Sponsored: Adora Calcium’s Chocolate Supplements

Before I kicked off with my weekend on Friday with Adam, I wrote up a quick post about how my June challenge is going so far. This weekend didn’t end up being a weekend that I stuck to healthy eating perfectly, but I also didn’t wake up this morning thinking I totally blew it. As part of our Father’s Day celebrations, we went to San Tan Brewery for a tour of the facilities as well as lunch – and while {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Balance Bar Summer Shape Up

I wrote yesterday about my wonderful weekend at Blend Retreat, and how happy I was to be outside getting exercise with my friends. Honestly, exercise is actually something I’ve been stressing out a lot about lately. As much as I like to think that this weekend was “typical”, it’s really more typical of how I was last year. Lately, I haven’t really been as active as I would like, in part because I’m finding it hard to get into a routine {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Working on Balance and Not Sweating the Small Stuff

On Friday, I led a women’s book club for my firm where we read The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I had already read the book before, but like Lean In, it’s the kind of book you can read again and again and get new insights each time based on where you are in your life. The discussion was outstanding, and also really thought-provoking. For example, we talked about the relationship between self-esteem and confidence, and whether {Read More}

Giveaway: Krusteaz Pancake and Waffle Mixes

Last night was supposed to be Bachelor night, but I had to postpone because of the inspection on my new house. However that actually worked out perfectly, since today was National Pancake Day… and instead of the usual Bachelor night fare, I did breakfast for dinner! I used Krusteaz Blueberry Belgian Waffle Mix to make cute little heart-shaped blueberry waffles, and then I found a zucchini/onion/mozzarella frittata recipe that came out really good, especially with a dollop of tomato sauce {Read More}

Giveaway: Kodiak Cakes and Movie Tickets

I’ve had a fabulous couple of days in Puerto Rico, but now I’m headed back to the mainland US for the weekend. Not to Colorado just yet though – I scheduled a 36 hour layover in Florida, where I’ll visit with a college friend (and get to meet her new baby!), then run the Melbourne Music Marathon on Sunday morning before I fly back home later that night. It should be a fun weekend! Right now, though, I have to {Read More}

Giveaway: Evolution Fresh #3DaysToGreen Juices!

Last Tuesday at this time, I was embarking on my two day juice cleanse. I didn’t love doing it because I prefer getting to eat big (healthy) meals, but I have to admit that the Protein Bar juices that I tried were pretty delicious! Plus, I was excited to get the chance to try a juice cleanse for a short period of time, since I’ve always been curious about what it would be like. (My friend Adam keeps telling me {Read More}

Sponsored: Dunkin’ Donuts and the DD Perks Loyalty Program

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dunkin’ Brands. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’m participating in the Elf For Health challenge this month – though not necessarily being great about doing the task that’s specific to each day. Last week, one of our tasks was to unsubscribe from email listservs that we don’t read, and while I originally thought I was good on that front, Cyber Monday helped {Read More}

How to Make a Healthy Pizza (Giveaway Sponsored by Krusteaz Flatbreads)

Krusteaz recently sent me some of their new flatbread mixes, and I was pumped. Flatbread is my absolute favorite kind of pizza, but I’ve never tried making it at home! I tried to plan a pizza party for some friends, but then ended up being sick for over a week and kept having to postpone. Finally, I decided that just because I was sick didn’t mean I couldn’t have pizza anyway! So last night, I treated myself to a solo pizza-and-movie {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: Evolve Fit Wear

Last day of the three day weekend! I know, yuck. I’ll post a full “long weekend recap” tomorrow (I got to do so much Colorado-y stuff this weekend!) but for now, I thought I’d provide a little fun with a review and giveaway. Also, don’t forget to check out my friend Brit’s updated Labor Day Legs workout (which requires no equipment, so you can’t use that as an excuse) – I did it today and it’s a killer! If you don’t {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: Adora Calcium Supplements

It’s Wednesday, and for me, the day has been dragging. I feel like I need to insert some kind of “you know you’re getting older when” joke here, but what I’m finding is that 6 hours of sleep for multiple nights in a row just does not work for me. Need to remember that when I’m not going to bed when I should! When it gets to be afternoon, I don’t want to put more caffeine in my system. However, I do usually crave {Read More}