Body Image and Social Media

If you’ve read my most recent blog posts, you know that I’m loving having weights be the largest part of my current workout routine.  In order to keep my exercise routines interesting, I’ve spent a lot of time on social media (Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.) “researching”.  Well, it started as research – how to do exercises correctly, count macros, superset and balance weights/cardio.  Pretty quickly though I found myself comparing my body to all those #fitspo and #fitfam posts … bikini competitors … fitness models … Continue reading

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Upcoming races!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve chosen a fall race – a half marathon.  It will be the first race I’ve done since the marathon and I’m a little nervous.  I’m considering signing up for a shorter race between now and the half to get myself “back in the game”.  We’ll see.  :)  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve really enjoyed the weight lifting I’ve done since the marathon.  Now I’m slowly adding running back into my schedule to prepare for the half.  I’ll keep you posted on the training and how the combination of weights and running goes.

Do you combine weights and running?

Have you ever done a Halloween race? 

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Summer Weights Workouts Part 1

I mentioned previously that since the marathon, I’ve taken a break from running and have concentrated on strength training.  Today I wanted to share one of my favorite glute/leg workouts that I’ve done this summer. Continue reading

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Europa Dallas 2015

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Europa Dallas 2015 – I loved it!! Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Weight Training Resources

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve concentrated more on weight training since I completed my marathon in April.  I’m loving it! Continue reading

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Ready for Summer? Try SinfulColors Street Fusion!

We’ve received a ton of rain in Texas recently.  I’m grateful for the rain.  I’m also grateful for SinfulColors Summer 2015 collection, Street Fusion, which offers amazing shades to brighten gloomy days.  :)  I recently had the opportunity to try a couple of nail polishes from the SinfulColors Street Fusion collection- I loved the colors! Continue reading

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Post marathon…

A little over a month ago I completed my first marathon.  I still can’t believe it!  Since the marathon I’ve run a couple of times but have mostly focused on weight training.  I decided to focus on weights partly to give my body a break from running and partly because I want to give my body a chance to get stronger.  I have to tell you, I’m loving weights!  I love that I can be creative in what exercises I choose and what body part I want to work each day.  Granted, it’s also kind of stressful since there are so many options but I really like being in control of my workout.  If there’s an exercise I have on the schedule but I really don’t want to do it, no sweat.  I choose something else.  Although exercise is a commitment and I don’t always feel like doing it, I don’t want it to feel like a big chore.  Being flexible with my weight lifting routine helps a lot.

I’m excited to share more about my weight lifting journey with you!  I took some “before” photos and hopefully by the end of the summer, I’ll be brave enough to show you where I started and how far I’ve come.  :)

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I finished my first marathon … I still can’t believe it! The GE Irving Marathon was a fantastic experience. It was really challenging but the feeling of accomplishment was amazing! Continue reading

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Shine Athletica Giveaway!!

In February I announced that I am a Shine Athletica ambassador! (you can read the post here) I’m thrilled to work with this amazing company and LOVE the motto: “Helping women work out comfortably and confidently while expressing themselves”. Continue reading

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100 days to a healthier you!!

It’s no secret that I love prizes – especially fitness related prizes. I’ve kept a food log to win a basket of healthy snacks, hula hooped at an expo for a t-shirt …. Yes, by participating in these challenges I win a healthier body but let’s be honest, I also do it for the prizes. :) Continue reading

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