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Rising From the Ashes…

Rising From the Ashes…

Although my blog didn’t completely die and get reborn, it has been a few months since I posted so it almost feels like I’m starting over. Again. And I’ll apologize now for the rambling that’s about to happen. I have a lot of thoughts that […]

Stocking Stuffers for the Fitness Lover

Stocking Stuffers for the Fitness Lover

Can you believe Christmas is almost here?? There are only 5 more shopping days, but if you’re like me you still aren’t finished. I have all of the big gifts picked out, but I still need a few stocking stuffers. I don’t know why I […]

2016 Goals Revised

2016 Goals Revised

  I was looking over my goals that I had set for 2016, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many I had actually met so far this year. With the difficulties I had during my pregnancy, I had lost my focus and hadn’t even […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Runners Under $30

Holiday Gift Guide for Runners Under $30

Here’s the second gift guide for all you holiday shoppers out there! If you missed my Holiday Gift Guide for Group Fitness Instructors, you should go check it out. This gift guide is all about runners and some essential items they would love to get! You […]

Top Ten Facts about Amanda

Top Ten Facts about Amanda

Hi and welcome to my blog! I’ve been “meeting” a lot of new blogging friends, and I thought today would be a good day to share my top 10 facts about myself so they can get to know me a little better. And for my […]

I Am Thankful

I Am Thankful

Just some brief, random thoughts as I sit and reflect on this quiet Sunday morning… I am thankful for my family, that I have them here with me daily. I am thankful for my home that I was in the process of purchasing one year […]

#TransformationTuesday of Sorts

#TransformationTuesday of Sorts

My last blog post was about being strong, not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Since writing that post, I have really reflected on where I am currently in my life, and how that compares to the person I used to be. I’ve […]

Freekeh with Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, and Garlic

Freekeh with Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, and Garlic

So this happened last night. I got a little freekeh. (Jokes for DAYS over here, folks.) I got some swiss chard in our CSA share this week, and it is one vegetable I haven’t cooked before. Of course I went to Pinterest to see what […]

Even Coaches Struggle…

Even Coaches Struggle…

We all fall off the wagon from time to time. A cheat meal here, an extra drink or two there, a skipped workout… but sometimes… it’s more than that. I have been struggling lately and I’ve had a pretty hard time dealing with it. I […]

Trouble Losing Weight? How to Deal with the Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

Trouble Losing Weight? How to Deal with the Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

A weight loss plateau has to be one of the most frustrating, discouraging things in the world. Even worse than trying to recreate a beautiful Pinterest recipe or craft, which you know will ultimately end up on Pinterest Fail. Accept it. While a stall or […]