“Touchdown” Mini Crustless Quiches

Happy Friday! I’m linking up again this week with Annemarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Cassandra from Powered by Bling, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder to bring you healthy recipes. This week’s theme is “Football Foods”. Please be sure to check out their recipes and feel free to add yours as well. Continue reading

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Solemates High Heeler Product Review

Do your high heels ever sink in the grass or get caught in cracks while walking on the sidewalk? I’ve experienced these problems and am excited to tell you about the Solemates High Heeler, a product designed to solve these high heel woes. Continue reading

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My marathon training secret weapons …

I’ve completed 7 weeks of marathon training!! Over the past few weeks I’ve discovered three “secret weapons” that have helped me stay motivated and healthy: Continue reading

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Watermelon Birthday Cake

Happy Friday! I’m linking up again this week with Annemarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder to bring you healthy recipes. This week’s theme is “Dessert Heaven”. Please be sure to check out their recipes and feel free to add yours as well.

My body doesn’t handle sugary desserts very well so for my birthday this month, my sister-in-law’s family made me a birthday cake completely out of fruit – so delicious! Continue reading

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Crock Pot Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Chicken

Happy Friday! I’m linking up again this week with Annemarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder to bring you healthy recipes! This week’s theme is “Chicken Dinner”. Please be sure to check out their recipes and feel free to add yours as well. I’d like to share a recipe my husband and I created through experimenting – Crock Pot Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Chicken. I love cooking with a crock pot – it’s convenient and doesn’t heat up an apartment like the oven does on hot summer days. Continue reading

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Cherry and Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Happy Friday! I’m linking up again this week with Annemarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder to bring you healthy smoothie recipes! Please be sure to check out their recipes and feel free to add yours as well. Today I’d like to share my Cherry and Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie recipe with you – a perfect post-workout source of protein! Continue reading

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Planning One Day At A Time to Combat Stress

I spent a large portion of today feeling overwhelmed. My schedule is pretty packed for the next couple of weeks and my normal routine will change somewhat. A planner by nature, uncertainty and significant changes to my routine cause me stress. Since some of my biggest sources of stress relief are exercise and healthy, consistent meals, I know it’s crucial that I make time for those things. Unfortunately, if I’m not careful, those are also the first things that get dropped whenever I’m short on time. So, I get stressed about managing to fit in the things that should relieve my stress! Does anyone else have that problem?! Continue reading

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Friday Recipe Link-up and Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Happy Friday! I’m so exited to announce that I’ve joined a Friday recipe link-up group! I’m teaming up with Annemarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder to share tasty recipes each Friday. This week’s theme is picnic! Be sure to check out their recipes and feel free to add yours as well. As a quick side note, my husband and I had a great “picnic” date a couple of weeks ago. We watched a professional soccer game and stopped to get Indian food on the way to the game. We got the food to-go and ate it on the grass by the parking lot before the game started. Fun and delicious! Continue reading

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Marathon Training Weeks 2 & 3 and Using Vega Sport Gels to #FuelYourBetter

I’m happy to report that I finished all of my workouts for weeks 2 and 3 of marathon training! Week 3 is the last week that I only run 3 days per week. Week 4 adds one more day of running per week … I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will be fine. I also tested out a Vega product during my training! Have you tried any Vega products yet? I’ve read about them on other blogs but hadn’t actually tried any … until now! Continue reading

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Help Wanted: I’d Love Your Nutrition Tips!!

About three weeks ago, I started training for my first marathon. A planner by nature, I spent a while researching training plans, drafting possible schedules and reading books, blogs and articles about running. Armed with knowledge and a training plan that (I hope) fits my life, I laced up my shoes and got started. I’m also incorporating strength training into my routine to prevent injuries and protect my body. Continue reading

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