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I love group fitness. I am not able to do it all the time because it's hard to commit to the classes while coordinating the kids' schedules, but I love doing zumba, yoga, pilates, body pump- I am open to anything really. This year the group class I focused on TRX which was something different for me. I am always up for new-to-me classes because I think it's so important to vary your exercise routine. Speaking of new..... You've probably heard of Les Mills , the creator of global group fitness and team training programs such as BODYPUMP™, BODYCOMBAT™ and RPM™? They obviously think … [Read more...]

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...]

10 Ways to Increase Exercise in the New Year

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Are you struggling with fitting exercise into your schedule? Is this the year you want to lose weight, tone up, be more physically fit? I know I am so eager to get back in shape after having a baby. I have already started back to a routine, more on that soon. I want this to be my most active year yet. I am determined to look my best in what will probably be my busiest year. Up for the challenge too? I am over at the Mars Healthy Living blog today taking about 10 ways to Increase your Exercise in the New Year. Hopefully at least one of these ten tips will help you! Sometimes it takes … [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...]

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...]

What’s Beautiful? Strength and Determination


I have always been a small person, petite, yet muscular. I was into gymnastics, cheerleading and running growing up and I had a muscular build to show for it. I am not going to lie, I always admired the toothpick skinny girls, you know the model types? Not so much anymore. As I started running more as an adult (i.e. races and marathon training) I discovered how powerful it felt to be physically fit. After having kids and overcoming the struggle of the weight changes that come along with pregnancy, I had a new respect for my body. I didn't care if I was skinny. I wanted to be fit and strong- … [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...]

Get Fit with FitnessGlo {Review and GIVEAWAY}

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I love exercising at home, mainly because it saves time and also because I can look like a crazy woman who just rolled out of bed when I workout! Ever since I had my third child, it's been much harder to manage gym outings. My kids are always with me, with the exception of my oldest son who is gone for 3 hours a day for kindergarten. The gym here offers childcare but charges $4 per hour PER child which just doesn't fit into our budget. None of this stops me from working out though. I do almost everything at home from treadmill runs, weight training to workout DVDs and when the hubs is home and … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: A Workout & Tips for Seeing Results

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I've had a great week of workouts. It's funny what the mind can do when it comes to exercise. I just felt like stepping it up and once Monday rolled around I pushed myself more than I have lately. I got in a nice variety- 2 days of treadmill running, 2 days of Insanity and 1 day of weights. I plan on doing a long outside run on Saturday with a new neighborhood running group. It will be my first run with them and I am hoping I like it because that is probably the only way I will be fitting in long runs in this cold weather. I need the motivation! (pictured above: sporting a few of my new … [Read more...]