HIIT It & Get It!

If I changed my HIIT class to Super High Intensity Interval Training, do you think people would like to take a SHIIT with me?Phone face. I was schweaty. I teach at night, so I like to be able to get a run in earlier in the day to make sure my body is ready to work. Two-a-days, I know I could be better about making time for them.Pin ItIn fact, I've been using my lunch breaks to run at work. Run + Lunch = RUNch.  Wanna help me trend #RUNch on Twitter?Let's talk fuel. I've started using the … [Continue reading]

Best Sleep of Your Life: Technogel Pillow

A healthy lifestyle incorporates a variety of factors like nutritious food, exercise, social time and relaxation. Unfortunately, the balance of these factors tends to get skewed and relaxation gets neglected.   Do we take time to recharge properly? How well do you balance the elements found in the triumvirate of health: Sleep, Exercise & Nutrition?sourceThe triumvirate is a the model for well-being.  I would bet you are stellar at the exercise and nutrition components.  However, many of us fail … [Continue reading]

Running, Rowing, and Relaxing

Let's talk training. I've been continuing to mix up my workouts during the week. I think I need a good old fashioned running buddy run to get back on track for longer distances. Care to join me?!Indoor workout:2 mile run on treadmill5 min. rowing at resistance of 7/101 mile run5 min. rowing1 mile run5 min rowingI was inspired by last week's Biggest Loser episode.  I used to think rowing was a waste of time (before I actually tried it), but tell me your heart doesn't start racing on this machine! … [Continue reading]

New Protein: Vega One Shake

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to try the VegaSport line which I enjoyed, so I was anxious to try the company's newest addition.Vega has launched a new line of nutritional shakes jam packed with plant based, protein goodness.   Vega One: All-in-One shakes have the following in every serving:50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals15 g protein6 g fiber1.5 g Omega-3AntioxidantsProbioticsGreenssourceThe Vega One shakes are between 125-140 calories and come in vanilla chai, chocolate, … [Continue reading]

Active Beauty on a Budget

Fitness and nutrition are primarily discussed on this blog, but a healthy lifestyle is all encompassing. I wanted to share a few tips from an active, budget-conscious individual's perspective. Pin ItSkin care.I was not blessed with flawless skin and have to work hard at keeping it clear. That means I NEVER go to bed without washing my face, and I still battle breakouts.  Without spending large sums of money on products, there are a few inexpensive items I've come to rely on.I love this simple, … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Trainer & Happy Zzzzz’s

Hop on over to Lindsay's List and check out "go-to" stretches from an assortment of readers for Tuesday Trainer.   Cooper and I even participated using the video below!And, I had the absolute best night of sleep.  I will share more about this later, but my pillow needed a serious upgrade. I'm a side sleeper and had created a quite the dent in my unsupportive pillow leading to tossing & turning and lovely neck cramps in the morning. Cooper can sleep just about any way.Do you have a favorite … [Continue reading]

Green Monster Protein Pancakes


If we are dailymile friends, you most likely see that I have been running intervals more often than pure miles.  This weekend, I incorporated a Crossfit Endurance type of run into my workout. Locked in. RUN 90 sec hard, 60 seconds easy. Repeat 5-7 times. I warmed up with .5 miles then did 7 repeats of the above, varying the top speeds from 8.5 - 9.3 mph and cooling down with .25 miles to get in a quick 3 mile run. Remaining Workout: 60 secs hard rowing, 30 sec. recovery x … [Continue reading]

Workout: Till My Thighs Don’t Touch & GenetixHD

HIIT Thighs Don't Touch

So, first piece of news: I got my hairs cut--the BANGS are back, baby!I HAVE to keep the length or this blog would be retitled, Blonde Nub.Onto the workout.  Lindsay, my fellow Fitfluential ambassador at The Lean Green Bean, posts a Fitness Friday segment and tried out one of my previous workouts. So, following her cue, I'm sharing another lovely.And, FitFluential ambassador, Katy, at Fit In Heels, always has the most clever titles for her workouts. So, thank you Katy for the inspiration. *If … [Continue reading]

Let’s get real: This is just a glimpse…

I celebrated Fat Tuesday with several servings of protein cake. What's that about moderation? In all honesty, what you read/see on this blog is just a snapshot of what I am doing and eating.  I splurge...sometimes, too much for my own good.   *Note: just because the cinnamon gummy hearts were only $1.25, doesn't mean I had to eat them in 1.25 days.I struggle daily with the negative self-talk, comparisons, and body image like many out there.Too often, I assume the all-or-nothing approach, where … [Continue reading]

Fat Tuesday: Skinny Cake


Happy Mardi Gras! Are you planning to celebrate? I think I may throw beads at my HIIT class participants for burpees completed, what do you think? SHOW ME YOUR...BURPEES!To celebrate, Fat Tuesday, I wanted to share my newest obsession: Chocolate Protein Cake. Carla from MizFit shared this recipe on her blog, and I had to try a version of it. Here is what you will need:Pin It1/4 c. Total Lean 25 Rich Chocolate 1 TBSP of chia seeds1/4 c. egg whites1 [heaping] tsp. of cocoa 2 TBSP of canned … [Continue reading]