Cross-Training Benefits {Plus Workouts}


Hi friends! Today I am sharing a couple of workouts and talking about cross-training. Do you do it? Do you know why it's important? When I am training for a running race I tend to limit myself to just running which isn't a good thing. Cross training can definitely be incorporated into a training schedule; it's just a matter of doing it! Cross training is defined as engaging in various sports and exercises especially for well rounded health and muscular development.  Basically it's exercising various parts of the body, other than that of which you are training. So for runners, cross … [Read more...]

Highs and Lows of Running


Hi friends! Let's talk about running. My mind is all over the place with how I feel about it. Some days running feels amazing, other days I dread it. Last year one of my resolutions was to run a half marathon. Three quarters of the way through the training I injured my foot and had to cancel the race, then I got pregnant. Running a half marathon in 2013 was a no go. I already started planning the one I'd run in 2014 after I had the baby. Well that race is already coming up in May and I am not sure how I feel about it. There are days that I really want to meet my goal of running it in under … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Making Exercise a Priority During Pregnancy


It's been awhile since I did a Fitness Friday post, mainly because over the last 6 months I haven't felt very inspiring. I am happy to be able to blame the decreased activity on my pregnancy, but after getting over the first trimester nausea, I have been exercising on a regular basis over the last 3 months. I have always stayed active and exercised during my pregnancies even though the workouts aren't nearly as intense as normal. So after feeling uninspiring for the last few months, this week I thought you know what? I have a lot to be proud of. I am exercising consistently 4 days a week- … [Read more...]

For Two Fitness® Review


I mentioned in a previous post that I am a newly appointed For Two Fitness® Ambassador. I purchased one of their tanks a couple months ago after hearing great things about them. As soon as the bump was big enough to fill it out a little, I started wearing it to the gym. I literally get several compliments every time I wear it because it is just so cute. It also happens to be super comfortable and I love the way it fits. You might think the form fitting tops might not be as flattering but after wearing it I realized I prefer the baby bump to be obvious especially at the gym when I am more apt … [Read more...]

Polar RC3 GPS

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar. I have had a Polar heart rate monitor on my wish list for over a year so when I was given the opportunity to review the new Polar RC3 GPS, I was SO excited. It also happens to offer more than the one I wanted so I was especially grateful. … [Read more...]

Blood, Sweat & Cheers Review & Nike+ FuelBand Giveaway!


I was recently introduced to Blood, Sweat & Cheers, a free daily email that shares the most fun and active stuff to do with friends. I was drawn to the newsletter because it involves fitness and I love having a quick place I can look to find the latest fun events in my area, for example a local mud run or 5k race. It’s a fun and funny email spotlighting the latest crazy obstacle courses, local beers and bar games, workouts that don’t feel like work and the sweetest new gear we all crave. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! There is a play, cheer, sweat and gear … [Read more...]

Vacation Workout

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Greetings from San Antonio! Just stopping in for a quick visit. Vacation is off to a great start. We went to Fredericksburg, Texas for a few days to visit my in-laws and every time I go there I am reminded at how much I love that town. It's a small town yet there is a lot to do- adorable shops, museums, wineries, etc. Of course I didn't take any pictures of the town but we mostly had fun family time. If you are ever in the San Antonio/Austin area you should definitely go! Now that I am back at my parents house we are letting the kids lead the way and set the agenda. So far we have crossed … [Read more...]

My New Favorite Running Accessory- Flip Belt Review & Giveaway

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Congrats to Brooke W., the winner of the Sunglasses Shop giveaway. An email has been sent to you! Do you workout with an arm band or running belt? As I started to increase my mileage at my running group I realized how much I needed one. It was getting too cumbersome to hold my iphone in hand or deal with trying to stick in between layers of clothing. The nice folks at the Flip Belt offered to send me one of their belts to try and I knew I'd like it. No zippers, no pouches, just a simple slip on belt that stretches to fit your body with a few simple slits in in to store your … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday

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Oh Friday, I am so happy you are here! I realized I haven't given you an update on my injured foot and I am sure you are all dying to know how it's feeling. Right? Right. So I took a good 2 weeks off from running after I went to the Doctor. I bought new running shoes that are good for high arches, such as mine. I took ibuprofen daily. I waited patiently for the pain to magically disappear. Um yeah, that didn't happen. I couldn't wait any longer so I decided to test it out. Since my rest period ended I have done about 4 runs, at no more than 3-4 miles per run. I am so frustrated that the … [Read more...]

What’s In Your Fitness Closet?

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Being a stay-at-home mom who exercises on a regular basis allows for me to dress, um shall we say comfortably? The good news is that I always have make-up on and my hair is combed upon leaving the house to take my son to school! Yay me. I'll admit though I put on workout clothes first thing in the morning about 95% percent of the time. When I am really on top of things, I workout, shower and put on regular clothes before leaving but that isn't the norm. Luckily the exercise clothes they make these days are SO cute. I have to say Nike, Lululemon, Under Armour and Athleta make up the majority … [Read more...]