Real Life Struggles

Happy Sunday Friends!  There are only a few more days until Christmas!  I’ve got my tree up, a few presents wrapped, and tons of to do lists that I need to get done ASAP.  I’m starting to stress a little!  I hope the rest of you are more prepared that I am and are not being huge procrastinators!  more “Real Life Struggles”

Food & Fitness This Week

Hey Guys!  I hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July!  I really can’t believe it’s July already.  Where has this year gone?!  It’s flying by so fast.  I didn’t get a recap done last week because of the holiday.  But, I did post about one really good dinner that we made.  You can read about that epic food here

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Making it Happen

Hi Friends!  I hope you had a great week and an even better weekend!  It’s been a little cold this week, but today it’s back up in the 60’s!  I had a great week and got in some good runs and workouts.  I was pretty happy with that.  Usually this time of year it’s hard to fit those things in.  But, if it’s important you’ll make it happen.  I saw that on Pinterest this week and I’ve had it running through my head all week!  more “Making it Happen”

A Solid Week of Workouts

Hi Friends!  Welcome to this week’s recap!  I had a really busy week of work, but I also had a solid week of workouts and runs.  And, the weekend brought some cooler temperatures so it was actually tolerable to be outside!  A busy week called for a relaxing weekend and that’s just what we did.  I included my weekend recap in this one since we relaxed all weekend.  Let’s go back to Monday.  more “A Solid Week of Workouts”

The Best Workouts

I put together a list of a few of my favorite workouts.  I love running, but I also like to change it up a bit and add in something different.  

  1. Squat workout – I had a friend challenge me to the 30 day squat challenge a couple of years ago.  I loved it so much, that I continued to do it periodically.  I can tell a huge difference in the definition of muscles in my thighs when I do it.  For the days when there are a lot of squats, I will break it up into sessions so I can get them in all in.  I will also shake things up a bit and sometimes use dumbbells when I squat, or do different forms of squats.  This is definitely a workout that works! I found this workout on  They have a ton of good challenges!  
  2. Tracy Anderson arms – This workout is hard!! But, I think that means that it works.  It requires no weights, and it is 8 minutes of just moving your arms.  That may not sound hard, but it gets so tiring when you can’t put your arms down.  I may hate it when I do it, but I always am proud when I finish it. 
  3. Blogilates – I started Blogilates since I haven’t been able to run. And so far, I love it.  It’s something different, and it’s a challenge.  I like that after the workouts, I really feel like I did something.  I also love the community of Popstars that I have found and how supportive of each other they are. The picture is just one of the many challenges that Casey Ho has.  I subscribed to the calendar on the app so I get all of the monthly workout videos.  It’s just 99 cents a month!  

What are your favorite workouts?