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Why Sleep is Even More Important Than You Think | FabFitTravel

Why sleep is more important than exercise or diet It is a common fact that if you lack sleep, you will not be able to perform your tasks at work and at home. This affects your mood and the ability to focus on what awaits you during the day. It’s hard to make life decisions, […]

Hello again! It’s me: Lauren Tharp – the gal who writes for Fab Fit Travel and is actively trying to get healthier! 🙂

Last month, in my first fitness diary, I mentioned how I’d made small changes to my diet in order to drop from 270lbs down to 255lbs. And, the day of my entry, I had just joined a gym the previous day and recounted my experience getting on a treadmill for the first time.

Well, it’s been one month since I last wrote to you. Here’s what’s been going on.

Last month, I weighed 255lbs and my measurements were 49-49.5-53.

And now…?

Drumroll, please!

I now weigh 245lbs and my measurements are 49-46-52!

Yep, I lost a total of 10lbs and 4.5 inches last month!! I’m super psyched about it.

I first noticed that I was making progress when I was able to zip up my favorite jacket. In November, I was too chubby around my belly area to zip it up – but not anymore! That felt like a HUGE victory. (It also felt really good when I went to a Christmas party and many of the guests commented on how much “flatter” I looked than when they’d last seen me).

And, you know what? It was fairly easy!

I spent 30 minutes a day on the treadmill for three days a week. That’s hardly any time at all and I was able to shed 10lbs! If I can do that, then you can too! (more…)

This year was filled with political shifts and celebrity losses. However, there were also plenty of exciting things happening in the fitness arena. And seeing as we’re Fab FIT Travel, we’d like to share some of the most interesting fitness trends that popped up this year.

Will these trends turn out to be just fads, or will they be long-lasting changes to how the world utilizes fitness in their daily lives? Only time will tell! But here are ten fitness trends that popped up in 2016 that captivated us this year: (more…)

Once you start up a yoga practice, you’ll likely never want to quit. You’ll begin to have increased flexibility, your muscles will become more toned, and you’ll feel like you have more energy and overall vitality. Yoga is pretty darn awesome, and we make it a point to include yoga training as part of our retreats.

But what happens when you have to travel? Does that mean that you have to give up your practice until you’re back home?

Thankfully, no. It’s entirely possible to continue doing yoga while you travel. (more…)

Hey there!

I feel a little weird introducing myself because, in a way, you already know me. I’m the gal who writes the blog posts here at Fab Fit Travel.

My name is Lauren Tharp. I’m a freelance writer, I live with two cats, and I collect tarot cards and Monster High dolls. And, for the first time in my life: I’m fat.

My mom likes to say I’m “curvy,” but I think you have to have curves in order to earn that distinction. When your belly goes out past your boobs, you no longer get to say you’re curvaceous. You’re officially overweight. And that’s a weird – sorta sad – revelation to have about yourself. But, if you’re like I am, then it’s a revelation that spurs you into action.

Here’s what I looked like a few years ago: (more…)