My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Summertime Snacks

I loooooove snacks. I always find myself munching on things in order to keep from being hungry between meals. And because I’m always snacking, it’s easy to just grab whatever is around to satisfy my hunger. But over the years, I’ve found that grabbing just anything can backfire on my health and fitness goals. And I always seem to grab the sweet stuff. So, I’ve learned to be prepared as much as possible and try my best to have my favorite snacks in the house or in my purse. Now that summer’s here and swimsuit season is in full effect, I’m snacking a little bit smarter and lighter. Continue reading →

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The Color Run Chicago and Shout It Out Giveaway!

This summer, I’m all about finding the fun. As soon as it gets consistently warm in Chicago, I’m pretty sure I’ll be outside as much as possible. Sunshine, festivals, music concerts, trips to the beach and fun races are on my agenda. I’m super excited to partner with Shout and their Shout It Out Campaign this weekend for the SUPER fun (and sold out) Color Run in Chicago. And… I’m giving away a free entry! Yep, you get to run with me this Sunday, June 8th at the Color Run Chicago. Continue reading →

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100 Days of Running Challenge – 20 Days Done!

*Note: I’m writing this a little late, so by the time you read this, it’ll be day 22!

Hey y’all!

Just wanted to do a little check-in to let you know how things are going with my 100 Days of Running Challenge! Have you been following? I hope so. If you need to catch up on the latest happenings, check out my original post about this challenge here. Continue reading →

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Personal Challenge: 100 Days of Running

As I’ve mentioned before, running is a form of personally prescribed therapy for me. I’ve been a runner my entire life and sometimes after a run I feel like a completely new person. I feel accomplished and ready to take on the rest of the day. It’s not always like that, but for the most part I enjoy it and find it necessary for my sanity. So, I’ve been thinking for a while now about how I can challenge myself through running. I know… running and training for races is already a challenge, but what I want to do will be a bit more personal and solid. Continue reading →

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Renewed Recipes: Carrot and Ginger Soup with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower

Sooooo… I may have cheated a little bit with this recipe, but the easier the better, right!? I’m all for making things quick, easy and yummy. This recipe definitely fits that criteria. I also just realized I put up a lot of recipes that have to do with sweet potatoes. I might really love them. Let’s begin so we can get your taste buds wrapped around this amazing and SUPER easy Carrot and Ginger Soup with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower. Continue reading →

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I Have Weak Glutes and I Cannot Lie

*Note: I’m going to start making my way back to blogging. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotion, fear and time constraints but I love my blog and I want to get back to what I love and back to writing for those of you who read this. Thank you for sticking with me, encouraging me and for just being awesome. I’m back.*

Shout out to Sir Mix A lot, but in this case I’m not talking about having a big butt, but a stronger one will do. I have weak glutes and I cannot lie. Continue reading →

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5 Perfectly “Fit” Stocking Stuffers for Under $20

This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Koss. 

For lots of folks, shopping for gifts can be fun, exciting and sometimes a little bit stressful. I know for me, I’m always looking for ways to save money. Going broke for the benefit of giving gifts to other people is not at all far-fetched and it definitely happens. So… I’m here to help! Continue reading →

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