Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tasteful Thursday

Egg White Burrito
Total Time: 17 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 7 min.
Yield: 1 serving
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. finely chopped red bell pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped green bell pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
3 large egg whites (1/3 cup)
1 (8-inch) whole wheat flour tortilla, warm
1 slice low-sodium turkey bacon, cooked, chopped
Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
2 Tbsp. fresh tomato salsa
1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add bell peppers and onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft.
3. Add eggs; cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until eggs are set.
4. Top tortilla with egg mixture, turkey bacon, and pepper (if desired).
5. Roll tortilla burrito-style.
6. Serve with salsa.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 232Fat: 6 gSaturated Fat: 2 gCholesterol: 15 mgSodium: 715 mgCarbohydrate: 26 gFiber: 4 gSugar: 4 gProtein: 17 g

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tasteful Thursday

Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni, uncooked
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
½ onion, diced
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
½ tsp burger seasoning
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
2 — 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cups reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup hamburger dill chips, chopped
*Optional ingredients are not included in nutritional calculations.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 9" x 13" casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large stock pot, cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
In a medium skillet, add olive oil and cook onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes.
Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add salt, pepper and burger seasoning to ground beef while cooking.
Add in tomatoes, tomato paste and mustard.
Allow the mixture to cook and thicken until bubbly.
Add the pasta to sauce and mix to cover evenly.
Transfer mixture to casserole dish.
Top with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with chopped dill pickles before serving (optional).
Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1 cup)
Calories: 258
Calories from fat: 75
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 528mg
Carbohydrates: 18g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar 5g
Protein: 24g
Calcium: 27%
Iron: 10%
WWP+: 6

Recipe borrowed from

Monday, October 6, 2014

I'm back

I want to apologize to all of you for my lack of posting! Blogging is something that I love to do, and I'm very mad at myself for not making the time to do it. For the last month I have been fighting being sick, and trying to stay consistent with my exercise, which has not been good. This week, I'm feeling a little better so I am renewing my commitment. Yesterday I ran 8.06 miles, which is right on track in my training plan for my 1/2 marathon in December, so I'm very happy about that, but I need to get on track during the week,and not allow life to get in the way.

So, who else has been lacking motivation and wants to join me in this renewed commitment? Comment below if you're in!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Amrap Review and giveaway

Looking for a new way to refuel after your workout, but worried about it not being healthy for you. AMRAP has come up with a solution. Their new bars are 100% Paleo, gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, and unprocessed. Real whole foods are their priority! Their mission statement says it all - 

As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) defines our philosophy. Through determination, intensity, and focus, we aim to inspire and empower our community to reach their full health and fitness potential. Join us and together we will change the world. 

I had the privilege to review three of their bars. Cashew and vanilla, almond and honey, and fig and cacao. I was a little nervous, because sometimes protein bars tend to bother my stomach, and don't taste that great. With these having 15 grams of protein, that could've easily been a reality, but not the case. These bars tasted extremely yummy and I didn't suffer any tummy aches after eating them. I have to say that while they all tasted great, the cashew and vanilla bar was my favorite. It was a great breakfast after my long runs, and it definitely satisfied my hunger. I am definitely going to keep some of these in my house for when I want a quick meal.  Because vanilla was my favorite, I'm sharing its nutritional value, though the other two are very similar. 

Now onto the good news for all my readers, AMRAP is giving 8-packs of their bars in the flavor of your choice to not 1, but 3 of my readers. And on top of that they are also holding their on giveaway over on their page. Make sure you check them out, and enter!! You can't win if you don't play!

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This review was made possible by AMRAP nutrition. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given 3 bars for my time and effort on this campaign.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Block Island Organics Review

I had the opportunity to try Block Island Organics sunscreen over the past couple of weeks. Block Island uses high quality ingredients, while keeping the price affordable. Their sunscreens are non-toxic mineral based (zinc and titanium), as opposed to chemical based, and include a Baby SPF 30 (this product is zinc only), an SPF 15, SPF 30 and SPF 40 product.  Our products are non-comedogenic, vegan formulated, paraben free, phthalate free, nano particle free, artificial fragrance free, non-eye irritating, not tested on animals, made in the USA and highly rated by the Environmental Working Group. This is a small, family run company that believe in providing their consumers with high quality products. 

