April 24, 2014

Announcing 42 Simple & Healthy Dinners {a new cookbook!}

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Last year, Stacy, Emma, and I released our first book called 42 Days to Fit, which is a realistic diet and exercise challenge to help moms get fit and stay fit!  Many of you wrote us and asked to help you out with more recipes to go along with the eating suggestions found in the book. And so? 42 Simple & Healthy Dinners was born! Now available on Kindle, you can have your copy of … [Read more...]

24 Day Challenge Giveaway!

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  Seriously!  Just in time for the new year, one of you will be randomly selected to win a 24 Day Challenge! My husband lost 30 pounds since he started his 24 Day Challenge, and it's been amazing to watch his success!  I tried the challenge and lost several pounds too, a few months ago, and once the holidays are over, I'm actually planning to do another one. My husband and I have … [Read more...]

42 Days to Fit: A Great Way to Start 2014!

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This giveaway comes just in time for you to plan ahead to get fit and shed those extra holiday pounds that might have crept up on you during the holidays.  If you've been around this blog for a while now, you probably already know what 42 Days to Fit is. For those of you who have never heard of it, it's basically a six-week plan to get you on the road to fitness.  It's not a get-skinny-quick … [Read more...]

Spark Energy Drink & Blender Bottle Giveaway!

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My husband recently lost 30 pounds and is fitter than he has been in a long time!  He and I finished our first half marathon just a couple weeks ago, and I have to say, it was a pretty amazing thing to have completed it myself, but  even more amazing to watch my husband finish in better time than me.  This is especially impressive considering the fact that just a few months ago, he had one knee … [Read more...]

Bolder Band Headbands are Awesome! {and a Giveaway!}

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Bolder Band headbands are awesome!  I have a teal one, a pink one, and of course this black one that I wore in the San Antonio Rock n' Roll Half Marathon. They're right when they say their headbands stay put so you don't have to!  They're perfect for running long distances because they keep your hair and sweat out of your eyes.  In colder temperatures, I have pulled mine down over my ears … [Read more...]

I Did It! My First Half Marathon!

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This past Sunday was the day for which I had been training for six months.  Well, actually, my training began with the extremely high (and somewhat insane) hopes of completing the full marathon.  Just a few weeks shy of race day, I realized that the few setbacks I had experienced due to a knee injury and then a recurring shin splint had cost me the privilege of enough time to train for such a … [Read more...]

Turkey Drop Challenge

Turkey Drop Challenge

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, yall!  And what better time than now to shed those few extra pounds!?! Did you know that the average turkey weighs 10 to 16 pounds?  I didn't.  But I do know that my husband just lost 15 pounds on his 24 Day Challenge!  And since then, he's lost five more for a total of 20!  He's in better shape than he's been in years, which was enough to motivate … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Get Active With Kids

5 Ways to Get Active with Kids

By Contributing Writer, Debra Worth I have been trying to get in the habit of regular exercise since my youngest child turned 6 weeks. A few months in, and while I am doing better, I still am not in the habit. Some days adding "exercise" to my to-do list seems as easy as establishing world peace. The other day as I was energetically pushing a 60 pound box of giggling kids around our wooden … [Read more...]

My Favorite Running Shirt

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When Running On the Wall asked if they could sponsor a giveaway at this blog, I happily accepted.  I was even happier when I received my shirt in the mail. Here I am wearing mine which says, "Keep running the race that is set before you with endurance." ~Hebrews 12:1 Could the verse fit what I say here all the time ANY better?  No, I don't think so. I love this shirt.  I love … [Read more...]

Back to School & Back in Shape: 24 Day Challenge Begins Soon!

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It's that time of year again.  After a fun-filled summer, we're back at the books. And...like some of you, I'm carrying a few extra pounds (in spite of walking 12 miles a day at Disney for five days straight) after my "relaxed" summer schedule.  Sigh. You would think with all the running AND running around with these boys that I do, there wouldn't be any extra pounds...but alas, I'm … [Read more...]