Elisabeth Ricarda
Elisabeth Ricarda
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I'm Not Where I Thought I'd Be

I’m not where I thought I’d be. Like a lot of women, I assumed that by the time I turned 30, I’d have the perfect husband, the perfect home, 2 perfect little kids, and - of course - the perfect job. I was sure I’d have it all together, and naturally be healthy and in fantastic shape to boot. Ha! Read More

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10 Questions to Set You Up for an Awesome 2017

Ah, a brand new year. Full of possibilities and excitement. Like with all transitions though, that excitement often carries with it seeds of apprehension and intimidation. “What if it doesn’t work out? I never stick to my resolutions anyway.” While we know that change is available to us at any time, January brings with it an ever-renewed hope that this will be the year it actually happens. Read More

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15 Questions to Ask Yourself Before the End of the Year

Each year I take time in December to reflect on the past year. I like to make myself a cup of hot tea and settle in with my thoughts and my notebook. Something that helps me really assess what served me from the past year and what didn’t, is to ask myself thought-provoking questions. This year I’m going to share my questions with you, in the hopes that they will help you understand yourself better - and move in 2017 with newfound hope and possibility for what is yet to come! Read More

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Self Care Through the Holidays

Last year I wrote a blog post on staying healthy throughout the holidays. This year, I want to focus on something that often gets lost, even if you’re eating healthy foods and hitting the gym in December: self care. Read More

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Looking for Consistency in your Health Routine? Read This.

Ever feel like you’ve made a bunch of progress on your fitness goals, and then to celebrate, you binged on margaritas and queso? You’re not alone. It’s common as humans to swing back and forth on our health goals, feeling frustrated and inconsistent. Take a deep breath, know that it’s normal and totally okay, and keep reading! Fall is an important time to keep your health goals in mind, as it’s the lead-up to the holiday season, and the extra mindfulness will help you make it through the changing seasons. Read More

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What I've Learned about Body Image from Working at lululemon

I recently took on a management position at an awesome location in Houston, Texas. It’s a perfect parallel to my health coaching practice, and it’s provided great opportunities to get out of my comfort zone, learn new things, and build community. It’s also given me a lot of insight into how women feel about their bodies, especially when trying on clothes. Read More

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How I Learned to Love My Body. And Myself.

My latest program is called Love Your Body. Helping women love their bodies is obviously something I feel strongly about, and it’s probably because I didn’t always love mine. Not by a long shot. Not too long ago, I was feeding it junk food, junk thoughts, and junk sex. And on top of that, I was judging myself for it. Not a great combination. Today though, I can honestly say I love my body and do my best to treat it well. Here's the story of how I got to be where I am today. Read More

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What I Gained From Doing a 25 Day Yoga Challenge

I recently completed a 25 day yoga challenge, where I took 25 classes in 25 days. Prior to the challenge, I’d been practicing roughly 2 - 3 times a week, and I naively thought it would be easy. I found out by day 7 that #yogaeverydamnday is actually quite a feat to accomplish, especially if you’re practicing the physical form of yoga (asana), as opposed to one of the 7 other “limbs”. It took some doing to hang in there and make it to day 25, but now that it’s behind me, I want to share with you what I gained from the experience: Read More

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What I Learned From (Nervously) Doing a Boudoir Photo Shoot

I’d always wanted to try it. To buy some sexy lingerie, get in front of the camera and basically feel like a Victoria’s Secret model. Did I ever think I’d actually do it? Nope! Read More

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