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Womanista Exclusive: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pro Lindsay Arnold Dishes on David Ross, Her Diet and Married Life

Earlier this month, I got a chance to catch up with Dancing With the Stars pro, Lindsay Arnold for an exclusive feature with Womanista! In my first interview, we dished about the show and the controversies following this season. In my second interview, we explore more of the lighter side of performing, along with family life, wellness routines and more.

While you’re at it, check out Lindsay Arnold’s Womanista Approved Influencer picks, where the Utah native outlines her favorite things from beauty to entertainment to fitness and more, that you must have!

Womanista Exclusive: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pro Lindsay Arnold Dishes on David Ross, Her Diet and Married Life

As one of the youngest professional dancers in Dancing With the Stars history, Lindsay Arnold is conquering the dance world and showing no signs of slowing down with every step, swing and cha-cha.
With a little more than half a million followers on social media and dancing her way victoriously to the title of top five finalists for three consecutive seasons, Arnold is clearly one to watch.
In her fifth season as a pro, the 23-year-old is hitting the dance floor this spring with former Chicago Cubs player, David Ross. But as she tells Womanista in an exclusive sit down, practice doesn’t come easy as there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes with travel and rehearsal time.
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Womanista: June 2016

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It’s amazing how time flies, isn’t it? June has come and gone, and with it some amazing articles were published over at Womanista! From the five best pregnancy exercises for every trimester to how we can become more patient, to even adding an extra hour to our day, here is a complete list of my contributions to the women’s lifestyle magazine for the summery month of June.

June 30, 2016: 6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil as Part of Your Beauty Regime | There are a few natural ingredients on this planet we can confidently deem as miracle antidotes, but the hard-shelled coconut comes pretty close as the one. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 29, 2016: 7 Science-Supported Ways to Maintain Healthy Eating Habits | With the arrival of summer and vacation time abound, our eating habits usually tend to suffer. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 21, 2016: 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Engagement Photos | You said “yes” and now it’s officially time to start thinking about the wedding venue and finding that perfect dress. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 15, 2016: 6 Steps to Becoming More Patient | Whether it’s regarding that promotion at work, taking the next big step in your relationship or just waiting in a hot, sweaty traffic jam, waiting really is the hardest part. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 10, 2016: The 5 Best Pregnancy Exercises for Every Trimester | When you’re expecting, it’s essential to keep moving! Exercising while with a bun in the oven helps alleviate so many common problems associated with pregnancy. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 9, 2016: 6 Foods to Stay Away from in the Summer | Between BBQ, cold sandwiches and that family recipe of creamy potato salad, summer brings a large array of delicious foods to satiate our appetites. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 6, 2016: 6 Ways to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day | Time management is a growing issue in almost everyone’s life as there’s just never enough hours in the day to tend to all our tasks. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 5, 2016: The Top 7 Theme Parks to Visit This Summer | Though it might just be a few more days until summer officially arrives, June is the quintessential month to take part in a slew of outdoor activities. {CONTINUE READING…}

June 3, 2016: Soothe Your Skin with Thermal Water | Beloved by beauty experts and models alike, thermal water is one the best ways in keeping skin looking clean and fresh all day long. {CONTINUE READING…}

What to Consider When Taking Back a Cheater

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve thankfully gotten wiser and learned a lot about relationships. I actually have to give one man credit though for making me smarter thanks to his shortcomings. When I first met him at the tender age of 24, it was a fairy tale. He was perfect and quintessentially, the best person for me. He became “my person” as one of my best friends lovingly calls it. But little did I know, our relationship actually started on a liebut only because he feared losing me. And that fear lived with him for six years. And through the years, despite the hardships of us Ross and Rachel-ing it, not only did he break my heart tremendously, but his selfishness was my knowledgeable gain. If anything, I actually feel piteous to the woman who is too afraid to move forward from him. If anything, Daisy, she’s just like him.

And despite him swearing he’s changed, he hasn’t. He still sits up late night while she sleeps, playing video games, watching movies and even watching the genre that starts with a “P.” He can keep saying or thinking otherwise that his life is la-dee-daa, and trying to get everyone to believe him and how truthful he is (girl, he still lies), but I know him. In what is incredibly bittersweet though, he and I knew each other exceptionally well. I love him, still do, and always will. But I wish he was stronger. Stronger in what he really wants, stronger in who he can be, and stronger in knowing there’s more to life than what you think you deserve. Life is not about settling. That said, I gave six years of my life to him, intimately, physically, emotionally, all of it. Along the way, lost parts of myself, walked on shards that would be known as my broken heart but those wounds made me way stronger today. And I am the better one always.

Ladies, no matter who you are and whatever decision you make, know these three things: If he cheated on you with someone he was with for a good chunk of your relationship, he doesn’t love you. If he says he can change, give him a chance but know people don’t change and can’t change due to a circumstance. They have to change for themselves. And finally ladies, always know despite the circumstances, married, not married, pregnant with your first born or even pregnant with your fifthknow you deserve better. Why don’t you ever think you deserve better?

That said, taking back a cheater isn’t so cut-and-dry. In keeping with my latest piece for Womanista, I share a few questions you should ask yourself before taking back a cheater.

Womanista | What to Consider When Taking Back a Cheater

Infidelity is not an easy subject to discuss, Womanistas. It can be one of the more devastating relationship crimes to commit. While cheating is a deal breaker for some, others don’t consider it the sole reason for relationship demise. If you have been in the cross-hairs of infidelity, you may have found yourself torn between the two extremes of anger and hurt, unsure of what to do next.
Do you try to forgive and forget the emotional or physical affair and stay together? Do you make a break and move on without your partner? These decisions are not so cut-and-dry and if you do decide to try and make it work together, there are questions to ask yourself before making your final decision.
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