Top 3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products *June 2017*

This is the 1st edition of my monthly top 3 cruelty-free beauty items. Being an esthetician for the past 7 years has made me very selective about which products I use on my skin and which brands to trust. I’m a stickler for ingredients and I prefer natural, clean ingredients but I do sometimes use brands that are not all natural but still cruelty free … Continue reading Top 3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products *June 2017*

I exercise regularly, so I’m in good shape, right? *5 components of fitness*

It’s easy to get caught up a static exercise routine. I used to do the elliptical for an hour at a time at a moderate pace, 5 days a week, and that was my workout. I did this for a few years, all the while considering myself a fit person. But there is so much more to fitness than cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. I’ve also … Continue reading I exercise regularly, so I’m in good shape, right? *5 components of fitness*

Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop

Achy knees, stiff lower back, sore calves, all for that runners high and accelerated heart rate. I regret to say I’m injury prone when it comes to musculoskeletal issues. I tore my ACL in my left knee and required reconstructive surgery over 11 years ago, since then I decided running was not for me and I found other ways to work on my cardiorespiratory endurance. … Continue reading Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop