Gaby and Bjargey

Gaby and Bjargey
Two Michigan girls, who enjoy experiencing the world. Currently based in Iceland, Toned and Traveled is the go ­to travel and lifestyle blog for women who are looking for tips and advice on traveling, health and wellness, and life.

We’re Engaged!

On November 7, 2017, I became the most luckiest girl in the world. David and I had plans to see Hamilton downtown that night. When I arrived to the apartment he was dripping in sweat, when I asked him what was wrong he casually said it was “too warm” in the apartment. I still had no clue as we headed to dinner and talked about how excited we were for the show. You see, the first time David and I said “I Love You” to one another was after attending The Book of Mormon in New York City, so Broadway musicals were kind of our thing. When the…

A Work in Progress: Healing My Hormones with Cycle Syncing

If someone would have asked me ten months ago if I was happy, my answer would be no. I didn’t understand what was going on with my body, I was dealing with anxiety and trying balance a long distance relationship and stay on top of my responsibilities for work. Every doctor I visited told me to go on the pill and everything would be better. I was unhappy and felt like I was trapped. Not wanting to only cover-up my symptoms, I decided to take a different route by seeing a naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist and therapist. I also began Cycle Syncing. It’s not that I do not believe…

How to Establish a Routine

Living with a Routine A lot has changed over the past couple months, I recently moved to Chicago and accepted a new job! It’s a very exciting time and living in the city is a new adventure. With the changing weather, new work environment and experiences, it is so important for someone who is trying to balance their hormones to focus on balancing their life. At times, it can seem overwhelming and that is why I have been adamant about establishing a routine. As a 20-something in a new city, a routine is a MUST! Especially when you are working 70+ hours a week and trying to balance…

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park

The Mountains are Calling For David’s birthday weekend, we decided to visit the Rocky Mountains for a 5-day adventure. The mountains were definitely calling our names, we did a total of 26 miles and reached an elevation gain of 4,000 ft. You can say my thighs and bum were burning! If you are ready for an amazing hiking experience – you should book a ticket to Colorado. We were able to hike in Rocky Mountain National Park for two full days, explore downtown Denver and make our way to Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Our first night in Denver, we walked around the historical Larimer…

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