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Lorna Jane Reflective Jacket

Hi Lovelies!

Oh my goodness has the weather been great these past few days! It has been sunny and beautiful and has just made me beyond happy. Well, today is the first official day of spring, so I guess the good weather came about just in time! As most of you know, I am training for a half marathon in April. It is less than a month away at this point, and I am freaking out. I ran 8 miles (yes, all at one time) this past week and I was actually fine, but all I kept thinking was that in the race I was going to have to run 5.1 more miles after that. I think I’ll be fine, I have been training hard, but I still have a little anxiety that I’m going to trip and fall, break my leg, or stop breathing at some point in those 13.1 miles.

One thing that has really helped me through this whole process is my work out gear. Yes, I know it’s girlie and silly, but the thought of getting new clothes, whether it’s for fun or running, just makes me happy. So, when Lorna Jane contacted me about trying their new Uniquely Lorna Jane line, I just about peed myself. (Another fear for race day…I am going to have to pee in that 13.1 miles I just know it!) The line is so much fun and all of the items are so versatile you could wear them out running or at the gym and then cross them over into your other activities.

Lorna Jane silver reflective jacket Lorna Jane pants with a little pocket Lorna Jane windbreaker Uniquely Lorna Jane Outfit**This post was sponsored by Lorna Jane Active. As always, all opinions are my own, I wouldn’t endorse something I didn’t love.**

Get The Look:
Amy 3/4 Tights: c/o Lorna Jane, Reflect Active Jacket: c/o Lorna Jane, Seamless Tank Top: bebe sport, Shoes: New Balance from DSW, Water Bottle: Camelbak from Amazon, Sunglasses: Aldo, Headband: Hobby Lobby, Infinity Necklace: Christmas gift from Wes

The Amy 3/4 tights are my favorite. They aren’t full tights so I can wear them all through the year! I can’t do shorts when running long distances, I don’t have this “thigh gap” everyone keeps talking about and running 8 miles with your thighs touching…not cool. Capris like these are the only way to go for me, and this one even has a handy little pocket to put your money, keys, ID, anything you could want in.

The reflect active jacket is perfect for running on those cooler brisk mornings, or a weekend like last one where we had 20mph winds! It breaks the wind and you don’t feel one ounce of the chill, yet it’s not so heavy that you sweat in it. I also love that it’s reflective! Now with daylight savings time its darker in the mornings and the cars will be able to see you a mile away in this baby! This jacket could also be used for a casual outing with your girlfriends or lunch with the hubby . It’s the perfect add on to give a plain white t shirt a little extra oomph.

You should all join me for a Twitter party with @LornaJaneActive and @FitApproach tonight  at 7PM CST. we’re going to be chatting about fashion and fitness and celebrating the new Uniquely Lorna Jane line! The most active participant will win $150 gift card to Lorna Jane to try out the new line, plus more SweatPink & Uniquely Lorna Jane prizes! You can find out any info you need here!

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PS: You should go check out some other really AMAZING sweat pink ambassadors with their Uniquely Lorna Jane outfits! Fit ApproachKinetic FixFitness mom wine countryTo Live & Diet in LALatino Fit ClubBrooklyn Fit ChickBurning Babi FatThe Get Fit DivaA Little Bit SassyMy Fit FamilySugar Free GlowLife as We Know ItOur Three PeasVine to Wind


Just Keep Running….

Hi Lovelies!

Well, I have been running a few times a week since November and am on week 7 of my official training. Oh my goodness how much has changed! It’s so hard to believe that a few months ago I had to stop multiple times per mile and walk. I ran 6 miles yesterday. Ran. Yes, that’s right, I ran 6 miles straight. For all you regular runners that may not seem like much, but for a girl who hated running and could literally not run a full mile without walking 4 months ago….that is awesome! I stood in the garage after my run and marveled at the fact that my legs had just carried me 6 miles. I really think I could have run 4 more miles after just resting for a few minutes…this half marathon is in the bag!

Now, in terms of healthy eating….that is a whole different story. I have been doing well on my breakfasts and lunches having Fruit or oatmeal for breakfast and a sandwich or salad for lunch. It’s the dinners that kill me…I feel as though it’s an every other day kind of thing. One day I eat salmon and veggies, and the next I’m eating pizza or tacos. I really need to work on the consistency in my healthy eating, but at the same time I need to acknowledge that I am doing so much better than I used to! We only bought one box of Girl Scout cookies this year and they are long gone…I refuse to buy any more! 

Girl Scout Cookies

What is your biggest weakness in healthy living? 

