Backpacking in Buffalo Peaks Wilderness


It’s been almost three years since we moved from Georgia to Colorado. I was most excited to move here for the snowboarding, but I’ve been branching out to more outdoor adventures every year. The first year was all about hiking, culminating in my first 14er. Last year we tackled our first hut trip, woefully unprepared […]

Announcing the 3rd #MoveHappy Challenge!


We’re almost halfway through the year – how are your fitness goals going so far? Are you slogging through the same-old workout or enjoying most of your workouts? Everyone has those days that are less than fun, but for fitness to be part of your life long-term, it should be FUN! And that’s why I’m […]

FITaspire Favorites: June


It feels like summer and the torrential rains seem to have stopped in Colorado, so I think it’s finally time for summer favorites! This weekend we have plans to head out on my first backpacking trip (Kirk has some experience in this area) and I’m as excited as a kid! I have plenty of camping […]

Can You Train for Running and Bikini Competitions?


I thought I had shared the last bikini competition video, but then I realized there was one question I hadn’t shared the answer to. So I’m back today with another one! I like to run and that doesn’t stop when I’m training for a bikini competition. With the right running focus, you don’t have to […]

Stick with Your Healthy Goals Through Travel

Healthy Travel Tips

When you’re home, staying on top of your health & fitness goals can seem easier. You have access to your normal gym, a kitchen stocked with the foods you plan, and a schedule you can (usually) control. Those familiar surroundings are out the window when you travel. A new gym every week, eating out most […]

Does Puma Pulse XT Pass My Test?


How I love my workout gear! I think I have more fitness clothes than work clothes at this point. And that’s just fine with me. All that workout gear means I know what I like at this point — so I’m getting particular about what I choose to wear. So when I get new gear to […]

Stronger at Home – Full Body Workout


Years ago, my strength workouts were done almost exclusively at home. With the majority of my training time dedicated to swim, bike, or run – strength training was often an afterthought. Getting in my car to hit the gym just wasn’t going to happen. This is a common scenario for many of my athletes, but […]

BolderBOULDER 10K Race Report


On Memorial Day this year, I finally joined in a Colorado running tradition – the BolderBOULDER 10K! Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored partnership with BolderBOULDER 10K. While I was compensated for my participation, all opinions are my own. You can read my disclosure policy here. This was my motivation for cardio the […]

Is HIIT Cardio Required? {Bikini Comp Q+A}


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a popular training method, especially with bikini competitors you see online. Is HIIT the cardio method required for competing? That’s the question I’m tackling in today’s video – does my cardio training move to mainly HIIT as I get closer to a show? You know I love my running […]