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Doggie Fun Zone

Hanging Out at K9 Summerfest 2015

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Verizon FiOS SoCal Experience. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Remember last week how I posted about taking Kona to the K9 Summerfest dog festival in Santa Monica? We went this past Saturday and it was a total blast! This time it wasn’t just […]

Celebrating Small Wins Fit and Awesome

Celebrate Your Wins -Big or Small!

We are at the end of June, month six of 2015. Officially halfway through the year. Does knowing that excite you? Or does it feel daunting? I’m sure the answer is reflective of your current mental state, but I’m not a doctor. I understand if it feels daunting, especially if you’re fitness resolutions were lost somewhere around […]

Fitness

Celebrating Small Wins Fit and Awesome

Celebrate Your Wins -Big or Small!

We are at the end of June, month six of 2015. Officially halfway through the year. Does knowing that excite you? Or does it feel daunting? I’m sure the answer is reflective of your current mental state, but I’m not a doctor. I understand if it feels daunting, especially if you’re fitness resolutions were lost somewhere around […]

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Eat Your Veggies! June We Dare You Challenge & Giveaway

**Disclosure: This is a post written by me on behalf of United HealthCare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Share Your Veggies! It’s time for another Source4Women challenge! If you’re unfamiliar with Source 4Women, it’s a community created by United Healthcare that provides healthy living information on things like nutrition exercise, health screenings and more […]

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Fit Pregnancy & Mom Stuff

7 Essential Birth Recovery Tips

7 Essential Birth Recovery Tips with Mamalates

*Lindsay’s Note: The following is a guest post by Wendy Foster, a certified Pilates instructor, pre / post fitness specialist, and birth recovery expert. I’ve been talking to Wendy since Baby Awesome was born and she wrote this great post on Birth Recovery Tips. I am planning to follow these tips and I hope they […]

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Introducing Baby Awesome!

Baby Awesome is here! She was born on 12/21 at 2:39pm, weighed in at 6 lbs 12 oz, and measured 20.5 inches long. We are so in love with her! A lot of people have asked me about labor and the whole birth process so I’m going to tell my story here on the blog. […]

Running

Heather Krug Ultrarunner Interview

Never Give Up. Never Surrender. An Interview with Ultrarunner Heather Krug.

Heather Krug is a good friend of mine who recently finished her first 50 mile ultramarathon this past January. Yes, that’s 50 miles. And this past weekend she ran the Leona Divide 50K which was her first venture into the world of ultrarunning one year ago. This sport is not easy, and the amount of dedication, […]

Aqua Running vs Land Running

Making a Splash: Is Aqua Running Better Than Land Running?

Where are you going, land lubber? Tired of jogging on boring, old land? Well, there’s a new trend on the rise – and it could be fun and helpful for those of you who like to swim. Aqua running is gaining popularity, and for good reasons. It’s a low-impact workout where you burn more calories. […]

File Under “Awesome”

My Top Finds at Expo West 2015

My Top Finds at Natural Products Expo West 2015

Last month I was away from Baby Awesome for the first extended period of time ever and headed down to Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. This was my second time attending the show and second year being a part of the We.Blog team with New Hope (the company that produces the show).  For those […]

How To Be Awesome

How To Be Awesome

*Lindsay’s Note: This is a guest post is from my friend AJ at Confessions of A Fat Girl. You have probably read about her before on my site before because she is awesome. So awesome that I asked her if she wanted to write a guest post on being awesome. So here it is! You can […]

Pets

Doggie Fun Zone

Hanging Out at K9 Summerfest 2015

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Verizon FiOS SoCal Experience. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Remember last week how I posted about taking Kona to the K9 Summerfest dog festival in Santa Monica? We went this past Saturday and it was a total blast! This time it wasn’t just […]

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Kona, K9 Summerfest & Verizon FiOS SoCal Experience

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Verizon FiOS SoCal Experience. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.  People love their dogs. How can we not? They keep us active and they bring us so much joy. Like right now as I’m typing this Kona is laying upside down like bat dog. […]

Paleo & Gluten-Free Recipes

Caulifried Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

*Lindsay’s Note: This cauliflower fried rice recipe is a guest post by Malika Smith of Everything’s Better Sprouted. It’s paleo and whole30 friendly and my mouth is watering just reading it. Enjoy! Caulifried Rice I know that cauliflower is not most people’s favorite vegetable! It is however very healthy, it’s a great source of vitamins, […]

Paleo Sloppy Joes

Paleo Sloppy Joes Recipe

My husband and I have been cutting out bread from our meals so I’ve had to be creative in making bunless pulled pork, burgers and sloppy joes. I like to get the sweet potatoes started before I begin the Sloppy Joes, so preheat your oven to 425˚. Further instructions for adding those to your meal […]

