Spring Has Sprung!

Hey Everyone!  I hope you have had a great first week of spring!  We had some record breaking temps this week.  It was in the 90’s at the beginning of the week and then stayed in the upper 80’s the rest of the time.  It was so nice!   We were able to sit outside after dark and enjoy the warm weather.  The evenings offered the perfect running weather.  And, I love warm mornings.  I am so ready for summer!  more “Spring Has Sprung!”

Meal Prep Edition 6

Hey guys! Happy Hump Day!  Things have finally settled down around here and I have had some time to do some real meal prepping.  I love having just quick go to meals that I can prep quickly, but I do get tired of them sometimes.  The last couple of weeks I have been eating yogurt with fruit for breakfast and ground turkey and steamed veggies for lunch.  I have been buying the frozen steamer veggies.  By doing that, I can have my meals prepped for the week in less than 30 minutes.  But, I was ready for some real meals this week.  more “Meal Prep Edition 6”

Workouts, Food, & New Shoes

This week marked the half way point in my training.  I have 9 weeks left!  This week I didn’t run all of my runs.  My new shoes took a whole week to get here!  My shin was starting to feel better by Tuesday but I didn’t want to chance hurting it by running in old shoes.  Since I wasn’t running, I made sure to do other workouts in place of my runs.  more “Workouts, Food, & New Shoes”

Skinny Southwestern Chicken Salad & Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Hey guys!  For this week’s meal prep edition, I’m giving you a little treat!  Not only am I sharing my meal prep from this week, but this one comes in the form of a recipe!  I have been craving a big hearty salad, so I decided to make one for my lunches all week.  This salad is healthy and full of flavor!  And the bonus is that I also made my own dressing and I’m sharing that too.  The recipes are at the bottom of the post.  I hope you try it!  more “Skinny Southwestern Chicken Salad & Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette”

Food, Fitness, and Life This Week

Hey guys!  How’s it going?  This week has been a blur.  It seriously went by so fast!  When I sat down to write this I had to look back at my pictures to try and remember what all I did all week.  But, I didn’t take very many so that didn’t help.  😉  I’m glad it’s the weekend and I have Monday off so I’m really excited about that!  I hope you all have a great week!  Here’s a recap of my week.  more “Food, Fitness, and Life This Week”

Meal Prep Edition 5

Hey guys!  Today I’m sharing my meal prep from this week.  It was quick, easy, and delicious!  I didn’t do a meal prep last week partly because I didn’t have time on Sunday to plan and shop and prep, and partly because I was just too tired.  But, I had healthy food in the fridge and made that work all week.  But, I’m back this week with a delicious new idea to share with you.  more “Meal Prep Edition 5”

Meal Prep Edition 4

Hi Guys!  This week’s meal prep was super easy and quick because I didn’t have a lot of time on Sunday.  We made a quick run to the grocery store and I picked up a few necessities along with some fruits and veggies.  When we got home, I threw together some quick meals and snacks for the week.  I love meal prepping every week because it’s so easy to have everything ready.  But this week it was necessary!  I have been pretty sick the last couple of days and definitely didn’t feel like cooking anything, so it was super easy to just warm up one of these meals and have something hot to eat without having to spend the time prepping, cooking, and cleaning!   more “Meal Prep Edition 4”

Happy Running

Hey Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful week!  This was a really busy week for me and I did what I could as far as working out and running.  I just had to be really flexible, and I had a couple of very early mornings!  I still got all of my runs in, but I had to move them around.  I have also been trying to do 2 physical activities each day.  (partly for marathon training, but also for earning points for our wellness challenge at work.)  I did get in 2 activities almost every day, but this week’s weren’t as challenging as last week’s.  This next week should be a lot calmer!  more “Happy Running”

How to Change Your Mindset to Healthy

I’m getting a little personal today and sharing how I changed my mindset from unhealthy to healthy.  Being healthy is a lifestyle.  So how do you break bad habits and start living that lifestyle?  You have to get into a healthy mindset.  You have to train your mind to think healthy, and then it becomes a habit.  A negative mindset leads to failure.  I used to have a negative mind set and I was very unhealthy and unhappy.  I finally figured out how to change that mind set and have become so much healthier and happier!  more “How to Change Your Mindset to Healthy”