Why Changing Up Your Workout Is the Best Thing You Can Do Today!

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I am loving the fitness community in Singapore! Everyone is so friendly and there are so many different types of fitness studios to try. As you know, I am a BIG fan of HIIT bootcamp classes. Before I moved, I was taking 4-5 HIIT classes a week for the last six months. That rush of adrenalin always kept me coming back. After about the fifth month, I started noticing that both my mind and body were reaching a plateau. While I was working hard, I wasn’t seeing results and my body felt fatigued. When I moved to Singapore, I decided I needed to switch things up. I turned to GuavaPass to invigorate my workout routine. With GuavaPass, I am able to take premier fitness classes in Singapore with their partner studios. So far I have tried outdoor bootcamp, music flow yoga, and pilates. By changing up my workout routine, I feel stronger and more energized. While I still love my bootcamp classes, I also enjoy yoga, Pilates, and discovering new workouts that bring me joy. I just signed up for a ninja warrior workout at Bounce – I’ll keep you posted!

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Hi From Singapore!

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Hi from Singapore! We moved on Sunday and so far the transition has been wonderful. I feel so blessed for all your support and love. Moving isn’t easy but thankfully Singapore already feels like home. While I miss my family and friends in DC and Santa Rosa (Sonoma) so much, the move to East Asia has been smooth so far. Currently, we are living in a service apartment on Orchard Road, right in the heart of shopping district! Besides shopping, there is a lot to do within walking distance and all the other neighborhoods are a short MRT (subway) ride away! I’ve already tried bootcamp, kickboxing, cafes and of course exploring Little India. The welcome to Singapore has been so heart felt and fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs have welcomed me with open arms. Today I had a lovely lunch with Richa from Urban Mantra and tomorrow I am attending a trunk show with designers Pankaj and Nidhi. While I was in Maryland before the move, I couldn’t wait to try Fall’s hottest trend  – velvet. As you all know, I’m obsessed with midi skirts and fell in love with this one from TopShop. At first, I couldn’t find a top that worked well with the skirt in my closet. Rather than buy something new, I wore the skirt over an off shoulder dress from H&M and was just $20! I’ll be sharing more of my outfits from my trip to Maryland over the next few weeks on the blog (It’s def not sweater season here in SG). I can’t wait to share more of Singapore with you as I get settled into our new home. Love you all!

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East post workout snack recipe with LÄRABAR Nut Butter

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// Post workout snack recipe with LÄRABAR Nut Butter //

Now that I’ve been posting my workout videos on Snapchat and Instagram (@SocialandStyle) stories, many of you have asked me to share fitness related posts. Since fitness is something near and dear to my heart, I am super excited to share my first YouTube video (!) on how to make a quick and easy post workout snack. When I get done with an intense workout, all I can think about is refueling. I look for snacks that are high in protein, easy to make, and taste yummy! Recently, I discovered LÄRABAR Nut Butter. While I had heard of LÄRABAR, I had no idea that LÄRABAR makes such great tasting nut butter. Personally, love crunchy, textured nut butter, so I decided to try the Cashew & Almond butter made with whole sunflower, pumpkin, flax seeds, dark chocolate, and coconut.  This recipe is packed with protein, fiber, and just the right amount of carbs needed after a high intensity workout. I would love to hear your thoughts on my first video in the YouTube comments section. Stay tuned for more videos coming soon!

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#Fitness – Your 2015 Fitness Plan with Tyler Brown

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Just in time for the New Year – Your 2015 Fitness Plan! On Instagram I’ve posted a few of my workouts and received a lot of requests to post my fitness routine.  I’m excited to launch a #Fitness series on Social and Style to share my workouts and health tips. To start the series, one of the best decisions I made in 2014 was to work out with a Personal Trainer. Thanks to my trainer, Tyler Brown from YMCA DC, I am in the best shape of my life. I get the question a lot, “Is a trainer worth the investment?” My answer is, “YES!”

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