Lower The Bar

As a Life Coach and personal growth junkie this is probably NOT a blog post title you’d expect from me.

I used to believe if I wasn’t killing my body in every workout it really didn’t even count.  But over the years through my personal experience and diving into research I’ve found the opposite to be true.

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Justine's City Guide: Houston, Texas

Last week my husband Scott and I visited Houston, Texas.

We checked out 19 establishments in 70 hours, (yes, you’re welcome, I’m a sucker for “research”) and I’d say 13 of them are “winners” and worth a shout-out in my book! 

Here are my Lucky 13…

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2018: My Journey To Happiness & Healing, Part II

Through healing and re-programming we can clean out that old garbage weighing us down and choose more empowering beliefs, patterns and behaviors to begin truly living our best lives.

That has been my quest this year and these are some of the resources that enabled me to reach this wonderful place in my life.

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2018: My Journey To Happiness & Healing, Part I

I am by far the happiest I have ever been.  I say this often- and I don’t say it to brag.  I say it because I’m proud of how far I’ve come.  

I have earned this happiness.  I worked for it… and I can appreciate it because not so long ago I was FAR from it.

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Happy, Healthy Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… yet this is the time of the year when many of us may struggle the most to stay on track with our health and fitness goals. 

Check out my 4 Tips for Happy & Healthy Holidays!

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Q & A with Diana Matuszak

“In going through all of this I’ve come to learn what a gift this life is. We have the power to create truly whatever it is we want in this life, and I mean that with my whole heart. We are in charge.”

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Hangover Cures From An "Expert"... Yours Truly!

Since this is Crunches Then Cocktails, it’s only fitting I do a blog post on hangover cures.

And listen, I didn’t WANT to do this research… but I love you guys and decided to take one for the team. 

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Things I Would Tell My 20-Year Old Self...

My 20's were filled with a lot of heartache, disappointment, mistakes and self-loathing.  But I don't regret any of it, because that was my journey.  Those were the lessons I needed then to become who I am today.

But... if I could speak to my 20-year old self I could probably fill a book with advice I would give her.

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Thinking outside the box: Learn To Love Your Workouts

Let me start off by saying, this is a concept I am fairly new to, that has made a MASSIVE difference in my life. For so many years, I went through the motions of hitting the gym because I felt like I HAD to go, and not actually enjoying it.

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The Power In Your Pen… All About Journaling!

How many of you had one of those diaries as a kid with the tiny, not-so-secure lock on it?  (Raising my hand and laughing…)

I was all about my “Dear Diary” as a kid, but it wasn’t until this past year that I realized how much POWER lies in journaling.

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Meal Prep Breakdown: How To Meal Prep For Your Lifestyle

A few weeks back I posted a blog about Meal Prep Hacks…

The blog raised some further questions so I wanted to follow up with a breakdown of how to meal prep with the specifics!

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5 Easy Hair and Makeup Tips to Boost Confidence

I preach that self love is the way to go in ALL that we do.  I wholeheartedly believe that if we care for our inner selves first, our outside will radiate with all of the love we’re giving our bodies.  

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Courageously Imperfect

cour•age [noun] - the ability to do something that frightens one

#PSA It’s okay to be imperfect. It’s okay to struggle.

Breathe that in for a moment.

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Cauliflower. So Hot Right Now.

I hope some of you will get my Zoolander reference with the title of this blog post.  (Otherwise it's just me over here, laughing at my own joke as usual.) 

Okay, let's talk cauliflower.

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Reflections From My Honeymoon…

At 31 years old, my honeymoon this past May was honestly the VERY first time in my life I’ve gone on a vacation and truly felt at home and confident in my own skin.

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