How to Stay Fit With a 9-5 Internship

Hi all! Ever feel like its impossible to keep up with your fitness & health goals while working a 9-5 job? I have some helpful tips to keep you on track 🙂   Personally, after working all day I never have enough energy to workout after, so I always plan my workouts in the morning! This way I start my day off feeling great and more likely to stick to my workout regiment, I’m not left dreading my workout when 5 o’clock rolls around. I made my workouts a little shorter so I don’t have to wake up so early. Instead of doing an hour workout I’ve cut it down to 45 minutes by taking less rest and by doing intervals. I find this type of training much more time effective and actually gets my heart rate up a lot faster; this type of training keeps you burning more calories throughout the day. Also a great workout to try if you’re in a time crunch are the Bikini Body Guides by Kayla Itsines, its a 28 minute circuit!   Pack lunch! By bringing your own lunch you are less likely to pick the unhealthy options that loom in the cafeteria and you can control your portion size. Also saving money $$$ Some easy, healthy lunch ideas: Salad with grilled chicken, or tuna fish with 1/4 cup of cheese, avocado, veggies and fruit (try to stay away from putting lots of nuts or dried fruits on it) drizzle olive oil & balsamic on-top Flatbread wrap (these are 100 calorie wraps) with turkey or grilled chicken, avocado, mustard, lettuce and tomato...

Fashion Fit Abroad

Hi guys! Sorry I have been so MIA lately I was abroad for my spring term in Florence, the land of pizza, pasta and gelato! Obviously there were many #treatyoself and #cheatdays while abroad but the 3 mile walk to and from school each day helped balance them out. I know taking a leap of faith can leave you feeling anxious but doing something completely different and out of your comfort zone rewards you with unforgettable memories and once in a lifetime experiences. The hardest part of the adjustment is living in someone else’s home; for the first two weeks you feel like a complete stranger, but it soon starts to feel like you really belong there. It was a little scary having no say in what I would be eating for dinner every night but that was part of the experience, and having a host mom who cooked meals outside what I normally eat,  introduced me to things I may not have tried otherwise. Fortunately, in my case she was an amazing cook and was super into being healthy. She would whip up healthy spins on some classic Italian dishes. Some of my favorites that she made were eggplant parm, steamed veggies with rice and melted cheese, lentil soup and of course, pasta carbonara.                                 Even though there were plenty of #treatyoself meals it is easy to balance it out with all the healthy foods Florence has to offer. It wasn’t difficult to find great healthy alternatives to the paninos and Gusta pizza. We discovered this place called Shake CafĂ© where you could get...

Create your own happiness

I just attended a very inspirational talk by Dr. Erin Foley at my school- it was about empowering sisterhood. A lot of what she said resinated with me. Here are a few of my favorite points she made: Many people today rely on others to make them happy and I used to put my happiness in the hands of others, but you will truly only be happy when you create it YOURSELF. Start by doing something that invigorates you and cultivates your strengths. Find an activity that interests you and makes you feel alive. Once you find what makes you feel the strongest, you will find yourself in the happiest place in your life. This enlightenment feels like freedom. It is key to pay attention at the end of your day to what makes you feel happy or what is making you feel drained.   BE CONFIDENT and trust yourself- each day I want all of you to tell your self three qualities you like about yourself, and go into the day with this mindset. Lift up the people around you, motivating others will in-turn motivate yourself. People may think I’m crazy when they see me at the gym at 7:30 in the morning but thats what makes me happy and at the gym I feel in the zone; Dr. Foley would call this my hot track. Go into tomorrow feeling a little more confident about yourself 🙂 xx,...