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@a.blended.balance  NASM CPT Self-care & self-♥️ ~ Food, fitness & mindfulness ~ Creating balance to control anxiety & live happy ~ Personal cheerleader Central IL📍

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Today is my birthday and I’ve got a request for you this next week.... . ⭐️BE BRAVE⭐️ . Think about what that means and looks like for you and then go for it. Put your fears to the side and try something new or different. If there is something you’ve been on the fence about, use this as an opportunity to do it already. Live your life out loud. See what if feels like when you step into your discomfort zone. . You might mess up. You might stumble. But I promise you will work through it and in the end feel a whole lot better for trying. . Don’t be afraid to get after your goals and dreams. Be brave. . Sign from @magnolia. . #bebrave #encouragement #inspiration #motivation #trysomethingnew #fearless #comfortzone #wordoftheyear #yougotthis #getoutofyourownway #liveoutloud #chaseyourdreams #reachyourgoals #doitalready #intentionalliving #livewithpurpose #passion #gratefulheart #gratitude #livelifetothefullest #livelifehappy #selflove #noregrets #happyday #sundayfunday #birthdaywishes #mybirthdaywish #todayismybirthday at Champaign, Illinois

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17 hours ago

I first learned of @wildfoodsco through @instagram so when I drove past their location in Austin I had to pop in!! . They were busy prepping for the store opening and actually weren’t even open to the public yet but let me come in, take a look around and purchase a few goodies. This morning I put that wild cocoa butter in my @shopartmart coffee and it was soooo good!!! I put the wild MCT oil in as well for its added health benefits. . I also picked up some turmeric capsules to take daily. Turmeric has a ton of benefits. It’s an anti inflammatory and antioxidant, promotes healthy joints and heart health, boosts stress tolerance, supports brain health, weight loss and a healthy metabolism. All kinds of good things!! . If you’ve never tried butter coffee, you should! It’s pretty amazing!! These #wildfoodsco cocoa butter tablets make it super easy to mix into your daily coffee. Pure deliciousness. . #buttercoffee #coffee #buttercoffeeforlife #bulletcoffee #wildfoods #superfoods #mctoil #tumeric #tumericbenefits #austinmade #ketocoffee #keto #paleo #vegan #healthyfats #healthyfats #eatfatburnfat #hearthealth #antiinflammatorydiet #mentalhealth #stressrelief #brainbooster #metabolism #souvenirs #shoplocal #ablendedbalancetravel at Champaign, Illinois

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1 day ago

If you’re looking for a fun, unique place to stay in the Austin area, I recommend to you @lonestarcourt!! . Beautiful property with plenty of outdoor space for the kiddos to run around, spacious rooms, and excellent staff who were super helpful and accommodating especially when half our family fell sick part way through our stay. . We were welcomed in with complimentary @lonestarbeer for the grownups and root beer for the kiddos. The kids also got s’mores to roast over the fire pits outside which they loved! . Super close proximity to @thedomainaustin, @rockroseatx @domainnorthside all with tons of restaurants to choose from and great shopping. Also only a short drive south to head towards downtown. . We loved it there and while my husband was ready to get out of the room since he’d been quarantined there with the flu, my little guy keeps telling me he wants to go back to the hotel! I have to agree, it was a pretty awesome place! . #lonestarcourt #lonestarcourtaustin #valenciahotel #lonestar #austinhotels #austintx #austintexas #austin #visitaustin #atx #austincitylimits #tourist #texas #springbreak #springbreak2019 #vacation #vacay #thedomainaustin #domainnorthside #eatdrinkplay #familytime #grateful #gratitude #blessed #memories #ablendedbalancetravel @visitaustintx @valenciahotelgroup at Lone Star Court, a Valencia Hotel

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2 days ago

Austin airport 🛩 food game on point!! . I ♥️ that they have all the local favorites rather than the usual chain options like #starbucks or #mcdonalds. . Grabbed a couple of my #Austin favorites while waiting for this mornings flight. @juiceland açaí bowl and green smoothie plus @joscoffee for the plane. Sooo delicious! . They even had @saltlickbbq which was on my list but unfortunately we didn’t make it too. Couldn’t justify also getting BBQ at 7am 🤔, oh well, #maybenexttime. . It’s been real Austin but it’s time to head home! . #juiceland #joscoffee #acaibowl #acai #superfoods #smoothie #drinkyourveggies #greensmoothie #austinfavorites #austineats #eatlocal #breakfast #coffee #austincoffeeshops #healthyoptions #atx #visitaustin #austinairport #springbreak #vacation #foodfreedomforever #myfoodfreedom #ablendedbalancetravel at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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2 days ago

