Top 5 Dates

After going out on a date last night, it got me thinking a little about some of the best dates I’ve ever been on and/or dates that I think would be really fun.  Here are my top 5 picks:  1. Stating with my date from last night; dinner and bowling. Dinner allowed for some quality […]

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Raleigh Snow Day

As much as us southerners complain about the cold, I think we all really do love those one or two snow days we get a year. Yes, it does close down everything but it does bring about a few good things as well…. First and foremost, most of us got a lot more fresh air […]

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Exercising in the Cold

I don’t know about you but these freezing temps and crazy lows with the wind chill has been about enough to put me over the edge when it comes to getting my workouts in. So I wanted to give you some tips on how I manage exercising in these not so great conditions:  1. Dress […]

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Nut Butter Balls

One of my favorite, easy grab and go snacks are these nut butter balls. They are a little messy to make but they do make for a great, protein packed snack for the rest of the week. Here’s how they are made:  Step 1: gather all ingredients (1/2teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4cup almond butter, 1 cup oats, […]

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Spaghetti Squash

Last night I was craving pasta but didn’t want to settle for something high in calories so I went with spaghetti squash for noodles and a “sauce” of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and basil. Then I added steamed broccoli and mushrooms and baked chicken. It turned out delicious! 🙂  How it’s made:  1. […]

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Things I’m loving *Thursday

Well since I missed Tuesday for a couple weeks now I thought I’d make up for it by posting it on a Thursday… Harris Teeter brand vitamin water. Zero calories and a little kick of flavor. I haven’t tried them all yet but I think the lemonade one is my favorite so far.  Instagram. This […]

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Treadmill Workout

I know many of you runners are hating these colder, shorter days and have been pushed to the runners least best friend, the treadmill. Although it is a handy machine, the minutes can seem to drag by. Here is an hour workout (including warmup and cool down) that will hopefully help you to stick to […]

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Exercising Under the Weather

From a few of my new to running/exercising friends I have been receiving the same question over and over again… I have a (insert small sickness…cold, sore throat, etc) should I still workout?  Unfortunately the answer isn’t straight forward and depends on you body but here are some guidelines to consider…  – Are you achy? […]

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Eating on the Go

Post graduation I thought my life would be a little less on the go but turns out I was all wrong about that. Even though I am only working part time, it seems like I am still, just as much as I was in college, eating on the run. So I thought I’d share some tips […]

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Holiday Update

Sorry for the long time between postings. It has been a busy and very happy holiday season. To give a quick update lets head back to Dec. 18th. That is the day I graduated from NCSU and drove home to Charlotte… Charlotte is where I spent time with family through Christmas. We did our typical […]

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