Happy Thanksgiving, All!


Good morning, and a huge Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! If you aren’t in America celebrating, I hope you had a fantastic Thursday and it’s one day closer to the weekend! {Source} There are so many things I am thankful for in my life, and I have been trying to make it a point to remind myself thank God every night for these things, instead of just once a year. These are some of the things I am {Read More}

Five Simple Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain


Today I’m sharing Five Simple Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gainthis holiday season.  We all know that the holidays are coming up (as in Tomorrow for the Americans reading!) and most of us will celebrate around many holiday food dishes. We will have parties to attend, cookies to bake (and eat!), family get togethers, and that’s all BEFORE Christmas! Holidays are a time that should be enjoyed, not stressed out about. Here are Five Simple Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight {Read More}

Sweat It Out: Cardio and Strength Circuit


I really don’t like introductions. They are just… awkward. Saying hi gets old, but I guess that is what I’d say in real life. Anyway, enough rambling, let’s get to the workout! With the holidays coming up, and the temperatures dropping, it’s the perfect time to get your workout in. This workout will take you less than 30 minutes, perfect for the busy season! I have done this in some of my workout classes and always get great reviews from {Read More}

The scariest moment of my life


This weekend was supposed to be fantastic. We were taking a trip to visit Bridget (my cousin, but feels like a sister to me) at Ohio University, about 3 1/2 hours west of us. We were leaving around 8:30 to get there around noon. That was the plan…. The day started out great. I woke up and got in a fantastic 4 mile run. We had a great breakfast and were so excited to see Bridget. I packed a little {Read More}

Meals and Fitness for the week


Well hi there guys! I’m back this week with a little recap from the week of fitness and my meal plan for this week! We had pretty much no food in our house yesterday, and I ended up doing quite a large shopping last night! I’m excited to have some staples back in our fridge for the week! Meal Plan: I don’t really have recipes for any of these yet! haha I’m just kind of winging everything, but will take {Read More}

Good thing I didn’t blame Benny: Five Things Friday


Gosh.. my goal for this weekend is to winter-fy this picture! haha 1. There’s nothing better than getting a break from cooking dinner. I came home from teaching class Monday night to taco dinner with asparagus. mmm! It was awesome. We used a Flat Out wrap, topped with taco meat, black beans, salsa, lettuce, plain Greek yogurt, green and red onions, and some cheddar cheese. Honestly, I could eat Mexican every day! 2. Wednesday after teaching I stopped for some {Read More}

The End of Fall


Hi guys. I missed you guys yesterday! But, life happened and when I remembered on Tuesday night I didn’t have a post, no words were flowing so I took a break. So I’m 4 days in and feeling much better with the job situation! The kids are adjusting and we are getting into a routine. I am becoming more familiar with the curriculums and feeling way more organized, which makes this Type A girl feel much better. So, hopefully I {Read More}

The Power of a Workout + Workouts you might have missed


Oh you guys. You sure know how to make a girl blush! I hope that I don’t go absent on my own blog, but I am so far keeping up with reading blogs and hope that once I get things organized at work and get in a groove, I’ll be back to commenting away! Thanks for bearing with me. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, head over here to read yesterday’s post! But for now, let’s talk about… {Read More}