Turmeric Tacos Recipe

Monster Turmeric Tacos Recipe

*Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post by me on behalf of Mission Tortillas. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.   Mmm…tortillas. I love using them to make tacos. I like making all kinds of tacos: chicken tacos, ground beef, turkey, grilled shrimp, and even breakfast tacos. I always use corn tortillas […]

Brainberry Smoothie Recipe

Brainberry Smoothie Recipe

*Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post on behalf of DOLE. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. In honor of Brain Awareness Week, I’ve teamed up with the folks at DOLE to create a healthy, brain smart recipe. I was asked to use one of the following ingredients in my recipe: Strawberries Blueberries Spinach […]

Whole30

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Whole30 Results with Lisamarie G.

Lindsay’s Note: This a Whole30 interview with my friend, Lisamarie. She blogs over at Whiskey and Tutus and we met back in 2005 when we worked for the same snowboard magazine. I was fresh out of college and working my dream job of writing about snowboarding for a living (yes, I have journalism roots!). We’ve stayed […]

The Results are In: My Post-Whole 30 Blood Test Results

The Results are In: My Whole 30 Results Well, my whole30 results from the blood work I got done are FINALLY in (one month later). Many of you who have been following my journey know from my Whole30 Reflections Recap that on day 32 I went to measure my whole30 results by going to the […]

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My Whole30 Review: Reflections On The Past 30 Days & What’s Next

My Whole30 Review & Results: Reflections On The Past 30 Days and What’s Next Well, my Whole30 challenge is over now and I’ve had some time to reflect on the past 30 days and what they’ve meant for me. Overall I found the Whole30 to be very pleasant. Prior to Whole30, I was doing intermittent […]

Whole30 Day30 Recap: I Did It!

Whole30 Day30 Recap: I Did It! I realize this post is long overdue as I finished the Whole30 Challenge over a week ago now, but good things are worth the wait. Right? Right. For breakfast on day 30 I had my standard two eggs and two pieces of sausage wrapped in a big piece of […]

Product Reviews

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk with a hint of honey vanilla

Product Review: Almond Breeze Almond milk w/ A Hint of Honey Vanilla

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almond milk. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.  I recently joined the Blue Diamond Tastemakers community and was thrilled about being selected because it’s a brand I really love and we regularly buy a lot of their different almond products. One of the first opportunities […]

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On The Road with thinkThin®

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of thinkThin®. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. As you know I like to review different types of nutrition bars here on Fit & Awesome. I like eating nutrition bars as a snack in between meals or to grab on my […]

Augusta Prize Pack

Augusta Sportswear Review & Active Kit Giveaway

**Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Augusta Sportswear. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.  I recently had the opportunity to try out a new line of fitness apparel by Augusta Sportswear. The brand is known for standard sports apparel for team sports like baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Now they’ve ventured […]

Caffeinated Club Soda

Caffeinated Club Soda Review

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Caffeinated Club. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.  When I came home from the hospital over the holidays after having Baby Awesome, we had a lovely package waiting for us on our doorstep – a case of Caffeinated Club Lemon Club Soda. The name really says it […]

Juicing

Chef V's Green Drink Review

Chef V Green Drink Review

*Disclosure: I received a free gallon of Chef V’s green drink for editorial consideration. I liked it and asked if I could speak with Chef V for a feature on Fit & Awesome.  If you’ve been reading Fit & Awesome for a while now, you probably know that I am a big fan of juicing. Whenever […]

The Real Benefits of a Juice Cleanse

The Real Benefits Of A Juice Cleanse

**Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Lisa at The Skinny on Health.  I met Lisa recently at the Lorna Jane fitness event and have been impressed by her level of knowledge around health and nutrition. She’s currently getting her Master’s Degree in Nutrition and is well on her way to becoming a Registered […]

My Skinny Limits 3 Day Juice Cleanse Review

My Skinny Limits 3 Day Juice Cleanse Review

New Year, New Juice Cleanse! I decided to kick the New Year off right and detox with a 3 Day Juice Cleanse. If you’ve been reading my site for awhile, you will know that I am a fan of juicing for detox. It works for me. I like it. Having that said, here is my […]

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I did A 3 Day Juice Cleanse: Nekter Juice Bar Review + Win a $25 Gift Card

My 3 Day Juice Cleanse Review Recently I completed a 3 Day Juice Cleanse. I tried a new juice bar called Nekter Juice Bar. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nekter, they are based out of Southern California (Orange County to be exact). They recently opened a new store in Manhattan Beach which […]