Treat Yourself Tuesday


Linking up today with Becky from Olives 'n Wine for a  Treat Yourself Tuesday post.  TYT has easily become one of my favorite link-ups to participate in because it's such a simple concept that we often's ok to treat yourself!  Take time for yourself, indulge in a few extra things here and there, do things that make you happy...and do these things free of guilt because we all deserve ... [ Read More ]

So what do I do next?


I wanted to write this post because one of the questions I get e-mailed about the most is...what did you do when you finished the 24 Day Challenge?  When I answer this question I normally start by asking what the person's goals are now that they have kick started their weight loss.  Do they want to lose more weight, more inches, gain muscle, increase their endurance, see more muscle ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday- Detox edition

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Holy smokes you guys...Valentine's Day + my birthday + plus a weekend + falling off the clean eating wagon= total stomach disaster!  I think I spent most of yesterday dragging myself along, wanting to sleep, and listening to my stomach talk to me.  Don't get me wrong, I had such an awesome time but I sure paid for it!  I will show you some of my indulgences on tomorrow's Treat Yourself ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday

meal plan monday

We are breezing right through week 2 of the group 24 Day Challenge in our house, and things are going great!  Here is what we have on the menu for clean dinners this week: Monday- Shredded zucchini turkey burgers topped with grilled onions and jalapeños.  Side of baked seasoned sweet potato wedges.  I am so excited to use a new clean ketchup I bought at Whole Foods! Tuesday- Roasted veggie ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday and 24 Day Challenge kick off


I hope you all had a great 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 ]

Thanks for the memories 2013

Whew...anyone else kind of glad all the holiday hoopla is over?  Don't get me wrong we had a WONDERFUL Christmas, but it sure exhausting playing Santa Claus.  I took a ton of photos on my real camera for once, but I'm just going to be honest here, I don't have the energy to go through them right now.  I'll keep the memories in my head, and the photos on my camera (until the day I have time to edit ... [ Read More ]

What does January 1st mean to you?

24 day challenge results

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 ]

Must-have Monday


Or maybe I will call it "Mind-blown Monday".  I feel like I am such a creature of habit, so when I find something new (to me) and exciting, I think it's my duty to share it with everyone! :)  This past week I tried four new things that I have never tried before....and yeah, I'm pretty sure I was living under a rock not having these things in my life.  The first thing is probably the most DUH of ... [ Read More ]

Halloween & Ladies Alive Weekend Recap

Halloween 2013-2

Hey'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

Long Beach half 2013

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 ]