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Pumpkin Apple Protein Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Protein Muffins

Instead of pumpkin apple muffins I was going to call these “Holy cow it’s fall in my mouth muffins” but thought that might be a bit over the top – and maybe a bit weird? Hints of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice are the perfect complements to these soft, moist pumpkin muffins filled with apples and cinnamon. My Sunday morning started with a 4 mile run. I’m still deciding on...

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Beginner Series Workouts

Beginner Series: Building The Ultimate Home Gym

Building your own home gym doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. We aren’t talking about 95 easy payments of 100 dollars for a bowflex here. With a few purchases you can have everything you need to start working out in the comfort of your own home. The aim for the Beginner Series is to introduce the basics of working out, and a home gym is a critical part of starting out!...

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Link Love

I love Chinese food and when I say Chinese food, I mean Americanized Chinese food. I still remember when I was younger and my Dad was out of town, my Mom and I would always treat ourselves to Chinese. My Dad didn’t care much for Chinese food so it was a perfect time to indulge ourselves. We’d always order way to much food so we’d have leftovers. The one thing we’d always...

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SPIN Throwback Playlist

SPIN and Throwback Playlist

Happy Saturday y’all! I taught spin this morning, and Dave decided he wanted to come try the class! I was so surprised that he wanted to come, since the last time he was on a bike was at the beach, and he vowed that bike riding wasn’t for him! Oh man I miss the beach! I was so excited to have him come to class with me, as he normally...

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Fitness Friday 3 Motivation I can

Fitness Friday #3 – Motivation

Happy Friday to all you gorgeous people in the world!  I hope your day flies by (until about 4:59) then I hope you can slow down and enjoy the weekend! Today is our Fitness Friday Linkup so please linkup with us! Get more information and the button on our Fitness Friday page! I have to say I’m really excited about the potential of running a half marathon again.  I love...

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So I Wanna Run A Half Marathon

So I Wanna Run a Half Marathon – Any Advice???

So I’ve been contemplating running a half marathon a lot lately.  Call it the fall air?  I don’t know but I have the urge to sign up for this half marathon in December: So the question is, do I wanna run a half marathon?  Well the answer to that is maybe? I want the answer to be yes so bad.  It’s been almost a year since I did my first...

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WIAW #3 – Fall Everything and My New Coffee Creation

Happy Wednesday y’all. Thank goodness the week seems to be flying by. What about you?! I’m really getting the fall vibe here in NC and couldn’t be more excited. My WIAW eats definitely reflect the fall season. Roasted everything!! Apple chips, pumpkin – what!!! Ok, so I have to admit that I’m not 100% on a new food routine yet. I’m still devouring my green smoothies every morning. I started using...

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Peanut Butter Bites Chickpeas

Peanut Butter Bites and Pumpkin Pie Chickpeas

I have two super simple snacking ideas for you: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites and Pumpkin Pie Spiced Roasted Chickpeas. You just can never go wrong with peanut butter. These peanut butter cookie dough bites remind me of when I would steal the batter from my mom’s peanut butter cookies when I was a kid. Another childhood memory I have is eating big bowls of popcorn that my mom would make...

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Beginner Series Workouts

Beginner Series: Abs and Areas Overlooked

Happy Monday y’all.  I don’t know about you but man my weekend just flew by.  I spent a ton of time in the kitchen.  I wish I had successful stories to tell of wonderful creations, but sadly I was left with way too many things going in the trash :( But like all things, I learned a few lessons and will continue to work towards perfecting these recipes. I can say...

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Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cups, Baseball, and the Week Mash Up

Sweet banana chocolate, combined with peanut butter. A healthy remake of one of my childhood favorites, the peanut butter cup. YUM Baseball! We went to Dave’s nephew’s first coach pitch baseball game on Saturday morning. He played first base, third base, and popped a few balls for base hits. The kids a natural and is already posing for baseball cards. Better than any MLB game! Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cups Chocolate...

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