How to get a bikini body

q: How do I get a bikini body? a: Put a bikini on your body. If you typed that question into your search browser, and Google would spit out this answer, it would mean we’ve finally-as a culture-come to a place of real body acceptance. Alas, that isn’t the case–not yet, anyway. Type that question




Be your own valentine

  “Dang girl…you’ve got some BIG ASS LEGS.” That’s what a complete stranger said to me not too long ago as I was walking on the beach in my neighborhood. To paint you a bit of a clearer picture, I was walking on the Venice beach walk at roughly 0700, coffee in hand, LA brim pulled




Quickie Yoga Flow

Lean & Lovely yoga is all about being adaptable, intuitive, and honoring your body. It means embracing new challenges but also understanding that sometimes something is better than nothing. It’s for women who love to lift, love to sweat, want to be in touch with their bodies and hearts, and crave balance in all aspects




(Please don’t skip me!) Warm-up

I used to work with this uber rigid, oppressive coach. In that gym, every single thing had to be exactly exact–to the letter. Training sessions in general were 2 hours or more from start to finish and if you couldn’t do the program exactly as is, you might as well not even lift. The warm-up




Lean Lifting: Lose Fat & Get Strong in Under 20 Minutes

To Cardio or Not to Cardio…that is the question. (At least in the fat loss world, anyway.) Professionally, my opinion is that cardio can be a great addition to a balanced exercise regimen, if it’s something that you thoroughly enjoy. It’s not by any means useless or ineffective, as some fitness professionals would have you







Eyelashes are not utensils (or 8 strategies to eat mindfully)

I’m a recovering yo-yo dieter. It seems weird and crazy to say that now, given how far I’ve come with mindful eating, selective indulgences, and learning to let go of food guilt. But once upon a time, I was the epitome of a neurotic eater. I’ve obsessively counted calories, tracked macronutrients down to the teaspoon