Friday, November 20, 2015

Feature Friday! 🎉 "The Wellness Rookie"

Okay y'all! The exciting news is finally here! 

I've had the amazing opportunity to reach out and get the dish on some workout/health tips from top notch fitness bloggers located around the world! I will be posting some "interview" questions that I asked some bloggers along with their answers. You will find out some healthy recipes, workouts, motivation, and more!

Along with these things, you will find the true purpose behind their blogs and let me tell you, they are beyond inspiring! 

Without further ado, here is our FIRST feature! 

Introducing, Cassidy!

What is your name and what is the name of your blog and/or Instagram? 
My name is Cassidy Wendell. The name of my blog is The Wellness Rookie and you can find it on my website at My instagram is @cassidywendell_

What made you decide to create a blog/Instagram?

I wanted to create a presence on social media to help women stop viewing exercise as punishment and food as intimidating. I wanted to show how you can live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and still enjoy the occasional cocktail or cookie without feeling guilty or deprived.

What is the goal of your blog/Instagram? 

My goal of my blog & instagram is to give women the rookie advice they need from the wellness expert they can relate to. I've been there and know what it's like to feel lost and defeated. I don't want others to go through the same thing.
What is one health/nutrition tip that has stuck with you throughout your journey?

My number one nutrition tip would have to be: don't listen to the BS that's out there, listen to your body. The only expert on your health & fitness is YOU.

What is something or who is someone that keeps you motivated?

My father.  He is the reason I changed the course of my life and chose to become a personal trainer and health coach. Nearly two years ago, my dad passed away from some serious health complications. He was always extremely good at taking care of his friends, family and even strangers, but horrible at taking care of himself. He always taught me the importance of striving to be the absolute best version of yourself by making the people around you better. After he passed away, I realized the importance of one's own health and wellness and how that can directly impact the people around you. He is my own motivation and why I want to help as many people as I possibly can prevent a problem, rather than react to one.

Would you mind sharing one of your favorite workouts or recipes? 

Here is one of my favorite recipes that I have ever made! My Peanut Butta Fudge Cups are a guiltless sweet treat that will save you time and your waistline while giving you a good dose of healthy fats in the process....And talk about a sweet tooth cure:

Do you have any extra advice to Fun and Sun Without the Buns readers?

Don't forget to have fun with your health & wellness. It's okay to feel like a rookie and it's okay to feel like a pro when it comes to working out or eating right. Once you trust the process, everything will fall into place. It's not going to be perfect 100% of the time, but that's half the fun ;)

Thanks so much, Cassidy! You have truly inspired me to keep going. Your compassion is so motivating! Y'all, be sure to check out her site along with her social media accounts. 

I hope you all have a great weekend! 


Quick References

Saturday, November 7, 2015

NFL Cheerleaders Featured in Muscle and Fitness

Ever wonder what it's like to train like an NFL Cheerleader?

It's tough, but like they say, "If it were easy, everyone would be doing it."

Hard work truly does pay off and this right here is some proof:

The Houston Texans Cheerleaders were recently featured in Muscle and Fitness! 

Talk about motivation AND such an unforgettable experience! 

HERE is where you can find the whole article along with a few of our favorite workout moves!

This team is such a blessing and it leaves me speechless! 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Photos by Trask Smith

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Athleta On My Mind

Hey everyone! Long time no see!

I have some exciting news and it involves working out and shopping (score!). 

I had the opportunity to work with +Athleta last week at an awesome Breast Cancer Awareness event. Being there, I had the opportunity to sport the clothing, interact with customers, and explore what Athleta has to offer. 

Below I have a picture of my very first Athleta outfit that I received the day of the event. Let me tell you, I can't get enough of it! 

While browsing the store, I found nothing but great quality, cute styles, and easy to wear clothing. They have a great selection of yoga wear, running wear, and even outerwear.

Below I have attached their sizing and some fun outfit ideas styled by the lovely ladies at Athleta in The Woodlands, TX!

Here are the links to this totes adorable outfit I received last week:

Below are a few styles I got to play with and I fell in love! Be sure to check out these styles and more at Athleta in The Woodlands or shop online. I can't decide which one I want to purchase next, the red vest or the striped yoga tights! Eek!

Other ways to stay connected with Athleta:

Twitter: @Athleta_Wdlands
Instagram: @Athleta 

Be sure to look for some more posts coming your way featuring this fabulous brand AND a giveaway coming soon featuring some goodies from Athelta in The Woodlands!