Some of you have asked about my fitness/health story…Don’t worry, I won’t write a full-blown biography. I’ll make it quick ; ).
I grew up in San Diego, which in my opinion, is a pretty health conscious city. People are always moving; they’re surfing, outdoors, hiking, at the gym, &/or swimming on the reg. You are what you surround yourself with, so residing in SD has definitely been an advantage: most of my family & friends are constantly active & practice clean eating. Anyways, throughout my childhood I did the whole ballet/tennis/soccer thing [ weird, right? *sarcasm* ]. LOVE tennis [ << thx mom & dad ; ) ].
Shortly after high school, my god-mom, Jen, asked if I was interested in tagging along to a spin class. Since the elliptical was my go-to, mixing it up sounded appealing.
One of the best things about the class was the energy. It was full of fitness lovers, motivating music, & a no BS, balls to the walls, boot-camp type of instructor. I.fell.in.love.
I’ve always been sort-of anxious, it’s not necessary diagnosed anxiety, but just an uneasy feeling. Working out quelled that feeling immediately.
So I joined the gym, participated in tons of different workouts, & then discovered Pure Barre. For about a year & half I taught the effective workout which is based on isometric movements. Now I teach proformer Pilates [ I’m obsessed ].
Somewhere in between attending SDSU [ for TV broadcasting/theatre ], modeling, & teaching, The Skinny Confidential was born. At such a large college there were practically no healthy options; everything I ate needed modification. The Freshmen
15 30 40 is no joke- so many girls go away to school, completely uninformed on healthy eating. TSConf is all about fitness, diet modifications/substitutions, fashion, creating, photography, blogging, beauty, & clean living. Pretty much I’m trying to help people make healthy decisions when it comes to food & exercise. More on my blogging journey here.
As of now, I am working towards because a certified fitness nutritionist with the International Sports & Science Association, writing for the Skinny Bitch ladies, & helping bring awareness to health as a FitFluential ambassador.
Let’s just say this…I’ve always been that annoying girl using Starbucks’ green tea to chase tequila shots…instead of sugary, concentrated cranberry juice… ; )
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62 replies to “My Fitness + Health Story”
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You should receive it later today : ) xo
Just got it, thanks Lauryn!
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You should do a post on ways for girls to eat healthy in college! With the modifications that you mentioned in this post 🙂
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Loved this post Lauryn!
Your hair looks amazing! How did you grow it so long, and how long did it take? Thanks for all your inspiration!
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Love the newsletter! The arugula salad looks amazing. I’m also obsessed with your salad dressing recipe. It’s my staple dressing now. 🙂
So inspiring!!! Keep up the amazing work Lauryn 🙂
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Will do! Thanks for reading Tiffany!
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If I just submitted my email address today, will I not get the newsletter till next month?
Hey Maggie! I’ll send it over today ; ). XO.
Love TSConf! Just discovered it recently and can’t get enough! 🙂
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Juat had a baby, your website is a great motivation to stay fit. Please subscribe me.
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Also, just wondering – what was the process for becoming a certified pure barre instructor? I’m obsessed & contemplating certification.
Please subscribe me! 🙂 Also, if you have any “The Skinny Confidential” workshop classes, etc. here in San Diego…let us know! My friends and I would LOVE to attend! Thanks
I’ll def subscribe you & let you know when there’s skinny workshops in SD! X.
I would love to gets the newsletter! Also, I love ballet and have always wanted to try a “barre fitness”class. Unfortunately they do not offer them where I live. Are there any DVDs you suggest? Thank you and absolutely love your blog!
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Done! 🙂 xx
Hye Lauryn! very interesting story. I myself went through the health and fitness plan. I want you to plz help me I am going through treatment by following this website. someone else wants to try plz visit
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You should do a post on ways for girls to eat healthy in college! With the modifications that you mentioned in this post ……….
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Love, love the site. Would really love the newsletter–sign me up! I have my M.S. in Health and Wellness Promotion. And I’m MCHES certified…soooo, this is near and dear to my heart. 🙂
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Hey I’m a late comer to your blog, which I must say is absolutely inspiring and packed full of amazingness :-). Please add me to your newsletter thanks a bunch!
You’re right- there’s so much nutritional education that’s lacking when people go away to uni! I learnt the hard way!
Interesting story and thanks for sharing with us.
A really nice blog, helped me and also increase my knowledge. Thanks for sharing.
Love this, you’re such an inspiration. My blog has been up and running for just a couple months now, and yours is my ideal inspiration. Keep it up girl <3
Story is very inspirational and informative, every girl should follow your way for healthy life.
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