30 Day Yoga Challenge

The beginning of a new year is a great time to push yourself into starting a challenge that will test your perseverance, patience, and overall fitness ability. The journey for me began towards the end of 2018 when I wrapped up a 30 day hot yoga challenge. The feeling I got from it inspired me to start another, which was an ideal way to kick off the new year. Whether you’re thinking of trying hot yoga or you need motivation to get into the studio; my journey will help keep you inline with accomplishing the goals you set for yourself on January 1st. Why IRead More →

New Year's Goals

Back in November I thought about what I wanted to achieve for 2019. While 2018 was an amazing year both personal and career-wise, I wanted to plan out the upcoming year ahead of time. Instead of making a list of New Year’s resolutions, I created a list of New Year’s goals. The difference being that resolutions tend to be black or white, while goals can be steps that you can take to achieve your main objective. I thought long and hard and visualized what I wanted to change in my career, personal life, and in my relationships. Here’s what I came up with. Set asideRead More →

Achieving goals

As a Type A person I thrive on organization and planning. I have never been able to do things spontaneously and that’s why I’m a big fan of goal planning. Whenever I think of something I’d like to achieve I’ll jot it down in my iPhone or in my planner. At the end of each month I’ll look over what I’ve written down and I’ll create a list of goals that I would like to achieve for the month ahead and when I want to accomplish them by. These are the goal planning tools I use: The SMART acronym: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.Read More →

hiking in Escondido Falls

Hiking in Escondido Falls is one my favorite things to do in Southern California. Whenever I need to clear my head, I make the journey to go hiking on this trail to get away from the city. I enjoy putting on my favorite playlist that I created for drives to Malibu and cruising down PCH to clear my head. The entire excursion is about 4 miles round trip and takes around 1 to 2 hours to finish. Escondido Falls is located in Malibu and sits high in the Santa Monica Mountains. Upon arriving, you turn right onto Winding Way and spot the small parking lotRead More →

SaunaBar LA

Last weekend A Girl in LA was invited to check out SaunaBar LA, Holistic Weight Loss and Detox. So we headed to Brentwood to see what all the hype was about. Before we went, we booked our appointment with Jourdan (the director), who was extremely informative and explained all the services that SaunaBar LA offered. We ultimately decided to try the infrared sauna. What is an Infrared Sauna and What Does it Do? Every day our bodies accumulate toxins that affect our energy levels, weigh us down and make us feel tired. With regular use of infrared sauna, you can remove these toxins. SaunaBar LA offers “fullRead More →

fitness motivation tips

I often find myself lacking the motivation to hit the gym. Especially this time of the year when the days are shorter and colder. I’ve used the excuses I’m to tired, that I’m to busy, or I just simply don’t feel like going. Not long ago, if I didn’t feel like working out–I’d skip the gym session all together. I started getting in the habit of doing this and about a month ago I came to the realization that I needed to stop saying, “I’ll go tomorrow.” Fitness isn’t just about looking good, it’s also about being healthy. I started thinking about the different approachesRead More →

Natural Remedies to Fight a Cold

Winter can be a beautiful season where we get excited to break out our cute and comfy winter wardrobe, but with that comes the cold and flu season. In fact, this year in California we’re having one of the deadliest flu outbreaks in a decade. We’re also hearing that the flu vaccine hasn’t been very effective. So what now? We use hand sanitizer, steer clear of our sick friends and family, and take multivitamins to avoid it. It would be great if all our preventative and avoidant behavior could guarantee us a healthy winter, but often times viruses catch up to us and then we’reRead More →

start the New Year off right

January 1st gives us the opportunity for a fresh start. We think about the changes we want to make and pledge to do things differently in the year ahead. Whether you’re looking for New Years resolution ideas, or just some simple changes you want to make to your everyday life, here are some things that you can do to help start the New Year off right. But first, lets go over what you can do to ensure that you’ll stay on track with your new and improved self. Tips: Create a list of what you want to accomplish, then check back in each month toRead More →

Holiday Survival Guide New

The holidays are for spending time with our loved ones, attending parties and get togethers and all the prep that goes into them. The month of December is usually a busy (and sometimes stressful) one that creeps up quickly, and can catch us off guard. Our to do lists seem to pile up higher and higher and sometimes we even forget to practice our usual self care routines. From holiday shopping to getting our homes ready to entertain in, the stress can take away the joyful feeling the holidays are meant to bring. We created a list of things you can do to in orderRead More →