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#AwareWithPink [Friday Five]

Happy Fri-YAY! Today in partnership with Sweat Pink & Aftershokz, I am sharing with you the five things that make me feel empowered! 


1. Good Tunes

There is nothing like some good tunes to get you pumped up for a workout. My top 3 songs right now are: Gold – Kiiara, 679 – Fetty Wap & Remy Boyz, Let Me Love You – Justin Bieber & DJ Snake. Of course I LOVE to listen to these on my AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones! I especially love them on a run, because it allows me to be aware of my surroundings while running 🙂 img_7230

2. Giving Back

Nothing is more empowering than giving back to your community, especially if it’s a cause that’s close to your heart. Different ways I do this is either by running a race that supports a charity that I am passionate about, volunteering for a non-profit organization like Union Gospel Mission. I encourage you to find something in your community that speaks to your heart and get involved! 

3. Self Care

Self care is one of the best ways to feel empowered. It allows you to recharge and recharge yourself. It’s highly underrated. If you don’t currently partake in some sort of self care, you must give it a try. What does self care look like?! It could be yoga, meditation, running, working out, a massage, a manicure, spending time with friends or a quiet time for reading. Whatever recharges you and makes you happy! Think of it as ‘me’ time and make it a priority! 

4. Inspiring threads!

What you wear can help empower you to get sweaty + strong! Grab a cute shirt with a motivational phrase or something that you feel like a rockstar in. Pick up a new pair of yoga pants or put on your favorites that you already own. If you like what you wear when you workout, you definitely workout harder!

5. Friends who inspire!

I am so thankful that I have so many friends who inspire me + empower me to be the best version of me. I have met some of the most amazing people thru fitness and they never cease to amaze me. I have so many amazing people that I could feature here, but to keep it short, I’d like to spotlight Katie and Sarah. 
Katie works so hard as a P.A. in labor and delivery doing things I could never dream of. Every day, she brings saves lives and new lives into the world.  She is one of my best friends, and is always there to listen. She grinds hard in the gym and at work & inspires me to keep going on some of my hardest days. img_4134

Sarah is an amazing mom who makes motherhood look easy. I look up to her so much and hope to be a mom like her someday. She is a pilates instructor, personal trainer and one of the sweetest girls I have ever met. She inspires me to work hard and never quit. Also – post baby body GOALS!! img_4046

Both these women inspire and empower me thru their love, support and friendship! 

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AfterShokz in an effort to spread awareness about their new Pink Trekz headphones, in partnership with Bright Pink to support and spread awareness around breast cancer awareness. All opinions and words are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands the support the Sweat Pink community. 

How to Rock Your Runs with Pink Aftershokz this October!

Disclaimer: I received a pair of pink Aftershokz as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Can you believe it is already September?! This year is flying by!! Fall is near and that means October is right around the corner. October is when we bring out all the pumpkin stuff, and it’s also breast cancer awareness month. One of my favorite companies, AfterShokz is joining the fight against breast and ovarian cancer by going (Bright) Pink with some pink Aftershocks headphones! unspecified

Aftershokz created some limited edition open ear Trekz Titanium Pink headphones that are only available now thru October 31st. My long time readers know I love the color pink, so when Aftershokz told me about this campaign, I was SO EXCITED! I already have a pair of Trekz Titanium, and love them, I take them on almost every run with me. When I found out they made pink Aftershokz,  I was very excited to get some in my favorite color. img_7230

Besides being my favorite color, these pink Aftershokz headphones support a great cause. For every pair sold on aftershokz.com from September 1st to October 31st, 2016, AfterShokz will donate 25% of proceeds to Bright Pink, a non-profit that focuses on breast and ovarian cancer awareness. How cool is that?! 

The Trekz Titanium from Aftershokz are amazing. Here is what I love:

– open ear design allows you to be aware of your surroundings while you enjoy your music and/or calls
– wireless, so you won’t be tangled in cords
– sweat resistant
– they don’t go inside or over your ears, so you don’t need to worry about them falling out while running 
– a single charge gets you 6+ hours of listening time!
– extremely comfortable
– you can turn your jams up as loud as you want without damaging your hearing! Because these headphones are bone conduction and not in your ear canal, it won’t affect your hearing. cool huh?!
added bonus: a portion of proceeds raised from each unit sold will go back to Bright Pink to spread awareness about breast and ovarian cancer!!

For more info, you can read my previous review of them HEREimg_7196


Since I love social media, I think it’s super cool when a social media post can help do some good. Check this out –> Every time #AwareWithPink is used on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, AfterShokz will donate an additional 25 cents to Bright Pink to extend the awareness. Spreading the hashtag will fund Bright Pink’s ongoing efforts to educate and drive awareness about how being proactive can make all the difference. HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!  img_7280

Gift with Purchase

If you purchase a pair of PINK Aftershokz, be sure to use the code “PINK” at check out and receive a free small storage case! This storage case is very nice and not included normally. unspecified-2
If you are looking for a great pair of bluetooth headphones for running, you will NOT be disappointed with Aftershokz. Be sure to check them out! 

