Day 4 of Becoming a Runner

Day 4 in the Books! Still sore but not unbearable today. Went a little later in the evening because my morning was busy and I didn’t want to run in the heat of the day. 

This pic is me right at the end of my driveway getting ready to start!


I decided to take Gunner with me today. I think the exercise will be good for him too.IMG_0710

This is me still smiling on the way back from the one mile mark 😉 Obviously because I haven’t hit the uphill part yet lol


The damn hill. I will run up this eventually! 


He was such a good boy. Stayed right by me the whole run.


Another 2 Miles down. I can definitely tell I am tired and sore on Day 4. Time slowed down a bit today.



Tired boy! Came straight home and got his ball 😉


4 Days Strong! 



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Day 3 of Becoming a Runner


Day 3 in the books! Today I walked. I am so incredibly sore all over my body. Mostly my legs. So I took a bath this morning to soak and relax. Then went for a 20 min walk. I stretched after the bath and after my walk and it hurt so good lol. 

This is the home stretch of my route right now. When I get back to the top of the hill I can see the finish line!


I have been rockin out to the Jennifer Lopez station on Pandora and it is giving me some major nostalgia! I can’t tell you how many dances I made up to this song growing up lolIMG_0578

This what I accomplished today 🙂


Also my super amazing Husband surprised me with this early Mother’s Day Present. He is always so supportive of me. He saw me using a Fitbit Flex, a Polar Heart Rate Monitor, and My map my run app on my phone and took pity lol. I had gadgets everywhere. This Garmin does everything in one and it is so cool! I can’t wait to get to know it more!



I also read that bananas help with cramping and soreness so I am all over that lol


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Day 2 of Becoming a Runner

Day 2! WOW I am sooooo sore!! Running on the road is so much different that running on the treadmill! Seriously I am so stinking sore. I was shocked this made me this sore! lol But I know that this too shall pass. I stretched a lot today. Thanks for that advice I got from several people today on FB and Instagram. I will stay on top of that. Got another 2 miles in today. I am still kinda in shock that I have done this too days in a row now!


This 1st picture is me all bright and cheery and smiley because I haven’t run yet 😉


I am thankful to live on a back country road where I can run without too much traffic.IMG_0509

This is me at the 1 mile mark. Still smiling. It was much warmer today than it was yesterday!IMG_0512

I was a little more confident running today so I knocked a few seconds off.


This is my face when I see the hill I have run up.

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And my final time today for 2 miles! woohoo! 

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So Lots of water and lots of stretching!

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Today I am becoming a Runner

I have been feeling so uninspired in my health and fitness journey. I have tried and tried to get back on track in the past couple months and just can’t make anything stick. I have been really focusing on asking for something to come to me to get me out of this rut.

While on Instagram I started having a lot of runner’s popping up in my newsfeed. They all look so happy! They are always running forever and ever and smiling about it! There is such a sense of community around it with all of them. It just started calling to me. Its been over a week since I started digging and fact finding about the benefits of running. I feel such a huge pull to do this.

I feel like I can hugely benefit from the mental and physical aspects of being a runner. So today after much procrastination I laced up my shoes. Downloaded and app. Put my head phones on and I RAN! You guys I RAN!! I overcame my fears and my doubt that I could go for a long run and not die lol. I know this might sound silly to some but It was just me getting a wrapped up in my head. 

So this is day 1. I logged my first run. I ran and I walked and I ran and I walked. My first mile took me over 12 minutes. But its my starting point and I am so excited to watch myself improve!

If any of you reading this are runners and have any tips or advice for me I would greatly appreciate it! Please leave it in the comments below!





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My Everyday Makeup Routine


Products I use:

Foundation: Studio Fix Fluid NW18

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Light 10

Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Powder in Medium

Rommel London Natural Bronzer in 022 Sun Bronze 

Cheek Blush from NYX “Butt Naked” Pallet

Hilighter From NYX “Butt Naked” Pallet

Sonia Kashuk Bronzed Beauty Eye Shadow Pallet 

Loreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black

Cover Girl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara in Black

NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray 

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Napoleon 

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Why You Should Wear Lipstick





Hey Ladies! I just wanted to do a quick post showing you what a huge difference and little lip stick or lip gloss can do to change up your make up look. I snapped this picture of me before putting on my NYX lip gloss and then after below. It’s amazing! Brighter cheeks, my skin looks more smooth, and I look a little more tan!

Don’t be afraid to add a little color to your lips and define that smile 😉





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My Son’s Birthday!




Today was my oldest son’s 8th Birthday! We took the day and went to the big zoo in our area and had the most amazing day with him!





We walked nearly 5 miles today just from being at the zoo! This was one of those days where I have to remind myself its ok to have balance. Healthy Breakfast. Stayed hydrated. Hit my step goal. But ate out and had treats for Caden’s birthday 🙂








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New Work Out Clothes!


I picked up some new workout clothes this week! The top and bottoms are from Target. Pink is definitely my favorite color. I thought it would be nice to get some funky fun spring colors.



I also picked up a low profile fanny pack thingy. lol. I can fit my phone, keys, and a little water bottle right in front! So convenient! I found it at Marshall’s for $10 🙂


Here are my FitBit Stats for the day. Hope to do better tomorrow!

Did you work out today? Tell me about it in the comments section below!




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Make-Up and Shoe Haul



Did some spring time shopping this past week! Make-Up, Self Tanner, and Flip Flops to name a few!



Found this Pallet at Target. I am always the most comfortable in warm nudes and browns. I probably have way to many of these types of colors but I am always a sucker when I come across them 🙂 These colors are so bronzy and shimmery! 



I picked up a darker shade of foundation since summer tans are coming. I use self tanning mostly but I am also out in the sun quite a bit in the summer and pick up a nice tan from that too 🙂 My skin tone is Neutral so I picked up this foundation in Natural Buff. 

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I am currently using the Loving Tan Self Tanner but I wanted to try out a cheaper drug store brand to compare the two. I will let you know my findings 🙂



I also grabbed this NYX Bronzer. Summer is coming everyone!





This is the New Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I will give you gals my honest opinion on this after I use it for a bit 😉



I LOVE NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses! If you have never tried them RUN don’t walk to your nearest Target store and grab some! You can also order this exact color and tons more by checking out their website. They are so pigmented and feel amazing on your lips. The color is pretty long lasting to in my opinion.

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It’s not summer unless you grab yourself some 2/$5 Flip Flops at Old Navy 😉



I also love buying Sandals at Rue21. I’m not the biggest fan of their clothes but I always find cute sandals and accessories there. 

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These are the make up remover wipes that I am currently using. I buy them at Target.



I saw this adorable notebook in the dollar section at Target (that I can’t help but stop at every. single. time. lol) I take notes all the time so I love having cute notebooks 🙂 This one has positive and inspirational sayings in it!





I got this to wear when I am putting on my makeup. I have been wanting one for a while and thanks Target for having every thing I ever need under one roof lol.



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Upper Body Work Out {Plus My Favorite Side Effect of Working Out}

Here is a little glimpse into my Upper Body Work from Yesterday. My husband Stephen is amazing and so full of knowledge when it comes to working out so I love that I have him as a personal trainer if you will. He walked me through a killer work out making sure that I hit all the different muscles in my shoulders the right way. It still hurts to lift my arms up!

Here are some Front Raises


Shoulder Press is one of my favorite weight lifting moves. If It looks like I am in pain it’s because I am! lol

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This is probably one of my favorite side effects of working out. My sons want to come back and do what mommy is doing 🙂


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Then we always have our audience lol Gunner just dying for me to throw his toy and Boo Boo his back up Dancer.

(Don’t Mind the Ladder we are painting our house) 



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