5 ways to get fit without running

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Hey beauties! Jordan here, and today I’m gonna tell you all about how to get that crazy fit body that you’ve dreamed of–without running!

Listen, running isn’t for everyone, and ever since I had issues with my knees (the struggle is real), it’s too stressful on my body for me to go running often. I’ve actually managed to stay in shape without running. I’ve been lucky enough to meet other women and men who are fit, but they didn’t have to go running to maintain their shape. So here’s 5 ways to get fit, but without the stressful motion that running places on your body!

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thanksgiving dinner

This holiday season, I am overly “emo” about everything. Every sad movie scene (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 really did a number on me), or depressing verse in any sappy song (please don’t play All I Want For Christmas in my presence) you can best believe that I am in tears accompanied by a snotty nose and uncontrollable lip quivers.

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Young woman wearing fur coat

Moving can be an absolute pain! I’ve moved at least 7 times in the last 10 years and I only hired movers one of those times. Not only is the act of moving your things from one place to another utterly soul shattering, but packing all your belongings and then unpacking them with an attempt to put them exactly where they were could cause a panic attack.

While I AM not moving ANY TIME SOON, I figured since I am a bit of a pro at this I’d share all the moving hacks I’ve learned along the way and a few I Googled that I wish I had of known when I was moving.

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Grenada Trip Gorgeous In Grey IMG_6993

The Internet knows me as DocFabulous (more on that later) and I could possibly be considered a travel junkie. I literally hear the ocean breeze and palms trees calling my name in my sleep! I’ve diagnosed myself as a perpetual summer chaser, and my path to getting my next fix always leads to the JFK airport here in New York. Last month I treated myself (I do this often) to a quick girl trip with my spirit twin, Leslie and we flew to the beautiful island of Grenada, affectionately known as the Spice Island!

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my chapter 39

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~ Audre Lorde

Last week I gracefully arrived at the last year of my thirties. No breakdowns, I promise! But I did realize that it’s even more important for me to tell you that it gets better. That while I don’t have it all figured it out, I now believe that not having it all figured out is the joy and possibly the secret to what Oprah has coined as “how to live your best life”.

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