Hi, my name is Lyndsay, and welcome to
Lynds in Real Life!
I’m a lifestyle blogger and writer with a passion for travel, hiking, wellness, and my dog Archie.
A little bit more about me:
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my husband and toy poodle. I’m originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and I lived in Los Angeles, California for 3 years.
I love doing anything outdoors (hiking, exploring, photography, etc). My goal is to one day (soon) travel the world!
So what is Lynds in Real Life all about?
Lynds in Real Life is a lifestyle, food, fitness, & travel blog. This is where I combine my passion for food, wellness, hiking, & traveling.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Find me on Instagram here!
I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! If you choose to accept it, you can get more information about it on my blog at this post: http://lipstickandtractors.com/2014/01/17/liebster-award/
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Oh my gosh, Brandi I am SO honored!!!! Thank you so much!! I absolutely accept your nomination! I will check out the link when it goes live! Thank you!!
No problem! It’s a fun little award – you do a little post where you answer some fun questions and get to ask your nominees questions! Thanks for accepting 🙂
Hey Lynds! I love the site! Found you because we’re both new Ambassadors for I’m Fit Possible 🙂 I was wondering what certification you have/have held for being a health/wellness coach? I’m looking at different courses and certifications to do at some point in the next two years, but would love to hear reviews! It’s an industry I’d LOVE to get into!
Hey Lauren! Welcome to the #imfitpossible family! 🙂 I actually am trained through Herbalife. I go to the trainings and classes that are put on by Herbalife as a company, and also my team. However, I have been looking a lot into certification programs, and also registered dietitian programs! I’ve been looking into an online school called Ashford for health & wellness courses.
What have you looked into so far? I would love to hear what you have found! I’ll absolutely keep you updated on what I find, as well! 🙂
Oh awesome! Yeah I’ve heard of Herbalife before, I’ll have to look into Ashford 🙂 I know ACE has a Health Coaching Certification which seems like it would be a good fit for me. Two other ones I found were a Wellness Coaching Certification through the Mayo Clinic, which is mostly online with one weekend in Minnesota (which isn’t an issue for me in Iowa, probably an issue for you haha) and another online one for a Health and Wellness Coaching Certification through Well coach School of Coaching, which is endorsed by ACSM. It’s gonna be a toss up for me between price, time, location, and credentials as I’ll be a recent grad soon!
Awesome!!! Congrats! I’m trying to decide if I want to go back to school to get a degree in dietetics, or if I want to simply get a certification for coaching. I’m going to look into the ones you mentioned!! They sound great. Obviously location and money are important, but I know there are a lot of online courses! I’ll look more into it and let you know what I find!!! 🙂
We’ll have to just keep each other posted with everything coming up 🙂 Can’t wait to follow more of your posts!
Sounds good to me girl! I can’t wait to follow your posts too!!! 😀
Jessica (Anchored in CLE | Jessica Gets Fit)
Chiming in because I’m in the same boat – I’d love to get certified and have also considered going back to school for nutrition or something (just not sure if I can afford it). Looking forward to hearing more from you both about this in the future!
Yeah money is the biggest issue for me.. And time. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is a one year program to get your health coaching certification, and it’s under $6000, but I still can’t afford that haha. I’m thinking of getting my certification to teach yoga (I found an awesome place right around the block from me), and then going from there! I’ve basically been asking every nutrition and fitness person what they did to get ideas haha.
Hey girl! I’m new to your blog but I thought I might jump in here. Until recently I was a nutrition major in the dietetics program at the University of Houston. I was a double major and I ended up dropping nutrition down to my minor because it was so demanding. If time is an issue for you I would not recommend it unless you are set on being a registered dietitian because the schooling is as rigorous as nursing and premed. A lot of schools offer an alternative BA or BS in nutrition that is not for dietitians (though still really tough programs) though so that could be something else for you to look at. I hope that helped a bit!
Hey!! Thank you so much for that info- I really appreciate it! For now, I’ve decided not to go back to school. I don’t have the money nor time, nor do I really want to haha. My bachelors is in speech therapy, so I may do that and just some coaching on the side! Good luck to you, and again thank you!! 🙂
hey lady! sharing some liebster love today and you are nominated!! check it out here: http://burpeesforbreakfast.com/2014/07/08/liebster-love-round-2/
Hi there! I just discovered you on Twitter and I’m so happy that I did. I blog for the International Bipolar Foundation, and I’m a writer working on my first book “Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder”. I have brunette hair too!
I grew up in beautiful Pacific Palisades, and my Mom was a speech pathologist at Palisades High and Paul Revere Junior HIgh. I was an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer for several years, so I love the power of exercise, and I worked at a college for essential oil practitioners in Santa Cruz called the College of Botanical Healing Arts. I love using essential oils for mood as well.
Here’s my latest IBPF blog post about exercise:
And my recent Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) “Life Unlimited” Profile:
I look forward to reading your upcoming blog posts & I just tweeted your “About” page to my followers.
Thanks for your wonderful advocacy, and take care!
Hi Dyane! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I’m actually the main Instagram manager for IBPF!! How awesome is that? I haven’t blogged for them yet, but started volunteering in September & I’m loving it! It’s awesome how many things we have in common 🙂 I am excited to connect with you! I will check out your blog & subscribe as well 🙂
Huge congrats on working on your new book! I have an idea for a book I want to write (bipolar related), and I’m thinking of starting it soon. So excited for you!!
Thanks again for connecting- maybe some day I’ll see you at an IBPF event in San Diego!
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Thanks so much for your sweet reply! That’s awesome you want to write a book, and I want to be one of the first ones to buy a copy! :)))
Looking forward to getting to know you through your blog…by the way, that would be *awesome* for us to meet up someday in San Diego at an IBPF event.
Take care & keep up the wonderful work, Lyndsay!
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Hey girl, just subscribed! So glad I found someone with similar interests in the Vegas area. I just moved here and have already found some places on your blog that I want to try. 🙂
Hey Mady! I checked out your blog and I totally love it. I feel like we relate pretty well! What is your Insta handle? We should connect there!
Lynds I am following your blog since 2018. you are pure and honest writer, your are article worth reading.
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