Happy, happy New Year! Here we are, finding ourselves in 2016 already. If you are thinking about making a lifestyle change and getting in better and healthier shape, I have compiled a list of my top five favorite health and fitness blogs on my reading repertoire.
Faya, writer and founder of Fitness on Toast, is a certified personal trainer based in London, England, although you may often find her on exotic fitness excursions abroad. Her blog has won many coveted fitness awards and she has been featured in various health magazines. Gracing us with gorgeous photos, Faya’s blog offers a variety of workouts, the latest in workout fashion and clean-eating, fresh recipes to get you started on a path to a healthier you.
photo source: http://fitnessontoast.com/fitness/
2. Hello to Fit
Jess is a certified personal trainer, currently based in Virginia. I have been following her blog Hello to Fit for about a year and it is full of informative posts about exercise, healthy and tasty recipes and the key to living a balanced life. Jess writes and demonstrates posts regarding keeping active, and emphasizes the importance of proper form and injury prevention with her background in Kinesiology and exercise science. Her back to the basics series is amazing, and I have often referred to her posts on strength training safely.
photo source: http://www.hellotofit.com/about-me/
She may have a petite heartbeat, but this lady has big resources to help you achieve your fitness goals, regroup from struggles and be consistent. Ivanna is a certified personal trainer based in Colorado. Her blog is offers an array of health and wellness posts, from her super food smoothies, cardio, stretching and strength routines. Perfect for the busy parent, who may want to fit in a workout routine but is just not sure how, Ivanna suggests quick, yet effective workouts for those who are crunched for time. A beautiful celebration of life and spirituality, on her blog she is also candid about her struggles with anxiety and offers tips to help calm and soothe the soul.
photo source: www.http://petiteheartbeat.com/about-me/
She may be losing it, but I am so glad I found Lisa Traugott, a bodybuilding competitor and certified personal trainer based in Texas. Lisa’s blog She’s Losing it, is also a book that chronicles her journey from borderline obesity to entering the world of bodybuilding. Join Lisa, as she discloses her secrets to regrouping from setbacks, getting a tight tushy, and how to stick to your eating plan in challenging situations. Her blog is a humorous and heart-warming account of a mom who got her groove back by discovering a love and passion for fitness. Lisa exclaims, “If I can do it, so can you!”
Photo source: www.sheslosingit.com
Nathalia Teixeria is simply amazing. When I need to feel accountable, fight off senseless cravings and think about dedication and perseverance, I look to Nathalia’s blog. Not only her blog, but her YouTube vlog where she has reached rock bottom and bordering on morbid obesity, she shares with her viewers her moving vow to make changes in her life, lose weight and conquer her penchant for sugar in her riveting a-ha moment. Well, Nathalia not only lost the weight, she went on to become a powerful voice in self-love and self-care, as well as becoming a Spartan athlete and figure competitor.
These gals are not just pretty faces in cute workout gear. They know their stuff. May these blogs set you on your way to not only reaching your goals, but keeping them with consistent lifestyle changes, as they have done for me.
Welcome 2016! Let’s make it a great one.