Courtney Livingston

Courtney strives to inspire girls worldwide to be the best version of themselves. Her book, The Smart Girls Guide to Surviving Her Twenties, will be released this summer. Visit her at courtneylivin.com

Unique Summer Getaways That Don't Require A Passport Or A Lot Of Time Off

ByCourtney Livingston
With summer on the horizon just weeks away, it's time to start planning those summer vacations. While the warm weather is great and the sunny days are long, not all of us have time to head off on a far-away adventure in a foreign country. Many of us…

6 Reasons Exercising Outside Will Help You Get Fit So Much Faster

ByCourtney Livingston
Spring is full of endless sunny days and weather that's just warm enough to work up a sweat outdoors without feeling like you're going to suffer from a heat stroke. Not only does it feel great to work out outside, but there are also tons of other…

6 Tiny Tweaks That’ll Turn Your Sad Desk Lunch Into A Healthy AF Meal

ByCourtney Livingston
I don't know about you, but lunch is one of the most important meals of my day. After a long morning of work, I look forward to taking a break and diving into a delicious mid-day meal. Because lunch breaks usually aren't very long and normally…

Here's How Zac Efron Tricked His Body Into Craving Healthy Food For 'Baywatch'

ByCourtney Livingston
In case you haven't heard, Zac Efron is starring in the new "Baywatch" film that's coming out on May 26. The new trailer boasts Zac Efron as an Olympic swimmer turned lifeguard, looking more toned and muscular than ever before. Efron recently told…

5 Fruits You Should Be Eating This Spring & Summer To Help Boost Your Mood

ByCourtney Livingston
Sometimes shaking off winter often means shaking off the winter blues. If you've ever battled depression, then you know how hard it can be to do simple, daily tasks. Just getting out of bed in the morning can seem impossible, and moving through your…

This Is The Workout You Should Do, Depending On How Busy You Are

ByCourtney Livingston
Whether you're a young professional, a swamped college student or a busy mom, it's hard to find time to work out. With so little time on our hands, it's hard to motivate ourselves to get outside and run or head to the gym. To help you combat the…

These 8 New Workout Styles Are What You Need To Bring Back The Heat This Spring

ByCourtney Livingston
As those long, wintry days slowly become few and far between, it's about that time to update your spring workout wardrobe. Put away the under armor, beanies, and sweat shirts, and make room for some of the hottest new workout trends of 2017. Why…

How My Life Changed Once I Started Focusing On Being Strong, Not Skinny

ByCourtney Livingston
For the longest time, my main goal for working out was to stay skinny. As long as I had slim thighs, a flat tummy and arms small enough to wrap my hand around, I was happy. So, as I got older and had to stop relying on school sports to keep thin, I…

The Work-Out Plan You Need To Follow If You Want A Toned Booty Before Summer

ByCourtney Livingston
Spring break is over and done with, and the reality that summer is almost here is ridiculously exciting. But with summer comes the pressure to get toned, fit and in shape. After all, summer is prime beach season, and in just a few short months,…

Here's How You Can Get A Toned 6-Pack In Less Than A Month

ByCourtney Livingston
Getting a six-pack isn't easy. As a marathon runner, I used to run every day and wonder why I still had a little extra layer of fat in my lower pooch area that never seemed to go away. I've always had a faint four-pack, but I could never figure out…

4 Things You Can Do Every Day To Lose Fat And Build Muscle

ByCourtney Livingston
Losing fat while building muscle is a hard line to balance. Building muscle requires taking in adequate amounts of protein so your muscle tissue can repair and grow, but it also requires eating protein-dense, low-calorie foods so you can keep your…

These 4 Tasty Irish Recipes Are The Perfect Way To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

ByCourtney Livingston
One of the best parts about St. Patrick's Day is the delicious, savory meals that you're actually encouraged to eat on the holiday. Grocery stores are filled with all sorts of veggies that wouldn't normally be displayed, restaurants offer specials…

6 Simple Workouts You Can Do Anywhere That Will Tone Your Entire Body

ByCourtney Livingston
As a girl in my early 20s, heading to the weight room on the daily can be quite daunting. Not only is it awkward being the only girl in the weight room most of the time, but figuring out how to use the big machines can also be a trying task. On top…

I Followed A Vegan Diet For 7 Days And What Happened To My Body Was Shocking

ByCourtney Livingston
The prospect of going vegan was a daunting thought. Being a vegan meant giving up all animal by-products. Meat, dairy and many of my usual go-to snacks had to be purged from my diet. As someone who basically survives off chicken, steak and protein…

7 Surprisingly Healthy Snacks That Are Perfect For Your March Madness Party

ByCourtney Livingston
When it comes to party foods, what often comes to mind is spicy wings, buffalo chicken dip, chips and salsa, brownies, pigs in a blanket and a host of other fattening foods. While splurging at parties can be fun, it often leaves us feeling sluggish…

Why Confronting The Person Who Ghosted You Will Only Hurt You More

ByCourtney Livingston
I was so excited when I met a new girl who came to my church one Sunday morning. After just one conversation, it was clear we had a million things in common. We both had a passion for fitness, shared similar degrees and we worked in the same field.…

The 6 Types of Friends You Absolutely Need To Survive Your 20s

ByCourtney Livingston
Being in your twenties is the perfect age to make meaningful friendships. In college and high school, most of your friends will be in the same stage of life as you. However, once you enter into the real world, things change. Suddenly, you meet…

How Dealing With A Toxic Family Member Can Make You Stronger

ByCourtney Livingston
When you're dealing with a toxic family member, it can seem as if you don't have many options. You can freak out, spaz out and vent to the nearest sane person you can find. OR, you can imitate your toxic family member's actions. While the first…

Top 3 Vacations To Take When You're Young And Broke AF

ByCourtney Livingston
The twenties are often said to be the golden window of travel. At this ripe age, we are young, broke, and totally willing to spend a night in a cheap hotel, take the cheapest flights, and survive off of hostel breakfasts and cheap dinners. We love…

4 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season So You Can Spread Christmas Cheer

ByCourtney Livingston
As the holiday season rolls around, charities, churches, companies and universities all vie for your help in raising money. As a contributing member of society, donating to an organization is a great way to spread Christmas cheer and help those in…