Back on the Healthy Eating Bandwagon: What’s Your Tipping Point?

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Pretty sure that my family knew that my "HOLY SH*T" scream from the bathroom yesterday morning couldn't mean anything good as I stepped on the scale. I shouldn't have been surprised at what I saw though. The same way you lose weight - slowly and by a healthy calorie deficit- I gained weight slowly but eating (& drinking) more. If I'm … [Read more...]

10 Hilarious Running Tanks for Runners with Attitude

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Last weekend started out right with my running a local 4 milerwith several school friends on Friday night. I'm definitely not an evening runner but this run is a popular one in my town and it's always been on my Running Bucket List. A group of us planned torun it and then head into town for drinks afterwords. Fun times! I really wanted to get … [Read more...]

Love the Positivity in this Workout Gear Line: THINK

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Positive thinking and empowerment: that's what THINK women's fitness apparel promotes with their line.  Check out this tank top I wore to the gym yesterday: The THINK Strength tanktop is $32.  It's a really light, loose fitting tank that was perfect for my workout.  You can get THINK Strength but also Beauty, Courage, Hope, Love & … [Read more...]

A Guilt-Free Guide to Holiday Eating

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My friend Rachel originally posted this in our local paper {The Daily Local} on Christmas Eve.  I'm a little late to the game sharing but she gave me permission to repost and I thought it had some really good tips regarding overeating during the holidays.  First off, you did NOT gain as much as you think.  As we enter into New Years and everyone … [Read more...]

New Snack Fav in Our House: Balance Bar & #Giveaway 4 Walmart Gift Card & Balance Bars

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Back in July sometime, I got a note about doing a campaign with Balance Bar and Walmart. I said yes because I'm always up for trying a new energy bar and then promptly forgot about it until earlier this week. I realized I hadn't checked it out yet so I sent hubby over to Walmart to pick us up a couple of boxes of Balance Bars and see what we … [Read more...]

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...]