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”

It’s Been A Great Week!

Hey Guys! Guess what?!!  (<– I’m super excited!!)  The wellness challenge at work is over, and I won!!  My prize is (around) $360 cash!  I’m supposed to get it this next week.  I’m so happy!  I worked really hard.  Spinach, green beans, and broccoli for breakfast were not fun!  Two hours of workouts, 7 days a week wore me down.  And, getting 7 hours of sleep a night was definitely a challenge, but it was all worth it!    more “It’s Been A Great Week!”

Keep On Going

Hey Guys!  I have been running around nonstop this week.  It’s been super crazy!  I feel like I haven’t had a single minute to myself to just relax.  But, you just have to keep on going!  This coming week will be much calmer and I am going to enjoy every minute of it!  more “Keep On Going”

Circuits, Treadmills, & A Vacation

Hey guys!  Happy Wednesday!  I have finally had a chance to sit down and get you caught up on what I’ve been doing.  It’s been a really busy week.  I had the best weekend!  We went on a little trip and it was a nice and much needed break.  But, I’ve been playing catch up since we got back and literally have had no time to do anything else!  It was worth it! But, before we get to that, let’s go all the way back to last Monday and get you all caught up.  This is going to be a long recap!     more “Circuits, Treadmills, & A Vacation”

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”

Tex Mex Turkey “Meatloaf”

Hi Friends!  If you haven’t figured it out yet, I LOVE ground turkey!  This is my go-to for everything.  I always have several pounds of it in my freezer!  It’s easy to cook, you can season it so many different ways, and it’s easy to add to anything!  This week I decided that I wanted to spice it up a little bit.  I had a meatloaf in my mind, but when I got to looking at recipes it wasn’t really what I wanted.  So, I just made it how I wanted and crossed my fingers that it would come out okay.  And it did!  It was delicious and I will definitely be making it again.   more “Tex Mex Turkey “Meatloaf””

Recipe Roundup: Favorite Chicken Recipes

Hey Everyone!  Today I want to share some of my favorite chicken recipes with you.  With a new year usually comes new fitness and healthy eating goals.  Chicken is one of my favorite lean meats to eat.  It has tons of health benefits and is packed full of protein.  In fact, chicken is lower in calories and higher in protein than steak or pork.  Below are some of my favorite ways to eat chicken.   more “Recipe Roundup: Favorite Chicken Recipes”