12.14.18

Maybe You Just Need a Break (Even More than You Already Know You Need a Break)

How many times have you felt like the pounds just don’t seem to budge? You feel like you are watching your calories, exercising like crazy, and still…no sign of progress on the scale. […]
12.05.18

September Reset, Revisited: An Update on Amy’s Progress

In September, Alexandria Stylebook asked Fitness on the Run and its fitness partners Mind the Mat and Ascend Cycle to work with one of the members of Alexandria Stylebook. Since Amy Rutherford, owner […]
11.27.18

3 Common Fitness Myths, Busted

Fitness myths are many, and they sure are persistent. It seems we’re always looking for the magic workout, diet, or supplement that will transform our body with minimal effort. And our sound bite […]
11.21.18

Your 4-Step Plan To Prevent Waistline Creep This Holiday Season

Let’s take out your inner “rear view mirror.” It’s January 2. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s have passed. And you feel awesome. You spent quality time with family and friends. You shared delicious foods […]
11.15.18

On Cheating, part 2: 5 Ways To Beat the Cheat

Last week I identified the broader concept of cheating on your healthy diet. I first asked you to explore and get curious about your wellness plan. Do you have one and does it […]
11.07.18

On Cheating, part 1

We’ve all been there. Temptation sets in, it’s late, or we are out with friends celebrating. We’re tired. We’ve had a really bad day. We haven’t planned and BAM: we cheat on our […]
10.30.18

On Willpower, part 2: 7 Ways To Strengthen Yours

Let’s say you want to start this season with a renewed focus on your fitness. You want to exercise every day. We all know experts say for wellness and weight loss, exercise every […]
10.22.18

Marshmallows, Radishes & Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies: On Willpower, part 1

How would you rate your willpower? What if you were left alone in a room with a bowl of warm chocolate chip cookies and a bowl of radishes. Would the cookies survive? Or […]
10.15.18

The 4 Key Ingredients Required To Achieve Your Goals, part 2

Last week I discussed what it takes to accomplish a huge goal in your fitness, and, really, in your life. The first two components we outlined were time and patience. I introduced the […]
10.11.18

The 4 Key Ingredients Required To Achieve Your Goals, part 1

Stylebook readers, prepare yourself for some really awesome photos and videos in this two-part series. The photo below appeared in the Athleta catalog a few weeks back and got me fired up. Yeah, […]
10.05.18

Street Style: Heather Elkins

To the readers of Alexandria Stylebook: watch out. This is a Street Style you won’t want to miss! Want to feel great about yourself, your body, and your workout like none I’ve ever […]
10.02.18

4 Exercises at the Gym You Should Never Do

You’ve mustered the energy to go the gym – GREAT! Notice I said “go” and not join. There’s a big difference in making your monthly donation to the gym (we’ve all done this…) […]
09.24.18

Dispelling the Myths: Hormone Havoc (By Popular Demand: Second Date Added!)

Imagine learning that outrageous concepts like eat more, exercise with less intensity, choose sleep over exercise, and get *all* of your hormones checked can actually lead to a better, more effective way to lose weight […]
09.20.18

Are You Fit? 5 Questions To Ask

So you want to feel fit. What does it mean to be fit…for life? Let’s start with “What is fitness?” To me, fitness is our ability to move well, remain injury-free, and perform physical […]
09.18.18

The Bees Have It + September Reset Update

It seems my September Reset is influencing the products on Red Barn Mercantile’s shelves and I didn’t even realize it. We recently added three new products that honey bees have had a hand […]


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