Posts in Lifestyle & Wellness
I Added This To My Training And It Changed Everything

Over the past few weeks, I've been training for a spring half-marathon. Aside from battling the plague last week, this has been the first training cycle I haven't missed a workout. Yes, there have been times when I'd rather scroll Instagram instead of working out and many Saturdays when I didn't feel motivated to get out of bed. However, instead of just relying on motivation, I created better habits to be more disciplined so scrolling never wins (even when I'm lacking motivation).

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Diets Are Overrated [And Why This Dietitian Thinks You Should Avoid Them in 2019]

It’s time to ditch the diet! And when I say diet I don’t mean restrictions that are necessary for religious/moral beliefs or medical conditions. I mean the mentality that certain foods should be labeled as “bad” and vehemently avoided. This is the year to make peace with your body and not purse weight loss.

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Podcasts and Audiobooks To Reach Your Wellness Goals

There are days when I can get up and crush a workout without thinking twice and then there are days when I have to convince myself to get moving. I say to myself, “this bed is so cozy! I’ll just do it after work!” or “let’s just make today rest day, okay?”.

I’m not saying I should ignore my body when it actually needs rest, I’m specifically talking about when my mind tells my body that staying in bed is better than doing my workout.

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Put Your Mental Health First

A few weeks ago, I told you all that I fell during a run. I was hoping that it was just a little swelling but it turned out to be a stress fracture and now I'm in a boot for 6-8 weeks. Not only did this injury derail my half-marathon training, it also has taken a toll on my mental health. I'm feeling pretty bummed that I can't commit to my normal fitness routine and now I realize how much physical activity contributes to my mental state.

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What I've Learned From Therapy

In last week's newsletter, I opened up about my experience with therapy. I'll admit it, I wasn't sure if I should get this personal in our newsletter but because of the stigma associated with therapy and mental health, I decided to share my experience in hopes that it could help someone else. 

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The Four Things You Need To Do Between Tax Seasons

We seem to spend the months leading up to the dreaded mid-April tax deadline preparing for the IRS and the state to tell us whether they want a piece of our savings or not.  But once tax season is over, then what? How can we make sure that we’re taking care of our money with as much diligence throughout the year as we do when it’s tax time?

Let’s look at four things you can start right now, before it’s time to face our taxes again:

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Recap: We Tried Vitality Meditation Studio

Have you ever tried or considered trying meditation? Meditation is known for reducing stress, improving concentration and increasing happiness.

City Fit Girls traded in our Saturday workout for a meditation class with Vitality, a boutique meditation studio in the Fishtown neighborhood in Philadelphia. 

Prior to attending class at Vitality, the only guided meditation I tried before was with the Headspace and Calm app so I was very excited to experience a session led by an instructor that I can see surrounded by other students. 

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[Podcast]: Building Inclusive Wellness Communities w/ City Fit Girls

If you know Kiera and I, you know we're suckers for a good podcast. A few months ago, we told you that Alison Desir, the founder of Run 4 All Women was releasing a podcast called Find Meaning on the Run. 

We're excited to announce that Alison invited us on her podcast and you can listen to our episode via Apple or below on Soundcloud. We chat about how we started City Fit Girls, mental health, our future plans for the group and other topics that we think you'll enjoy. Give it a listen and be sure to share it with your family and friends. 

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Yes, Please! Five Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

You wouldn’t know it if you live in the path of the recent Nor’easter, but Spring has sprung! And with the promised sunshine on the way, what better time to start reviewing your finances so that you'll be set for the rest of the year.  

The warmer weather will have you ready to head to brunches, happy hours, and maybe even a shopping trip or two (or four), but wait! Before you start spending, you should take a step back to see a big picture of your finances.

Keep reading to learn five things you can do TODAY (without spending a dime) to get control of your finances. 

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Week 2 Recap: We're Highlighting the Women in City Fit Girls!

If you've been following along our Instagram or Facebook, you know that we asked the women in City Fit Girls to share their fitness and wellness stories with us throughout the entire month of March. If you missed the first week, click here to check out the recap. 

Otherwise, keep reading to learn about (and be inspired by) the women we highlighted between March 5th - March 11th. 

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