No computer on vacation, no #weeklyworkout blog post but nonetheless here’s a rundown of my weekly workouts!! . Several great travel workouts here in Austin this week! I’m definitely coming back as I have a ton of new favorites, I didn’t get to all the food and drink places I wanted as well as a couple other fitness places that were on my list @citysurfctx and @austinboulderingproject, and well despite the wrench that my husbands flu threw in the mix, this city is awesome!! . Special thanks to all the places I visited this week. Great instructors, everyone super welcoming, amazing classes and all around sweaty good time. . Until next time #Austin!! . @wanderlustyogaatx @peaceloveandqueso @f45_training_domainaustin @moonshinemantell @searshlyfit @soulcycle @christopherjacobchandler @crushfitnessatx @leon.ley . #fitnessfriday #getoutofyourownway #fearless #brave #workoutroutine #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #exercise #gymlife #gymrat #groupfitness #cardio #yoga #warmyoga #namaste #cycling #spinclass #functionaltraining #strengthtraining #accountability #bethebestyou #strongertogether #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #fitfam #fitnessblogger #personaltrainer at Austin, Texas

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2 days ago

Friday morning workout at @crushfitnessatx to close out the week in Austin 💪🏻 strong. . This mornings session at Crush was unplanned but I’m super glad I ended up there even if it meant sneaking into class a little late. Great upper body strength combined with intervals on my favorite @woodwaytreadmills led by @leon.ley. . There are so many great places to get your sweat on in #Austin and I just scratched the surface. Working out at these places is such a fun way to check out different exercise offerings in a new city. I love meeting new people and getting more recommendations from locals on other places to explore during my visit! . #crushfitness #crushingit #travelworkout #workout #workoutroutine #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #exercise #woodwaytreadmills #running #cardio #intervaltraining #upperbodystrength #upperbodyworkout #strengthtraining #resistancetraining #getfit #gymlife #austintexas #austin #atx #austingyms #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #vacationmode #bettereveryday #bethebestyou #fitnessblogger #ablendedbalancetravel at Crush Fitness

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3 days ago

Little guy and I didn’t let the sickies keep us away from seeing this beautiful sunset tonight 🌅. . We had a great evening at @oasislaketravis to close out our day of adventure together. I’m grateful for the one on one time and glad we stuck with our plans to visit this place. It was pretty amazing!! . An excellent reminder to appreciate the little things and to make the most out of any situation! . #sunset #thatview #sunset_pics #sunsetphotography #sunsetlove #laketravis #oasisaustin #oasislaketravis #austintexas #austin #visitaustin #atx #vacationmode #littlethings #appreciatethelittlethings #bepresent #livelifehappy #enjoylife #love #beautiful #beautifulmoments #springbreak #vacation #ablendedbalancetravel at Oasis on Lake Travis

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3 days ago

Austin has been awesome but if I’m #tobereal with you, the last couple days have been a bit rough. Took my husband to prompt care yesterday as it turns out he has influenza A, oldest kiddo has had a cough and slight fever and we all got souvenirs in the form of Tamiflu in hopes we can avoid as much of this nasty sickness as possible. . Today we were down to two as my little guy and I took to the city for our own little adventure. We had an amazing day but definitely missed our other half. . I’m hoping this shot of liquid gold from @juiceland does everything it can to boost my immune system and keep the flu at bay. Prayers, good vibes and well wishes that we are all healthy soon and those of us still standing can stay in the clear! . #germsbegone #flu #nomoresickness #getbetter #tumeric #tumericshot #goldenmilk #liquidgold #juiceland #immunebooster #immunity #allthetricks #stayhealthy #goodvibes #staypositive #austin #visitaustin #austineats #travel #springbreak #vacation #vacaymood #ablendedbalancetravel #reallife #behindthescenes at JuiceLand Barton Springs

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4 days ago

Welcome spring with a GIVEAWAY!! . Some amazing local #Chambana bloggers and myself are hosting a giveaway that will get you ready for those warmer days coming soon. . What you'll win: A blue yeti mug, an adorable pompom straw clutch, and a $100 Sephora gift card! Entering is easy! To win you must: . - Like this photo - Tag a friend who might like to win in the comments (one tag per comment please) - Follow myself @a.blended.balance and all of the amazing bloggers below! . @brewingupstyle @ash__gorman @karenhowardblog @alisanicholle @thedarkplum @thegormanguide . A random winner will be chosen on March 28! This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram or any other entity. . #giveaway #springgiveaway #thinkspring #welcomespring #spring #illinoisblogger #community #champaignurbana #treatyoself #selfcare at Champaign, Illinois

