Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gigabody Review & Giveaway Opportunity!!!

With the running that I have been doing and yet it's still been pretty nasty outside lately, I've had to be resourceful and do some indoor activities as well. I was lucky enough to have been chosen to review a great online exercise video regiment called "Gigabody". is a great new way to be able to workout to videos such as cardio, dance, and strength training. These videos have been helping get ready for the princess half marathon I'm getting ready to run and I'm so happy I was able to be able to do a 2 month free trial thanks to SweatPink! Without this amazing site I wouldn't have been able to strengthen my core some compared to how I was before watching the videos.

The videos are easy to do and some are difficult to do. I can say that I am so happy that I was able to find this service. The price to be able to join is $8.99 a month and for me that's doable considering I don't want to join an expensive gym around town. I would rather do these videos at home and be able to go shower immediately after in my own shower rather then a shower in a gym. Yes I have issues with that at times. I do admit it there. This site also has yoga, sculpting, kickboxing and so much more which is even more exciting for me. I have found that the yoga has helped me with stretches in my hips for running. Yay!

Now here's the kicker..(no pun intended here)...I am giving away to one lucky winner a 1 month Trial Subscription! Enter in the giveaway tool below:

Giveaway has Ended!

"I was given a 2 month trial subscription to Gigabody from Sweat Pink to be able to facilitate my review. My review has all my own opinions on how I have felt about the product." 

Thursday, January 22, 2015


So lately I've been in a funk. I haven't been running like I should and I need to get cracking! The race is just a month away from today and honestly I hope that I can finish the race. I feel like this funk has just put me in a mood that I don't want to be in. I don't lately want to run and yet I still want that medal so badly it hurts. Yeah I know it's crazy.

So I have been thinking...what if I had a running buddy? What if I did decide to join a gym just for a month to train? Would it be worth it? I don't know if it would or not. I am excited about the friends and new people I will get to meet and yet I am still nervous too. I think all of this goes along with it being my very first race. I was going to run in Rocky Mount but I am still not sure about it. I want to spend time with Olivia and Jason on that day so we shall see.

But thinking of what songs to put on my playlist got me of the songs that I love to listen to while running is "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift. That song is so catchy and honestly I have been known to stop dead in my tracks and dance to it as well. Yeah I love doing that. So what is something that you like to do while you run? I wish I had a treadmill here so that I could go ahead and run right now while I'm somewhat out of my funk but I might go for a quick little run later. We shall see how I feel that is.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Clean Eating: Eat at Home 1

So since my weight loss is going good so far and I have been working hard on continuing on losing I decided that I better keep going. And the only way that I will be able to continue is to not eat out all the time. I told Olivia this past week that if we cooked at home all week that I would treat her to eating out on Friday. Well I did exactly what I said I would do. I treated her to McDonald's for dinner! I ate a vegetable soup instead for dinner and it was very good!

My weight loss goal is getting closer and closer as I continue on my journey. Not only will I continue this journey on my own but I will continue to do it by trying to eat clean and eating at home. I have tried several recipes that I normally wouldn't try on my own and they all turned out being awesome! I even made up a few of my own and wow is all I can say! They turned out great!

Tonight's dinner is going to be clean greek chicken and I found the recipe on pinterest of course. We love getting ideas off pinterest and being able to try different recipes off there. This one was really easy to make and I only used 3 chicken breasts instead and will be making quinoa noodles instead of regular noodles for dinner. It's a change and I'm looking forward to that change. I picked up the noodles at Whole Foods when we went a few weeks ago. They looked good and I will have to let you all know how they taste.

Here are what a few of the dinners that we have had the past week look like. Enjoy!

Cinderella's in the House!!!

So here is my costume for the Princess Half Marathon!!! I'm going as Cinderella!!!

WDW Marathon Weekend & Dopey Challenge

This weekend has been the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Dopey Challenge! I am so happy for my friends who have accepted the Dopey Challenge and just completed it today! I am so proud of them for doing this challenge because not only is it a big challenge to take on but it's something that one day I would love to do.

The challenge that I am speaking of is the Dopey Challenge. With this challenge you have to complete the following races in order to get your Dopey Challenge medal: 5K, 10k, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon. All these races have to be completed in order to receive your medal! I would love to do this of course with my husband but he would have to start to run in order for us to complete this together. Maybe one day I can get him to commit to run. Just haven't gotten him to commit just yet. I need to get to running now because the weather is only going to get colder and nastier this week. :( I'm not looking forward to it.

I thought about joining planet fitness but the problem with joining planet fitness is I have to drive to town and honestly I don't feel like driving to town half of the time. I normally don't go to town unless I have to. Yes that's lazy or that's smart to save on gas. We are also looking into purchasing a treadmill for me to be able to train at home. I only wish we had a home that had a basement because then I could go to the basement and train right there and it wouldn't matter what I looked like. I am still self conscious about myself and I'm working on that but for now I will continue to be self conscious.

I do however need to go to Walmart to get some running tights to be able to run in outdoors. I need something warmer than what I run in. What do you suggest?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Milage for the Month Goal

So with it being a new year and a new month, I have decided to start with a goal and keep it. No more I am too lazy to run or anything. Unless it's thundering out and then I won't run outdoors! Sorry but I refuse to be struck by lightning in the south! But I have made a goal of running 50 miles this month. I have already done 3.5 miles even though the picture above says 3 miles. I did another half mile and just never posted it on there. But I plan on going on a 3-4 mile run tomorrow. Yay! This should be fun! I have never done a run that long before so this should be interesting for me indeed. Let's see how I fare tomorrow. But what are your goals for the month? Are you keeping up with what you run or walk?