Now that we've gone over ingredients, let me tell you what you really are here to learn. What did I think of it? I have tried other mineral based sunscreens, and while they worked fine, they didn't spread well, and I looked like the white monster. Block Island blends well into the skin and it also protects well. They recommend reapplying every 45 minutes, but I went 4 hours while sweating when we were ziplining, and I did not burn at all. Also, I have sensitive skin, and had no irritations whatsoever after using it multiple times over the last few weeks. I definitely give this sunscreen an A+. 

Now I have some good news for my readers. Block Island has allowed me to offer you all a 20 % off discount code. Head over to their website and use the code pamg to receive your discount. Also, while you're at it, check out their facebook page and twitter page

This review was made possible by Block Island Organics. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given a bottle of sunscreen for my time and effort on this campaign.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mamavation Monday - weekly recap

I apologize to all my readers because I have been slacking on my postings lately. I hope to get back on track now. Well, I kind of slacked with my working out this past week, because I was getting us ready to go camping and to the NASCAR races in Daytona. I did do Turbo Fire HIIT 15 on Monday, and a virtual 5K on Tuesday. The weekend was spent walking tons, and swimming :)

Mamavation TV tonight is going to be awesome. They are talking about strength training for women which is such an integral part of working out and losing weight. I cannot wait! I invite you all to come watch and interact with us. I can definitely promise you that you will have a good time and come out with a wealth of knowledge. Check it out here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Race Ragz Review and Giveaway

Last month, thanks to my friend Jenny over at Jenny Hodges is Metamorfit, I got the opportunity to order a tech shirt from Race Ragz. The process was so super easy, the hardest part was picking a shirt from all the awesome ones on the site. The really cool thing is that if you don't want any of the ones that are on the site, you can design your own, too. Another plus for them was how quick it shipped. I had my shirt within a matter of days. The price of the shirts is comparable to other places.

Now that I've told you how much I love the website, let me tell you about the shirt I picked. I chose the women's active tech tee. I absolutely love it. It's lightweight, high quality and has stood up to the multiple times I have worn it to work out within the past month. In fact, it has actually become my go to workout shirt because of how lightweight it feels. Sorry for the blurry pic, it didn't look blurry on my phone :( You can see my exact design here.

Now for the great news for you all. You get a chance to win one of these awesome shirts.

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This review was made possible by RaceRagz. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given an athletic tech shirt for my time and effort on this campaign.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mamavation Monday - weekly recap

Happy Monday!!! I'm very excited today for 2 reasons. The first, after a long worthwhile wait, I was finally matched with my buddy. What does that mean? Well, he will be my motivator for running, and fitness and I will be doing it for him. It's so exciting!!! If you are interested, you can sign up here. Second, I just finished the #2weekchallenge and I am down 2.5 lbs, and an inch each on my waist, hips and thighs. This was the kickstart I needed and I hope the weight continues to drop :)  Ok, so here's my recap for last week -

Monday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 15 mins bike
Tuesday - #2weekchallenge, 4 mile run
Wednesday - #2weekchallenge which was a 30 min walk
Thursday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 3.26 mile run
Friday - #2weekchallenge
Saturday - 1 hr basketball with my youngest, bowling
Sunday - Mamavation virtual 5k, bowling

I worked really hard on portion control, but I need to change up a little of what I eat :) So my goals for next week are still portion control, and better eating. Here's my exercise plan -

Monday - circuit training, 15 mins bike or elliptical
Tuesday - 3-4 mile run
Wednesday - not sure yet, maybe a DVD program
Thursday - circuit training, run
Friday - another DVD program?
Saturday/Sunday - run/rest

I'm sure there will be some basketball and bowling mixed in there :) In a week or 2, I am going to repeat the #2weekchallenge on my own. I think it's something extra my body needs to do monthly.

Tonight on Mamavation TV, we are discussing strengthening your core, an area I definitely need to work on. :) As always, it's at 9 pm EST on our google hangout. Come check it out with me!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mamavation Monday weekly recap :)

Happy Monday!! Last week was an awesome week.... the scale finally started moving and I lost 1.6 lbs. I'm so excited, and hope that this downward trend continues. I can't help but think adding the #2weekchallenge in helped with that. Who else is doing the challenge with me? Are you loving it??