Healthy Treats & Ideas to Inspire You this Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

What are you plans? In this post I share with you different ways to enjoy Valentine’s day with healthy treats, some ways to celebrate without even getting food involved, and I also have some ideas on how to make it festive and fun even if no “significant other” is around.  <3

Valentine’s Day is one of my all time favorite holidays. I have loved it for as long as I can remember. Seriously! Most people instantly assume that I love it because I have always had a boyfriend or someone significant in my life. That is not true at all. My close friends and fam know that I love it because I love hearts!!! (I also like the color pink) It sounds silly, but I really do love almost anything with hearts on it. I am such a sucker for all the Valentine’s day paraphernalia. I LOVE to buy things at Valentine’s day and use it through out the year. Coffee cups, jewelry, decorations… you name it! My dream is to one day have a “hearts bathroom” in my house 🙂 

Every since I was little I have always enjoyed sharing love with the world. It warms my heart to be able to show others that they are loved. I believe that this is one of the reasons why I love Valentine’s Day SO much! Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and most people seem to limit that to romantic love only: between a boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife, or a secret admirer.
The reality is, you can celebrate the love you have for any and everyone! Not just the deep heart felt love for a significant other, but the love for a friend, a family member, or just for people in your life that you are grateful for. 

Just like any other major holiday in the USA, Valentine’s Day has it’s share of sweets that are associated with it. The candy hearts, chocolates and decadent dinners to name a few. So, I have compiled some ideas to celebrate in a healthier way!  Any of these ideas can be used your for “significant other” of for a friend.

Healthy Valentine’s Day Food 

1) make a festive fruit platter! 
I made this 2 years ago on Valentine’s Day and not only was it delicious, it was also a huge hit! Plus it was super easy. 
Here I used kiwi on the outer edge, then strawberries to fill the middle. Then I topped with raspberries and blueberries.
To make your own, cut up some fruit, arrange on a heart shaped plate, and serve! Photo Feb 16

2) Heart fruit kabobs!
How cute are these!?!? Use a cookie cutter to cut fruit. The arrows you can cut carefully with a knife. Use a wooden kabob skewer. 
FullSizeRender3)  cook a healthy dinner at home
Steak seems to be a very popular for date night. You don’t have to go out to a steak house to enjoy a nice steak. Pick whatever cut of steak you like (I used tenderloin here). Marinate with some garlic, red wine, a little olive oil, and some herbs. Cook in a skillet with a little red wine. 
Photo Feb 12Feel free to add asparagus and/or mushrooms. 
TA-DA! You have a quick, easy and healthy meal that is fancy and romantic! Serve it with a glass of the red wine you used for the marinade 🙂

4) Try making a healthy and sweet treat using Quest Bars 
Espresso Chocolate Truffles! #DROOL!! Seriously though, how good do these sound? Get the recipe here .

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5) Grab some coffee!
Coffee isn’t bad for you, it’s all the added sugar, milk and other frufrus that make it bad for you. Limit what you add in and skip the cookie from the pastry case. Many great convos and memories have been made over some coffee! 
If you can’t take the person out for coffee, a gift card is a great idea too. They will certainly think of you while they enjoy the coffee.FullSizeRender-1

6) Purchase an Edible Arrangement!! 
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Photo Feb 15




I got one last year and they are so cute! They are beautiful and so much fun to eat! 



7) Try making your own chocolate! 
All you need is a silicone mold, coconut oil and cacao powder. Mix equal parts cacao powder and coconut oil. Add some honey for sweetness if you wish. Stir all together & pour into silicone mold. (If you don’t have a silicone mold, use a mini cupcake tin with cupcake liners) YUM!

Looking for some NON-food ideas?? 

Check these out!

1) A fun, festive, cute and comfy top. (this one is Wildfox)Photo Jan 20-2

2) A cute wallet, accessory, or gift card is always a great gift!! 
Photo Jan 31

3) Some workout clothes! I love Lorna Jane, but really any workout clothes are a great gift!
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4) Make them a homemade card! If crafting and paper stuff isn’t your thing, you can find some really cool Papyrus cards at Target. They look super fancy and are a fun gift for someone.

5) Send a text with a bunch of heart emojis!!
You guys think I’m kidding – I’m not. It will make people smile and let them know they are loved.

PS: have you seen my free tips about non-food rewards? If not, check it out HERE

Get moving on Valentine’s Day 

Going to the movies is fun but you are sitting the whole time. Try one of these activities that will get your heart rate up. These can also be done with with a significant other OR a friend! 

1) Hit the skating rink! Who doesn’t love to roller blade?

2) Go for a hike. Enjoy some fresh air, nice views and nature’s romance.

3) Rock climbing
Sounds intense, but I’ve heard it’s more fun with friends. Try something new, you might end up really liking it. 
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4) Snowboarding or Skiing
It’s the perfect time of year for that depending on where you live!

5) Ballroom Dancing
Take a beginner class OR go to a night club that is known for a certain dance style. Many times they will offer a class before the night gets started so you at least know the basic moves and can have some fun. Shall_we_dance

Hope this inspires you to enjoy the day in a healthy and active way no matter what your relationship status. Be thankful for the people that are in your life and share the love!! 

Stay Sweet!!