All posts tagged: women

B.A.D. Girl Review: The Katy Hearn 8 Week Fitness Challenge

On January 19th I started an 8 week fitness challenge hosted by the amazing Katy Hearn. She is an insta-famous fitness trainer well known for her amazing glutes that she built on her own in the gym! I have always been relatively slim but thanks to college living and alcohol I put on a solid 30 pounds. Since college I have been trying to lose the same 10/15 pounds for what feels like forever. I know 10 pounds isn’t a huge number but it does make a drastic difference for someone my size. I’ve cleaned up my eating over the years but I have not been consistent in the gym. Signing up for this challenge was exactly what I needed to get into a routine at the gym and finally make a consistent effort. Winter Challenge Overview:  The challenge ran from January 19th -March 16th and consisted of an 8 week training plan customized to either home or gym with email and social media support for the entire 8 weeks. The fitness plan incorporated weight and …

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Dream Chasing, Champagne and Wasting Time

Hi Loves, I hope you all are having a great week! I am really happy because I received notification that my trademark application with the USTPO has been approved and is in its final stages! This means I will be the official registered trademark owner of ‘B.A.D. Beautiful, Authentic & Determined’ very soon! I always knew in the back of my mind that I needed to protect myself, but if I am being honest it wasn’t until I found myself dealing with my FIRST infringement issue that I kicked it into high gear and dropped a huge chunk of money to protect what I have worked so hard to create. It’s something that I highly recommend to anyone with a unique idea, name or brand and are looking to really invest in it for the long haul. If you need help or have questions about the trademark filing process you can always reach out to me! Here are this weeks links I am loving: Beautiful: I love hearing/reading peoples success stories because it motivates and inspires me to …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Stop Competing with Others

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip:  Stop Competing with Others We have all done it at some point in our lives: We compare or compete with others as a way to gauge our own levels of success.  I know I  constantly find myself struggling with this and have learned to take that energy and focus it inward. I have stopped “competing” with others and have started competing with myself. Instead of submitting to the temptation to compare myself to someone else I ask myself  a set of questions: What am I doing today that I couldn’t have done 5, 3, or even 1 year ago? What have I done or am doing to move my life in a new direction? How have I continued to become a new and improved version of myself? We have to stop worrying about what others are doing better and instead concentrate on beating our own personal records everyday.  We all have our own unique path and comparing our journey to someone else’s is not smart or logical. If you are working …

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: An Inspiration for All Women & Men Too!

Hey B.A.D. Girls! I hope you all had an amazing first full week of the year! I unfortunately suffered a stomach bug this week and did a whole lot of resting (among other not so pleasant things) so it wasn’t the greatest start to my new year. BUT I am finally feeling better and after watching this video from Lizzie Velasquez, an amazing young woman who suffers from an extremely rare and unknown disease where her body cannot put on weight I snapped out of my funk with the quickness! This beautiful girl radiates positivity and is an amazing motivational speaker. I think she defines what it means to be a B.A.D. Girl in every way to the millionth power.  Please watch her video and tell me if you don’t feel completely inspired to live afterward! I really admire true strength. I could not even fathom what she has been through in her life. The fact that she is sharing her story and living life to the fullest is so refreshing and I want to …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Score Extra Credit

Who doesn’t have a love/hate relationship with credit cards? I know I do, so here is a good tip for managing your cards and keeping your credit score on the up and up! It’s important to keep your oldest card active as long as possible to establish consistently good credit history, even if you only use it once or twice a year. If you have multiple cards that were opened around the same time make sure you choose to keep the best card open and active. For example, an Amex or MasterCard should remain open as opposed to a Macy’s or Victoria’s secret credit card. Also make sure you don’t close more than one account per year or your credit score will get docked. How do you manage your credit cards? xx Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram