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Meal Planning, Food Tracking, And Accountability: One day I woke up and made a decision to change everything.

  You ever look at yourself in a picture or in the mirror and think: Whoa? Is that really what I look like? Or found yourself sluggishly weaving your way through each day without energy? Yeah, me too. I’ve been struggling for some time now. When my husband had a health scare in 2015 it really rocked our world. So I decided to take a conscious step back on my personal priority list and instead focused all of my energy on him, relieving his stresses and rearranging our lives. I changed jobs and stopped most of the activities I previously enjoyed. And, quite frankly,…

  I can tell you the exact day I received and activated my first Fitbit® — Sunday, December 25, 2011 — because it basically changed my life. Up until that point I had no clue what my level of activity was throughout the day. I assumed I was Wonder Woman. I was so incredibly wrong. Fitbit taught me that. Fitbit also taught me that I probably should’ve taken up a career that didn’t involve spending 10 to 12 hours a day sitting in front of a computer. Because sitting in front of a computer brings no Fitbit wearer joy. Only despair. I’ve had…

  Okay, friends! The weather has officially broken and it’s time to emerge from our self-imposed winter hibernation. The sun is warm during the day, birds are chirping, mornings and evenings still have a chill… Spring is the perfect time to get those running miles in, and what better way to stay in shape than participate in a few good challenges! And, if you’re anything like me, then you’re busy looking for some cool races near Washington D.C. or Baltimore to run over the next few months. The ones I have my eye on are no ordinary races, of course. Where’s the awesome…

  All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. -Friedrich Neitzsche Being the kind of gal who liked to run marathons for fun, I used to think that walkers were slackers or people who clearly had too much time on their hands. Unlike my strolling counterparts, I usually hit the pavement with the mindset of racking up as many miles as I could in as little time as possible. Walking is kinda inefficient by those standards. And yet, if I’m 100% honest about it, I was jealous of my walker pals. They seemed so much more relaxed and, dare I say it, happier.…

5 Unique Races To Run Nearby: Fall 2015

  I love fall running season. The weather is perfect and the race opportunities are (almost) limitless. Problem is, there are almost TOO many choices. Why enter the same ol’ 5K when you can run from zombies, chow down on cupcakes, or sip chardonnay? Whether you’re looking to dress up, dodge the undead, or sip vino at the finish line, we’ve put together a list for you of five fun race options in the Washington, D.C. region! BONUS: races with an asterisk have a discount code associated! 5 Unique Fall Races To Run Nearby 1. Sprint Four the Cure – September 19, 2015…