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

Reebok Spartan Race Giveaway, a “Like”-able Cause and More!

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Happy Sunday, everyone! How did your week treat you? Mine was jam-packed with fun, from catching a performance of the Beatles tribute Rain to teaching a couple hardcore bootcamp classes to eating chocolate before watching Chocolat at the local art center. Yesterday and today I've been playing catch up and realized there's so many things I need to fill you in about! ● First up, I now have an official Facebook page for my upcoming 550 ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special + Bestowed Box Giveaway

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Happy Sunday! I've spent a lovely, relaxing weekend celebrating my parents' 32nd anniversary (!) after a fun week that included an outdoor concert, a work outing to the Iowa State Fair and plenty of walks to enjoy the picture perfect weather. Hopefully those walks will turn into runs soon after my podiatrist appointment on Tuesday! We'll get to the purpose of the picture above soon. First, here are some links that caught my eye ...continue reading

Healthy Chain Reaction: Applebee’s Under 550 Calories Menu + Giveaway

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Back when I was in grade school, Applebee's was one of THE places to be on a weekend evening. Whether I was with my family or having a dinner-and-a-movie night out with friends, a basket of chicken strips and fries was a given when we finally scored a table. My tastes have changed in the past 15 years and it has been more than a year or two since I'd eaten at Applebee's (I guess I'm not doing a very good job of following their motto: ...continue reading

3 Happy Updates: FitFluential, Sweat Pink, Giveaway Winner and More!

1. Congratulations to our healthy holiday giveaway winner: Jenn! Please email me your mailing address at karlaswalsh@gmail.com and I’ll get your goodies in the mail ASAP! 2. I am honored to announce that I am now an ambassador for two amazing wellness groups: Sweat Pink and FitFluential (click on each name for more info). It was such a treat to learn that I was selected for both within a week—early Christmas gifts, I suppose! ...continue reading

Inside Out Apple Pies (Plus a Holiday Giveaway!)

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’ve been able to spend some quality time with family and friends this weekend. I’ve been enjoying plenty of board games, sporting event-viewings and group workouts with my crew. Oh yes, and of course some tasty holiday food! One thing that’s always a mainstay on our Thanksgiving table? Pie! (We also had a lengthy debate about the merits of cake vs. pie during dinner. Pie seemed to win out ...continue reading