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Sweet Spreads Giveaway

Sweet Spreads Giveaway for Your Sweet Tooth!

I don’t do giveaways all that often on my blog, but every now and then I find a product I really love and want you guys to get to try it too.  I was introduced to Mama Mel (owner of Sweet Spreads) a while ago by one of my friends, Danielle, at  I ordered a sample pack of this coconutter which comes with a mini mason jar (the packaging…Read More


I Cried Today…

  I teared up today on the treadmill. Lame, I know. Yes….the treadmill. I was doing 10 minutes of sprints after I lifted weights, and it was hard. I started talking to myself. The conversation went like this: I started wondering if maybe I could just cut off the last three minutes. It wouldn’t make that much of a difference if I just did seven 30-second sprints instead of ten,…Read More


10 Minute Fat Burning Workout

  Remember a while back I mentioned I’ve been having a hard time squeezing cardio into my workouts? Well, I have found a few quick HIIT cardio workouts that I can sometimes squeeze in  after I lift weights – they are each 10 minutes or less and will leave you drenched in sweat like I was today. Try this and let me know what you think (no hands on the…Read More

Lynn Manning

3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas that Your Kids Will Love: Guest Post from Lynn Manning!

I became online friends with Lynn Manning a while back and I love following her blog and reading her posts.  I love how she shows a real-life approach to helping women stay fit and healthy, and she does a great job showing how she manages her nutrition and exercise all while balancing a business and taking care of two young girls.  Here is a little bit of info about Lynn:…Read More

My Why

Do you want to know why I like lifting weights? Because it’s one of the only times during the day I don’t feel like a professional diaper changer, family maid, taxi driver, or cook…. It’s usually the only time during the day where I can clear my head, have time for myself, and start to plan out my own personal goals. It’s 45 minutes of the day I’m not interrupted…Read More