Lady Bugs On a Log

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Good day to you After boot camp I was tempted to go for a run (it was freezing and I wanted to get warm fast!), but I knew my legs needed a rest so I went home for breakfast instead. I was craving eggs and I wanted oatmeal, so I had both. But, egg whites and oatmeal remind me of something a body builder would eat (maybe I’ve been reading too many body building mags). I better … [Read more...]

Pray to Ceiling Cat for the Big Sur 10 Miler

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How’s your day? Mine was rainy… Vegas sat by the door hoping and wishing and praying to ceiling cat that the rain would let up, but no dice. (image source) I prayed to ceiling cat too. But my prayers were for self control that I wouldn’t eat everything in the kitchen. Luckily, I only had one Dove promise found in my purse. When I’m not praying for self control,  I thank … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday–Pie Day

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Hello and Happy Monday! This morning the sky was gloomy and drizzly on my boot camp. We were able to find some cover to do HIIT and strength moves though. You don’t need a lot of space to get a good work out in! Then, I ran a slow 4 miles. My legs are tired. I’ll give ‘em a rest tomorrow. Remember last Thursday when I bought Cinnamon Raisin Muffins? Well, I just ate the last … [Read more...]

Sunday Set Up Jan 22

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How’d your little Sunday go? Mine was good! Ben and I took a walk to Target and then spent some time cleaning while watching Property Virgins – exciting times. Sunday Set up is all about setting myself up for a good week, today I started with grocery shopping. You guys know I love wholesale stores like Costco and Smart & Final. Well, that’s not the best thing when I want … [Read more...]

Flexi-Bar and Xco Training

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Right after my rainy run yesterday I grabbed some snacks and headed to a training session for work. It was held at another gym in our chain and I managed to not get lost – win. We are getting two new pieces of equipment – the Xco trainer, which is a very light weight with granules inside to help with range of motion and complimentary movements… And a Flexi-bar, which uses … [Read more...]

Done and Drenched

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When I woke up this morning and heard rain I considered going back to sleep. But, I really needed to get a good run in today (for physical and psychological reasons) so I went for it. I thought it was just sprinkling, but it was really coming down when I set out! I was drenched within a mile, but I wanted to keep going. Ben and I stayed up late talking last night – we had … [Read more...]

Friday Fun

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I didn’t have any clients yesterday so I spent my day running walking errands. I’ve been down in the dumps so I knew I needed Yogurtland to fill that empty hole in my heart. I managed to talk Skinny Runner and Marni into joining me for a walk and fro-yo date. Ah! Much better. I swear Marni dared me to do this, she’s a real perv. Then, Ben and I had a little date night … [Read more...]

5 Quirky Facts About Me

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Happy Friday! I started my day with half a banana and 3 miles. I felt fast today! I don’t know what it is, but I just busted it out and came home feeling like I could do another 3 fast too. I wish today was my long run day because fast feet don’t happen very often to me! After the run I ate the rest of the banana with some almond butter. Usually I share my bananas with Ben, … [Read more...]

National Popcorn Day and HIIT Workout

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Update on my Smart Snacking Challenge: Yesterday went well, but I had lunch early (had to work at 12pm) and had my 2 snacks before dinner. This morning I chomped on an apple and pineapple cottage cheese (obsessed with it right now!). This afternoon I will be snacking on some Smart Pop because today is National Popcorn Day! As part of my partnership with Orville Redenbacher … [Read more...]

Craving Cinnamon Toast

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Hello! I declared Thursday – Three Mile Thursday at boot camp and we power walked 3.37 for our workout today. The ladies love the break from strength and cardio drills and it’s a nice opportunity to get to know them better. On the way home from boot camp I kept thinking about Cinnamon Raisin Toast for breakfast. I’ve been craving it for a week now, but don’t have any at home. … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Wednesday – WATER

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Last week I mentioned what you eat is the first and second most important aspect of weight loss. Number three is water. The obvious next question is – How much water should you drink? Eight glasses a day is the standard. But, who the heck drinks out of a glass anymore?!?! I shouldn’t even be allowed to own glass with the way Ben and I break them. Sorry, that was off … [Read more...]

Protein Pancakes with Chickpea Flour

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Hello! I’m a mess because I thought it was Thursday yesterday and this morning I thought it was Tuesday?! I think the lack of sleep is catching up with my brain. After I taught boot camp I went for a 4 mile run with some speed work. 1 m w/u, 2 800s, 1 fast, 2 800s. Didn’t keep track of splits, just wanted to speed it up. It is FREEZING here this morning! I had to bust out my … [Read more...]

Tangent Tuesday–Ab Hole

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1st Food: Since I ate a yogurt after running I thought lunch would be late. Well, I cooked this leek and egg wrap at 11:30am. What? I wake up before 5 so everything else is pushed up Chomped on some carrots and hummus while cooking. Tell me you chomp while cooking too… My  Smart Snacking Challenge is going okay. I ended up having some of those wheat thin things with … [Read more...]

Back to the Future Vest

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Good Tuesday to you! It was cold yesterday so I bundled up for boot camp this morning (we workout on a school black top). But, I may have been a little too layered because my campers thought I looked funny I get that a lot. Ben said I look like the guy from Back to the Future. See the resemblance? (image source) After camp I came home for breakfast. I’m still … [Read more...]

Monday’s Munchies

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Hola Amigos! Today I’m doing full day of eats for one post because that’s how my brain works. Even though I’ve been reading blogs that do breakfast, lunch and din in separate posts for years I still would rather see it in order I ran 6 miles, my toe bled. (And I’m sparing you another picture, you’re welcome). I ate eggs and a PB&J pita Snack #1: As part of my 30 Day … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cheerios

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Maybe it’s because I love food, maybe it’s because I love shopping, maybe it’s because I love food shopping – but I am good at finding new foods! Today I went in to Target for one little ol’ thing and spotted the new Peanut Butter Cheerios right away. I was on the phone with my mom and pretty much made her think I found the last jar of concealer during pimple period week. … [Read more...]