Welcome to My Blog

Congratulations on taking the first step to living a more balanced lifestyle. Here you will find tons of posts and articles that will assist you in living a life that makes you happy inside a body that you love. My blog has everything from fitness and nutrition tips to meditation guides, recipes, and even beauty tips! There is something here for everyone!

Is Your Head Holding You Back?

Is Your Head Holding You Back? CALIFORNIA October, 2018. Your brain is the most powerful organ in your body. Yet most people neglect it. Meditation has changed my life in every way possible. It has not only given me the ability to filter which thoughts I listen to, it...

Setbacks

Setbacks Apr 2018 Balanced Bodies I was supposed to compete this weekend. I had spent 4 months prepping myself to get on stage. I was determined, anxious, excited.. I was looking good. So happy with the package I was bringing for my WBFF debut. This prep went by...

Hawaii – My Trip to Maui

Hawaii - My Trip To Maui Balanced Bodies May, 2018. I’M OFF TO MAUI!! Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth. I would loooove to move here someday. So stoked to be visiting Maui for a week. Trips like this are awesome, I get to work and play at the same time. I...

Motivation

  MOTIVATION BALANCED BODIES WELLNESS March 20th, 2018. "I Need Motivation!!"  I hear this SO OFTEN.   And let me tell you. Motivation isn’t real. Motivation is used as an excuse to deviate from your plan.  When people come to me and tell me they need someone to...

Transformation

TRANSFORMATION BALANCED BODIES WELLNESS March 15th, 2018. I’ve been where you are. I’ve “dieted” for years. I’ve binged. I’ve done fasted cardio the next morning because I felt guilty and I needed to “work it off” The difference between then me and now me… Is...

Why Self Love Is Paramount For Your Progress

Why Self Love Is Paramount For Your Progress BALANCED BODIES WELLNESS February 18, 2018 Valentines Day was this week, and everyone talks about loving their partner. But very few people discuss loving themselves and how pertinent it is. It took me a long long time to...

Why Cutting Calories And Doing Cardio Does Not Work

Why Cutting Calories And Doing Cardio Does Not Work BALANCED BODIES WELLNESS January 2018. Well, it might work for the short term. Stay with me here.  At first you started to lose weight. Then you hit a plateau so you’ve upped your cardio and you cut more calories...

Let’s Talk Meal-Prep!

Let's talk Meal Prep! BALANCED BODIES WELLNESS January 2018. It seems that there is a misconception that meal prep consists of old/boring/cold food and you hate your life the entire time you’re eating it. That honestly sounds like an excuse to me, that lazy people...

Hello, 2018! Let Me Re-Introduce Myself

Hello, 2018! Let Me Re-Introduce Myself! BALANCED BODIES WELLNESS December 30, 2017. Are you casting your mind back over the year that has passed and towards the year that is beckoning? It’s that time of year… the holidays are winding down and the New Year is upon us....

Staying Fit During The Holidays

Staying Fit During The Holidays Balanced Bodies Wellness November 22, 2017. Thanksgiving to Christmas is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year. I love all things that have to do with the holidays! From the decorations to the food…to the FOOD!!! But, being that I am...

Not All Fats Are Created Equal

Not All Fats Are Created Equal BALANCED BODIES WELLNESS November 06, 2017. For years, fat was a dreaded three-letter-word. People were urged to banish it from their diets whenever possible, switching to low-fat and non-fat foods. However, the shift didn’t make us...

How IIFYM Changed My Life

How IIFYM Changed My Life CALIFORNIAOctober 21, 2016. I will totally admit that starting out, I was one of those people. The “clean eaters” who swore up and down that IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) was unhealthy. The 6 meals a day girl who was eating chicken and brown...

Eating Clean Alone Won’t Do It

Eating Clean Alone Won’t Do It COURTNEY BYERS October 12, 2016. Your body composition is a function of your genetics, your training, and your macronutrient intake. So does that mean eating whole unprocessed, organic and/or biodynamic food is not important? No. It’s...

Hardest Worker In The Room

Be The Hardest Worker In The Room COURTNEY BYERS October 18, 2017. This is my mantra, so let me explain When I’m at a photo shoot I want the photographer, the art director the hair and makeup team the lighting crew to all know that I worked my ass off to get them the...

Are YOU Preventing Your Own Growth?

Are YOU Preventing Your Own Growth? COURTNEY BYERS September 15, 2017. We all have a comfort zone. The space that makes us feel safe and secure. But what if I told you that your comfort zone was prohibiting you from living the life you really wanted? What is a comfort...

Brahmacharya

YOGA & LIFESTYLE Brahmacharya Balanced Bodies Wellness, California22 March 2016 Brahmacharya [Brah-Mah-Char-eeya] can be described as the act of moderation. For those of you that are not familiar with  Patanjali’s yoga sutras, In old Hindu it is actually focused on...

TravelFit

TravelFit CALIFORNIA November 01, 2016. Diet: One thing I always do when packing is measure out my servings of oats and pack them into snack sized baggies. Using the coffee maker at the hotel for hot water, I can make a quick perfectly portioned bowl of oatmeal. Many...

Supplements Aren’t Everything

Supplements Aren’t Everything 01 NOVEMBER, 2016 Nutrition Fitness Health When I first began working out and eating healthy, I was convinced I needed to buy supplements. All of them. Everything that Vitamin Shoppe and GNC had to offer. I was convinced they were the...

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