New Website/ Blog & Other Updates!

by laury on October 1, 2015 · 0 comments

Hi There! I miss my fitness dish readers so much. Since I don’t plan to get pregnant again anytime soon, I wanted to let you all know I probably will not be updating here much more (as if my not posting anything for almost a year didn’t give that hint!)


If you still check back here periodically I wanted to let you all know that I have a new website that I have been working on for the past year:





There’s a blog page, a recipe page, and my favorite, Freevive Kids!






We offer a FREE 5-day program where we challenge you to eliminate sugar, packaged foods, and processed foods for five full days.

Check us out on facebook, instagram (@freevive) and Twitter (@freevive)





Here are some highlights:


sugar-free, grain-free blueberry muffins


Jaxon’s First Birthday Cake


Nourishing Chicken Soup and Homemade Bone Broth


Creamy Cashew Kale Salad




grass-fed short-ribs



baby finger food banana melts

banana meltways for baby

… And so so much more! There’s a lot to catch up on if you wanted to!

It is obvious a lot has changed since I started this blog in 2009. I am now a mom of two, I started a new business, wrote a book, and I am still teaching yoga and loving it. Thank you for all of the interaction over the years. Good and bad … it has only helped me to grow and learn and be better. I honestly believe so much of the time and energy I put into this blog, and talking with the readers and other bloggers has molded a part of me into who I am today! There are posts I look back on and cringe (a lot, like really a lot), then there are posts that make me smile from ear to ear. I see old comments, and remember old friends. 90% have moved on, and some tell me they check in now and then to see if I updated. Thank you thank you thank you! Much love to you all! XO




3 Things That Should Not Be Worn in the Gym

by laury on September 30, 2015 · 0 comments

Your workout routine takes a sacred space in your life. Never compromise on the regimen nor on the attire. But with active wear becoming an expensive proposition, many of us tend to hold onto it way beyond its functional years. This could create havoc on your body. Before you get ready for another bout of fitness regime, make a  note of things that should NEVER be taken to a gym.

1. Never ever wear cotton to the gym

These clothes though seem cool and comfortable:

  • absorb a lot of moisture,
  • are slow to dry,
  • will weigh you down making it impossible to move about freely,
  • are the root cause of infections, chills or body rashes.

It is best to buy:

  • quick drying synthetic clothes
  • moisture wicking fabrics
  • clothes that keep away droplets from the skin

2. Ditch your old worn out shoes – Old shoes cause lot of damage to the feet. They are the partners-in-crime for joints damage. Therefore shoes with deteriorated soles and arch supports can lead to knee and foot pain. It is best to replace tennis shoes once a year if you are a mild runner else once in three months if you run daily. Next time you decide to buy a new pair of sneakers, foot therapists recommend seeking professional analysis of your walk. This way the right shoes you wear will correct your foot’s natural gait of rolling either inward or outward. Shoes doctors say are a ‘prescription’ and not a style statement. Therefore exercise lot of care and seek professional help when in doubt.

3. Unsupportive sports bras – A good sports bra protects the ligaments and tissues in the chest from getting stretched or stressed. They provide support in pushing yourself to the boundaries without any injury.

To pick the perfect bra keep in mind the following points:

  • The kind of workout you do and its impact on the upper part of your body
  • The shape of your body.
  • Low-impact sports bras are best designed for yoga or walking
  • High-impact sports bras are ideal for intense cardio workouts and interval training
  • Not just tank tops/t-shirts, bras too should be made from moisture-wicking fabrics
  • Heavy chested women should opt for bras that have wider straps and wider bands at the bottom for support.
  • Discard bras that have distorted cups, weak elasticity or do not fit flat against the body.

Clothes shoes and your inner wear form a vital part of your working out regime. By choosing the right ones and discarding the old, you stand to gain a lot from all that hard work. Stylish well cut clothes matter, so do branded shoes and expensive bras, but if they impede your workout, they cannot have a place in your wardrobe. Discard them and choose brands like Fabletics , which aid and abet your fitness regime for many years!


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