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Giving Myself a Break


I think it has been pretty obvious around here that I’ve been beating myself up lately over my lack of fitness, healthy eating, everything. I keep trying to make big goals to try to get my healthy life in gear but I always feel like I’m not doing enough.

And then today, I checked my Garmin Connect. It is Garmin’s platform for all of their fitness devices like the VivoFit (their new fitness tracker which I don’t have, yet…) and my Forerunners (GPS running watches). Well, I uploaded my run from this morning (woot! I ran today!) and decided to

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Winter Wedding


Hey everyone! Things have been crazy around here, as you can understand, since it is finals time! I turned one in on Wednesday and I have an in-class exam on Tuesday. Of course, in addition to school, the holidays are here which means Christmas parties!

First though, I had a wedding over the weekend. The groom was a groomsman at my wedding so we were really excited to be there. We were just guests which meant we could sit back and relax and enjoy the show. It was such a nice wedding, very intimate with only 6 tables of guests,

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WIAW: Inside My Cooler


Okay, this isn’t what I’ve got on the menu today I took this picture and have been dying to share. I got these for a friend’s birthday (my mom took some too). My favorite this time was the PBJ cupcake. It was creepy since it tasted so much like a regular PBJ sandwich. Weird.

So anyway! Wednesday is my long day at school. I leave the house at about 6:30 in the morning and don’t get home until at the earliest after 10PM. Sometimes it is as late as after midnight.

This presents quite the challenge since I have

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December 2014 Goals


I haven’t been making monthly goals because I haven’t had the time or energy to commit to them. School ends next week though and I only have 2 finals so I should be home free after that to commit to my health. So these are less of December Goals and more like Last 3 Weeks of December Goals. I’ll use this week as a warm up and see how it goes. Anyway, here is what I have planed.

Goal 1: Start Body Beast

I know I was supposed to start yesterday but this week quickly went downhill when it

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Training Time!

Body Beast starts tomorrow.

I tried it once before and didn’t complete the program.  I really enjoyed the workouts.  Sagi (the host) is pretty funny but laid back.  Despite what it looks like from the ads, it is not a man’s man type workout.  The people in the DVDs are actually pretty cool and I don’t feel like the testosterone is jumping out of my television.  It is just a good lifting program!

Also, this time, I have friends!  I know of at least 4 other women who are starting tomorrow and they know I am too.  Accountability!


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Philadelphia Half Marathon 2014


Today was the big day! The Philadelphia Half Marathon! This was my first time running this race (I’ve done the Philadelphia Rock’n’Roll half before but not the city one), so I will try to talk a bit more about the details of the race.

I went on Friday after doing a quick stop at school for a weekly thing I always miss. I was also picking up a school friend who wanted to go to the expo too. It took us forever to drive across the city and we paid crazy amounts of money to park but we finally made

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Just Keep Going

Hey everyone!  I have a quick break but can’t take too long because things are CRAZY right now!  You might have noticed my lack of blogging lately and that is because school is just too insane to take the time away from my work.  I wanted to just stop in and say hello though! 

Obviously I have lots of school work happening but I’m also applying for residencies which will determine by future for the next 2 years.  Everything is due December 1 so I will have more time after that.  Finals will start a week later and I

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Arbonne Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse


I am officially done with the 7-Day Body Cleanse from Arbonne Essentials (more about Arbonne here)! So here I will talk about the nitty-gritty. What is the cleanse? What is it meant to do? How did it go?

Arbonne Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse Product # 2082 $50 for 7 Day Supply

From the Arbonne Website: Helps cleanse and detoxify the system and support the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Assists with the gentle elimination of toxins.*

*Note: No supplements are evaluated by the FDA. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, etc. any diseases or ailments.

Arbonne’s products are botanically based, meaning they

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