I didn’t want to wake up when my alarm went off at 4:50am this morning, but I forced myself not to hit the snooze button. I sleepily pulled on my leggings and laced up my sneakers. I met my roommate, Olivia, at the door and we slowly made our way down to the West Village for our early morning… [Read More]

Holly Rilinger at #FitBlogNYC 2014

Holly Rilinger

A couple weeks ago, I attended Fitness Magazine’s #FitBlogNYC event and had the pleasure of meeting ex-professional basketball player and current Flywheel master instructor and Nike master trainer, Holly Rilinger. Holly is a motivational ball of energy, and everyone in the room was drawn to her as she spoke. She gave great advice for everyone – no… [Read More]

PopFitLife Got A Makeover!

Old PopFitLife Header

It was time. As someone who can’t even keep the same haircut for too long, I wanted a change for my blog. PopFitLife has come a long way since I first published it in 2011 (It was called “Adventures with Alexandra” for the first year!), and I wanted a new look to reflect that. Finding someone to… [Read More]

FITerview with Donna Burke


Yesterday, I was one of the lucky bloggers invited to experience the Fitness Magazine #FitBlogNYC event at the Mercedes Club. I tweeted, Instagramed, and Facebooked some quotes and photos, but more detailed blog posts will be coming your way soon!   I decided another FITerview post was long overdue, so today I’m interviewing my best friend and entrepreneur,… [Read More]

Join Me At #FitBlogNYC Today!


I was lucky enough to receive an invitation from Fitness Magazine to attend this year’s #FitBlogNYC event! The 2013 #FitBlogNYC event was filled with sweat sessions, fitness goodies galore, a panel of experts in all areas from makeup to cooking to blogging, and a lots of networking/friendship-forming between fellow bloggers. (Last year, I met Alyssa… [Read More]

Get Over It!


Recently, a friend came to me seeking advice on how to move on from upsetting situations quickly. She said she was really impressed with my ability to not hold on to hurt feelings. I didn’t realize this was a talent I had until she mentioned it, but it’s one of the best compliments I’ve received!… [Read More]

Weekend Recap: Two Weddings, a War, and a Workout


Bye, New York! This weekend I flew home to Atlanta, Georgia. It was quick, crazy, and didn’t go as planned, but it was so wonderful to be home! I flew in Friday afternoon, and headed straight to my favorite salon, Three-13, for a little bit of a fall/wedding weekend makeover. With my eyebrows waxed and my hair… [Read More]

Adventures of Alec and Ricky in the City


It’s probably not a bad thing that this is the only middle school photo I had access to. I apologize for being MIA the past couple of weeks. Last week, my childhood friend, Ricky, came to New York for a wedding (I wish I had some awkward middle school dance photo to insert into this post,… [Read More]