Category: Fitness

Recovery Days Don’t Mean Defeat

When it comes to fitness, improving our strength and losing weight, our bodies need rest. We have a culture that’s really turned us against that, though. A culture that’s normalized working out 6-7 days a week and made rest feel like a synonym for… Continue Reading “Recovery Days Don’t Mean Defeat”

Apple Watch versus Fitbit

Some thoughts on fitbit versus pale watch in the world of wearable technology and fitness

Seashell & Mermaid

Just wanted to pop in with a plug for my cute little etsy shop Seashell & Mermaid =) Here’s a few of my fave designs – but I also do custom work! Think that sweet t-shirt you’ve always wished you could find, or sets… Continue Reading “Seashell & Mermaid”

2020 Is a Year for Goals

What are your 2020 GOALS? Do you prefer goals or resolutions? Here’s some food for thought going in to the new yeaR =)

Celebrating Ten Pounds Lost!

*I wrote this a little while ago and got shy about publishing it. Expect another update soon! I’ve written again and again about the struggle of weight loss. I always feel like I’m starting over. I am still feeling like every week I must… Continue Reading “Celebrating Ten Pounds Lost!”

Happy One Year Anniversary to Oh My Mermaid!

*Update: Later rebranded to Tea With Carmen Well it’s officially been 365 days since I launched this blog. I’d planned and planned and one year ago today I launched with the full roster of social media accounts to connect people with this blog and… Continue Reading “Happy One Year Anniversary to Oh My Mermaid!”

Fitness & Comparison: Motivating or Manipulative?

When we talk about comparison in the fitness world we usually think about comparing ourselves to others. There’s lots of reassurances out there like “You are your only competition” and “Just be better than you were yesterday” to help us take a step back… Continue Reading “Fitness & Comparison: Motivating or Manipulative?”

Being “Off Plan” Has Been my Best Fitness Decision in Months

I posted before about loving the Anna Victoria work out plan and about how much the virtual community around that plan made a difference in my fitness journey.  There’s still love in my heart for the virtual fitness community, especially on instagram. I still… Continue Reading “Being “Off Plan” Has Been my Best Fitness Decision in Months”

#MondayMotivation My Fave Fitness accounts on Instagram

I thought I’d share a few of my fave fitness accounts on instagram this week!

Introducing more Creativity to how I look at Fitness

This post has been updated. =) Read on for an in-depth look at the topic. As I was planning out my week I started thinking more about how I wanted to incorporate workouts and good food.  I did really well throughout October in terms… Continue Reading “Introducing more Creativity to how I look at Fitness”