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4 days ago

Fun fact: I love me some @joannagaines and @chipgaines and one of my favorite shows has been @fixerupper_hgtv! . Yesterday we visited Waco to check out @magnolia which has been on my must-visit list ever since I saw it on the show! . It lived up to everything I was hoping out of it! Picked up a few goodies at Magnolia Market, relaxed outside while the kiddos had a blast playing on the lawn, walked through the gardens and enjoyed some delicious eats from the @magnoliatable food truck. Afterwards we visited @thefinderywaco and @harpdesignco. All of it... awesome!! . Definitely worth the day trip from #Austin!! . #waco #wacotexas #wacotx #roadtrip #visitaustin #springbreak #vacation #mustvisitplace #magnolia #magnoliamarket #magnoliasilos #fixerupper #thefinderywaco #harpdesignco #familyfun #livinginthemoment #blessed #ablendedbalancetravel #vacationmode #milestomagnolia at Magnolia Market

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5 days ago

SoulCycle is so much sweaty fun!! . To think that two weeks ago I hadn’t done spin class in several years to now I’ve gone twice at home and once on vacation...I am hooked! . You might wonder why I get up early on vacation for these workouts rather than sleeping in...well... . 1) The kiddos. They don’t really allow for much sleeping in anyway and early is the only time I can carve out once we all get going for the day. 2) My mood. I know I feel better with a workout to start my day. The old saying is true, “if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”. #Word. 3) I get to take spin class from @christopherjacobchandler who is awesome!! Energy off the charts at 6am, motivating and inspiring the class every step of the way. Thank you for pushing me Chris! . I definitely need a pair of cycling shoes for this new obsession! Proof today that they totally make a difference 🙌🏻. . #soulcycle #soulcysters #soulcycleaustin #cycling #groupcycling #spin #spinclass #spinning #cardio #hillclimb #resistancetraining #travelworkout #workout #workoutroutine #workoutmotivation #exercise #fitness #groupfitness #bekindtoyourself #pushyourself #comfortzone #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #travel #austin #visitaustin #fitnessblogger @visitaustintx @soulcycle at SoulCycle Domain Northside

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6 days ago

Headed back from #Waco which was everything I’d hoped it’d be, kids snoozing, so let’s talk about this amazing #Austin food! . First picture is the power bol from @fresaschicken and second is the harvest hash from @picnikaustin. Both soooo good!! There are so many awesome places to choose from including dinner #notpictured from @homeslicepizza. Not to mention kiddos got to play with dough while we waited for our food! . If yesterday is any indication, we’re going to be eating well all week!! . More to come on Waco later! . #austineats #austinfood #austintexas #austin #visitaustin #whatimeating #whatsonmyplate #whatsforlunch #breakfast #diningout #paleo #paleofriendly #picnik #picnikaustin #fresas #foodforfuel #eatwell #foodie #instafood #kidfriendly #ablendedbalancetravel #balanceddiet #eatyourveggies #alsoeatpizza #foodfreedom #myfoodfreedom at Austin, Texas

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6 days ago

Today’s vacation workout brought to you by @f45_training_domainaustin! . Up and at ‘em early for a great full body resistance training workout led by @searshlyfit and @moonshinemantell to jumpstart my Tuesday. Lucky for me, no added burnout at the end (swipe left to see what I mean) because my arms and legs were already toast! . F45 was awesome. I’d never heard of it before yesterday but really enjoyed it. Challenging workout but only 45 minutes. Boom and done 💪🏻. . . . #f45 #f45training #f45fitness #travelworkout #workout #workoutroutine #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #exercise #functionalfitness #functionaltraining #strengthtraining #resistancetraining #getfit #gymlife #austintexas #austin #atx #austingyms #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #vacationmode #bettereveryday #bethebestyou #fitnessblogger #ablendedbalancetravel at F45 Training Domain Austin

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7 days ago

A little warmed power vinyasa yoga to get the day started right 🙏🏼. . I was a little nervous having never done any heated yoga before but the class was amazing! Another example of something I’d feared for a long time not being near as intimidating as I’d thought. Challenging, yes, but also fun and felt great! . Perfect pace, excellent instruction and a lot of sweat, #somuchsweat, to get rid of all the toxins. @wanderlustyogaatx, you are awesome! Wonderful class @peaceloveandqueso! . Now, let’s get this vacation started!!! . #yoga #yogi #yogalife #yogapractice #yogaeverydamnday #namaste #vinyasaflow #warmyoga #heatedyoga #wanderlust #wanderlustaustin #wanderlustyoga #travelworkout #travel #workoutroutine #exercise #exercisemotivation #fitnessmotivation #comfortzone #trynewthings #fitnessblogger #springbreak #vacationmode #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #stretch #breath #mindright at Wanderlust Yoga Austin

