Removing our Labels

i did an Instagram-live on the topic of LABELS and the feedback was overwhelming, that it inspired me to begin posting more of my rants here, in written form as well. so when i refer to labels, i am referring to self-labels.  labels that people have put on us since we were 5, 18 or… Continue Reading

Practicing Patience

Let’s be honest… we all could use a little strengthening of our patience muscle, agreed? Here’s the problem with practicing patience.  We don’t think we have enough time.  Time has become as much of a commodity as gasoline.  We can’t get enough of it.  we need more of it.  we are constantly depleted of it. … Continue Reading

Affirmations

Affirmations We can all agree that we’ve heard the term “affirmations” many times in the past few years.  They’re those “I am statements” that go something like I am grateful.  I am lovable.  I am open.  They’re told to release years of pent-up fear, pain and shame.  But when I first began doing affirmations, I… Continue Reading

TayloredReads Monthly Book Review

TayloredReads Monthly Book Review

i am on a ROLL with my monthly reads goal!  did you catch my last two month reviews here and here?  there’s nothing like setting a personal goal, no matter what the type and fulfilling it.  i cannot express how important continued learning is, whether you want to learn more about outer space, zebras or… Continue Reading

TayloredReads Monthly Book Review

TayloredReads Monthly Book Review

fun fact, when i was little i went through a phase where i was obsessed with reading.  i’d spend hours tucked away in a little bean-bag chair at the library, nose deep in a book. then when it got to about middle school, all the way through to college i was not a fan of… Continue Reading

Gratitude

Gratitude

this morning i woke up feeling a little under the weather… fighting a little ‘bug’ for the past couple days but eventually dragged my butt out of bed for Friday 5a.m. Spin class. years ago, this lethargic, feel-bad-for-myself feeling and thoughts would’ve continued on into the rest of the day and i would’ve been super… Continue Reading

How to make 2016 YOUR Best Year Yet!

How to make 2016 YOUR Best Year Yet!

2015… i don’t even know where to start with you! i remember telling myself, on January 1st 2015, that this year was going to be the BEST yet. and oh boy it was!! TayloredFitness not only thrived, but I was able to be a part of SO many incredibly women’s lives and help them succeed… Continue Reading

20 Tips to Battle Thanksgiving Day Food-Anxiety

20 Tips to Battle Thanksgiving Day Food-Anxiety

oh Thanksgiving… how I love you!! Not only is it a great time to be surrounded by friends and family, sharing memories, catching up and truly enjoying all that there is to be thankful for! Then there’s the food… Ooooooooooh all the glorious Thanksgiving Day FOOD! Because ‘tis the season to bake, cook, whip up… Continue Reading

let’s get motivated!

let’s get motivated!

Motivation. Oh you silly feeling you…  after coming off a long weekend of relaxation and lots of good food (hopefully you utilized at least some of the tips I shared to keep ya on track in Friday’s post) it’s sometimes hard to find that UMPH we love to feel in order to get back into… Continue Reading

tips for a healthy labor day weekend

tips for a healthy labor day weekend

With Labor Day weekend knocking at our door, welcoming us to cookouts, drinks and social gatherings galore, you may think the ability to stay on track is near impossible, but it doesn’t have to be! Let’s break down the biggest issue – food. I’m right there with you, raising my hand, ready to hit the… Continue Reading

Mindful stretching

Mindful stretching

Hello! My name is Cassandra and I am SO happy to be doing some guest blogging for the woman we all gain so much inspiration from, Taylor. I am a former gymnast, current dancer and competitive gymnastics coach with a passion for natural living and fitness. When I’m not dancing or out on hiking adventures… Continue Reading

this week

how did everyone do on building their vision boards last week?! i hope you’re taking those tools and really putting them to use, beginning to allow the law of attraction to be put to work. but this week, i’m changing up the gears, and having you do something that may be really tough for some… Continue Reading

this week

it’s go time people! all the steps i’ve had you do the past 2-3 weeks have brought you to THIS day. if you’re thinking “huh?” go back to this post, then this post, then lastly this post and take action! if you’ve already done your homework the past few weeks, then let’s get to it!… Continue Reading

fashion friday

fashion friday

prints.make.me.happy. i mean who doesn’t love a splash of bright colors here and there?! i mean don’t get me wrong, i love a classic LBD (little black dress) but something just says HI, I’M HAPPY about a bright print. and when it’s “tropical”, it’s even more “i’d rather be at the beach but i’ll adjust… Continue Reading

this week

oh hi there, monday! you beautiful day YOU! if you’ve been ridin’ along this train for awhile  now, you know my absolute lust for mondays. they’re the perfect day to hit “refresh”, write down what we WANT in life, where we want to go and where are minds are at in the whole process. you… Continue Reading