Ok, so here's my weekly recap -

Monday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 15 mins bike
Tuesday - #2weekchallenge, 3.5 mile run
Wednesday - #2weekchallenge (30 min walk), bowling
Thursday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 5 min elliptical, 2.76 mile run
Friday - #2weekchallenge
Saturday - #2weekchallenge (30 mins basketball), 2 hr walk
Sunday - rest day for challenge, 30 min basketball, bowling

I worked really hard with my portion control and water intake, and I think I did really well with that. I need to stay on track there. Here's my plan for this week -

Monday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 15 mins elliptical or bike
Tuesday - #2weekchallenge, run
Wednesday - #2weekchallenge
Thursday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, run
Friday - #2weekchallenge
Saturday/Sunday - #2weekchallenge which is a virtual 5K

I'm really excited about Mamavation TV tonight as we will be discussing on how to use essential oils to clean. I'm trying to change over all my cleaning supplies to natural cleaners rather than harsh chemicals so this will be really interesting to me. Come check it out tonight here.  It starts at 9pm EST.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Weight Gurus Digital Bathroom Scale Review

The wonderful folks over at Weight Gurus have developed a new scale and they asked me to check it out for them. First of all this scale has a neat concept. They have a free app associated with it that you can download to your smartphone. On this app, you set up all your information, and your weightloss goals. Here you can also decide if you want to track your weight or the amount of weight you have lost. I think the coolest part of this app is how you sync the weight entry to your app. Once you have weighed yourself, the scale shows sort of a code, and you take a picture of the code in the app and it automatically syncs.

Another cool thing about this scale is that it allows for there to be 4 separate users on the scale, so you don't have to worry about your family's weight getting mixed up with yours. The scale is modern looking and light weight, and doesn't take up tons of room. The only downfall I see with this scale is that the app encourages you to weigh everyday. That might cause a little discouragement if you are trying to lose weight because we all know how much our weight fluctuates during the week. 

Now, I have some really good news for all my readers. This scale will retail close to $100 in the future, but to launch their awesome new concept, they are offering if for only $29.99 for a limited time only through Amazon. And I have even better news, through the end of May all my awesome readers can get another $5 off if they use the coupon code GURUS021. This scale alone is definitely worth the price, because even the cheapy scales in regular stores are that price, but when you add in the free app to help track your weight loss success makes it an amazing deal. So head on over to their facebook page, and like them and then head over to Amazon and order your scale!!!  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mamavation Monday - guess who's going to be on Mamavation TV tonight?

Well since I slacked last week (not with my exercise) and didn't give you a recap, I'm going to recap the last 2 weeks for you!!

Monday 4/21- Torch Run (2.36 miles up hill)
Tuesday 4/22 - 6 mile run
Wednesday 4/23 - nothing, Admin Professionals Day
Thursday 4/24 - circuit training, 3.25 mile run
Friday 4/25 - nothing
Saturday 4/26 - football with the kiddos
Sunday 4/27 - rest, boys had a bowling tournament

Monday 4/28 - circuit training, 16 mins elliptical
Tuesday 4/29 - run got rained out :(
Wednesday 4/30 - bowling
Thursday  5/1 - virtual 5k, abs
Friday 5/2 - circuit training, 15 min elliptical
Saturday 5/3 - 1 hr basketball
Sunday 5/4 - 30 mins basketball, bowling

Today, Mamavation starts their #2weekchallenge, and I'm really excited to add that to my training to give me the boost I need. If your'e interested in joining me, sign up here.  Another exciting event...... drumroll please..... I will be on Mamavation TV tonight, chatting about how we can stay motivated, and consistent. I would love if you all came on to support me. I'm a bit nervous LOL :D Here's the link where you can watch and chat with us.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mamavation Monday

Happy Monday all, it's been a busy day for me as I've been at the Special Olympics Torch Run for most of the day. So much fun, but that's for another post. :) Last week I did the 7 day slimdown challenge and did pretty well. I only lost like a 1/2 lb, but the clean eating felt amazing. I did pretty well on the exercise route too. Here's my recap -

Monday - 30 min circuit training, 1 mile elliptical, 30 mins basketball
Tuesday - 3.1 run
Wednesday - 1 hr basketball
Thursday - circuit training, 2.20 mile run
Friday - nada
Saturday - 30 mins football
Sunday - rest

I could've done a little better, but I'm happy with it. Here's my plans for this week -

Monday - Torch Run
Tuesday - circuit training
Wednesday - core work
Thursday - circuit training/run
Friday - core work
Sat/Sun - run/rest

Tonight we're discussing Quick, easy & healthy recipes on Mamavation TV. You definitely want to check it out. We start at 9 pm ET right here .

