Vanilla Protein Iced Chai Latte

The one thing that is a necessity to start my day is a morning chai latte.  My habit is so obnoxious that I actually travel with baggies full of my own mix so that if I've got access to hot water, I've got access to my chai.  It's a problem, but I don't see it stopping anytime soon! During this crazy hot summer I have been enjoying more and more iced chai lattes, so I thought that I would … [Read more...]

My first half marathon experience – and my take on the Disney Princess Half Marathon

After waiting for over six years for a chance to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon I had pretty big hopes and dreams for what it would be like.  Here is my brutally honest thoughts and my own race recap. The Build-Up Hype Okay, so this race sells out sometimes the same day that the tickets go on sale.  Mind you, this is not a $35 local race...the entry fees for 2016 were $180 for the … [Read more...]

How we Made our Disney Race Outfits on the Cheap

When I first learned about the Disney Princess Half Marathon over six years ago I was sold and knew that I had to be part of it one day.  It took me that entire six plus years to make it work with my husband's schedule, but this year we finally made it happen!  Because I had built it up so much in my mind over all of that time, I felt pressure to have the most epic costumes possible.  And then the … [Read more...]

At Home HIIT Workout (No Equipment Necessary!)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryALittleGoodness #CollectiveBias Every time that I scroll through my Instagram and FaceBook feeds I am so amazed and excited by all of the healthy hashtags I see floating around and all of the friends who are encouraging and inspiring others to take the steps necessary to live a healthier … [Read more...]

How I Went From Hating Running to a Half Marathon in 3 Months (& my Weekly Running Schedule)

I should preface this entire post by telling you that I am not a runner.  I'm not one of those graceful creatures you see just gliding through the air on the side of the road.  Nope, I'm more like that person that you see that looks like they could be in slight pain who is going slower than your cat on a leash. But that's okay.  I'm still doing it. About five years ago, when I realized that … [Read more...]

8 Places to buy Affordable Workout Clothes

Who is still going strong with their New Year's resolutions to be a fitter, healthier you?  I have received so many emails and messages lately from readers who are feeling great and enjoying working out and I love it so much!  You guys encourage and inspire me! On that note, one of the best ways that I have found to stay with any new change in life is to reward myself.  Say I log a set amount … [Read more...]

Free Printable Meal Tracker

On Monday I shared a free printable fitness tracker to help you achieve and stay on top of your fitness goals, but in my world, that goes hand in hand with how I fuel my body.  I am most certainly one of those people who justifies all sorts of crazy meals and treats to myself.  Like, "Well, I ran 5 miles today, so I can absolutely eat an entire pizza and then have a handful of cookies for dessert. … [Read more...]

Free Printable Fitness Tracker

Hey guys, how was your Christmas?  Mine was so great, and it was super to take a few days off, but now I am back and ready to ring in 2016.  Can you believe that the New Year (and all of its resolutions) are literally right around the corner?!  I'm sure that, like me, many of you are refocusing on your health goals this coming year and I hope that this free printable fitness tracker can help you … [Read more...]

Protein Powder Muddy Buddies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DoMoreWithEAS #CollectiveBias Y'all already know how much I love to throw protein powder into my recipes (be sure to try my protein popsicles and vanilla iced latte shake) so when I was looking for a new way to change up a family favorite snack I, of course, reached for some more protein … [Read more...]

How I Owned my Strong – Mudderella Run Recap

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Alright guys, I am so excited to fill you in on all of the dirty details of my recent Mudderella mud run.  I'll start by saying that there is really no better way to exercise than by … [Read more...]

Iced Vanilla Latte Protein Shake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PowerInProtein #CollectiveBias Show of hands: who here loves coffee? Yep, that's pretty much all of us, am I right? Good, because you are going to love this amazing iced vanilla latte protein shake that you can whip up in no time.  It's full of protein, caffeine and did I mention that … [Read more...]

Get it Right to Make it Tight – How to Perform a Burpee

Burpees are basically the most dreaded exercise of them all.  Every time you hear someone talking about them, it is usually about how heinous they are or how hated.  Love them (weirdo!) or hate them, we should all do them for a simple reason...they kick your butt.  In a good way!  They are a full body workout that you can do for free, anywhere and they work your chest, arms, deltoids, thighs, … [Read more...]