I Don't Always Love to Run

I used to think this about running too. I'd see "running is my therapy" somewhere and think, "Yep, it's mine too." But then the other day I was feeling down. I was sad, sluggish, unmotivated. I knew that going for a run would make me feel better, ...more

7 Tips to Get You Through Allergy Season

Winter in Houston has said its final goodbyes. The temperatures this week will reach the mid 70s and low 80s (blegh) and even my 5 AM bootcamps have been a humid, muggy mess. Spring in the south looks a lot like summer in the north. Sun, heat, sun ...more

Stop Making Excuses and Start Exercising

Today, I almost didn't go for a run because I was having a great hair day. I'm not kidding. In my defense, my hair usually looks crazy and disheveled. Not today though. I must have stumbled upon the perfect humidity to hair product ratio. It was ...more

7 Ways to Stay Safe While Traveling With Allergies

Traveling (especially international travel) when you suffer from allergies or intolerances might scare you away at first, but once you follow these simple steps, which I learned by trial and error during my travels, I promise you that you will stay ...more

3 Busted Infertility Myths

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is coming up on April 19, which is a perfect chance to bust some common infertility myths. These are the three I hear most frequently. ...more

I Went To the ER For Help Finding a Missing Condom

A few weeks back, my boyfriend and I were enjoying another arousing sex session. He was giving it to me hard and I was really enjoying it. We recently moved into an apartment together, so there was no one around to walk in on our sesh. So, after we were both pleasured, he pulled out. To our surprise, his condom was not attached to his penis! We thought we were going absolutely nuts and both searched high and low for that condom, but it was nowhere to be found. ...more
My vagina once ate a condom as well. Luckily I didn't have to go to the ER - my brave boyfriend ...more

Will Paid Family Leave Be There When You Need It?

The irony: In order to go to the White House for the "Champions of Change for Working Families" event today, I had to do some fancy scheduling with my husband. It happened smack at the hour of school pick-up. "So if you go to work early, you can swing by and pick up the kids after school and bring them back to your office. And then I can drive out and grab them from your office and then go home to get our science fair stuff. And then if you make sandwiches and leave them on the counter, I can toss those to the kids..." ...more
TheSoccerMomBlog Such an incredibly frustrating story.  I'm sorry you had to go through that.more

I Lie to My Daughter About My Poor Body Image

Standing in front of the steam covered bathroom mirror, naked, dripping wet, and quite honestly ashamed of what is looking back at me, my tween daughter barges in. ...more
Love Tokens Thank you so much, doing the best with what I have been given. I am sorry that you ...more

Learn yoga in French!

Are you a yogi? If so, meditate on these new vocabulary tips during your next class!In French, we say “studio de yoga” (yoga studio) and we call the yoga teacher “prof de yoga.”Marcus est un bon prof de yoga. – Marcus is a good yoga teacher.Le studio de yoga est à Soho. – The yoga studio is in Soho....more

2015 Intentions Check-In + Life Lately in Food & Puppies

Long time, no catch up. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I started 2015 by sharing my intention to slow down ....more

CrossFit Open 15.4 and 15.5 Workout Recaps, Finally!

Shelly The fourth week of the 2015 CrossFit Open brought an ascending ladder of handstand push-ups and power cleans. Frankly, after 15.3 I was pleased with any combination of movements so long as muscle-ups were not involved. As a former Rhythmic Gymnast, I couldn’t have been happier that The CrossFit Games introduced handstand push-ups in the Open for the very first time ....more

What is Mindfulness?

I've been writing about mindful living for a few weeks since I launched Mindful Memory Keeping. I confess that prior to last year, I had never heard of it. This is what I've learned about the definition of mindfulness since I first heard the word and started my own practice....more

Tone Your Butt With This Fun "All About That Bass" Workout!

 Image credit: Fit Mix MomTry this butt-toning dance HIIT routine to "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor!...more

Clean Eating Meal Plan–Oh She Glows

Way back when I first started blogging, I remember coming across Angela of Oh She Glows who at the time was also a runner and frequently shared her day of eats and workouts… Clearly she has vanished in the following 7 years and none of you even know who she is. What’s that? She has a hugely popular blog and vegan cook book? ...more

KitchCo Silicone Heat Resistant BBQ and Cooking Gloves

KitchCo Silicone Heat Resistant BBQ and Cooking Gloves – Directly Manage Hot Food Includes Two Silicone Heat Resistant Cooking Gloves For Temperatures Up To 446F (230°C) The Grill Gloves have a Raised Texture. They are Flexible, Light, Durable and Easy to Clean A No-Slip Five Finger Design With a Strong Grip that Allows Safe Movement […] ...more

Being Uncommon is Normal

There is this little urge inside us to envy what we don’t have or we think we don’t have. We believe that if we have what others have, we look similar to a bunch of other people or act in the same way, then we are doing it right.It is common to want to be common. If many other people in the health community are having oatmeal for breakfast then that becomes a common breakfast. If these same amount of people enjoy doing circuit training at the gym then that becomes a common workout....more

5-Ingredient Creamy Honey Fruit Dip

Happy weekend everyone! I’m looking forward to a few days being home with my hubby. Last week he was away training for the Marine Corps Reserves, and then I left for Vegas for my work trip before he got back last weekend, so this weekend we’re excited to get some time together ....more