You wake up in your rice paddy villa and enjoy fresh mangosteen and rich coffee on your porch as the sun softly sparkles in the horizon.  You anticipate that your day ahead is going to be wonderful… but you have absolutely no idea that it will drastically change your life forever. Patara Elephant Farm The […]

There’s some validity to the statement “abs are built in the winter”(I know.. PANIC just set in), but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get started on the path to your perfect beach body now! Here are 7 tips to get you on your way!     7 STEPS TO START YOUR BEACH BODY NOW!! […]

Let’s talk Chia Seeds. They’re kind of my little weight loss superfood miracles right now, and let me tell you why. High in fiber, a teaspoon of chia seeds can make you feel full faster, reduce cravings and aid in weight loss.  I should also mention that they are incredibly easy to digest and don’t tax […]

I quickly put together an easy shopping guide to take along to the grocery store.  For me, if there’s nothing to tempt me, then I can stay on track.  But I’ve never been one to have just the serving size of granola, or trail mix… or ‘healthy’ cookies.  So when I’m trying to slim down, […]

@OrganicTravel instagram account is up and running smoothly and driving loads of traffic to http://www.travelingfig.com!  As a thank you to the overwhelming support and love, I’ve decided to launch a little SPRING GIVEAWAY CONTEST!  All you have to do is follow @organictravel and @chelseagilson on instagram, like the giveaway photo, and tag your three best travel buddies! […]

It’s SIX MONTHS until my wedding day.  Six short months.  And well, I really need to kick my ass into high gear.  Not just on a physical level, but emotionally. For the past few months I have been testing out different diets and tweaking fitness plans, but I’m a firm believer you can’t clean up […]

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed?  Not a thing. Starting your morning off wrong and setting a negative tone for the rest of your day?  Totally a thing. I believe in mindfulness, in finding inner peace and clarity of thoughts so you can present your best self to the world each day. […]

Dear World, I hope you accept this letter as a formal apology for my fellow Americans, they know not the repercussions of their support of Donald Trump. The allegiance to a tyrannical, sexist, racist, egotistical media-whore like Trump can be summed up in two words: ignorance and fear. You see, while America boasts itself as a land of educational […]

  Coconut Oil is no secret… actually it’s quite the commodity lately.  Sure, it tastes like butter, is fragrant, and has a higher heat point than olive oil… but did you know all of the health benefits you can reap from adding coconut oil to your diet?        

  I’ve been mulling over potential New Years Resolutions for the past few weeks until yesterday, when I finally sat down to compose a post dedicated to 2016… only to delete it in desperation moments before I hit ‘publish’. When I can’t find the words to write, or I’m dissatisfied with the product… well then I know I’m […]

    1. BE REALISTIC & SPECIFIC!  ….for example: “I want to fit into a size 6 by April 1st”   2.GET AN ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY! …pick someone to share your goal with you, whether a friend or through an online forum (or through the Traveling Fig facebook page!)   3. EASE IN! …Don’t shock your body by […]