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Archive for 03/01/2014 - 04/01/2014

The Trend That Wouldn't Die

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I keep seeing celebrities and everyday ladies rocking the wedge sneaker.  They range in colors from black and tan to fuchsia and teal. The thing is, I just don't understand it. I have not been able to get on this bandwagon for many reasons.

1. How can these really be comfortable?
2. They look like a throwback to Back To The Future...."Hello, McFly!"
3. The cost!
4. There is literally no way I could wear a pair of these and not look completely stupid.

I really wish the trend would just die already so I can move past them. I was hoping that 2014 would be the year of something bigger and such luck. I have now officially seen them at Target which means that they are going to be making their way more mainstream. Instead of them costing hundreds of dollars and limiting the number of people wearing them, you can purchase them for the low price of $13.99!

What is your thought, can you rock the wedge sneaker?  What are some trends that you were hoping would find themselves on the way out this year?

Working On Working Out

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Over the past few months there have been many attempts at finding what routine works best for working out. Working out primarily in the afternoon is hard because my energy is so low and it is really easy to have conflicts that come up.  I don't have the availability to workout over the lunch hour, but I do think this would be a nice option to get in a little cardio when the weather is nice out. The magic time for me has been to get up bright and early and start my day off with a 4:45 am workout.  My runs have slowly progressed to about 35 minutes each day.  When I couple my run with lifting weights, I can easily put in a little over an hour.  

One of the things that has kept me motivated is seeing my progress. Not just in how my clothes are fitting or how many pounds I am down, but in how much more I can lift. I am not a huge fan of walking around the gym with a piece of paper and pen.....but I do like to see visually how I am progressing. Because I am vain and really don't want to draw anymore attention to myself I have been writing my "routine" down on a log after my workout.  I figure it is only a couple of set exercises that I need to remember how many reps/weight that I can quickly do it in the car before I leave the gym.  

If you are like me, I like to see everything on one page and I like it to be cute as well.  A few weeks back I created a little fitness journal log and I am sharing it with you! It is fun to look back even just a few weeks ago and see the progress that I have made.  All of those little goals and victories will add up to one huge accomplishment. What keeps you motivated?

5 on Friday: Running

Friday, March 07, 2014

I am linking up with Christina over at Carolina Charm today for Five on Friday!


Netflix!  This has seriously saved my life while trying to get my runs in on the treadmill.  I am not sure why I cannot get lost in music while running inside....but I am always checking the time. Surely it has not only been 45 seconds since the last time I checked!  House of Cards has been keeping me distracted while I have been getting in my mileage.  I think I subconsciously know that I need to get almost to the end of an episode before I am even close. Not to mention the crazy amount of drama going on in the show that keeps me focused. 


Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 shoes. I am VERY flat footed and running can really cause my arches and the outsides of my feet to hurt.  Since buying these shoes I have had very little issues.  They are so supportive and feel lightweight at the same time.  I don't find that going for longer distances seem to hurt as much as they did before, and I 100% believe it is because of wearing such great shoes. 


Paleo has made such a huge difference in the way I feel.  Honestly, the better I eat the better I feel which translates into a much better run. If only the wine wouldn't call my name so often.


Cute running clothes are my goal.  I have seen some really fun running capris that I cannot wait to get.  Only 15 more pounds and I will reach my first goal and reward....if I catch the sale just right I might even be able to squeeze in a cute top to go with them.


Having a partner and motivator is honestly the best thing to keep you going.  I know that if I don't show up and run she is going to know I wasn't there. On days that I think there is no way I am going to be able to do this distance she is right there to encourage me and tell me I can.  Even though we don't even come close to running the same distances or the same speed, it helps to know she is right there along with me!

If you’re stopping by from the link-up, please let me know...I would love to come and follow you!