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Sweat Pink And A Challenge

Hi Lovelies!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I sat around and did nothing most of the weekend, just like planned (See the picture below, we didn’t move from this spot all day Saturday lol)! Traveling the past two weekends in a row really wore me out and I needed a little bit of time to just rest and recoup from it all. I did run my 4.5 mile on Sunday for my half marathon training though, so it wasn’t a complete lazy weekend. :)Cavalier King Charles

I have a few things to share with you all today! First of all, I was accepted by Fit Approach to be a Sweat Pink Ambassador. Yay! The Sweat Pink Ambassador’s are a group of women who want to inspire others to be healthy and happy. I joined because I want to inspire other women. I have worked out for years, but just recently realized that I am in love with running. I love the way it makes me feel. It makes me feel strong, it makes me feel like I have the power to do anything. I used to work out to get skinny. I used to work out because I wanted to look like Giselle. Now, I work out for me. I work out because of the way it makes me feel, not the way it makes me look. I want to help other women make the realization that strong is beautiful. I want to help women realize how amazing they can feel if they work out for the right reasons. I am learning right along with other women, but I really think that I can be a good inspiration to so many people. So, with that being said I am so honored to have been picked as a Sweat Pink Ambassador! (Click here if you would like to apply)

Now, the second thing I wanted to talk about is the Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge. It’s being put together by Fit Approach and Lorna Jane and I want all of you to join me! It will be an awesome way to make sure that your new years resolutions don’t go out the window in February. Here is the link to the Facebook group where all of the details are, but for now for the rules:

1. Every day (Mon-Fri) there will be a new challenge. I have posted the calendar below so that you know what each day will bring. You will need to post a picture on Twitter or Instagram of the challenge. I don’t think it has to be you doing the challenge, but at least represent you doing it. Be sure to tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach along with #mnbchallenge #sweatpink #lornajane in order to get credit.

2. At the end of the week you can recap your week on your blog or Facebook page. Be sure to share your post on Twitter and tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach.  Every blog post will give you 5 extra points!

3. Every post will equal one point and the winner will be picked at the end of the month. The winner will get a $1000 shopping spree to Lorna Jane. In order to win the $1000 shopping spree, you MUST participate in all of the daily photo challenges.

Blogger ChallengeI would be beyond excited to win this! I need a $1000 shopping spree to get new work out gear! You all know how much I love to shop….and how new work out clothes give me SO much motivation! So, join me, your resident Sweat Pink Ambassador, and complete the challenge with me! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to check in on my progress! If you do join in on the fun PLEASE let me know in the comments below so that I can go follow you as well!

***This post is NOT sponsored by anyone. I am not being rewarded in any way for telling you about this, I just think it will be fun and will help keep me on track. Having a little friendly competition is always fun!:)***

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Running Pink

Hi Lovelies!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I was in Dallas visiting the parents for my Momma’s birthday. We had a really great dinner at Buca Di Beppo and took a couple of hikes with the puppies:) If you take away the fact that my eyes swelled up and I couldn’t breathe due to allergies, it was a great weekend! Lol! I am so grateful my appointment with the allergist is tomorrow…it’s time to take some meds!

On to today’s post! This is a fashion blog. Fashion is what I love and it always will be, but given my new found love for running I wanted to incorporate it into the blog a little bit:) Not every day, not even every week, but when I feel like talking about it I’m going to! My blog, my rules, right? So, as most of you know, I am running a half marathon with my best friend in April and we are ROCKIN’ it! We’re training hard and eating well and it’s really paying off! I have to say, one thing I have noticed is that having awesome new gear always makes me want to train even harder. If you were here last week, you saw some of my awesome new work out gear, and a lot of you have seen the sparkle tank too….but you know me, the shopaholic, I am always looking for new “motivation”. Yeah, pretty sure I found it. are these not the cutest sports bras ever? And those headbands! Ahhh! I need it all. Don’t be surprised if you see any of this stuff popping up in my Instagram feed soon…I do have a gift card to VS after all:)

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What motivates you to train mean?

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I Run Because I Really, Really, REALLY Like Dessert

Hi Lovelies!

I know it has been a LONG time since I have posted about working out. Pretty sure the last time was here when I showed you my awesome new work out shirt here…but a lot has happened since then!If you follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you already know that one of my best friends and I are going to be running a half marathon in April! We have been talking about it for a few months and started running back in November…we didn’t sign up until this last week because we wanted to make sure that we were in good enough shape to start training.Lol! I was told that you should be able to run 3 miles a few times a week before you can start your training, and we are definitely there AND getting so much better! We have even made our very own half marathon training schedule!

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I am so amazed at how much stamina I have built up. I can run for 45 minutes straight, burning over 600 calories and still keep going! It’s really crazy how I have turned from someone who hates running into that girl who would rather run than go on the elliptical! I have been MUCH better  about eating healthy (minus the holidays lol), but I could still do better. I have to say though, that is part of the reason I run. I run so that I can have an ice cream or that mac & cheese with bacon:) I also run for the sweet gear! Yes, I know…typical girlie me. These are some of the awesome work out clothes I have accumulated over the past few months.

Great work out tops
Pitch Perfect Tank: Gift for Christmas, I can get more details though if you want them
Keep Calm Tank: Target

Ruffle Work Out Capris: Albion Fit, you may remember these from Instagram

New Balance Shoes: DSW
Shoe Charm: Kansas City Kreations via Groopdealz

Those pants are the most comfy pants EVER and I would highly recommend them. I Googled a promo code for the website and got them for 20% off.

Is anyone out there running a race this year? Any advice for a beginner like me?!

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