piecesinprogress:

Gluten free can still be delicious and healthy, and here’s the proof! Sometimes it means getting a little more creative but the results are so worth it. All of these recipes use simple, common ingredients (no chemistry experiments here, I leave those to my fiance haha!) and take just a few minutes of prep time.Whether you’re gluten free or not, these recipes are tasty, healthy, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

With all of these I highly encourage you to customize the recipes! Pick your favorite dried fruit or nuts in the breakfast bars, your favorite fruits in the cheesecakes, your favorite toppings for the banana ice cream, these are recipes you can truly make into your personal favorites.

For more healthy gluten free recipes go here and for more lightened up dessert recipes go here! :)


{ simply love }

{ simply love }

Grayson will be 3 in June!! (internal panic has begun)

It’s amazing what these little guys will learn from you!  Since the weather has been nice lately, we’ve been enjoying a walk to the park most afternoons before dinner time.  This walk always includes the phrase ”Grayson run, momma” which translates to “I want to run with you, momma!” Knowing that my running and healthy living is impacting his…

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{ whole30 + fitness }

{ whole30 + fitness }

Soooooo this is the last week of whole30, right?  Yeah, totally lost my days!  Work has been chaotic! Fell off the wagon this weekend and highly regretted it!  BUT today is a new day and I will finish these 30 days strong!  AND then probably start again :) Except, it will be modified a bit! Details to come at the end of the week!  Also in the market for a juicer!  Any recommendations?

Not only…

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{ whole30 - the lost week }

{ whole30 – the lost week }

Ok seriously people!  Where did the week go???  Spring has been statistically my busiest time at work and I’ve been swamped with files!! So bare with me!  I promise I’m making whole30 compliant choices :)

So while I’d to go back to day 10 and remember every single thing I ate – my brain is fried!! and no, not from eating fried food :P It’s just been one of those days!  This is the first time I’ve…

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Sleep: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am – 8 hours! Activity:  Afternoon walk to the park with Grayson (half a…

Sleep: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am – 8 hours!

Activity:  Afternoon walk to the park with Grayson (half a mile walk from our house) then 2 mile sprints later in the evening!! Kept my running pace under 10 min per mile =D

Food: (week will basically be the same)

Breakfast 8:00 AM – Hard Boiled Eggs (2) + Sweet Potato Bar + Coffee

Lunch 1:00 PM – Tuna Patty + Power Greens Salad + Juice of 1 Lime

Snack 4:00…

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{ whole30 day08 }

{ whole30 day08 }

Sleep: 9:30 pm to 5:00 am – 7.5 hours!

Activity:  Why yes, this woman managed an AM workout!! Pretty proud of that =D 40 minutes of P90x Kenpo X in the AM + Walk to the park at 5 PM

Food:

Post W/O 6:00 AM - Hard Boiled Eggs (2) + Green Smoothie (spinach, coconut water and strawberries)

Breakfast 8:00 AM – Sweet Potato Bar (basically just mashed sweet potato baked with some walnuts, cinnamon and…

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{ whole30 weekend recap! }

{ whole30 weekend recap! }

Day 06

Sleep: 12:00 am to 8:00 am – 8 hours

Activity:  Lots and lots of cleaning and organizing!  Had planned a long run this morning but I woke up late with a minor headache so decided to get the cleaning done.  Plus it was a rainy day!

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Chicken Sausage + 3 Eggs + Coffee

Lunch 2 PM – Turkey Chef Salad (from Schlotzky’s so I’m sure the turkey and bacon were not exactly…

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{ fitness friday }

{ fitness friday }

Happy Friday!! Here’s my fitness plan for the next week!  I’m still trying to find the right balance to achieve my goals over the next 12 weeks!  Making progress :) IF ONLY my body would get on track with this time change!

Also, plan on MOVING more during the day!  I work full time in an office where I sit…. all day!  Need to start taking those state allowed breaks and walking around the parking…

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Sorry I am a few days behind!  Catching up today :)

Day 02

Sleep: 10:30 pm to 6:30 am – 8 hours

Activity:  WOD at home! 5 rounds for time – 7 burpees, 14 kb swings, 21 sit ups, 10 squats, 7 lunges

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Chicken & Sweet Potato Pattie + Sautéed Power Greens + Eggs (1 whole, 2 eggs whites) + Black coffee

Lunch 1 PM – Turkey Taco + Salad Mix (romaine & spinach) + Roasted Bell Peppers…

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{ whole30 day01 }

{ whole30 day01 }

Sleep: 10:30 pm to 6:30 am – 8 hours

Activity: WOD at home! 4 rounds of 400 m run, 15 squats, 10 push ups, 20 kb swings. Pushed myself and ran a bit more! 1.5 miles total. Total burn 387 calories.

Food:

Breakfast 9 AM – Chicken & Sweet Potato Pattie + Sautéed Power Greens + 1.5 leftover devilled eggs* + Black coffee

*eggs were all whole, clean ingredients but they did include a bit of plain…

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{ fitness friday }

{ fitness friday }

Planning out my workouts for the next week to help keep me on track!  I got my 2 miles in last night :) which was actually my first post-marathon run!  Kept a good pace (11:30/mile) but had to stop a few times to stretch out my calves.  They were very tight!  My goal is to incorporate more of the cardio style P90x workouts and get at least 1 run in during the week and maintain my Saturday long…

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piecesinprogress:

I put together these plans to be accessible for all levels of runners. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been running for years, I hope these plans will help you set and attain your goals. After that you should pick EITHER speed or distance depending on what your goals are (for example do you want to run your fastest 5k or are you shooting for a half marathon?).

Cross training days should be something non strenuous that helps with aerobic endurance. I highly suggest biking or yoga which will help you build strength and stamina without overtaxing the muscles you rely on for running. Remember to listen to your body and take the rest days you need!

I also highly recommend making charts for your progress! No matter what your goal is- time, distance, minutes run v. walked- find a way to visualize your progress! One of my favorite daily rewards is being able to input my mile times (I’m working on speed) and see how they’re improving run to run! :)


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kicking THINGS I LOVE THURSDAY off with this goofy little boy!  pure happiness :)

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