Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian, or fitness expert. The purpose of my blog is to share my experiences with food, fitness, and life. I love to motivate and encourage, and will offer tips, but keep in mind when it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.

Friday, July 29, 2011


So I may have finally broken down and made a purchase at Lululemon this week and probably spent more than I should I have! I don't regret the purchases one bit though!! I am love with my new running shorts and breathe deep tank! I also picked up a pair of wunder under crops which are amazing! I had Adam take "before" pictures today.....which wont be going up until I have killer after pictures! hahaha Its amazing how different your body looks on camera in underwear!

This morning I woke up for an early morning gym day and hit the weights for about an hour. I have a really hard time knowing exactly what to do when I'm on my own with the weigh machines. I guess that's why I love the classes so much, but I'm hoping to improve on this! Today I last about an hour before heading up to my "happy place" of stair climbers and treadmills. I ran one mile, did fifteen minutes of the stairs, and then ran another mile before heading out to meet my friend Bridget at Starbucks for coffee and oatmeal! I hadn't see her in forever so it was so good to catch up!
Poor Adam is working 11-11 today so its me and Liv for dinner tonight. Since she barely eats anything I have no idea what we will whip up tonight!
Happy Friday! xoxo

Thursday, July 28, 2011

7 miles!!

I officially ran my longest route yet! 7.35 miles around the city! I still have about two months left to train for the half marathon so I am feeling very confident! I recently picked up the book Run be Dean Karnazes who is an inspiring ultra marathoner. I read a chapter or two the night before my morning run and get some serious motivation! I have really started to get serious with my training and make running and yoga my most important workouts leading up to the Marathon. I am not crossing weight training off my list, that will most certainly still be done but my main focus will be making sure to get those runs in and yoga to stretch out my sore tired muscles! After my run today I snacked on a chocolate rice cake with peanut butter and strawberries! Yum!
A week after the half marathon I am going to be doing this .....Tufts 10k for woman. I am really excited about this race and running around my beautiful city of Boston! 6.2 miles will be a nice fun race after the half marathon the week before!
I'm off to enjoy my Poppy seed strawberry and grilled chicken salad from Panera Bread. My all time favorite summer salad!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Sorry I've been missing in action lately. I really have no reason for not blogging besides pure laziness. I have been keeping up with my workouts and healthy eating though and am feeling great! I met with Sylvia from A Yoga Practice about the Yoga Instructor Training. She made me feel really good about the entire program and is really helping me with my decision as to do it or not! So here's the deal, Its a lot of money, a lot of time, and I have my heart set on another goal as well. I am weighing my options to see if I can swing doing both things at once.......to enter a figure competition and take the 10 month instructor course. I know that while raising my two year old daughter, and taking care of my nephew a few days a week this will be a challenge. However, I do not have a full time job, i have am lucky enough to be a stay at home mom for the time being so I just don't know when would be a better time to take on this challenge. My heart says to just do both! I have a couple weeks to decide on the Yoga instructor training and I can decide anytime I want to start training for the competition. 
This week has felt like a real "vacation" week! Monday was spent in New Hampshire at the lake house, Tuesday was the beach and Cars 2 at the movie theatre, Wednesday was Six Flags, and today we are going to stay in to beat the heat except for maybe a coffee trip to Newburyport to meet up with my friend Brooke! We are in a heat wave right now and as much as I complain all winter, I really dislike heat like this! As soon as out step outside you have to literally catch your breath. So instead of six flags park food we stopped at Fresh City on the way home! I had heard good things about it so we decided to give it a try! It was delicious! I ordered the Chicken Poblano -
Herb roasted chicken, poblano mustard, roasted vegetables, tomato on rustic baguette
While they were making my sandwich someone else ordered an Olympia Greek wrap which looked even better and I am already planning my next trip to order it! 
I'm off to spend my day with  y favorite little two year old...oh and my favorite guy too! (at least until he has to go to work) Enjoy your day everyone! xox

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's hot hot hot!

I realized just how much I really dislike heat and humidity this week. I am more of a spring and fall type of girl. These extreme temperatures have really taken a toll on my outdoor/half marathon training. My legs just wont move in this heat so I've been taking my runs indoors to the treadmill which are better than nothing but just not the same. They are predicting cooler weather later on in the week so I plan on waking up early for a few early morning runs. My body really misses that outdoor run time! Tomorrow morning I am going to a 5:15 am spin class! Its been over a year since my last spinning class so Im really nervous/excited! I'm hoping after spinning my legs wont be too sore to get a 2 mile treadmill run in. 
Godess Mala Bead Necklace from "Tiny Devotions" 
I have some big decisions to make this week regarding the yoga instructor training course and some other things that I have really gotten the itch to do! I need to decide which to concur first and will keep you posted on that! 
My sister and brother in law purchased a mala bead necklace from Tiny Devotions. http://www.lovetinydevotions.com/shop for me as a Thank you gift for watching my nephew. As if I really needed a gift to do that!! I am so excited though that pretty little goddess necklace will be mine very soon! Whichever goal I decide to reach for I know this mala bead necklace will help me reach my goal! This mala will clear the path for you to reach your goals. This includes getting out of your own way. Rhodonite is an emotional balancer that aids in
forgiveness. This mala lends support to the soul during emotional processes. You won't need your punching bag anymore and screaming into your pillow will be a long forgotten habit. Breathe into your heart, let go and REACH to the next level.

I've been reading "The Help" and so far am totally loving it! I love that moment to myself I can find in reading a really good book that I just can't put down. It always seems to help me forget about all the stresses of the day. 
That being said I am off to relax with some tea and my book then off to bed for an early morning workout! 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Yoga Teacher Training

I've really been slacking on the blogging lately. Probably because I have also been slacking on my working out and eating healthy. The 4th of July holiday really threw a curve ball at me. I am proud to say I am 100% back on track! I woke up this morning and started my day off with a 3 mile run, then rushed to the 7am Yoga Tone class at Self Awakening Yoga Studio in Salem NH.  It was an amazing workout and my arms still are shaking a bit from it! I came home and had some cereal with banana and two hard boiled eggs on the side! Of course I also picked up my mocha ice coffee with skim and splenda from Dunks on my way home from Yoga!  The weather is a bit on the fritz today so I am glad I got my run in early this morning! We are most likely going to have a very lazy day! Liv is still in PJ's, I am still in gym clothes. I will be making a trip to my old gym to renew my membership there. I decided it was worth the extra money since they have sooooo many more classes then the current gym I'm going to!
I have decided I love Yoga so much that I would love to learn even more about it and maybe even eventually become an instructor. A Yoga Practice in Georgetown MA is offering a Yoga Teacher Instructor Training class starting in October. It is 10 months long and a bit of an investment but I am going to meet with Sylvia next Wednesday to discuss the program further before I make my final decision! It will be tough with Adams work schedule and finding sitters for Olivia but I think it will be doable! Also the very first class is the day of my half marathon.....Will keep you posted on this! 

Time for me to go watch some Barney with a very clingy/needy two year old! She is normally miss independent so this is really throwing me off! Happy Friday!!