Thursday, April 10, 2014


I had been on twitter for sometime when I started to notice hashtags...ok, I might have been a little late to the game. I noticed a lot of people I follow using #sweatpink and #fitapproach. I was intrigued and decided to do some reading.  Check it out here:

On the site, they state their mission:

We believe that kicking ass is best done in pretty shoes. We’ve learned that real women sweat, and sweat hard. We know that assertiveness, strength, and ambition are the ultimate feminine qualities. We concede that sometimes it takes hours to get ready, but we’re also no strangers to just rolling out of bed and going. We’re convinced that we run faster in pink shoelaces. We believe in pushing ourselves, and we believe in giving ourselves a break, too. We’re all about the rush of endorphins and the thrill of the challenge. We’re all for looking great and feeling even better. We’re committed to finding our best fit, and making it stick.

Sweat Pink with us.

Ummmmm hello...I want to push myself and I want to encourage other to love who they are while striving to be better and if I can do this while wearing pink shoelaces.....whoa, I want to sweatpink too!

I am tickled pink to say....

I love the support this community gives and I'm excited to be a part of it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Medium...

In life we are lead to believe there is a happy medium. A place where everything is good and well balanced. In other words "perfect".   Well I'm not sure I believe it's possible.

Don't get me wrong I believe in happiness, bliss and love. All the gooey things in life.  But I don't know that there's actually a happy medium for me.  Before you jump me for being negative, hear me out.

I'm happy for the most part but I'm always looking for ways to improve. I'm not settling for happy medium.  I want to be on the heavy side of the happy scale. I want to be better than I was yesterday. I want to challenge myself and those around me to be the person they want to be (unless you're a legitimate scary stalker, I don't challenge that :) )

With that said I'm looking for ways to challenge myself, mentally and physically.

One of my biggest challenges has been not taking care of me. I spend more time building up others than I do on my own foundation.

I've decided that in 2014...I'm going to take better care of me and build up myself while continuing to build those up around me.

I will make time to do the things I love and will embrace getting to know me on a new level.

I saw this quote on Pinterest ❤️

My hope for you is that you take time for you. Love yourself, so you can truly love others.

Ps. I hope you find your happy medium

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


HTTPS:// Last year when my mom was ill, I had the opportunity to try ENERGYbits for the first time. I had heard about them on twitter and figured what the heck.  I knew I was going to be extra tired, stressed and couldn't risk getting sick.  

After I received my sample, I was hooked. The product is amazing and they are a wealth of knowledge and information to anyone wanting to know more.  
I continued to use ENERGYbits through my personal stress. I also used them pre walk and pre-OCR to give me the extra umph without the jittery side affects. 

Once hooked I decided that I should help spread the word and what better way then through the brand ambassador program! 
YEEEEE...I'm a brand ambassador 

I used them throughout my first half marathon in December 2013 and felt pretty good considering I just walked 13.1 miles 

I'm a huge fan of ENERGYbits and believe they can give you the energy you need on a day to day basis.  I take them almost every day to give me a little extra energy at work. I also take Recoverybits post work out & daily. 

An added bonus to having more energy is I've noticed a decrease in headaches/migraines. Anyone that knows me will attest to what a relief that has been.

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Blogging....I kinda suck at it

I realize that I haven't written here since August 2013. I'm pretty sure I suck at blogging.  I have lots of great ideas and things I want to write about...but I lack the follow through to write them. So what  gives?

Without all the excuses and blah blah. I think I've been struggling to stay positive and haven't wanted to write about negative things, so I haven't written at all.

Which is sad in fact because I've had some really positive things in my life.  So while I'm going to attempt to not focus on negative (it may sneak in there) I am going to try to be more consistent in my blogging adventure.

Stay tuned!