• Sweat App and Bikini Body Guide Review
    Fitness,  Reviews

    Fuschia Fitness Fun: BBG & Sweat App Review

    If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I’m really into High-Intensity Interval Training, aka HIIT. The Sweat App was one I found the way I find pretty much everything I purchase these days – while scrolling through my Facebook news feed. I had recently completed The Bodyboss Method for the second time and was looking for…

  • How to be confident in life.
    Personal Growth

    How to Be Confident: 10 Ways to Grow Your Self-Assurance

    “I wish I was more confident.” It’s a sentence that we’ve probably all uttered at some point in our lives. I know I have. There’s no denying that confidence is a pretty key component to success in life. And yet, understanding how to be confident remains an elusive element for many people, particularly for women. The evidence of this is…

  • What my Dad taught me about success.
    Personal

    How to Be Successful: What My Dad Taught Me About Success

    At its core, The Fit Careerist is about discovering how to be successful in life. And so although this is a deeply personal post and different from the type of content I usually write, I believe it is the most important one yet. It’s only within the past couple of years that I have experienced a pull to start my…

  • 5 Reasons to try Audible
    Productivity,  Reviews

    The Audible Advantage: 5 Reasons to Try Audiobooks

    I’d been seeing Audible audiobooks on Amazon for years but didn’t have the slightest interest in them. I like to savor the words on a page. Plus, something about listening to books seems like “cheating”, because you’re not actually “reading” them. But this year I’ve been having trouble reaching my reading goals. I realized I needed to try something different…

  • 7 benefits of cycling for aerobic exercise!
    Fitness

    7 Unique Benefits of Cycling

    I didn’t really consider all the benefits of cycling until this year. That’s because up until quite recently, I was a total running snob. At my peak in 2013, I was running over 40 km a week. I remember one warm May day that year, I ran a half-marathon in the morning and then spent all afternoon gardening. I wasn’t…

  • Why I don't follow a strict diet - and what I do instead!
    Fitness

    Why I Don’t Follow a Strict Diet (And What I Do Instead)

    You’re not going to see a lot of posts from me about diet and healthy food. Don’t get me wrong, I think a healthy diet is really important. But here’s the problem: my healthy diet might not look like your healthy diet. I truly don’t believe there is an ultimate, one-size-fits-all diet. That’s because we all have our unique likes,…

  • ultimate list for home fitness gear
    Fitness

    The Ultimate List of Home Fitness Gear

    A few weeks ago, we talked about how you don’t need a gym membership or a paid fitness program to get fit – you achieve fitness entirely on your own, in the comfort of your home. Aside from the cost savings, working out at home has other benefits. There’s more privacy, less commuting time, and you can blast whatever music…

  • You might make a better leader than you think!
    Career,  Personal Growth

    7 Signs You Will Be an Effective Leader

    Remember what a shock it was to graduate from high school? Up to that point, you’d been learning about English, math, science, and history for as long as you can remember. You were tested, grilled, and graded on those subjects as if your whole future depended on them. Then – rather abruptly – you’re out in the real world and…

  • Why fitness is more about mindset than exercise or diet.
    Fitness

    Why Fitness is More About Mindset than Exercise or Diet

    I had been blessed with a relatively high metabolism in my younger years, so it was something a shock when the weight started to creep on in my mid-twenties. It started innocently enough. A couple of pounds gained over the holidays. A size up in pants each time I went shopping. But then I started to feel sluggish, unmotivated, and…