Sponsored: Tai Pei Single Serve Asian Entrees

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This morning, I attended one of my absolute favorite Colorado events: Fitness on the Rocks. It’s kind of a combo of fitness expo and tons of workout classes, all held in and around the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater. This was my second year attending, and I had so much fun – but now I’m pretty spent! So more on that to come Monday :) {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Short and Sweet

What a quick weekend! I got home at 11pm Thursday night, and had to be out the door at 4:30am Friday to do a volunteer shift at Denver Rescue Mission before work. It was a busy day at work, coupled with another volunteer activity in the afternoon – this one at Girls Inc. A group of my colleagues organized an event where we led the girls in various activities. I was responsible for the cookie decorating station, which was definitely {Read More}

Why I Weigh Myself Every Day (Review: EatSmart Digital Scale)

This morning, I jumped on my scale after waking up (and doing my 10/20/30 and hitting the bathroom). I was pretty pumped to see that my weight is the lowest it’s been in seven years, and more than ten pounds from where I was two years ago. And the best part is, because I weigh myself every day, I know this isn’t some crazy anomaly. There is a common piece of advice in the weight loss world that you shouldn’t weigh {Read More}

A Small Change to My Snacking Habit (Sponsored by Somersaults)

This post was sponsored by Somersaults as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve written before about how little changes can add up to big results, and how one of my 2017 new year’s resolutions is to start each day with a very small healthy habit. Every morning, the very first thing I do after getting out of bed is 10 pushups, 20 lunges, and 30 plank shoulder taps. {Read More}

Sponsored: Nature Made Digestive Probiotics

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. Today was a bit of crazy day! I’ve had terrible insomnia the last two nights, and only got 3-5 hours of sleep each night… which meant I woke up feeling pretty terrible. I kind of wanted to just hibernate and do nothing, but I’m hosting a fall house party tonight so I needed to get up and going. Plus, with my October ClassPass {Read More}

June Goal Progress: Week 4 Check In

It’s the final week of my no-sugar month, and I am so excited. There have been enough temptations in the last week that I have seriously considered cheating just this once and having a cookie (or whatever). But I stuck with it, didn’t cheat, and I’m pretty proud of myself for that. And, it will make dessert taste all that much sweeter come Friday! Not really too much to report this week that’s different than last week, though. I think what {Read More}

June Goal Progress: Week 3 Check In

So what is the hardest part of no-sugar month? The darn heat wave that’s taken over most of the country! Despite the altitude, Colorado was unfortunately not spared the heat. It was in the high 90s all weekend – hot enough to where I started questioning why I had moved there instead of clear up to Canada. And then all I possibly wanted to eat was ice cream and smoothies and other frozen sweet things that I couldn’t have because of {Read More}

June Goal Progress: Week 2 Check In

Wow, halfway through the month already? I have had one day where I went over my self-imposed limit of 25 grams of sugar per day, but for the most part, this has been smooth sailing. When my friend Erika first got me into the no-sugar challenge last summer, she recommended a different approach. Rather than trying to deal with the minutiae of tallying up foods to figure out grams of sugar, we were supposed to just give up desserts or anything with added {Read More}

June Goal Progress: Week 1 Check In

Time for a challenge update! After my first week of limiting my sugar to 25 grams or fewer per day, I now feel kind of guilty that I’ve been putting off doing a sugar-free challenge for a few months. This first week, at least, was really not that bad at all! I might actually go so far as to say that it’s been the easiest first week of any of my challenges this year. I’ve been using My Fitness Pal {Read More}

June Challenge: Sub-25 Grams of Sugar

Where on earth did May go? I know I still owe you a recap of my May no-complaining challenge, and also a race recap (I ran the Bolder Boulder on Monday!), but for now, I wanted to provide a quick update on my June challenge. In choosing my June challenge, I considered trying something like the super trendy Whole 30 diet that so many bloggers seem to be doing. However, the restrictiveness of Whole 30 seems to mean that your {Read More}