The Ultimate Coffee Date 2016 #2

Good morning.  It is the first weekend of February and we are all here to meet up for the Ultimate Coffee Date.  If you are a regular, it’s great to see you again, if you are new to our monthly coffee dates, welcome.  Just to go over real quick how this works … Meet here every First Saturday of each month Make sure to visit each co-hosts {Deborah, Coco} Tweet the #UltimateCoffeeDate Share with fellow bloggers Link up you “coffee related” post Take a few moments over the weekend to visit all or as many of the bloggers possible Take time to leave a comment Use the Ultimate Coffee Date badge somewhere on your post The link is open all weekend, so you have plenty of time to enjoy ♥ If we were having coffee, I would share with you  that our oldest son is leaving in two weeks for…  Read More…

The Brave Mother

Waking this morning with a very heavy heart … I am not ready nor prepared for what is coming.  Although we have been discussing it, and trying to accept it, my head, heart, soul and body is struggling.  I am the proudest I have ever been today as a mom, I can’t imagine being more proud ever in this lifetime.  I am the saddest ever this day as a mom.  I will have many emotions for months to come {years}. I will struggle I will cry I will smile and reflect I will be strong I will be sad I will find courage I will be afraid I will be confused I will be angry I will be vunerable I will pray I will talk to God I WILL BE BRAVE The past seven months has been spent preparing and discussing.  We have been going through the process as a…  Read More…

2016 Running Calendar and Discount Codes

It’s time to start getting ready for running season and organize the calendar.  As an ambassador for these races, I am happy to share discount codes. REPRESENT RUNNING This is a three {3} event series, called Run The Bay Challenge Series.   If you decide, you may register for three different races {the complete series} OR you can just run whichever you prefer.  Here is the good news, you can do this remotely if you are not in the area or able to attend. Listed here … The San Jose 408k Race to the Row, March 6th, 2016 Across The Bay 12k & 415k, July 10th, 2016 Let’s Go 510! The East Bay’s 10k, October, 2016 Code: REPRESENT2016LB Beat the #408k price increase and register now before {1/25}   THE SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON   This race has enough options for any runner … First Half Marathon Second Half Marathon Full…  Read More…

Pura Vida Bracelets A Cause and 20% Off

I notice that bracelets are the cool accessories lately.  I see them all the time on wrist of both guys and gals and the more stacked on the wrist, the cooler they look.  Most have meaning, some have a story behind it and others might be connected to a stand or finding a cure for something.  Today, I am sharing with you Pura Vida Bracelets.  You might have already hear of them, you might in fact even own some. Pura Vida Bracelets have a story and a mission.  They are not only gorgeous in color, but they have heart and soul.  They are the brainchild of two college buddies from California, who turned a one time adventure vacation to Costa Rica into a life changing movement.  You must read more here. {seriously, you need to read more}. Loving my @puravidabrac and getting 20% off with code FMWC20 at checkout Click…  Read More…

It’s A Pure Barre Giveaway

If you have ever taken time to read me or follow along, you know I am a huge fan of Pure Barre. Since the studio opened here in our small town of Sonoma, I have been attending and loving it.  Pure Barre has been a great addition to my running routine, my body is core strong, my legs feel great and the “tush” … well let’s just say I am 48 and think I look pretty darn great!  Pure Barre can be intimidating.  I can tell you that it takes time to get the feel for it.  The moves must be exact and kept very small.  I always tell anyone who asks, they need to give it more than a week to figure it out. It’s a #PureBarre #giveaway on the blog @fitnessmom1 Click To Tweet That little red ball, the barre and those double tubes are something else.  Add…  Read More…

Chef V Cleanse Review and 55% Promo Code

We are pretty much getting back to normal around here since the holidays.  The kids are back in school.  I am on track with my Pure Barre workouts, the house is in order, I am in the early stages of changing my eating.  Trying to delete most sugars {more than I normally do}.  It is the new year and time to recharge and restart.  The year would not start out right without my Chef V Cleanse.  Let me take you back to the beginning. I came across the Chef V Cleanse program sometime last year while searching for green juice/drinks.  I know I make my own at home, but I was interested in having ready made and easy to grab and go for on the run.  I had always played around with the idea of a cleanse just to really see how my body would handle one and to detox…  Read More…

The Ultimate Coffee Date 2016 #1

Hello, good morning and Happy New Year!  Oh my goodness, we are here for another coffee date AND it’s 2016.  Welcome if you are new and hello again to those who are back for more coffee chat.  So if you are new, here is how this works … Every FIRST Saturday of each month {if you calendar your blogging this is great to add} Follow your three co-hosts {myself, Deborah and Coco} Tweet the #UltimateCoffeeDate Comment and share on the blog Please use the badge on either your side bar or in your coffee related post Link coffee related posts only Have fun, check out other bloggers Be yourself, we don’t judge ♥ If we were having coffee, I would share with you  that I am really loving the new look of my blog.  It has inspired me to really want to stay consistent with writing.  I just love it….  Read More…

Favorite Skin Care Products

The New Year is here and this is the perfect time to refresh, regroup and get working on whatever we would like to accomplish.  I know I have a list of what I would like to do for myself … *Skin Care *Workout Wardrobe *Running Plan *Water Intake *Cleanse *Clean Eating These would be the things that will be good for my body and mind.  Taking care of myself will only have me be a better mom and wife.  I will be more relaxed and that is always a good thing.  When you get to be my age, skin care is key.  I am not into wearing makeup {okay truth, I have no idea how to wear it}, however I am all about the simplest products and easiest way to keep myself looking fresh.  I am sharing some of my favorites with you.  They are easy and affordable, no fuss…  Read More…

Finding My Word For 2016

With Christmas behind us and things back in order, I find myself a bit more quiet and with that comes the thoughts of what my word for 2016 would be.  Not that I am just now thinking of this.  I have been bouncing words around in my mind and searching my heart for the one that would resonate with me the most.  It is difficult to come up with just one word {I tend to mix two together}, but a word that could fit and at the same time have more than one meaning. A laundry list of words come to mind … Kindness Happy Truth Strive Empower and the list goes on.   It finally came to me, the word that just makes sense for myself and my soul.  I have an entire year to live with this word and I am confident it is exactly the right one.  I…  Read More…

Merry Christmas Recap

Christmas day has come and gone, but the I am keeping the holiday feeling alive {at least around here}.  Normally the tree is down first thing the next morning, however I just couldn’t bring myself to do it this year.  I instead met myself halfway and took all the ornaments off and neatly wrapped each one back into tissue paper and placing gently into the green and red storage box that clearly means Christmas stuff only.  The Pandora station is still set to the holiday station until the first of the new year {I sense a mutiny coming from the family}. Christmas went just as I set out to have it go.  The shopping was done weeks early and since Faith is old enough and loves keeping busy, she did all the wrapping for everyone {except herself}.  This meant the closet was organized and everything was ready.  Santa and his…  Read More…

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