each month (non-work)
  5. Stretch more. Foam roll more. Get more massages.
  6. Save an extra $150 per month
  7. Avoid calling myself fat
  8. Sign up for a new type of race
  9. Go to the movies alone
  10. Deadlift 275 lbs / backsquat 225 lbs or more
  11. Make more time for phone calls with family and friends
  12. Speed up mile jog pace (which means TRAINING, Brynn!)
  13. Spend more time at home in Boston
  14. Buy myself more flowers
  15. Travel to a new city, domestic or international
  16. Strive for my leanest body while maintaining a balanced life
  17. Spend less time on my phone around friends, family, and bae
  18. Try one new Boston restaurant a month
  19. Complete a detox diet (i.e. no added sugar, Whole 30)
  20. Learn a new skill
  21. Do something new at work
  22. Purge my closet of unused shoes and clothes
  23. Finish decorating my apartment
  24. Workout at least twice a week while at client site
  25. Spend more alone / quiet time with bae
  26. Create (and stick to) a general budget
  27. Go to ten historic sites or museums in Boston
  28. Organize my closets
  29. Make a new financial investment
  30. Focus on eating less processed foods
Disney Princess Half Marathon 2019 – Need more amazing, thrilling, difficult events in the future.

We’ll see how far I get, but it’ something to strive toward next year!

Are you hitting a milestone? Even if you’re not, do you have any goals you’re trying to achieve?



I Run Races But I Dislike Running

I completed my first Cherry Blossom 10 Miler on Sunday. My first race in my own city! I now have three half marathons, one ten miler, and a Spartan Sprint under my belt, with 5Ks and 10Ks sprinkled in as well. And I foresee more races in my future (a marathon perhaps???), but I don’t love running. I don’t even like it. I actively dislike it.

So why do I spend hundreds thousands of dollars on races and traveling to said races? Why do I mentally torture myself to train (or really, not train) before each one? Why do I spend hours doing an activity I don’t like?

There are a few reasons:

  1. I like the “day of” race event. Not the running. That part royally sucks, especially when it means an hour or two out on the course without stopping. But I enjoy taking pictures with my friends, pumping each other up, swapping music ideas, discussing post-race plans, or figuring out our pace to run together. I always do races with people – my gym squad (#6amCPcrew), my boyfriend, my DC friends, my besties from home – because it makes it more enjoyable to wake up at an ungodly hour, potentially in the cold, to run a race I paid for months prior.
  2. I like feeling accomplished. Crossing the finish line feels amazing. Each time I run a race, I’m somewhat amazed that I’ve done it. Years ago, I couldn’t fathom doing intense workouts outside of tennis practice. And I sure as hell did not feel the need to run more than the forced gym one miler. During my first half in February 2017, I wasn’t sure I would make it. During my second half in November 2017, I was amazed at my PR. During my third half in February 2018, I ignored my longer running time because I ran with a foot I injured 3 weeks before. Each time, I had a different reason to feel accomplished, and each time it felt really good. That feeling wipes away all of the disdain I feel during the actual race.
  3. I like testing my mental fortitude. I’m not saying I’m the fittest person ever, but I regularly workout and (usually) eat pretty well. In the last three years, I’ve lost weight and changed my lifestyle, so I know I can physically go out and jog 13.1 miles with minimal training. I’ve done it (three times to be exact). And while I’m not the fastest, I get it done, and in pretty decent time if I do say so myself. So the hardest part is not the physical activity, it’s keeping my mind in check. It’s easy for me to say “Brynn, you’re not doing great. Let’s stop” or “Come on girl, everything hurts. Time to walk” when I really am just bored and / or feeling achy. When I can force my brain to listen to my ratchet AF playlist and not my internal mean thoughts, that’s a win. Now the next step is figuring out how to keep my mind positive during 26.2 miles, if I decide to try it! (LOL who am I?)


First half marathon! Disney Princess Half (February 2017)


First Spartan Sprint, three days post-China trip! (June 2017)


Second half marathon! Disney Super Heroes Half (November 2017)

Highlights from Holiday 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018!

In my last post I talked about tips and tricks for staying on track during the holidays. Here I want to highlight some things from holiday experience – from not going way off track (quite a feat!) to amazing gifts to successful healthier alternatives for treats!

