First Official Group Run

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Yesterday, was the first official group training run for the NIFS Mini-Marathon Training Program.  I was anxious, excited, and nervous for this run.  I still feel a little unqualified to be a training group leader, considering this is only my fourth … [Read more...]

Maintaining Healthy Eating During a Busy Week

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This week has been one of those weeks when every single meal I eat is "on the go" or "at my desk."  These kind of weeks can get a bit old really fast simply because I truly enjoy cooking a meal, sitting at the table, and savoring each bite, but … [Read more...]

Indy Mini-Marathon Training Program

Mini Marathon Training Program

It is that time again.... Half marathon training time! Today marks the first official day in my training program for the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon.  I have trained for three other half marathons on my own in the past and created my own … [Read more...]

Cranberry Date Energy Balls

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Last week, I received a ton of goodies in a goody bag that I received at the NIFS Mini-Marathon Training Program orientation.  One of the items that I was most excited about was the PROBAR Fuel.  I absolutely love having bars handy for those times … [Read more...]

Hitting the Books Hard

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Happy Monday! My weekend was spent with a stack of books.  This upcoming weekend, I will be attending AFAA's Primary Group Fitness Certification Workshop, and I needed to hit the books hard before the actual workshop arrived. After teaching my … [Read more...]

Weird Start to the Day

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Good morning, and happy Saturday friends! I woke up this morning craving one thing and one thing only...peanut butter.  Geez, I feel like I can't get enough of this stuff lately!  I satisfied my craving with a couple of peanut butter fingers … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Brenna!

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Today, my sister Brenna turns 22! Happy birthday to my amazingly talented, funny, thoughtful, awesome, and wonderful sister!  I am so proud of everything that you do, and I love how our relationship has blossomed in recent years.  Keep doing what … [Read more...]

NIFS Mini Marathon Training Program

NIFS Group Leader

This morning, I was happy to take full advantage of a nice leisurely breakfast eaten in front my laptop in a real bowl with real utensils.  I took the morning off from the gym because I will be team teaching the new Bodypump release again tonight!  I … [Read more...]

Quinoa Breakfast Parfait and Bodypump 84

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Yesterday morning, I team taught the newest Bodypump release, and I absolutely LOVED it.  I attended my Bodypump initial training module at the end of April, so I don't have too many releases under my belt.  That being said, this one is very "back to … [Read more...]

Tofu Cauliflower Crock Pot Garam Masala

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Yesterday morning I started off my week doing something that I really have not done in quite a while.  I simply ran 3 miles on the treadmill as my workout. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous since it has been such a long time since I have … [Read more...]