Weight Gain, Un-Wellness and My Road to a Detox & Possible Cleanse

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Yesterday I freaked out when I stepped on the scale.  That was my moment.  The moment I cracked and I realized I had to shape up and that something with my diet and routine has to change. I can pinpoint exactly when my bad eating habits started and say with confidence that it was Easter, which you guys may remember was late this year.  It was at … [Read more...]

Tory Burch FitBit: Style & Fitness in One

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So who is excited about this one? I know I am! I was lucky enough to see a Tory Burch FitBit first hand this past week at Blogger Bash and I can SUPER excited about this. I have yet to jump on the FitBit bandwagon; I've tested a few out before but nothing's hooked me onto it yet. But this past weekend, I noticed multiple bloggers wearing FitBits … [Read more...]

Exercises You Can Do Barefoot

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My family recently went on a 12-day road trip and vacation.  And what did Mrs. Smartypants do when packing for that 12 day road trip?  She FORGOT HER RUNNING SHOES.  For real.  {Insert the face palm} I could NOT believe it when we got to Charleston (10 hours south of our house) and I went to unpack and realized that my running shoes were sitting my … [Read more...]

Les Mils New Program IMMERSIVE FITNESS Looks Amazing! #sponsored #ad

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I have a gym routine. Each day I have a different class I take and I am pretty much a regular depending which day of the week it is. I have one class I double up on weekly because I love it so much - Les Mils BODYCOMBAT. I had taken Kickboxing and other cardio boxing type-classes but when BODYCOMBAT came to my gym two years ago, I was hooked after … [Read more...]

8 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core #fitness

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One of the glorious things I've been gifted with as I approach the wonderful age of 40 is joint pain.  Specifically, my knees, hips and shoulders.  I figured that a lot of the aches and pains were due to being a runner and in general someone who does mainly cardio and high intensity (high impact) classes on a regular basis. The hip pain got bad … [Read more...]

The Basics On How to Run. Tips for Newbies & Even Advanced Runners! #Running #Fitfluential #RunDisney

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While I was in Disneyland last weekend for a social media conference, I had the chance to go on a Fun Run with RunDisney.  I ran through both Disneyland Parks!  It was one of the highlights of the weekend for me.  I love to run and when it's warm, I'm out on my local trails a few times a week.  So when I heard we had a Fun Run as a part of the … [Read more...]

Running with Style: Tutus, Skirts & Fun Spirited #Fitness Gear #FashionFriday

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Yesterday on Facebook, my friend Melissa shared a crazy story.  NBC San Diego reported about a local runner whose picture was going to be appearing in SELF Magazine.  SELF had emailed her for permission to use the photo of she and her friend running the San Diego Marathon in their tutus. Only it turns out, SELF was making fun of them and the tutu … [Read more...]

Athleta on Zulily! RUN! (And, What I Bought)

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Officially the worst blogger only for only telling you this after 12:00 but I've been at the gym all morning and only just found out that Athleta is on sale at Zulily today!  I got a text from my friend Rachel and was basically pushing the speed limit to get home as I drove back from the gym so I could get online and check it out. These sales … [Read more...]

Cute Spring Workout Gear #FashionFriday

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I'm having a rough time getting my running mojo back.  After being in Florida last month and enjoying a couple of runs on the beach, I remembered how awesome it is to put one foot after the other and to BE OUTSIDE in the fresh air and sunshine.  I got that runner's high feeling and promised myself I would step up my running game when I got … [Read more...]

Running Shoe Review: @Reebook #zquick #ReebokZQuick #livewithfire #fitfluential

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.    Do you run?  Do you want to run faster?  I'm currently testing out the new Reebok Z Quick - a lighter feeling running shoe that is designed to help you run faster. Their tagline is, These shoes will make you UNNATURALLY QUICK!  How is that possible that one running shoe … [Read more...]