Gifts that are “V Brynn”: I know that the holidays are about more than gifts, but my family and friends really seem to get me. My favorites include a SoulCycle gift card, fitness themed wine glasses from my sister, Lulu Lemon windbreaker, packing cubes because I am always on the road, a S’well bottle,  Draper James mittens, and a beautiful gold India Hicks necklace. I’m blessed to have people around me who are able to spoil me, and who know exactly what I like. I call is a pretty successful haul!


My northeast-raised ass picked up “y’all” while at Tulane University 😉



Wine + Fitness = Brynn

Alternative Holiday Treats:

  • Gingerbread Balls: Saturday before Christmas, I was out all day. I had done pretty well eating wise, but was seriously craving gingerbread. I am no Betty Crocker, but I attempted this grain-free no-bake gingerbread cookie balls recipe, which was easy (thank goodness). My mom said she loved them! I thought they were slightly too wet (probs did something wrong…) and might cut the molasses next time. I rolled them in nuts instead of shredded coconut and froze them. SUCH a good treat to help with cravings! 


Gingerbread balls rolled in chopped walnuts!


Delicious to pop one (or a few) while frozen

  • Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cocoa with Cordyceps: I first learned about Four Sigmatic on the Almost 30 Podcast. I decided to try it over Christmas. My family has a tradition of getting coffee and peppermint hot chocolate ready prior to gifts on Christmas morning. This year, I used the spicy mushroom hot cocoa. On the first try I added to much water, so I had to put in some regular coffee and hot chocolate for a better consistency. Since then, I’ve perfected my cup – be on the lookout 🙂


Holiday Workouts: Just because it’s the holiday season does not mean you should say “screw it”. I got my workouts in and it a) helped me make better choices, and b) helped me feel good even after drinking a little too much red wine or eating an extra cookie. I tried my aunt’s Crossfit gym, I made up workouts in my basement on Christmas Eve, I showed my mom OrangeTheory, I ubered myself to Barry’s Bootcamp while in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve (my new obsession!). It can be done, and it’s so rewarding. I’m glad I made it a priority in 2017, and I sure has hell will continue to do so!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Share any tips and tricks you used to minimize feeling bloated and lethargic. I would love to hear! 

Let’s #SLAY2018



Have Yourself a Healthy Little Christmas

Christmas is just a few days away, and I am scrambling to eat healthy AF before I head home for the festivities. I know I’m not alone in this. I even did a juice cleanse one day last week (to my nutritionist’s dismay) and it felt good for five seconds, but it isn’t sustainable and it really wasn’t that healthy (“a whopping 152 grams of sugar!” she said. “holy shit!” I said).

Therefore, I am refocusing – continuing my road to a healthy lifestyle (because diets don’t work long term). I will try to remain consistent over the holidays – continuing to workout and eating well in between the prosecco and the Christmas cookies. Below are some strategies, recipes, and products I am going to try so that I am healthy and happy during the holidays, and not angry and deprived!

Move Every. Damn. Day. Whether it’s a full-fledged workout at a fitness studio or 10 minute at-home HIIT or even some squats and pushups in between cooking Christmas dinner, it counts. I already have time set up to do Crossfit with my aunt, and I’ve called LA Fitness to get a guest pass for a few days. I may build in a run, I may do some BBG at home – we’ll see! But I will make sure to get some movement in. Not just to burn unwanted calories, but because it feels good!

Pick and Choose. I am going to consume red wine and prosecco and cookies throughout the holiday. That is for certain. However, I also know that being home Thursday to Wednesday means I can’t binge every single day. I will not feel good during or after the holidays if I do. Therefore, I am going to pick and choose. Friday night party with my best friends? Wine, please. Christmas eve prosecco? Hell yes. Christmas day cookies? I think so. In between, I’ll hit the gym, and continue eating high fat / moderate protein / low carb foods.

Find an Alternative. While I’m down to splurge this holiday weekend, I’m also looking for alternatives, because I KNOW there are amazing, yummy, healthy foods I can make / consume! Example: on Christmas morning, I like waking up and making hot chocolate before opening my gifts from Santa 🙂 This year, I am going to make Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cocoa with Cordyceps with Vital Proteins collagen peptides. I’m hoping I love it. It’s delicious and nutritious way to start the day (and festive and fun!). I’m also looking into great healthier alternatives to Christmas foods! May also try to cook or bake some healthier versions of Christmas staples (here, here, and here). But Domestic Goddess I am not, so we’ll see how that goes (sorry to my boyfriend, and to my ancestors…). I’ll keep you updated!

Remember, you can still enjoy yourself AND add in some healthy options. As my nutritionist says, remember to “stay strong, focused on your goals, and aware of your choices!”.

