My Minted Purchases and a $150 Minted Giveaway!

Minted has caught my eye for years. I love going on and dreaming of the cards to send out for holidays, and loved looking at the baby announcements when Annabelle was born! We, sadly, didn’t send any out, so I didn’t have a chance to buy any. I was more than excited when I was offered a chance to find some pieces for Annabelle’s nursery, and offer a giveaway! The neat thing about this website is that everything is made {Read More}

Baby Strong Workouts

I can’t wait for the days when I am able to take Annabelle out for runs in her stroller, and then get her running with me some day! Staying active is such a huge part of my life, but with a new baby, it can be a bit of a challenge! Annabelle’s nap schedule has been quite unpredictable, and sometimes I work out while she is watching. I hated to see her just sit and watch me, so when I {Read More}

Ways to stay active this winter

Before I begin, I never heard from the winner of the last Smarty Pants Vitamin Giveaway. The new winner is Anne Raye-Wittiker. Congrats and please email me by Thursday night at fitncookies (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks! Winter is approaching, or maybe it has begun where you live. We’re still riding the 40s and 50s train, with 60s this weekend! This is the time of year when excuses pop up,though, to get workouts in, like it’s too dark and cold {Read More}

How I Plan to Keep Annabelle Healthy + Giveaway

With flu season coming up, it’s hard enough to keep ourselves healthy. It’s one thing if we get sick,  but it’s another to have a baby who is completely dependent on you and that you now have to worry about getting sick. Let’s just say I am really trying hard to make sure Annabelle stays healthy during this flu season! Here are some ways I’m doing that now and what I’ll do in the future for her, too. Get the {Read More}

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy + Giveaway

Prior to getting pregnant, I tried to stay my healthiest, but if I got sick, it wasn’t that big of a deal. Once I became pregnant, knowing there weren’t many medications I could take if I did get sick, I made sure I was doing everything I could to stay healthy. They definitely weren’t anything major, but little things I knew that could help my body prepare for this little one. 1. Stay active Whether this is running, teaching fitness classes, {Read More}

Fitbit Flex Review

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I received a FitBit Flex from my Must Have box in January! I was so excited to wear it, and have only taken it off a few times since. Those times have been when it needs charged #addicted. I thought now would be a good time to do a Fitbit Flex Review, in a pro/con list. Fitbit Flex Review Pros: – It is very easy to get set up. I downloaded the software and then {Read More}

Old Factory Candles + Benson Update

1. I have taken this week off from working out, except my class on Wednesday, and I am actually dying for a really good workout! I took it easy Wednesday,  but thankfully my knee is feeling so much better. Yesterday was the first day I didn’t even notice it! I’m glad I am taking time off from working out, though. I knew my legs needed a break. 2. …Except tomorrow I have a race to run. Yup! Ha The Color {Read More}

Mizuno Wave Rider 18 {Review} + 30 Minute HIIT Cardio Workout

**The following post is sponsored by Mizuno through my partnership with Fit Fluential. As always, all thoughts are my own and I give you my honest opinion.** Running shoes are the most important accessory for your runs. Without the proper shoes, injuries are sure to occur. But have you ever walked into a running store? Gosh there are so many types of shoes to choose from! It’s always best to ask someone there for help, and get fitted for running shoes. {Read More}