Meal Plan Monday: Clean eating banana muffin recipe

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Hello friends.  I hope you all had a healthy and happy weekend!  It's Monday over here and it definitely feels like it.  Greg's car got towed away this morning with a completely dead battery, Nathan spilled his bright red smoothie all over my new area rug and then proceeded to use a entire roll of toilet paper to overflow the toilet!  All before 9:00am making us late for school and feeling very ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday and 24 Day Challenge kick off

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I hope you all had a great weekend...it sounded like it was a cold or snowy one by a lot of you!  I hope I can send some warm weather to those of you who are in need of it.  If it doesn't make it your way the door is always open for a visit to So Cal :) We had a really nice weekend.  It was a great mix of fun and productivity.  Greg and I went out for an early date night on Friday and we ... [ Read More ]

What does January 1st mean to you?

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I can remember this exact time last year so well.  I was struggling with my weight and making every excuse imaginable for why all those extra pounds were sticking to me from both pregnancies.  I thought I was eating healthy, I was counting calories, I was going to the gym when I had time...but it just HAD to be that my metabolism changed.  I couldn't think of any other reason why nothing was ... [ Read More ]

Five on Friday: Thanksgiving edition

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It's rare that I ever say this...but, surprisingly, this week flew by!   So here I am again, linking up with Darci, for another Five on Friday post.  Instead of throwing out 5 randoms for you this week, I wanted to share some of my favorite Thanksgiving Pinterest finds with you all.  Enjoy! {ONE} We are clean eating this Thanksgiving.  Call me crazy, but I'm pretty convinced it's going to ... [ Read More ]

Halloween & Ladies Alive Weekend Recap

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Hey friends...it's been awhile!  Can I post a few photos from Halloween or are you too busy decorating your Christmas tree to take a look? :P  I'm not going to lie, our exterior Christmas lights went up the morning after Halloween...yup, right over the cobwebs, tombstones, ghosts and giant spiders.  Don't worry I'm not insane, we have them hung professionally by a company in our neighborhood and ... [ Read More ]

Long Beach Half-Marathon Recap

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I DID IT!!!!  October 13th 2013 I completed my first half marathon! I look at this photo of myself today and I don't even feel like it's really me in it, or that I was the one who actually ran the race yesterday.  It was such an adrenaline filled experience that it's hard to put myself back into the feelings of the day.  All I feel now is pain in my legs and a huge feeling of accomplishment, ... [ Read More ]

Workout Wednesday: Group Challenge Update

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Well another 24 days have come and gone....this time I am happy to report I lost 4.5 lbs but gained so many new friendships, and a world of inspiration.  At the beginning of September I started up a group 24 Day Challenge with my friends Samantha and Jenny. What started as a group of about 20 of us has since grown to almost 90 people in less than a month. The majority of the group all started ... [ Read More ]

And the winner is…..

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The Get-Fit-Giveaway was AWESOME!   Thanks to all of you that entered and played along!  A big congrats to Courtney Roberts!!!  Hope you enjoy your new iPod Nano, Lululemon Tank, Gold Minnie Bic Band, Advocare Spark and Advocare Catalyst.  You are one lucky lady! :) Stay tuned for tomorrow's Workout Wednesday post!  We did this giveaway in the spirit of our huge group 24 Day Challenge, and ... [ Read More ]

Lauren & Jenny’s {huge} Get-fit-Giveaway!

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Let's start this Monday off with some pure awesomeness, what do you think?  First of all....IT'S FALL, officially!  The temps have dropped,  it's been nice and cloudy, the spicy and warm scented candles have been lit, and I've caught the decorating bug.  I couldn't be happier about all of this...all I need now are some leggings, boots, a sweater, a scarf and a pumpkin spiced latte in my hand.  I ... [ Read More ]

Workout & What’s-for-Dinner Wednesday

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Today I am linking up with Jenny over at Jennycollier.com and Samantha at youngfamilyoldhouse.com to share our clean eating dinner menus for the week and our workout goals.  We are a few days into the 24 Day Group Challenge we are heading up, and are having an awesome time helping others learn about something that has worked great for all three of us in the past. I've been feeling a little guilty ... [ Read More ]