Happy (healthy)  holidays!




IMG_6407 My gift from my gym’s annual “sockret santa”. Will be worn on Christmas Day 🙂



Staying on Track During Thanksgiving

Well, damn. It’s been some time since I’ve been here. If you saw my Insta story on Sunday, you know I’ve had a few weeks of feeling really down – about work, about fitness, about nutrition, about my body…the list goes on. But, I’m back! It’s time to stop feeling sorry for myself. And time to be grateful for all I have. And this is the perfect week to (re)start that mentality, after all, it’s about giving thanks!

Below is an article I wrote for my office’s wellness committee last week that is relevant to the time of year, but also how I’m feeling in general.

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, and for spending time with family and friends. But let’s be honest, it’s also about the meal. Whether you love your nana’s homemade stuffing, Aunt Carol’s sweet potato casserole, or that pecan pie that has been in the family for generations, Thanksgiving is not known for being low calorie, low sugar, or portion-controlled. Therefore, many people often struggle with food guilt, the food coma, and wondering what or how much to eat. Follow some (or all) of these tips to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and still stay on track:

Don’t Skip Breakfast

Skipping the AM meal(s) to save your appetite will only lead to a [insert favorite food here] binge session at the dinner table (e.g. four helpings of nana’s stuffing). Instead, make sure to eat a breakfast containing protein and fat to stay satiated while finishing up the preparation activities. Good options located here and here.

Get in a Workout

Get the family outside and throw around the ‘ole pigskin, or participate in a local Turkey Trot 5k. If that’s not your family’s style, go for a walk (alone or with willing participants), or hit up your favorite fitness class in the morning. Mom won’t miss you too much for an hour (or less)!

Participate in the Meal Prep

Healthy doesn’t have to be bland, and yummy doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Offer to prepare a side or dessert (or both!) that is delicious and nutritious. It’s an easy way to be helpful while also ensuring there are some actually healthy options on the table, not the “seemingly healthy but actually very bad” items (lookin’ at you green bean casserole). See here, here, and here for lighter recipes.


With WATER, not just mulled wine or hot apple cider. Make sure to take in eight glasses (or more) of H20 throughout the day, and drink a glass prior to sitting down for the main meal. This will prevent you from mistaking thirst for hunger pangs. It will also help you refrain from overeating (think “eyes bigger than stomach”).

 Cut Yourself Some Slack

Enjoy the day. After all, it is one day (minus the yummy leftovers. See healthy options for post-Thanksgiving here). Remember to be grateful for your family and friends, for your health, your job, your dog, etc. Drink some fancy red wine, eat the mashed potatoes and gravy, and remember that you will get back on track. Don’t let food guilt bring your down this Thanksgiving. It will only make you stressed, and less likely to enjoy the holiday.

See other healthy Thanksgiving tips here! I hope you found this helpful!

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!



The (Sober) Life of the Party

I recently posted a tweet by Chance the Rapper on my Instagram (reposted from Spiritual Gangster) that not only hit home for me, but with followers, and some of my friends too. There seems to be a constant pressure to be “the life of the party” or “the drunk girl dancing on a table”…unsuitable surfaces if you will (shout out to sorority sisters). I’ve learned that it’s not only possible, but OKAY to have fun without food and alcohol – either by being the “odd girl out” at a party or by choosing to have fun a different way.

To be completely honest, I haven’t mastered this yet.

To be completely, completely honest, I’m in Santa Fe for a wedding, and pondering 1. how / when I will indulge, 2. how I can still “have fun”, 3. how I will not be a “Debbie Downer”

Just wanted to level the playing field. Gotta keep it real, ya know?

HOWEVER, I will say that I have made some serious strides in the last few years. I used to be baffled by weekends without drinking. Brunch is what you do in DC (between museums and monuments and rooftop bars). When I started at my gym, a coach told me to find other things to do. I realized that hanging with friends was always surrounded by drinking or eating. Eventually, I started to take long walks in beautiful DC with friends, try a new museum, or check out a hiking spot. That slowly transitioned into me being able to go to happy hours and brunches and make a game time decision about what I wanted to do. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t drink or indulge (#prosecco #chocolate), I just pick and choose when I want to consume it, and how much.

What I’ve learned is…if I don’t groan about it (which I often still do) 1. I still have fun, and 2. most people don’t know or care what I’m doing (apparently the world doesn’t revolve around me always???)

