My healthy sweet treat: Elli Quark

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This post is sponsored by Elli Quark. All opinions are my own. I ate the entire case they sent in less than a week.  I consider myself extremely fortunate that part of my job entails trying out various gadgets and health foods. It’s pretty much one of the greatest job perks I’ve ever had (although when […]

Fitness Friday: Running Again & Salem’s Greatest Photo

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Saturday: 8 miles (10:55 pace) Sunday: 30 minutes on elliptical & 12 miles on bike Monday: Tracey Mallet’s F.I.T. Tuesday: 3.1 miles on elliptical & 10 miles on bike Wednesday: REST Thursday: 5 miles (10:30 pace) Friday: Bob Harper Pure  Burn Super Strength + Walk I’ve said it before and I’ll say it at least […]

Loaded Southwest Sweet Potato Fries


I’ve been having fries for lunch every day this week, and taunting you all with my delicious creation on Instagram and Twitter! I haven’t posted a recipe on here in ages so you should know I think very highly of this one. As in, there may or may not be a guy in my life […]

Healthy Habits for Peak Performance (Physical & Emotional!)


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. I’m grateful to Walgreens for promoting #HerHealth! Sometimes I forget that I have quite a few ‘special needs.’ I’m a vegetarian marathoner with Hashimotos disease.We all have issues […]

Fitness Friday + Sally’s Smart Giveaway!

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Saturday: 4.4 miles (9 minute pace) Gate-to-Gate Run Sunday: 3.5 mile walk Monday: 3.5 miles (10:15) + Bob Harper Pure Burn Super Strength Tuesday: 5 miles (10:30) Wednesday: REST Thursday: Elliptical + 10 miles on the bike Friday: Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred + Walk This has been a slightly unusual week of workouts […]

Can Drinking Diet Soda Really Help You Lose Weight?


I am so over reading a new study each week about diet soda. First, it’s deemed as this totally evil drink making everyone get fat and get cancer. Now, researchers are claiming diet soda can actually help you lose weight. What are we supposed to believe? Research against diet soda. In an 11-year-long study researchers found […]

The One Thing That Can Keep You Healthy & Safe


Listen to your gut. As someone who’s dealt with IBS for almost a decade I know how intertwined the relationship between gut health and overall well-being can be. I also know that listening to my gut has helped me avoid potentially dangerous situations. The more I’ve read on this relationship the more I’m shocked at […]