Category Get Healthy

7 Steps For the Perfect Beach Body NOW!

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!! […]

Chia Seeds: Why & How to Add Them to Your Diet

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 […]

Skinny Shopper: Grocery List & Reading Labels

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 Spring Giveaway!

@OrganicTravel instagram account is up and running smoothly and driving loads of traffic to!  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! […]

Let’s Revamp Our Lives!

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 […]

Reshape your Morning Ritual for Success

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. […]

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

  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?        

3 Tips To Keeping your Weight Loss Resolution!

    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 […]

Your Healthy Thanksgiving Menu: Easy & Delicious Swaps!

  Thanksgiving can be healthy and delicious! Swap your grandma’s butter & sugar laden recipes for these healthier alternatives this year. There’s no reason to sacrifice your weight loss and diet goals!   Check out this video on quick tips & tricks to cut that fat but not the flavor this Thanksgiving!     Sample […]

5 Easy Moves to Chiseled Abs!

Five years ago I had an inclination to try a Pilates class.  The lengthening and stretching kept me entertained; the planks and leg lifts challenged. Yet while I shook uncontrollably from bracing my abs… I didn’t feel like I was necessarily getting in a workout. This wasn’t cycling followed by kettlebells, ya know? For me, losing weight and getting […]