• Fitness

    My Favorite Gym Accessories

    As we approach the new year, I’m on the hunt for a new gym bag. My favorite purple Adidas bag I snagged on eBay few years ago is hitting the bricks. I’m looking for a bag that’s slightly larger than what I have now to better accommodate my clothes and collection of gym accessories I’ve built over the years. Gym accessories are not required for success, but I do have some favorites that I rely on for nearly every workout! If you have a gym membership, then your facility should be providing the majority of what you need to get a workout in. However, sometimes you may prefer having your…

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    Fitness Gifts for Her | Shopping Guide

    Christmas time and the holidays are here! Honestly, I’m almost done with my shopping, but if you’re just getting started and need a little guidance, I’ve got some picks for the fitness lover in your life. This list is more focused towards women, whether it’s your girlfriend, close friend, co-workers, or your mom. There’s something here for everyone and you can’t go wrong with any of these picks. Happy shopping! FITNESS GIFTS FOR HER BlenderBottle | While you’re getting the traditional 28 ounce bottle we all know and love, pickup a 20 ounce shaker as well as a stocking stuffer. The 20 ounce bottle is perfect for on the go to…

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    Happy Thanksgiving | 2016

    Thanksgiving is a special time of year for me because it’s near my birthday, and sometimes even falls on my birthday. In fact, I was born on Thanksgiving so the holiday is always a good day for me. I love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. I love the food, despite not having eaten turkey since high school. It’s also the start of the holiday season. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to love Christmas and all that comes with, not taking any of it for granted. I’ve taken this time of year to relax on tracking my calories and macros, not worry about being on a strict gym schedule, and enjoy my…

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    Enjoying Summer

    This week I’m taking a break from my usual recipe of the week. I’ve been slacking a bit on the blog posts lately, and that’s simply because I’ve been out enjoying summer. Minnesota’s summers are short lived, and once you get out and feel the warm air you don’t want to go back inside. Our summer’s are around three months, but they can be a bit longer if you end up with a mild spring and/or fall. This season was one of those seasons (so far) and for the first time in a long time I’ve actually enjoyed the hot air and humid days. Because of that, my blog hasn’t…

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    Spring Wish List

    A new month and one month closer to Spring! I’ve started my new fitness routine plus the nutrition plan to go with it. I have a spring break booked for the first time in a years to Los Angeles to visit my friend who moved out there a few years ago. There’s also the upcoming Underoath reunion tour – the most excited I’ve been for a concert in years! Spring is looking good. Woven Run Short • Old Navy | Now that it will be warming up I want to perform some of my workous outside, including running outdoors. Last fall was the first time I really ventured outdoors for my runs.…