Last week, Tom and I got back from our Purely Pyrenees trip down south on the Mediterranean Sea where we cycled (on electric bikes) from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain with Purely Pyrenees. I can’t recommend the experience enough.
7 Fitness truths that have taken me this long to realize
Over the years, so much about health and fitness has become clear to me. Here are 7 fitness truths I’ve realized after growing into my own skin and becoming confident with who I am — both in and out of the gym.
How to reduce stress and anxiety when you’re feeling overwhelmed
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? No one can escape stress, but we can learn to handle it better. Here are the best ways to reduce stress that work for me when I’m feeling overwhelmed.
9 of my best French grocery store tips!
I love checking out all the products and packaging and really do enjoy my trips to the supermarket. So to be useful today, I’ve put together 9 handy tips for grocery shopping in France.
The importance of finding exercise you enjoy
Is exercising something you love or hate? Maybe somewhere in between? If you exercise regardless, does it matter if you enjoy it? Yes!
Making the positives mean more
As women, we’re conditioned to minimize our successes and downplay our wins. We’re made to feel like we’re bragging if we’re proud of an accomplishment. These positive moments get overshadowed by other things. Life goes on. Then something negative happens. Let’s focus on making the positives mean more.
The 1 thing that will sabotage your fitness goals every time (but only if you let it)
It’s New Year’s resolution time. Here’s the one thing that will sabotage your fitness goals every single time. You don’t have to let it!
Polar A360 review: My wrist-based heart rate monitor
Beyond snappy shoes and fashionable workout gear — which are absolute musts, duh — there’s one fitness expenditure I’d recommend…
How to stay motivated to exercise when you have no energy
Do you struggle with exercise motivation or does your motivation come from within? Here’s how I have stayed motivated to exercise over the years. Let me break it down.
Zaggora Breakfast Smoothie Vanilla protein powder review
I recently learned of Zaggora Breakfast Smoothies so I bought some on a whim after seeing the shake is nutritionally sound and that they deliver within Europe. Here’s my Zaggora Breakfast Smoothie review. Find out if Zaggora protein shakes are worth your money or not. Is Zaggora a hit or miss? Read on for my protein shake review.
Where to buy egg whites in France?
Not all countries have the same food products and when you move abroad, discovering all the new foods is part…
French grocery store adventures that will turn you into a vegetarian
I’ve always loved grocery shopping and my outings to French grocery stores delight me even 5 years in. There’s always something new to be discovered. I respect the fact that people have their own eating habits and preferences but I can’t say you’ll ever see me willingly ingest any of the meat at French grocery stores you see below.
Buff Bake review: Protein cookies and nut butters
Are Buff Bake products worth your hard-earned cash? Read on for my Buff Bake review.
Fabletics in France: The Shift Bag review
I love Fabletics and recently bought The Shift Bag since my tote bag just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Read on for my Fabletics Shift Bag review.
A Friday trip to the farmers’ market
Tom’s not working today so we took advantage of a local farmers’ market not far from where we live. Places like this make me happy.
How your health & fitness routine changes when you move abroad
After moving to France and having to adapt to a new gym culture and schedule, I’ve reflected on my health. Here’s how your fitness routine changes when you move abroad.
Easy Le Creuset bread recipe I love!
I bought a Le Creuset Dutch oven last week because my houseguest wanted to cook for us. And I love it.
Healthy brands in France: Natsu Foods
So over the past couple of weeks, I’ve happily sampled a variety of Natsu products and am sharing my thoughts here.
Here’s more on Natsu Foods and why I think it’s a brand you should check out.
The amazing France yogurt culture (plus my faves!)
Even though I’ve been here 4 years now, France yogurt culture is still all new and exciting and you have to try ’em all to find your favorite, right?
Rituel Studio Paris review: My Xtend Barre class
While in Paris for a few days last week, I was on the hunt for a fitness class and decided…