8 Things to Do Instead of Eating When You're Bored

Eating really is fun, isn't it? It is probably the most agreed upon expression of culture and community around the world. No matter where you go or what you celebrate, food is almost always the center peg around which everything else ...more

How I Got Addicted to a Drug I Took for Chronic Pain

I remember clearly the first time I experienced true withdrawal. Cheering my brother on in a triathlon in Washington DC on a particularly bright and hot summer day, I was soon a pool of sweat. My jaw wouldn't stop grinding my teeth from side to ...more

Give This New Thanksgiving Tradition a 'Run' This Year

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is hanging with my crazy family, followed closely by my mama’s homemade dressing and gravy. My least favorite part is watching my family spend the holiday and the entire next day binge-watching football and lackluster ...more

Getting Your Body Back for the Holidays is a Long Process

With the holidays fast approaching, many of you new moms might be staring down your pre-pregnancy clothes, worrying about how you will dress in anything except old maternity shirts for Thanksgiving dinner, and wondering if friends and family will ...more

An Ode to My Milk Boobs

When I was young, I used to wish for big boobs -- terrific, tantalizing ta-tas like all the girls in movies seemed to have. I often asked myself: Wouldn't I be the most popular girl at my middle school prom if I had giant melons instead of these ...more

You Can Still Have Adventures with Endometriosis

I want to share a little something about me. I have Endometriosis. I know sharing something like this is a stray from the usual posts but I felt a strong urge to share for the simple reason that when I was going through the diagnosis and researching how to manage the illness, I found stories from others incredibly helpful. More helpful than doctors to be quite honest. Knowing I wasn't alone and learning from others about how they manage the illness was both comforting and useful. ...more

10-Minute Ab Burner with Alternating Planks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. You may be sitting in traffic right now, or standing in your kitchen, trying to pull together a holiday meal. While it may be the last thing on your mind, I promise that you'll feel good if you make time for a quick workout. Today's ab burner takes a quick 10 minutes, but boy you'll feel it when you're done! Pin it now so you can have it ready to go once you pop that bird in the oven. ...more

The Great Turkey Workout and Other Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Can you believe Thanksgiving is here already? It's a great day, where people gather together and yummy food is prepared. Unfortunately, a side effect is that healthy living goals tend to go out the window. Here are a few ways to stay focused and keep your Thanksgiving healthy. ...more

My New Mental Health Tattoo

Once again I have gotten a tattoo, supporting the cause of mental health.A few months ago, I became a part of what's called the semicolon project and wrote about it in this post: http://wp.me/p4e9Hv-9G. For those of you who aren't up on the terminology, a semicolon tattoo represents mental health awareness, especially erasing the stigma, and suicide prevention....more

Turning Your Weakness into a Career

Today’s post is a little different than normal but it was something that has been on my mind and I wanted to share with you. I am in a ton of groups on facebook many that center around blogging and people are constantly becoming “experts” on something but in reality many are simply learning as […] The post Turning Your Weakness into a Career appeared first on Fitness Fashionista ....more

True Confessions: I Cheated!

I  Cheated! It's hard for me to say But denying the truth can't help me.I cheated but it gets worse.It wasn't my first timeor my second time.I am ashamed I cheated.How hard is it to stay faithful?Well, if I am going to say the...more

What I Learned After 20 Races in 2015

This year, I set out to run 15 races. Ya know, for 2015. I filled my calendar with lots of fun races during the first half of the year ....more

A Few of My Favorite Things

You can't see me, but if you could, you'd see that...more

Getting a bit more fit...

Thanks to my FitBit, I not only feel tired, but I also have proof that I had a terrible night's sleep last night....more

What’s for Dinner? {Week of November 29}

Hey guys! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours involved a fruit and veggie platter that resembled Mr ....more

The Sunday Skinny 11/29/15

Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve been enjoying this extra long weekend with a lot of food and shopping. I’ve been...more

Project ME: Week Five {Healthy Habits}

Welcome to week 5! ...more


Every year since my diagnosis, as I'm planning our holiday activities I have found myself thinking Next year I'll feel better and this will be easier. It's a strategy that gets me through those nasty post holiday crash times.But this year, I have given up on that sentiment. I'm limping around because of killer knee and leg pain and am still struggling to regain my energy levels from a few months ago; which is certainly not better than last year ....more