How to Activate Your Muscles for a Better Workout

Ever been working out and you start to wonder where you’re supposed to be feeling it? You know, when it feels like every muscle BUT the one you are trying to target is getting a workout in? I’ve so been there. After being introduced to activation exercises, I noticed a huge difference in my workouts when I lift. Activation exercises are the best way to get the right muscles working and grinding. What is muscle activation? Muscle activation is part of warming up, which helps…

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12 Simple Self-Care Tips and Ideas for a Healthy Life

Do you truly take care of yourself? Most of us are quick to say that we do but struggle when it comes to thinking exactly how and how often we do it. Society has convinced us that taking care of ourselves is selfish. Many of us feel guilty for hitting pause to do things that make us feel refreshed and ready to take on anything. Even when we think we’re taking care of ourselves, we’re not doing it enough and we tend to neglect what…

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A Serene Pursuit was nominated for The Liebster Award

I’m so excited to announce that my blog was nominated for The Liebster Award! I want to thank Hannah from Soft Skills Tips and Tricks for nominating me. Check out her blog! The Liebster Award celebrates new blogs and is super cool because it’s an award passed on from one new blogger to another. It’s like a never-ending chain! The Liebster Award started in 2011 and in German Liebster means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. I’m so thrilled…

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Gym Anxiety: How to Overcome it & Work Out With Confidence

When I started to go to the gym consistently after college, my gym anxiety was REAL. I avoided the “bro area” at all costs and managed to hide behind any exercise machine that wasn’t right smack in the middle of wandering eyes. Going to the gym alone was a whole new monster for me. Despite my severe lack of confidence, I was determined to not let my gym anxiety and fear of going to the gym alone hold me back from my goals. I’m the…

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Good Nutrition: Foods To Limit

Changing your lifelong eating habits can be a real challenge. I know the struggle all too well. It doesn’t make it easier when society worships unhealthy foods, or when these foods are genetically modified to get us to crave them in a very unhealthy way. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE food more than the next person. Even the not-so-healthy kind #foodieforlife. Once I realized that my health issues were taking over my life, I took a step back and educated myself on what was…

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