Get Lucky Workout + Playlist

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Have you recovered from Daft Punk overload yet? After summer of 2013's "Get Lucky" vs. "Blurred Lines" debate, I'm still healing from the ear worm. :) It was awesome inspiration, though, while building my latest workout class playlist for St. Patrick's Day fun! From luck to money to magic, all of the tracks on the mix below will have you seeing green while you're training mean. Scroll down and flip on the 20-song mix, then crank out ...continue reading

Opening Up About Anorexia

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A few things that made my week: 1. A new initial necklace to replace the one my parents bought me for Christmas that lasted all of two weeks before I dropped it down my sink drain. #clumsybeyondcompare 2. More than 150 of you participated in my Spartan Race giveaway! Congrats to KM Loove—the lucky winner. I'll be in touch today with the code for your free entry! Don't forget that everyone can score 15% off any 2014 Spartan Race ...continue reading

7 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Embrace Your Imperfections

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Besides my 2013 resolution to have more fun, one other thing I worked on the past year was my perfectionist tendencies. That's been an issue with me for as long as I remember: I fall into the people pleaser category and like to set pretty ambitious standards for myself. With "try, try again," as my motto, I'm getting a bit better at cutting myself some slack, whether that means taking an afternoon to do nothing but watch a movie and read ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Healthy Halloween Treats + 10 Half-Marathon Tips

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It's been an absolutely beautiful week here in the Midwest! After a chilly, drizzly Sunday seven days ago (which I celebrated by running outside, naturally), we have been treated to sunny days with temperatures around 70°. That's my kind of fall! On Friday, we had a fun office pumpkin-carving competition, and yesterday, I enjoyed an outing to a local concert and a new video game bar in town. Get this: They were playing American ...continue reading

Easy, Elegant Hors d’Oeuvres: 13-Calorie Caprese Crackers

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Happy Emmy Awards day! As we speak, TV stars are getting glammed up to make a splash on the red carpet and potentially take home a shiny new trophy. I say, why let the celebrities have all the fun? Host a viewing party tonight and serve these easy, elegant hors d'oeuvres, inspired by the classic Italian Caprese salad. They look fancy but it's as much of a facade as that double-stick tape on your favorite starlet's dress. In all ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Long-Lasting Produce + Hard Home Workouts

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Good morning, sunshines! How have you been? Besides jamming to my new go-to playlist, I had another week full of busy work days, doctor check-ups and new-to-me adventures, including a baseball game, a restaurant week outing and a super-fun wine and cheese party. I've found that keeping my social calendar booked has been key to keep my mind off my injuries and the fact that I can't be as active as I would like. Plus, it's good for the ...continue reading