I certainly received mixed reactions when I told people that my husband and I were taking our 4.5 month old son to Europe.  Some people were thrilled for us and said it was a wonderful age to travel with a baby, while others wished us luck with a sarcastic chuckle.  Well, after making it overseas to 3 different countries with our son, Austin, I can officially say tha

Vacation is definitely a time to relax, have fun, and forget about the day-to-day stresses that may occupy your mind back home.  It is also a time where we may let our healthy practices take a backseat so that we can indulge a bit more than we usually do, and in my mind, there is nothing wrong w

It is not very difficult to browse Instagram and find a surplus of health and fitness related information on how to lose weight.  In fact, the hashtag #weightloss has 49.1 million posts, so it  is clearly a popular subject.

Up until week 36 of my pregnancy,  everything had been smooth sailing.  I was fit and healthy, had a ton of energy, no complications, and (supposedly) my baby was head down and ready for departure.

If you read my previous article on “7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Fear a C-Section”  you may already know my personal story about how I gave birth to my son Austin.  If not, check out my article here, but I will give you a quick run-dow

October is my favorite month of the year. The weather is usually pretty perfect- not too hot, not too cold- fall clothes are in full effect (hello cozy sweaters and high boots), and the foliage is like a picture out of a book.  With fall comes fun outdoor

The mini-band is a fitness tool that can seriously enhance your workouts.  If you have taken my barre classes you probably already know how much I love using the band for butt and thigh work, but there are SO many other uses for it.  Not only is it super inexpensive, but you can take it anywhere (gym, outdoors, travel, etc) and get a killer workout guaranteed.  Below ar

Recently a new studio, Burnin' by Ray, the Ungym, opened 5 minutes away from where I live and I couldn't wait to give it a try.  In a sea of too many yoga and cycling studios in Boston, I was excited for something new and different to open up. Keep reading to see why Burnin' by Ray is different than other fitness studios

I believe that morning is the most important part of the day, but usually the most rushed as we are running out the door for work, to drop the kids off at school, make it to a class at the gym, etc. How you begin your morning can really set the tone for your day.  Creating a morning ritual can get you out the door on the right foot, feeling invigorated, calm, and ready

Fall means cozy sweaters, colorful leaves falling from the trees, warm apple cider, and pumpkin EVERYTHANG. Besides being easily adaptable in many recipes, pumpkin also packs quite a few health benefits:

  • High in carotenoids which the body converts into Vitamin A.  These are known to help keep your eyesight sharp an