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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
[ 0 ] 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
[ 2 ] 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 […]

Sweaty Solutions
[ 1 ] 04/10/2014

Sweaty Solutions

If there’s one thing all athletes deal with, it’s sweat!  Nothing can ruin a run faster than sweat dripping into your eyes and fogging up your contacts not that that’s ever happened to me. Ok, I confess, I don’t just glisten – I SWEAT.  It’s not quite as noticeable in the winter when I have 80 […]

Spring Into Action Weight Loss Challenge
[ 3 ] 04/09/2014

Spring Into Action, Week 4

Good morning, shrinkers! The sun is shining and it’s supposed to be in the SEVENTIES here in North Dakota! SEVENTIES! That makes me happy! There is nothing better than a beautiful day to bring you out of a gloomy funk! I envision lots of glorious evening walks with my kiddos this week, thanks to the […]

The Top 3 Healthy Cooking Oils
[ 0 ] 04/07/2014

The Top 3 Healthy Cooking Oils

Perhaps this problem rings a bell: You have an array of deliciously fresh, chopped vegetables sitting on the kitchen cutting board and it’s time to start sautèing. You look into your cupboard and gaze over the selection of oils only to realize that you aren’t sure which ones you should cook with and which turn […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 1 ] 04/07/2014

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Hi gang. It’s that time of week again where we go about the business of celebrating our own accomplishments and pat ourselves on the back. What have you been up to lately that you want to shout from the rooftops, tell the world about or even whisper to just one other person? Pretend that person […]

Change It Up and Challenge Your Limits
[ 4 ] 04/06/2014

Change It Up and Challenge Your Limits

Image Source: Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series If you never step out of your comfort zone, then how will you ever know how bad ass you truly could be?  How would you know what your body is capable of? How would you know that you can achieve what you once thought you couldn’t? If we do […]

Strengthen your core...without crunches
[ 1 ] 04/05/2014

Strengthen your core…without crunches

It’s almost swim suit season. I don’t know about you, but my six pack is nowhere to be found and is probably still hibernating (and has been for years). In lieu of warmer weather and springtime clothes, it’s time to start focusing on my core. Our core is responsible for providing stability to our entire […]

Weights - Fitness Friday
[ 10 ] 04/04/2014

Weights – Fitness Friday

  You’ve all seen them at the gym, right? The well toned girls lifting weights over in the corner with the guys….It’s Fitness Friday and we are going to talk about some of the reasons why the girls over there lifting weights are so cool! By the way, I’ve always been one of the girls […]