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CO2 Fighting Fit!

When I got the opportunity to do a sponsored post for Richmond #girlboss Seo Kellher ,I was over the moon excited for a few reasons. And not just because of my deep, deep love of active wear.

Not shown in these photos are my super awesome electric blue Reebok high-tops and orange leg warmers. Yes I went in public like this, on multiple occasions.

Not shown in these photos are my super awesome electric blue Reebok high-tops and orange leg warmers. Yes I went in public like this, on multiple occasions. One of these times I was pregnant with Silas and Jeff was dressed as Richard Simmons.


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#1. I am always looking for a fresh, new workout.

#2. Supporting my fellow #girlboss ladies and their awesome empires rocks!

#3. Straight out of Richmond. Seo is cutting edge with the latest workouts she leads at Turn Cardio Jam Studio in Scotts Addition.

Make sure to follow CO2Fit  on Instagram, she has a super inspirational feed that will get you moving!

I couldn’t say yes fast enough when this opportunity came to me. I was especially excited when I found out that my girl Joanna Avant, personal shopper/stylist and blogger was also on board. Since we were also in the midst of cooking up a little package that we are putting together for Valentine’ Day (alert your sweethearts if a style session is on your wish list!), we decided to do the video together one day.

So we set up camp right here in her kitchen and used her computer because we are both tech challenged and could not figure out how to be fancy and stream it onto the tv. I am sure our husbands or some neighborhood teenagers could have done it in their sleep but we didn’t have time to find them and make them work for us.



This is Seo’s first video and I think she really did a great job! It is perfect for those days when you can’t get to the gym or when the weather is too cold/hot. It is 20 degrees in Richmond today and we are getting ready for a ton of snow so I think I will be doing this video often.

It is for all ages and fitness levels so don’t be afraid to try this! What I love about it is that it is broken into three 15 minute sessions with an ab workout in each session. You can just do one 15 session if you are in a time crunch or if you want a new way to warm up for a run. Or you can do all three sessions for a complete workout.


Seo is an excellent instructor and she has two other people working out with her in each session that demo a higher or lower impact option for you to choose. The moves are repetitive so it doesn’t take long to catch on to the sequence once you get going. Even I could do it and I am always struggling with my right and left and following instructions (and other things you should really be good at after elementary school).

To be 100% honest….I wasnt sure this was going to be a real kick a$$ workout that I needed that day so I went to the gym before and did Fight class, my favorite cardio boxing class. Joanna did a 5:30am bootcamp at the YMCA. Turns out we were very wrong to underestimate how much of a workout this was! If it were up to me, I would have totally skimped and not done all three sessions or only done them halfway, but Joanna pushed me, I mean encouraged me, to give it my all. I was so sore that I could barely walk for days!


What did we think?

After having done the video and gotten the sequence down, I can really up my effort and push myself to sweat even harder. The only thing I don’t love is that there is no music to jam to but I solved that by adding some Pandora in the background. Thank you so much Seo for the opportunity to try your new workout video. I can’t wait to make it out to Turn Cardio Jam Studio to check out some other fun classes. I really want to try Dance Trance!

I highly recommend this for all fitness levels! I am especially grateful to have this as an indoor option this winter. Download your copy here and use the code EH15 to save 20%!

Let me know how you like it. And if you are in Richmond, lets go take a Seo class together!



What is a Dermaroller?

As a stylist and a makeup artist (and all around girls girl), I am ALWAYS hearing about the latest and greatest in treatments and procedures. While I am currently not a fan of anything permanent, we will see if that changes in a few years!, when I started hearing about the Dermaroller, it caught my attention.

Check out this sponsored post below and let me know what you think? And can we just give some mad props to how cool the human body is at its job? When you start being a hater on your sweet temple, you just remind yourself of how powerful your “house” is.

what is a derma roller

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Explaining The Dermaroller Procedure

Everyone cares about their appearances.  When you have dimpled skin, wrinkles, and stretch marks, it can be hard to feel confident about yourself.  You feel like people are staring at your skin imperfections and wish there was a way to make them less noticeable.  These are things the Dermaroller can help reduce or even eliminate.

Underlying Causes of Skincare Issues

There are a number of things that cause unsightly skin problems.  Prolonged exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can result in blemishes.  Many pollutants are toxic to the skin and cause acne breakouts.  Worst is aging, which can leave the skin with wrinkles, age marks, stretch marks and so forth.  As a person gets older, their body stops producing the amount of elastin and collagen that are necessary to skin rejuvenation.

What Exactly is the Dermaroller Process?

Similar to acupuncture, Dermarollers are used to lightly puncture the skin using a hand-held device.  The process is also referred to as collagen induction therapy or micro-needling.  The Dermaroller has a head shaped like a rolling pin and covered in numerous medical grade needles.  It is rolled across the skin, making tiny punctures.

In response to the puncturing, your body uses the nearby pores to stimulate repair work on your skin.  Collagen and elastin are produced at that time to tighten and smooth your skin cells.  It can take as little as one week to observe the results of the treatment.  This procedure remodels the skin by inducing the body’s natural healing process.

Various Ways Dermaroller Treats Your Skin

There are a number of skin conditions the Dermaroller can help with.  Erasing time by reducing wrinkles is certainly one of the most common uses for micro-needling.  Skin dimpling and stretch marks may be reduced and possibly removed entirely using this procedure depending on how significant they are.

Dermarollers also work to reduce the appearance of small scars caused by surgery, acne, and burns.  Several treatments are required for the most effective result.  Always consult with your doctor before beginning such procedures, whether using a Dermaroller, cosmetic laser, or any other method.

Length of Treatments

Treatments via the Dermaroller will vary in length from fifteen to about forty-five minutes.  How large an area of the skin surface and how difficult the skin condition affects the time required.  While it may seem obvious, you need to consider that a very small area such as a finger will take far less than time than an area like the thigh.

Another option is to use a form of laser skincare treatment or cosmetic laser which may require fewer sessions than a Dermaroller, but it’s also far more painful and can be much more expensive.  You need to look at how much you can spend and how many treatments will be needed overall to determine which procedure is the better choice for yourself.  Don’t forget to consult with your doctor before undergoing any kind of procedures, then make your decision. 

What do you think? Would you try it? Let me know if you have or if you would, in the comments below!