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Source4Women August Challenge

Getting Active! Source4Women August Photo Challenge & Giveaway

**Disclosure: This is a post written by me on behalf of United HealthCare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.   How Do You Get Active? I am loving summer. The weather has been gorgeous, I got to go on vacation, and I finally feel like I’m back in a good fitness and […]

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Source4Women August Challenge

Getting Active! Source4Women August Photo Challenge & Giveaway

**Disclosure: This is a post written by me on behalf of United HealthCare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.   How Do You Get Active? I am loving summer. The weather has been gorgeous, I got to go on vacation, and I finally feel like I’m back in a good fitness and […]

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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. […]

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David Beckham Surprises a SoCal Family on Knock Knock Live

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint and WOM Women. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.  Sprint transformed the lives of one deserving SoCal family in the series premiere of KNOCK KNOCK LIVE. This is a new reality TV show on FOX hosted by Ryan Seacrest where they go across […]

Flavor Your Adventure

Flavor Your Adventure with Blue Diamond Almonds

**Disclosure: This “Flavor Your Adventure” post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more snack ideas to “Flavor Your Adventure” this summer, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  I love summer. It stays lighter outside for longer which means more time for fun. I’ve been trying to get outdoors as much as I 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

Easy as breeze chocolate almond

“Easy As Breeze” Chocolate PB Almond Pops

**Disclosure: This “Easy as Breeze” post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. For more “Easy As Breeze” recipes made with five ingredients or less, visit Almond Breeze on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. A couple weeks ago I busted out my ice pop molds for the first time this summer. I forgot how easy and fun it is […]

Whole 30 Egg Frittata Recipe

Whole 30 Egg Frittata Recipe

Whole 30 Egg Frittata Recipe If you follow me on Instagram you will know that we recently completed our first family whole 30. Woo hoo! It was a lot of work but totally worth it. We needed that reset. One thing I ate almost every morning was a whole 30 egg frittata. It was so good […]

How to Make Homemade Bodywash

How to Make Homemade Body Wash

Washing hair every day is a hygienic norm these days, but back in the day people only washed their hair once a month. My grandmother only shampooed her hair once every week, and her hair was beautiful. But then commercialization kicked in and we were gimmicked into washing our hair every day — regardless of […]

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, […]

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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

Artisan Nut Thins

Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins Review

**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.   Artisan Nut Thins I have told you before about how Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins with a hint of sea salt are pretty much my favorite thing ever. They are some of the best gluten-free […]

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 […]

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 […]