FYI: This week in the life of Jo

This week I've taken a really large step back from Instagram mostly due to a really busy work schedule. I'm heading out to Kauai in a couple of weeks and of course like any normal hard working adult work just seems to pile up leading up to the vaca. On top of all that the vacation-itis hit, it's like senioritis but vacations. You know it's that feeling you get when you're staring at a blank page just waiting for something to happen, but nothing does because you're mind is already in paradise sipping on a fresh coconut and basking in the sun. Yup that's my current state.

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Although my IG has slowed down this week for writing has been crazy busy and super exciting. I've written several guest posts on other blogs that I'd love to share with you. 

Each month I contribute to Lucy Activewear's blog called Let's Go. It's an incredible collection mixed in with brand stories from Lucy and written pieces from other bloggers and fitness professionals. I've been blessed enough to have this opportunity with them for over a year now and it's been a fun and exciting one. I was asked to do a piece on staying motivated while traveling which was perfect timing for my trip to Hawaii. To see a full body workout that you can do anywhere in the world and a few of my travel health hacks, head on over to Lucy Let's Go.

Second, is a guest post on The Millennial Miss. I'd like to believe I'm a mentor, not always a good one, but a mentor and one of the things I truly enjoy is seeing some of my gems passed down the future female leaders of world. I met Chelsea, a little over a year ago at a blogger's summit called Create Cultivate. You know that feeling when you meet someone and you just gravitate to because they are a ball of sunshine and genuine laughter, that's Chelsea. When she asked me to write for her blog I jumped in a heart beat. Topics began to swirl in and out of my head and then I remember what was the biggest thing that haunted me in my 20s, feeling empty even when I had it all. 

From the outside looking in, I had it all set: a husband, a family, and a career that I was passionate about. But deep inside I still felt like I was missing something, I remember blogging about it in the first blog I ever started.  

To read more head over to my guest post on The Millennial Miss. 

Third, is a 3 part workout series I did for MOUS Products which also includes a little interview on me. I love doing interviews as much as I possibly can. It's a really great opportunity for me to sit and think on my answers and what matters most to me. It's so easy for us to get caught up in the hustle and to forget to reflect on the journey. Interviews have been such a great way for me to do that. 

Linked below are all of the entire workout series. Each of these workouts I do once a week in the gym. It helps to keep the body a fat burning machine. 

Last but not least is a feature on the Belo-Forte Journal. If you've never checked out the workout gear from Belo-Forte run to their site now. They have incredibly sexy pieces that are both hot to wear and functional. My favorite are these laser cut capris that I recently posted on Instagram and in a blog post. Belo-Forte asked me what success means to me...head to their blog to read the answer

 

I know I say this all the time, but seriously from the bottom of my heart thank you so so so much for being there for me through out my journey. It's been an incredible one and my success in life is partially due to all the love I have from my readers. 

 

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.