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Spring Into Action, FINAL check-in
[ 0 ] 04/23/2014

Spring Into Action, FINAL check-in

Today is the LAST check-in for this challenge? Are you as surprised as I am? It honestly snuck up on me and bit me in the ass this morning when I looked at the calendar. Where has the time, and hopefully all of the extra weight gone? So here’s the plan. Because we forgot to remind […]

Chocolately Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie {sponsored}
[ 0 ] 04/23/2014

Chocolately Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie {sponsored}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Libby’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Pumpkin in April? Yes! Pumpkin is no longer relegated to fall fare. You heard it here first! Ok. Maybe not. But seriously you guys. Canned pumpkin is a healthy staple you should always have in your […]

How does your garden grow? #naturescare
[ 0 ] 04/22/2014

How does your garden grow? #naturescare

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature’s Care. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s been over a month since my first post about Scott’s Nature’s Care products, and the start of my own personal garden. I’m excited to report that all of my seedlings are off to a fantastic start, and I’ve already moved most […]

6 Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating
[ 0 ] 04/22/2014

6 Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating

Food is a deeply intimate and personal experience. Though food is meant to energize and nourish the body, the vast majority of people use food as a coping mechanism for their emotions, leading to all kinds of unhealthy eating habits and struggles. If this sounds familiar, these 6 steps to overcome emotional eating may help. […]

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong
[ 3 ] 04/20/2014

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong…… It’s been over a year since the Boston Marathon bombings, in which three people were killed and countless others seriously injured while watching and waiting for their loved ones to cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles. I felt so helpless that day, not understanding how something like this […]

Easter by the numbers
[ 2 ] 04/20/2014

Easter by the numbers

So, it’s Easter. A holiday blended with religious and secular traditions. And candy. Lots of candy. Today, you’re busy with friends and family and lots of food. You’ll either make ‘good’ choices or you won’t. I put ‘good’ in quotations because it’s alright to indulge every once in a while. Don’t beat yourself up over it. […]

Chasing the Sun Virtual 5K/10K Walk & Run #runthehood #chasingthesun
[ 0 ] 04/19/2014

Run the ‘Hood: Chasing the Sun 5K/10K Virtual Race #runthehood

Are you dreaming of sunny, warm days? We sure are! This winter has been long and dreary -we are ready to kick the cold to the curb and bask in the sunshine. What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a fun virtual race? On June 29th, we will be Chasing the […]

The Older Sister / Finding Me
[ 7 ] 04/18/2014

The Older Sister / Finding Me

I’ve been reading some of my old posts. I came across this one and remembered how much I loved it. I remembered how much I loved writing it and how good it made me feel. I’ve decided to give it one more time around the block. Hope you enjoy it. Every year on New Year’s […]

Thursday Three - Sugar Free Edition
[ 1 ] 04/17/2014

Thursday Three – Sugar Free Edition

It’s time for another edition of the Thursday Three!! This week is the “Sugar Free” edition because, as most of you know, I’m on a sugar fast through May 14th. It’s going pretty well except for all the label reading, severe headaches (from withdrawal) and constantly looking for a source of protein that will satisfy […]

Spring Into Action, Week 5
[ 3 ] 04/16/2014

Spring Into Action, Week 5

Good morning, shrinkers!  We are experiencing the weirdest weather ever here in Central Texas- one day nice and sunny and warm and then an April cold front moves in with gray, dreary and cold weather.  But now it’s sunny and warm again.  I am obsessive about checking the weather- ha!  How are YOU doing?  Are […]

One year later, we are still #bostonstrong
[ 1 ] 04/15/2014

One year later, we are still #bostonstrong

    A year ago, our souls came unraveled. Can it really be true that a whole year has passed? One year since the dual explosions on Boylston Street. One year since the terror and the panic and the heartache that had us all crying as we were gripped to the TV or our ever-present social […]

No Excuses: staying active while on vacation
[ 0 ] 04/14/2014

No Excuses: staying active while on vacation

In my neck of the woods, families are just returning from or going to spring break.  My family and I spent a week down south in an attempt to get away from the awful winter that’s held the Midwest captive since about October. It was quite lovely. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean […]

Spring Cleaning: Slimming down the Stress
[ 0 ] 04/13/2014

Spring Cleaning: Slimming down the Stress

I have decided enough is enough. I have allowed stress to rule my life and I am now saying NO MORE! I am weeding out the parts of my life that are not important to me in an attempt to make time for the parts that are. Or will be. We over-exert ourselves on a […]

"Throwing Down the Gauntlet" on Sugar
[ 3 ] 04/12/2014

“Throwing Down the Gauntlet” on Sugar

  The Free Dictionary says, to “throw down the gauntlet” means: to invite someone to argue, fight, or compete with you The other day I posted on Facebook about the possibility of dropping sugar from my diet (and dealing with my severe cravings with coconut oil) like this lady did and the result of that […]

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep
[ 1 ] 04/11/2014

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep

Image Source: fitsugar.com Inspired by Lisa’s post to change things up a bit, I wanted to share what has helped lately to  snap me out of that rut of boredom we all get hit with from time to time. If you haven’t read her post or Ann’s post about the importance and benefits of lifting […]