Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers and Other Healthy Halloween Recipes

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Happy Halloween! I have been absolutely loving all of the healthy and cute Halloween food inspiration from Pinterest and around the web, so today I will share some of my favorites with you in honor … [Continue reading]

Final Run and A Nostalgic Night

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Yesterday started with an early morning treadmill run. Not just ANY treadmill run, the final run in my half marathon training plan.  The Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon is this Saturday … [Continue reading]

CXWORX Certification Training


This weekend, I completed another milestone in my fitness journey.  I attended  (and passed!) the initial certification training for Les Mills CXWORX. CXWORX is the 30 minute personal trainer … [Continue reading]

Dottie Couture Boutique Giveaway Winner

Dottie Couture Winner

Hello and happy Monday! I have had a fun and busy past couple of days and will be back with more updates tomorrow and later this week, but for now I want to announce the winner of the Dottie … [Continue reading]

Club Industry Wrap Up

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Before Lisa, a co-worker, and I headed back to the convention center for our second day of Club Industry we got a little Starbucks treat. How cute were the pink cup holders? Once we … [Continue reading]

Club Industry Chicago

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Good morning and happy Thursday! The rest of this week is kind of crazy for me, because I am in Chicago through Friday then head to my parent's house so I can drive to Ohio on Saturday and … [Continue reading]

Dottie Couture Boutique Giveaway

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I have such a fun giveaway for you! A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a new-to-me local Indianapolis shop called Dottie Couture. Dottie Couture is a clothing boutique that sells almost … [Continue reading]

The Final Long Run and I Can’t Believe It!

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This past weekend I did something that I honestly was pretty unsure of. I completed the final long run in my half marathon training plan.  12 miles with an 8 minute and 9 second pace.  This is just … [Continue reading]

A Sneak Peek at an Average Week’s Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

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Many readers and friends ask me about quick, simple and healthy meal ideas.  Because I get so many questions regarding what I eat, I decided to take pictures of some of the delicious things I ate this … [Continue reading]

Weekend Recap

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend no matter what you were doing. My weekend involved lots of this: Prepping for my upcoming certification weekend is fun, but I am still … [Continue reading]