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Aug 13

August 13, 2015

The real reason I started running

Obviously, I talk about running a lot. I share information I find about it, my favorite running items, places to run, races I run, and on and on. But, I don’t think I’ve ever shared why I run. The most important reason I run. I run for so many reasons: my health, my alone time, to stay in shape, and to run races. But the main, and most important reason I run, is to control my stress. I have had…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2015

I am now a Brick Betty Fit Professional!

I have been wearing workout clothes on a regular basis for over 10 years now. Not only do I work out in them, I wear them on a regular basis to run errands, travel, hang out around the house, play with my child, etc. And why not? They are comfortable and thankfully, these clothes are actually becoming cuter and quite stylish! For their intended purpose though, workout clothes should really be of great quality. I realize a lot of people…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2015

Review: Orangetheory Fitness

(Logo from Orangetheory Fitness website.) Since I moved to Nashville, I have been searching for gyms that have similar workouts to the ones I fell in love with in Chicago (hence my last post). I really love the high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes and began a search immediately when we moved here. I stumbled upon Orange Theory Fitness and decided to try it out. They have quite a few locations throughout the country and 2 locations specifically that are…

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Jun 16

June 16, 2015

Recipe Round Up: What I’m Loving Lately

Since I try to eat healthy most of the time, I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make. I generally like to make things that taste great, are quick and easy to make, and don’t cost a fortune. I get these recipes from all over – searching the internet, Pinterest, and getting suggestions from my stepmom. In fact, most of them are recommended from her because she’s a great cook and likes to eat healthy too. Lucky…

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May 29

May 29, 2015

Early morning summer runs are here!

Summer is really here! I think I’m still stuck in the Chicago mindset where summer is sort of a tease still. You get these great, beautiful days but then a few cold days suddenly strike. I remember wearing a coat one year in June. You never really know when the summer temps are there to stay. But I’m happy to say that here in Nashville, they are indeed here to stay. And I’m so excited! Summer is my favorite time…

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May 27

May 27, 2015

How I plan to teach my children about health and fitness

I am 11 years older than my “little” sister. I put little in quotes because she’s actually not little at all, she’s about 3 inches taller than me but you know, it’s that whole she’ll-always-be-little-to-me thing. Because of this though, I remember so many things from her childhood. The other day I was thinking about how I want to raise my own daughter to be healthy and take care of her body when I remembered a conversation my sister had…

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