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Fit Blogger We Love: Say What You Need To Say

Lauren loves mixing fun workouts into her routine.

Lauren from Say What You Need To Say is all about truth—it's right there in her blog name! We love popping over when in need of our own reality check, or just when we need to see someone might be going through the same ups and downs as us. Read on to find out what she simply cannot live without and how she likes to end her busy day. 

5 things I can't live without: My Mac (it goes everywhere with me), sunflower seed butter, good music, wine and soy mistos from Starbucks.

My fave fit snack: Lately, I've really gotten into cottage cheese. I like to end my night with something slightly sweet, so my go-to bedtime snack has been cottage cheese mixed with blueberries and lots of cinnamon. I've also read that cottage cheese can help burn fat while you sleep—a nice added bonus!

My biggest indulgence: Wine. I'm a complete wino and would never give it up for any diet approach. I like to enjoy a good glass with dinner a few times a week.

My favorite way to work out: I used to focus all of my time and energy into running, but now I've realized that my body craves variety. I always make sure I'm enjoying the workout I'm doing, so while I still toss in a run now and then, my workouts are more focused on whole body routines, strength training, an occasional yoga class and teaching indoor cycling.

My "I Did It" moment: I've had a few defining moments in my fitness journey. I'll never forget the moment when I crossed the finish line of my first half-marathon, or the day I became a certified personal fitness instructor. Then there's the day I completed a brutal 3-day training to become an RPM (cycling) instructor. All of these things took hard work, dedication and time, but I realize that my passion now has become less about doing things for me and more about helping others achieve their fitness goals.

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Samantha Lefave

Samantha is a writer who is living, eating and sweating her way through NYC. You can find her running half-marathons like it's her job, Instagramming her favorite food and fitness finds or, let's be honest, eating peanut butter straight from the jar.

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