Fitness Friday: race goals & an update

I am excited to say I have 3 races registered for! I have a 4th on the maybe list, but I am waiting to hear if a few friends want to run it together.

I have registered for:

Color Me Rad 5k

May 26, Hartford, CT

Team Cupcake Kelly’s if you want to join.

I am running with one of Nick’s cousins and persuaded Nick to run as well.

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The Color Run

July 28, Amesbury, MA

My trainer’s fiancé put together a team, and I can’t pass up a fun run. I did the Spartan Race at this location and I don’t love it, in fact I kind of hate it. However, I was at my lowest weight pre-pregnancy when I raced then and I wasn’t as dedicated about getting my workouts in. I want to see how much I have improved with this course.

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The Warrior Dash

September 22, Willington, CT

A few friends from CT are running this race, so I decided to join them. I have done a Spartan Race so I sort of know what to expect, I hope. Like I said, I can’t pass up a fun run.

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My goals are to have fun and for the MA Color Run, to PR my previous time. I also want to find an October 5k, to PR at.

Body Update

In my race recap I was pretty down on myself about my performance, but I have to remind myself that my body is now a completely different machine than it was 2 years ago.

In general, I have been feeling bad about my body and weight loss. I eat really well, I am always within my calorie allotment and I have been working really hard.

I forgot to do measurements last month so we will count this as month 3 check in.

Check out my 1st month update

Weight – down 14 pounds which brings me to a total of 21 pounds!

Right Arm – down .78, total down .78 inches

Hips – down 1.18 inches total of 3.08 inches

Waist – down .4 inches, total of 3.5 inches

Right Calf – down 1 inch, total of 1.6 inches

Right Thigh – down .5 inches, total of 1 inch.

Seriously, I don’t get why I am so down on my self. I am clearly doing awesome. I will post pictures of the end of February and April (since both will have me very dressed up, and won’t be iPhone photos) just to see the difference.

It’s clear that my upped running, Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp and increased intensity of workouts with my trainer are paying off. My next goal is to lose 25 pounds by my sister-in-law’s wedding. From these stats it will be a little less than 3 months. I think this goal is definitely within my reach!

Thursday Things: What you do matters


I am not ashamed to say that I am sad that One Tree Hill is over, for good. It has been the only show I have really stuck with over a long period of time. It holds great memories for me. The end of the show is almost like the end of an era. I guess it’s time for me to grow up.

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I started watching in college, with a group of my sorority sisters. Before DVRs, we used to all block out this one hour of time to take over the house tv, and watch together. It is one of my favorite memories in college, and I miss spending that time with those girls.

I think part of it too was that when you are young and vulnerable and watching a show where those people are sort of in the same situations that it resonates with you. The quotes, the music, the characters. The show always made me feel like no matter what you what it is theta you are doing, WHAT YOU DO MATTERS. I will miss it all. I don’t really care if that makes me a baby. I will always miss it.

I will just leave you with one of my favorite quotes and then I will go on acting like a normal 27 year old.

Happiness comes in many forms.

In the company of good friends,

in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dreams come true,or in a promise of hope renewed.

It’s ok to let yourself be happy,

because you never know how great that happiness might be.

Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part of your life,

that you expect it to always be there,

because you can’t remember a time in your life when it wasn’t.

But then one day you feel something else.

Something that feels wrong only because it’s so unfamiliar,

and in that moment you realize you’re happy

-Lucas Scott, One Tree Hill


In this post I talked about trying new products. Swanson Health Products also sent me chia seeds and a multi-vitamin.

I have obviously seen the craze about chia seeds and have wanted to try it but didn’t want to buy a whole container just to hate it.

I tried it on my oatmeal and I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get past the texture. Have you tried chia seeds? In what foods? If you want to try them let me know, I have a whole container just sitting here.

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I also am really bad at taking my vitamins, I hate pills, I can take them but for some reason they make my stomach hurt. When I was pregnant I went through every single vitamin brand and every single one made me sick, until I found the gummy ones. They were the only ones I could take that didn’t immediately make me run to the bathroom. So I though a gummy multi-vitamin would be great.

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They are the same as the pre-natal vitamins in terms of how easy on my stomach they are, but the flavor of the pre-natal vitamins are MUCH better. Seriously like candy.


I have had a how to make your own baby food post in the making for awhile. It’s great timing because now B seems to not want to east the pureed food that I make him. He has learned how to blow raspberries and he loves to do it with food in his mouth.


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He thinks it is so funny. So now we are moving to primarily table food since he actually eats that. I will be posting my baby food tutorial soon, and adding a post about table foods!

All products were provided by Swanson Health products, all opinions are my own.

March Photo a Day, Week 4

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Check out weeks one, two and three.

Friday, March 23 – Moon

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Me & the Moon – one of my favorite Something Corporate songs

Saturday, March 24 – An Animal

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even boys can wear animal pajama pants

Sunday, March 25 – Breakfast

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every breakfast starts with coffee, usually homemade

Monday, March 26 – Key

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my keys

Tuesday, March 27 – Your Name

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My Alpha Gam pod with my maiden name

Wednesday, March 28 – Trash

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I watch a lot of trash tv. Including some of the Real Housewives franchise, although not all, some of them really suck.

Thursday, March 29 – Feet

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Momma & baby feet. Neither of us like socks.

Friday, March 30 – Toy

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B & his talking Greek bear

Saturday, March 31 – Where you relax

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The couch

Join April’s Photo a day with a new hashtag. #photoadayAPRIL

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