PRO TIP: Sip on club soda (+ lime, lemon, orange, etc.) or nurse a drink during the night. Get your dance on, be the jokester, hold court at the end of the table…just continue to BE YOURSELF.

I hope this helps anyone trying to live his or here #bestlife while striving to reach goals! Just know you’re not alone, it’s possible to have fun soberly, and if you don’t make a big deal about it, you’re most likely golden. And if people have a problem with it, share the Chance the Rapper quote (that’s both facetious and not).

Additionally, check out the wellness trends of 2017 from one of my favorite sites, Well + Good (specifically #9 and #13).



Resetting with Wanderlust 108

108 – Unity. Wholeness. Infinite Love. Cheesy? Perhaps, depending how you feel about yoga and the spirituality surrounding it. I never got into that part, but I can see the benefits, and sometimes I wish I did. I do like the spiritual meaning of 108, and think it could be applied to most things in life.

I attended the Wanderlust 108 festival by RFK stadium in DC yesterday. It’s a traveling one-day festival that promotes finding your “true north” or your “best self”. My friend and I found out about the DC event months ago, and I was hooked. While I’m no yogi, the festival name and the mission behind the events are SO ME, and so applicable to my life – my passion for health and wellness, my goals, and this blog. I am in search of becoming my best self, and I am navigating my way through this journey (side note: I am obsessed with the logo and associated merchandise…obviously).

Advertised as a “Mindful Triathlon”, the full day event consists of a 5K run / walk, yoga class, and meditation (which I suck at, but more on that later…). Participants then choose optional activities to do, such as essential oils class, aerial yoga, acro yoga, flow + restore yoga, and hula hooping. Participants are also able to walk around the market to check out the various vendors, grab coffee and food, and check out the adidas x wanderlust tent and the kombucha garden! There are also free samples everywhere of amazing products (I went HAM on the free stuff, as you should).

I had to wake up before 7am on a Saturday, which isn’t cool, but I was excited. After getting to RFK, meeting up with friends, registering and setting down mats, I immediately set out to find coffee, because duh. I got the regular brew + almond milk at the True North Cafe, scarfed down a banana, and perused the market for samples and athleisure. The day was awesome, especially coming off a week of indulging (I give myself some slack because #birthday). It felt great to reset and get back on track a bit.

Wanderlust Ready

You can’t head out to the Wanderlust 108 festival without a bathroom selfie. Duh.


The 5K started with a pep and a stretch. Normally, I would want to jog this, but decided to walk with friends and be “mindful” of the type of tri this was – no competition, just feeling good in your body, mind, and soul. So we walked, and I dealt with my inner nagging thoughts: “you’re lazy“, “do you even run?”is this even a workout?” “look at the runners”. I can be so mean to myself. Here I am, spending the day at a health and wellness / yoga festival instead of bottomless brunching, and I’m STILL not doing enough apparently. Luckily, I managed to get past those thoughts and enjoy walking around with friends deciding what to do the rest of the day


We participated in the group yoga class with Chelsey Korus while the sun showed absolutely no mercy. The cool tribal paint on my arm smeared somewhere between downward dog and warrior two. It felt great, and it reminded me that I should incorporate more yoga into my regimen, solely to stretch and strengthen my body.


As mentioned earlier, I am not good at meditating. I used to do that self-deprecating gloating about being “too busy”, “too uptight”, or “too in my head” to bother with meditating. While I know the benefits of slowing down, relaxing, and finding contentment, I’ve never been able to do it…though I should really say that I haven’t really wanted to, or tried to really meditate. This was no different, except that I laid there the whole time instead of getting up and skipping this part. The sun continued to beat down on us, but I tried my best to remain still. I found myself trying to control my thoughts, trying to stop thinking, and having moments of “real meditation”…but definitely wanted this part to end sooner. It made me realize I should try an app or go to a class to try it again. What harm could it do?

Afternoon Activities

Unfortunately, I was unable to do acro yoga or aerial yoga, so I participated in the essential oils class, which was interesting to learn about. Refrained from purchasing anything prior to doing additional research (my bank account can thank my “hard science”-trained boyfriend for that one). I purchased items at the adidas x wanderlust tent, tried the kombucha, ate lunch, and grabbed more samples of some of my favorite items.

Free Shit

Who doesn’t like free shit?! Loved sampling and grabbing some of my favorite items at the Wanderlust 108 market

Overall, it was a great day. It reinvigorated me, after a week of feeling bloated, and lethargic due to constant over-indulging. It also reminded me that I need to continue “finding my true north” and determining who I want to be, what I want to do, and how I want to do it.