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8 days ago

Birthday jet setter 🍀✈️🎈. . On top of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the official start of spring break, the most important celebration of the day is this kiddo as today is his 3rd birthday!! . I’m by far the luckiest to be momma to this wild, fearless, opinionated, lovable little leprechaun everyday. . Happy Birthday Ash and Happy St. Paddy’s Day friends!!! 🍀 . #happystpatricksday #happybirthday #stpatricksdaybirthday #stpaddysday #happystpattys #birthdayboy #lucky #luckymomma #birthdayfun #springbreak #vacation #vacaymode

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9 days ago

“My comfort zone is like a little bubble around me, and I've pushed it in different directions and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy eventually fall within the realm of the possible.” ~ @alexhonnold . I’ve talked a lot lately of getting uncomfortable by stepping outside my comfort zone. This movie, @freesolofilm, is the epitome of achieving something amazing by getting out of your comfort zone and I can’t stop thinking about it! . Climbing, or free soloing, #elcapitan is on another level for most of us but we all have things we’d love to accomplish that seemed impossible at one point or another. Maybe it’s running a 5k or just walking a mile. Most recently for me it was trying CrossFit and spin class. . Whatever it might be, watch this movie and be inspired! Be inspired to push boundaries, test your fears, and achieve your goals. . #freesolo #alexhonnold #gettinguncomfortable #comfortzone #getoutofyourownway #getoutofyourcomfortzone #achievegreatness #canthurtme #reachyourpotential #liveoutloud #liveyourbestlife #liveyourdreams #goals #brave #fear #mindovermatter #mindfulness #bethebestyou #loveyourlife #livebeyondfear #testyourlimits at Champaign, Illinois

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10 days ago

Last week’s theme of finding comfort in the uncomfortable continued on this week when I tried out spin class at @stephensfamilyy! I am also continuing to live out my #wordoftheyear, BRAVE which feels so empowering. . It's funny the things that fear holds us back from. I think so often we don't even realize it until we start stepping out from the shadows of our fears and facing them head on. Relinquishing a little control, believing and trusting yourself (and others) takes some effort, yes, but I believe it is actually more work to be afraid. There is much more stiffling of emotion, excuses to come up with, thoughts to battle and energy exhausted being fearful than to just let go and try something different. . I’m so glad I tried something new this week because spin class might be one of my new favorite things! . Head over to the blog today for full recap on this week including details for my strength training sessions. . Happy Friday friends!!! . #fitnessfriday #getoutofyourownway #fearless #brave #weeklyworkout #workoutroutine #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #exercise #gymlife #gymrat #groupfitness #cycling #spinclass #rpm #bodyflow #bodyattack #cxworx #accountability #bethebestyou #strongertogether #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #champaignurbana #chambana #illinoisblogger #fitfam #fitnessblogger #personaltrainer @lesmillstribe at Champaign, Illinois

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12 days ago

Not pictured: the rest of my legs that are on 🔥. . Today’s leg day workout consisted of three simple exercises: walking lunges, wall sits and deadlifts. I had seen on @melissa_hartwig Urban’s IG stories yesterday a lunge/wall sit combo and had to try it out. Here’s how it went... . ⭐️20 walking lunges ⭐️30 second wall sit ⭐️18 walking lunges ⭐️30 second wall sit ⭐️16 walking lunges ⭐️30 second wall sit ⭐️So on and so forth... ⭐️4 walking lunges ⭐️30 second wall sit ⭐️2 walking lunges ⭐️30 second wall sit . It is a leg burner for sure. Bonus, unless you want to add weight...no equipment necessary. You could do this right now! . I further added fuel to the fire with three rounds of 15 barbell deadlifts ☠️ @kamfitzgerald apparently, I didn’t get enough of them last week! Then, I stretched, stretched and stretched some more. . How are you moving today? Double tap if you’ve got you’re workout done! . #legday #legworkout #legsonfire #lunges #wallsit #deadlift #barbellworkout #bodyweightworkout #workoutroutine #workout #workoutmotivation #fitness #fitnessmotivation #exercise #gymlife #gymrat #strengthtraining #exerciseideas #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #chambana #champaignurbana #fitnessblogger #personaltrainer #instafit #alwaysimproving #betterthanyesterday #bethebestyou at Champaign, Illinois

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