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mamavation Monday

Happy Monday! Well last week was a pretty decent week for me working out wise. I'm still working on my diet, though. This week I'm doing a 7 day slim down challenge based on something Shaun T posted. So far, so good, but we're only 2 meals into day 1 :) Here's my recap -

Monday - 25 minute circuit training, 1.09 miles on elliptical
Tuesday - 3.07 mile run, 2 hr walk at the fair
Wednesday - bowling
Thursday - 25 minute circuit training, 2.25 mile run
Friday - Mash Up Conditioning
Saturday - 1 hr basketball
Sunday - 30 mins of 2 hand touch football

Here's my plans for this week -

Monday - circuit training, elliptical
Tuesday - run
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - circuit training, run
Friday - Mash Up Conditioning
Sat/Sun - run/rest

Mixed in the week, is playing sports with my boys and walking the dog. I"m also focusing a lot of my diet and water intake.

Tonight on Mamavation TV, we're going to be focusing on detoxing our cosmetics. I cannot wait to learn more!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weekly Wrap UP

I'm  a few days late, so I didn't want to call it Mamavation Monday. LOL. I had a pretty decent week last week. Most of it consisted of playing with my boys outside though, that is my favorite!!!! Here's my wrap up -

Monday - 1 hour of basketball with the kids
Tuesday - 30 mins of basketball with the kids
Wednesday - dog walk, and bowling
Thursday - circuit training, 2.25 mile run
Friday - Mash Up conditioning

I know I can do more though, and I'm determined this week to get it done. Here's my plan -

Monday - Circuit training
Tuesday - Run
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - Run or Circuit training (would do both but have a band booster meeting :(*)
Friday - Mash Up Conditioning
Saturday - Amazing Race for Charity
Sunday - rest :)

I hope to have some play time with the boys in there, too. With daylight savings, we have such a great opportunity to do that :) I'm looking forward to when it gets a little warmer, so we can add some swimming in there, too :)

My goals for the week are portion control, drinking more water and staying consistent!! How about you?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Review

I know we all can use a break once in a while, like a nice hot bath. Even though it's hard to find time as a mom to indulge, we need to. It's relaxing and good for our body and soul. When I do get to take a bath, I like to enjoy a glass of wine and read a book while I'm in there. Truly cleanses my mind. Well thanks to the wonderful people at Toilettree Products, I got to review this awesome bathtub caddy. This caddy is beautiful, well made and sturdy. The sides extend so that it can fit most bathtubs. On the left it has a slot where you can slide the stem of a wine glass, in the middle is where you can rest your book, and then on the right there is a spot to put your cell phone, or maybe a MP3 player so you can listen to music while you're relaxing.

While I don't get a lot of time to myself, when I got this caddy in the mail I told my hubby I was taking a bath that night so I could enjoy it, and I did :) It was great to be able to combine reading with the bath and not worry about the book falling into the bath. I also loved the wine holder, because otherwise I put the wine glass on the counter and it's not easily in reach and I have to stand up in the tub. Not convenient at all, and besides it's cold when you get out of the bath. I hope to have many more enjoyable moments using my caddy :D

Me enjoying a nice bath, glass of wine and a good book :)

The great thing about this caddy to is it's made from bamboo, so it won't warp or mildew from the humidity of the hot water. Ok, so now that I've convinced you that you need to start enjoying baths regularly, you need to go out and get one. Where you ask? You can purchase it right through the Toilettree website, and it's reasonably priced at $39.95. 