YASS. Found one of my dreams on the giant dream catcher inside the Samsung tent at Wanderlust 108

Are you on a journey to find your “true north”? How are you navigating your journey?



Shaklee Healthy Cleanse Thoughts

Sometimes I do right by my body. Sometimes I don’t.

While I am a proponent of balance (gimme some wine with that kale), for my goals, I know I need to stick to fueling my body with the right foods most of the time. And when I don’t I can see and feel the difference.

Due to work stress, weekend travels, and events, I let myself slide more than usual the last few weeks, and I really needed a way to refocus. Enter the Shaklee Healthy Cleanse.

It’s NOT a juice cleanse. I do NOT sell it. This is NOT sponsored. Just an honest opinion.

One of my badass, super athletic friends has been using Shaklee products for a long time, swears by them, and began promoting them over the last year. As a wellness guinea pig and supporter of my friends, I decided to see what it was all about. Why not try a week-long cleanse with some virtual supporters and see if there are results?

What does it entail?

  • Eat real food – unlimited fruits and vegetables (depending on the type), 1-2 servings of protein per day; avoid dairy, nuts, legumes, processed foods
  • Take natural supplements 2x daily
  • Go about your day normally (that includes workouts!)

Does it work?

  • Did I lose a few pounds? Sure – 5 in July and 3 this week…and I cut the cleanse short / drank coffee with coconut milk most days (not sorry about it)
  • Do I feel lighter? Yep
  • Do I look more toned? I mean…I noticed very slight changes in my stomach (my biggest “problem area”)
  • Do I feel better? YEP. How can you not after consuming only vegetables, fruits, and lean protein for 4 days?
  • Is it a miracle worker? NOPE (side note: if you find one, let a girl know plz)

Will I do it Again? Probably! Even when I run out of supplements, I like the idea of having a reason to eat a certain way. You might say, “come on Brynn, just eat that way normally”, and I would say that I do for the most part. But there’s something really helpful about having a reason / being held accountable, either by myself to finish the cleanse, or by the virtual Facebook group of fellow cleansers.

It’s not for everyone. Some people may steer clear of anything with “cleanse” in the name. Some people might not want to take supplements. You do you, boo.

Figuring out what makes you feel and look your best is important, and there are so many things out there to try. I’m just over here checking ’em out one by one 🙂








My Fitbit Died And I’m Not (Currently) Stressed

A few weeks ago, I read a post by The Cutting Veg entitled “Confessions of a Step Addict”. While I liked it, I immediately decided that I was just fine with utilizing technology for health purposes and continued to walk around my hotel room in an attempt to reach my step goal at 11pm).

But then my Fitbit died.

And I threw a bit of a tantrum à la toddler Brynn. And then I mostly got over it.

Not surprisingly, life went on. I walked around DC – from Chinatown to Georgetown to Foggy Bottom to Adams Morgan.  I embraced the odd but amazing 75 degree weather in August. I enjoyed my friends, and the hours spent outside on a Sunday afternoon.

I have NO idea how many steps I’ve in the last two days.

I couldn’t log tonight’s workout.

I wasn’t able to connect my Fitbit to MyFitnessPal and see the results.

I was a little stressed. But also, I’m free.

Finally, that blog post made sense to me. How many times did I pace around my apartment or hotel room (as seen on SnapChat and Insta Stories) to get to my step goal? How many times did I freak out that I wasn’t logging my workout correctly? How often did I spend more time checking my stats than focusing on a run?

While technology can do amazing things, and while I definitely am in the market for a Garmin running watch or an Apple watch (birthday is next month just sayin’), I’m trying to learn how to just enjoy more.

Enjoy how I feel during / after a workout.

Enjoy running (lol) outside in the city in which I pay rent but barely see.

Enjoy the hikes with my boyfriend or the bike rides with my mom.

Enjoy nourishing and delicious food that fuels my body without knowing if my calories burned far outweigh my calories consumed (that’s for you, #gymsquad).

This is definitely a work in progress – I just looked down at my tan lined wrist and made a sad face – but it’s worth it. Even if it doesn’t last long, it’s a really good learning moment.

Do you focus too heavily on technology? Does it mess up an entire workout if you forget to log part of it, or it dies in the middle? Breathe. Read the aforementioned article. And learn to listen to your body as well as your devices.




Headphones. Phone (1 of 2). Fitbit. Runkeeper. Instagram post. Will I stop using them? No. Should they control my workouts? Also no.