fashion friday

fashion friday

it all started with “you wanna go to Sweet Sues?” i’ve never been known to say no to a cupcake. or cookie and especially never a trip to my favorite bakery! especially can’t say no since we are rarely in the area! for reals though, if you’re ever in southern maryland, get your booty to… Continue Reading

this week

in last week’s “this week” I had you write down 10 things you want to have happen in the next 3-9 months. just 10 things that you’ve been either day dreaming about, wishing you had time to do or just simply WANT in your life. did you do your homework? if you haven’t, make sure… Continue Reading

fashion friday

fashion friday

giraffes and elephants. if i see ANY article of clothing with either of those it 99% of the time ends up coming home with me. because what’s more fun than safari animals?! or just the fact that i’m obsessed with anything africa related? you be the judge. regardless. the prints are EVERYWHERE right now, and i’m LOVIN’… Continue Reading

this week

i want you to begin practicing something, that i can guarantee will change your life. within the first few minutes actually, you’ll begin to feel EXCITED about life. and continuing with it, as with all the other “habits” i bring to you, and making it just a part of your daily thoughts will bring so much… Continue Reading

fashion friday

fashion friday

happy friYAY! is it sunny where you are? because it’s a RIDICULOUSLY beautiful day here in the Nation’s Capital! and i flipping LOVE it. it makes me want to douse myself in glitter and dance around in a field of flowers. weird? i’m the only one with this urge? let’s do it! well i kinda… Continue Reading

a new habit

happy monday!!! i love mondays. they’re such a good day to get back on track, refocus what our goals are and just  make shit happen! it’s a day we should be excited for, never dreading. mondays are YOUR day to get to CHOOSE how you want your week to go. start it off with a smile.… Continue Reading

this weekend

happy friday and HELLO sunshine! literally, the sun is shining,  not a cloud in the sky and it’s a beautiful  morning!  i just love spring and am so ready to embrace it with a BIG hug! because who is so over winter and cold?! raise ya hand! one of my absolute favorite things to do is… Continue Reading

celebrate

celebrate

friday was a day of celebration. i hit 60 days of ZERO binges. this may not seem like a big deal to the “normal eater”, but if you struggle with binge-eating-disorder, i know you feel me on this. i share this hoping to inspire just one person. one person who is struggling currently. who had a… Continue Reading

get this

get this

happy FRIDAY!!!!!!! fri-YAY fri-YUM fries french fries french fries and cheeseburgers cheeseburger good stuff eatery. what just happened…. CLEARLY you all know what’s on MY mind come the weekend!!! now you want some good stuff eatery. totally side note, if you HAVEN’T been to a good stuff eatery you’re missing out. this is all totally irrelevant… Continue Reading

do this

it must be FRIDAY! because i’ve got a new habit for YOU, yes you, to embrace starting this weekend. i do these friday, that way you have the WHOLE weekend to either go get the items to make the habit happen, or put off the new habit (while keeping it in the back of your mind… Continue Reading

this weekend

i want you to take on one of the most important “habits” you can instill in yourself. balance. this lifestyle of health, fitness, self-improvement, all of it, revolves around balance. what am i referring to exactly for this post? holiday weekends, specifically the one coming up, easter weekend! celebrations and holidays most of the time… Continue Reading

a new habit

happy FRIDAY! i’m totally feeling the idea of continuing to introduce you to a new “habit” on fridays to begin putting to use over the weekend, so you can go into the next week strong with a new way to make a better YOU! everyone like that?! not like you have a choice…  😉 so today’s… Continue Reading

2 habits

2 habits

happiness. we all want it, we all chase after it, we all want to just be happy. but that’s the problem, we want to be happy. “want to” part and simply be happy. easier said then done, ‘eh? i’ve received emails lately and have been told a lot over my life that “i wish i could just… Continue Reading

things to do

this weekend. i’ve got a task for you. more like 3 things i want YOU to do this weekend.  task, order, whatever ya wanna call it! these will not only turn into good life-long habits, but will show you health & fitness CAN be welcomed and adapted into any schedule or lifestyle! 3 To-Do’s by Sunday… Continue Reading

choose just one thing

choose just one thing

every single morning. & that one thing can CHANGE your life. if you have no clue what i’m referring to, i shared the below photo on instagram last night (along with the complete post underneath bc i’m technological “special” and don’t’ know how to crop correctly.) “every morning when i wake up, i think “what… Continue Reading

i am awesome.

i am awesome. i am beautiful…. i know i know, you’re thinking ‘wow taylor… way to be a narcissist! jeesh!’. self-love.  that’s what it is.  there’s nothing selfish, narcissistic about good ‘ol self-love.  it is more important to your future, your daily life, your relationships, your love for others, than most people are aware of.… Continue Reading

Just do it.

you know the classic Nike term, “just do it”.  If it were that easy, right? We can apply this term in so many aspects of our life.  our day-to-day life or even long-term choices. in my case, my current “just do it” is happening right now, this very second.  this post. i’ve been neglecting getting… Continue Reading

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