This review was made possible by Toilettree Products  The thoughts and views are my own. I was given a bamboo bathtub caddy for my time and effort on this campaign.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mamavation Monday

Happy Monday!!! I had an extremely busy weekend. Friday night, my oldest performed with his jazz band in a Jazz Revue dinner and concert. It was his band, the middle school jazz band, and the other high school band. They all performed with a guest musician named Scott Wilson. He was amazing!!! I helped out with the event, and we didn't get home until after 11:30. It was so much fun, but tiring. I am truly in awe with talent that was on that stage that night. Saturday, the jazz bands had to meet at school at 6:15 am to go to the State Jazz MPA Competition. My son's jazz band scored all excellents, and the other high school jazz band scored all superiors. This is amazing because the judges score these bands as if they were college bands. We took him to lunch after to celebrate his success. The rest of the afternoon, I played basketball with my youngest, and raked and bagged leaves. You would think after the 2 hours I spent on the yard, it would look like I made a difference, but it didn't. Then finally, on Sunday my oldest and I set up to sell candy bars for the band during a bowling tournament. We spent all day there, and sold almost 3 boxes of candy. Pretty good. I finished the day by taking the dog for a walk, and playing a sort of football type game, where my kids tried to kill me. After being tripped, and making contact with my nose/lip to my youngest's head, I was done for the day.... man did that hurt. I'm sporting a bit of a swollen lip and a sore head, but it was worth it.... they all had fun. Okay, here's my recap for last week -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - 2.24 mile run, 20 mins of soccer with my son
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - Circuit training, 2.45 mile run
Friday - 1 hour worth of walking during jazz revue event
Saturday - 30 mins basketball with my son, 2 hours of raking and bagging leaves
Sunday - 30 min walk, 30 min football with both sons

Here's my plan for this week -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - Circuit Training, run
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - Circuit Training, Run
Friday - Mash Up Conditioning
Sat/Sun - run/rest

Tonight on Mamavation TV we will be learning about fitness from the inside out. It looks to be another great show. If you'd like to join us, check it out here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hipssister Review

If you're like me when you go out for a run you bring a few things with you like your phone, a car key, chews, etc. Well, I've tried a few other belts, and they've always rode up, and twisted on me. I would have to keep pulling the belt down. I got the opportunity to test out a new belt called the hipssister. Let me say I love this belt. It fits what I carry, and it doesn't flip or ride up on me. The style I chose was the Left coast hipssister and of course it was in pink, but they have many different varieties and colors on their site.

There are 2 zipper pockets, on in the front and one in the back, and a slit on the top that makes another pocket which is for your phone. When you wear it make sure that pocket is in the front. It's really convenient to have the phone pocket because you can just slide it in and out instead of having to unzip the pocket to pull it out and zip it back up after you put the phone back in. My only issue is that the pocket is a little short for my phone. I have the Samsung galaxy 3 and it's a big phone. Another worry of mine was that it might be hot, because it's wider than my previous belt. I have not found that to be a problem yet, and I am in central Florida and I run in the evening when it's the hottest. It's easy to care for, normal wash and dry, and it's reasonably priced. The one I'm wearing sells for $28.99, which is a comparable price to all the other belts out there.

After my first run with it :)
I wholeheartedly recommend you check this belt out, even if you aren't a runner. It would even be convenient and stylish to wear when you're walking through the amusement parks, or going to the club. This belt gets an A+ in my book. Head on over to hipssister to check them out and order yourself one!!

This review was made possible by Shannon at  Hipssister.  The thoughts and views are my own. I was given a copy of the Left Coast hipssister belt for my time and effort on this campaign.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mash Up Conditioning Review and Giveaway

The folks at Mash Up Conditioning sent me this awesome new workout DVD to review and give another copy away to one of my lucky readers. This is an awesome workout program for all levels of fitness, and it's very unique. First it offers 3 different people to follow depending on how you feel, and she even offers a few variations to do to each level if you are in between levels. Second, each workout program is 15 minutes, but you can do 2 or 3 of the workouts if you don't think the 15 minutes is enough. They provide you with a training plan that shows you which workouts you should combine.

Now to delve into the actual workouts. Each workout has 5 minutes of strength training, 5 mins of HIIT cardio workouts, and 5 minutes of Mind and Body which is your core workout, and there are 7 different workouts to choose from. I have been staying with the level 2 variation, and it has been very intense for me :) I definitely can feel my workout. Another great thing about this program is that it's designed to be done three times a week, so you don't have to give up your favorite workout. You can do those on the opposite days. It's been great for me, because I'm a runner, so I run 3 times and week and do Mash Up 3 times a week.

Still out of breath :)

Let's just say this one is staying in my rotation. I absolutely love it.

Okay, so now for the good part. The part where I get to give one of you this very DVD. But if you can't wait to win it you can purchase it here for a reasonable $49.99. 

