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January 30th, 2014 | By | 175 Comments

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I just moved to LA, and am in the process of trying out new gyms. I was working out at the YMCA down the street, and they had a little bulletin board in the corner filled with black and white printouts of motivational fitness sayings. One caught my eye, and made me smirk a little because it was so true: Get fit in the Gym. Lose weight in the kitchen.

Yup. It’s the truth.

But one thing is missing:  a place where you can reap all those benefits of your hard work and will power, forget about your worries  and your body), let lose, and be barefoot and salty. That place? The beach.

So, I added on to my new favorite, oh so blunt fitness quote: Get fit in the gym. Lose weight in the kitchen. Keep your sanity at the beach.

…especially if your beach outing includes a board, not too many people and some fun waves.  Extra sanity bonus points there.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

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I just finished driving down the coast from Seattle to Los Angles, and it had to have been the best road trip of my life. Why? I went to so many new places…that made me feel really, really small.

Traveling somewhere new is one of the most exhilarating feelings ever (yes, even if it’s by car). But, traveling somewhere new that’s also vast, open, immense and full of natural beauty that makes your jaw drop to the sand…gives you a slap in the face in the form of a new perspective. We are so wrapped up in little things: likes, followers, gossip, celebs, and our own little worlds. But when you are standing on a vacant beach on the Oregon coast, you forget about it all. All you can think of, is how to catch your breath, because it’s so beautiful you forgot to breathe.

At least I did.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 17th, 2014 | By | 195 Comments

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When it comes to the beach and your hair, it’s good to take a styling sabbatical.

Really, please do, it’s quite therapeutic.

I recently returned from a trip to Mexico, where I went about 6 days without washing brushing conditioning or doing anything to my hair. Mainly because I forgot to pack a brush, comb or conditioner (and the hotel didn’t have the little bottles in the room). But you know what.? It all worked out. And you know what else? My hair kind of was kind of amazing, full of volume, insanely messy…and I am still finding sand in my scalp a week later. Which is one of my favorite souvenirs.

The moral of the story: There is no such thing as a bad hair day when sand & salt are part of the equation.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 9th, 2014 | By | 18 Comments

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About seven years ago, I made a huge decision that really changed the way I viewed working out. I decided to work out for my health, instead of looks. It was one of the best decisions of my life. The more I focused on trying to be healthy and take care of my body, instead of trying to look like someone else, or achieve a magic number on a scale, is when everything started to fall into place. You realize working out is all about health, longevity and happiness, not about six packs, and selfies.

So, I say choose to workout for a bunch of reasons (I listed a few above. Google “health benefits of working out” and be prepared for over a weeks worth of reading), but please, pretty please, stray from working out in order to look like someone else, especially if that someone is in a photoshopped pic.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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