Oh hey, October! + Start Running Guide

October may be one of my favorite months.  Fall is starting to make an appearance as the leaves slowly start to change… and the air is becoming less like a sauna. Plus, Halloween is one of the most fun holidays for someone who loves makeup. After taking an eternity a few years off from running, I’ve started it back up and couldn’t be … Read More

August Update + Things I Love

As I’ve mentioned before, my husband and I (& our bulldog) are in the process of moving to NYC (feel free to check out my Pinterest Board dedicated to NYC)! It’s been a long, crazy August so I thought I’d share a little update. We’re still waiting for the perfect time to move. We’ve been blessed by friends with places … Read More

7 Ways To Get Your Body Bikini Ready

Oh MAY! May always feels like the sneakiest month to me… While the word bikini may make your stomach turn knots in anxiety or have you screaming in excitement for your next beach trip, there’s plenty of things you can do for yourself to feel confident when the bikini day arrives: 1. Drink TONS of water! No, coffee (or margaritas!) don’t count. … Read More

7 Day Butt Challenge – SkinnyMs

While spending the afternoon avoiding my statistics homework, I stumbled upon a challenge. I usually lose interest in challenges if they last longer than 30 seconds but this one caught my eye. 7 Day Butt Challenge from SkinnyMs.com – a set of 20 minute workouts to do over 7 days (they even include 1 day off!). Sample Workout:  100 Prisoner … Read More

Running – Short Legs & High Altitude

In high school I ran cross country. It was great – I was in some seriously good shape and even though I wasn’t close to being the best, I could still finish a 3 mile race. This was in Oklahoma where there are hills, not mountains and the elevation is 722 ft. Now, I can barely run a mile without … Read More

Exercise & Your Skin

We all know the benefit of facials – clear, glowing skin that appears full and healthy. Did you know that one of the main reasons your skin appears this way after facials is because of increased circulation? All of the massaging, active products and steam increase the blood circulation in your face and body. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells … Read More

iHealth Digital Scale

The best holiday gift my boyfriend and I received this year was without a doubt the iHealth Digital Scale aka Pure Motivation. The sleek looking scale can connect by Bluetooth to an iPhone (or iPad) app so I can record my daily weight (yikes). It’s awesome because not only does it motivate me to work out and eat right but … Read More