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This review was made possible by Mash Up Conditioning. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given a copy of the Mash Up Conditioning Temp DVD for my time and effort on this campaign.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mamavation Monday - Less Stress More Calm

Happy Monday. I had a great, but busy weekend. Saturday my oldest performed with his band at a concert band competition and got straight superiors, which means they can now perform at the state level, and Sunday both my boys competed in a bowling tournament. They did very well, can't wait to find out the official results. I didn't get in enough runs again last week, but I did run my longest run in quite a while. Here's my wrap up -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - 7.5 mile run
Wednesday - Mash Up Condidtioning
Thursday - Mash up Conditioning
Friday - Mash Up Conditioning
Saturday - One on one soccer game vs. my youngest

Here's my plan for this week -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - probably on a 2-3 mile run because they are doing picture day
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - speedwork
Friday - Mash up Conditioning
Sat/Sun - 2-3 mile run/rest

Tonight's show is about having less stress and being more calm. I can't wait for it because I am always feeling stressed, and I need to find ways to destress besides my running :) Since this is a common issue for moms, please come join us on the show  tonight.

How do you destress?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mamavation Monday

Happy Monday!! I'm still struggling with getting my 3 runs in and portion control, but I'm not giving up. I know I have this!!! Here's my recap for the week -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - 6.1 mile run
Wednesday - Mash up Conditioning
Thursday - Mash up Conditioning
Friday - Mash up Conditioning

My schedule for this week -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - 5-6 mile run
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - Tempo Run
Friday - Mash Up Conditioning
Sat/Sun - 3 mile run/rest

How about you? How are you doing on your goals?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mamavation Monday - preventing your children from toxins

Well I had a pretty decent week last week. I got in 2 out of my 3 runs, and did my XT. I also lost 1 lb!!! YAY!! Let's hope it stays off. Here's my recap -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - 6 mile run
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - 3.23 mile run
Friday - Mash Up Conditioning

This week my goal is to continue with Mash Up Conditioning for my XT and get 3 runs in. I also am working on portion control and drinking at least 64 oz of water per day.

Today's Mamavation TV is about minimizing our children's exposure to toxins. This is really near and dear to my heart because I want my children to be healthy and happy, and toxins can put a stop to that. If you're interested in learning more check out Mamavation TV tonight at 9 pm EST, right here. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sunshine burgers review

I got the pleasure of being able to test out and review sunshine burgers. Sunshine burgers are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and USDA organic. All awesome words in my book :) I have tried different non-meat burgers, and honestly haven't been extremely impressed, but I find the sunshine burgers to be actually really good. They have 8 different varieties and all are made with a mixture of vegetables, beans, brown rice or hemp seed. And they are super easy and quick to make. They are already fully cooked, so you are just basically reheating them.

Since, I'm not extremely creative, I didn't make to elaborate of recipes. I made a traditional burger with the black bean southwest burger. Absolutely yummo!!!

And, then I decided to go crazy with the mushroom burger, and do a chili cheese burger on an english muffin. Again, yummo!!!

But they have a ton of recipes on their page, that I plan on trying with some of the other varieties they offer.

This is definitely a great option for me to have quick, healthy lunches since I usually workout during lunch. This way I can get my 1/2 hour workout in, and then make a quick burger and still eat whole.

So now that I have you hooked and ready to run out and buy them.... where do you get them, you wonder? I am lucky enough to have it at my favorite grocery store, but here's the link where you can find yours.

So, what are you waiting for... run, walk, drive, whatever.... go get yours!!! :)

This review was made possible by Sunshine Burgers. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given frozen burgers for my time and effort on this campaign.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mamavation Monday - Removing toxins from your home

Happy Monday all..... I'm staying consistent with some of my workouts, but I really need to step it up and also work on portion control. Here's my recap for the week -

Monday - Mash Up Conditioning
Tuesday - 5.5 mile run
Wednesday - Mash Up Conditioning
Thursday - Mash Up Conditioning
Friday - Mash Up conditioning

Didn't get much down this weekend, I'm still battling this cough and have been feeling a bit rundown. Hoping that I get an upswing really soon. My goals for this week are to continue the Mash Up Conditioning on my XT days and run on Tues, Thurs and one day this weekend.

Tonight's mamavation tv show is about how to remove toxins from our air and water. This is another good one because all these chemicals are damaging our children and our world. I can not wait to learn more tonight. Interested in joining me, check it out here at 9 pm EST.