25 Mouthwatering Paleo Meals

We're all trying to eat a little healthier right now, aren't we? I have been making a pretty terrible attempt at eating better but it's just so hard in the winter. It's cold and...cold. So you just don't really feel drawn to eating a salad. I actually tried eating Paleo last fall and it was pretty hard. The Paleo diet is no grains or legumes, no dairy, no sugars and no processed foods. The hardest part was the last of energy I had for the … [Read more...]

I Ran a Half Marathon!

So I did it...I ran a half marathon.  And just four months ago I couldn't even run a mile.  And I did 13.1.  I wish I felt a little more impressed with myself, but I guess I'm just that person who can never be satisfied.  But it's what keeps me going, keeps me motivated to do better and try harder.  And this is possibly the most unflattering picture of me ever...enjoy! So here's the play-by-play.  I woke up at about 6 am and got … [Read more...]

Running Basics: What I Do When I Run

If you've been following along on Facebook, you know that I hit a new milestone yesterday...10 miles!  I ran 10 miles yesterday in 1 hr 50 minutes.  That's not super fast, but it averages about 11 min pace.  I definitely got slower as the miles went by.  But just thinking about two months ago, I hadn't even run my first 5k yet.  Many of you were asking how I accomplished this kind of progress.  I am FAR from an expert, but here's my story: How … [Read more...]

Albion Fit $50 Giveaway

When I first started running, I would wear old tee-shirts and some running tights.  I knew there were better options for tops for running, but I didn't really want to spend the money.  So when Albion Fit contacted me to try out some of their fitness clothes, it seemed like the perfect time.  I had a fun time picking out my outfit since pretty much everything on their site is really cute. I did not have as much fun taking pictures of myself … [Read more...]

Running a 5k in One Month

Last Saturday I ran my very first 5k.  Seems kind of crazy that I'm 29 and just now running my first 5k.  The truth is, it never occurred to me to even do one until now.  A 5k is 3.1 miles.  It's not really that bad.  But I wanted to run the whole thing straight through and running 3 miles straight was something I have never done.  I just started running one month ago. The Thursday before I wanted to kind of preview what the 5k would be … [Read more...]

Training for a Half Marathon.

Yesterday I was determined to actually write a worth-while post.  It was great--full of handy tips and tricks for travelling with young kids.  And then it got erased.  Completely.  Gone.  I don't have the energy to re-write it at this time so I think you'll have to google that topic until I do.  Instead I'm going to write about some things that have been going on lately. It's been crazy.  My husband had the entire month of July off so we did … [Read more...]

Lose Weight with Nutrisystem #FuelABetterYou

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I recently went on vacation for a week.  It was fun and we had a blast, but we ate SO bad the entire time.  I guess that's what vacation is for though, right?  But seriously, my body was starting to rebel against all the garbage I was putting in it.  And I felt so disgusted with myself by the time we were going home.  I was SO ready … [Read more...]

Getting in Shape with pv Body

I haven't written a weigh-in post in months!  Probably because it's been insanely busy with the holidays and birthdays coming and going.  Or maybe I'm using that as an excuse for the fact that getting in shape has been definitely put on the back burner and trying to stick to a diet is virtually impossible during the holidays.  My goal was to hit my pre-pregnancy weight by my baby's first birthday.  Well it's kinda sucky that my baby turned one … [Read more...]