Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chasing a Guy on the Treadmill, a Chocolate Milk Contest, and a $100 Running Skirts Giveaway...

Hey guys!
I had an awesome workout at the gym yesterday. I wasn't up to swimming so I decided to hop on the elliptical machine for 45 minutes. What was great is there was this young guy on the treadmill in front of me running, so I thought about racing and paced him as he ran. ... (I know its blurry but he was running and I was trying to catch him in my mind.) LOL! Have you ever done that? If not you should. I was so trailing him in a race in my mind and I was letting him pace me. You should totally try it one day...
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I had an awesome lunch at Moes with the hubby and kids. Have you ever had a burrito bowl. Its awesome. I load it up with vegis and beans and cover it up with guacamole. Its so good!
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Before I forget I just a reminder that the “Recover Right: Built with Chocolate Milk” contest ends on August 15.
The contest is cobranded with Runner’s World, Bicycling, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health. Here’s a link to the contest:

Trusted by athletes, backed by science. More than 20 studies support the benefits of recovering with the high-quality protein and nutrients in Chocolate Milk after a tough workout. Whatever you’re building, build it with Chocolate Milk.

Its not too late to enter...
Here’s the scoop:
1. Upload a pic of your post-recovery routine and tell us about your rebuild. Then share it with friends and family to rack up the most votes.
2. Our judges will select the best/most popular entries to win an amazing array of fitness prizes.
3. You could win a Go Pro Hero 3 Camera, a trip to NYC, PLUS tons of gear, brand prize packs, and more!

If you don't want to ENTER and just want to VOTE for someone, check out my girl Dani from Weight Off My Shoulder. She's amazing and such a perfect chocolate milk spokesperson...

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Today I have a big swim this morning. I'm timing my mile swim so wish me luck! I'm hoping to hit under 38 minutes in the pool. I'll report back on how it goes.

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I have a fun giveaway for you guys, I was lucky enough to hang out with one of the lovely ladies from Running Skirts at the Heartbreak Hill half in Boston last month. We had an epic fashion show at the brand meeting where we had to basically put as many running skirts products on as possible and walk a catwalk... It was a lot of fun.

I have not been a huge skirts fan while running. Although I think they are amazing for other things, like pacing one of your oldest BFF's...
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So because the girls at Running Skirts are so AWESOME, they are giving one of my readers a $100 giftcard to their online shop. SAY WHAT!!!

Yep, $100! Just ENTER below...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will run from 7/30/2014- 8/4/2014 at midnight. I will randomly choose a winner through Rafflecopter on 8/5/2014. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me at or another winner will be chosen.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Wednesday and I'll let you know how that swim goes:)

I was given a $100 giftcard for myself and one $100 giftcard to giveaway. No other compensation was received. As always all opinions are mine.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Swimming, @FittoFatRadio Tshirts, and a Transformation...

I hope you guys had a great weekend. Mine was filled with lots of swimming. I wish it was me swimming but it was the next best thing, my sweet daughter had her state swim meet all weekend. She rocked her 50m breast stroke with a 10th overall finish.
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Her swimming has gotten so much better this summer. I am looking forward to seeing what winter swim brings. She loves it so that's all that matters to me.

Anyways I had a great swim myself this morning, 40 minutes in the pool doing pulls and speedwork. I LOVE pool workouts. I need to start posting my Augusta IRONMAN swim training plan. You guys who love to swim, would LOVE it.
I am also loving my MISFIT Wearable SHINE monitor. It tracks my exercises perfectly. Check out the app...
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Pretty cool, huh? Notice my awesome swim points I got today, #Boommmmm! I will have a full review up soon so stay tuned.

I received some awesome mail yesterday from Zevia. Have you ever tried this stuff? No calories, No artificial flavorings, Its amazing! I had no idea they had so many flavors.
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We have an awesome Zevia giveaway coming up on the radio show this weekend, so stay tuned to The Fat to Fit Radio Show with Cindy and Larisa for details. We also have some awesome tshirts and tanks for sale. We would love to see all of you guys rocking them. Check them out HERE!
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Since its Tuesday I thought I would leave you with a little Transformation Tuesday picture. These pictures are 3 1/2 years apart. Size 22 to 12. It feels great to be getting back in shape and staying in shape. I would love to see your transformation pics, tag me in them @0to26point2.
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What's your favorite active tracker?
Did you have a great weekend?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

@FattoFitRadio Show recap and links...

Hey guys we hope you all listened to the show this morning on News Talk Radio 710AM or on IHEARTRADIO. If you missed it you can listen to todays show and past shows on our podcast HERE
We talked about a lot this morning, so here is a recap and links to pages we talked about...
Nerd Fitness Blog Traveling tips...
Whenever I get to a new town, my first mission is to go for a walk and find one of three things:

  • A pull up bar or swing set
  • A sturdy tree branch
  • A building or bus stop overhang
Localeikki - App that helps you find places to workout when you travel
Have you ever been traveling & just wanted to find a good place to run, walk or ride? Or maybe you had a workout to do and would enjoy jumping into a local group’s training session if only you could find one?

That’s why we created localeikki. We want to help people be active no matter where they are. localeikki is a database of recreation locations that are publicly accessible and locally recommended.
localeikki is a riff off of the concept locavore: loca for local & leikki means play in Finnish—play local. Our goal is that the business not only helps people be active, but also encourages information sharing of great places to be active. Did someone tell you about a good place to be active? Play it forward by sharing the great public places to run, bike, & play in your hometown.

Active Vacations:

Fitness Pro Travel
Fitness at resorts provided by instructors like me J

Health and Fitness Blogs mentioned
Katy Widrick Orlando
Katrina Pinkerton Orlando
Dani Holmes-Kirk Boston

Airport Workouts

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas (DFW)
An airport big enough to have its own ZIP code had better have some good exercise options, right? The 
Grand Hyatt DFW hotel (connected to International Terminal D) has a 24-hour rooftop pool and a fitness center that offers Life Fitness Cross Trainers, exercise bikes, treadmills, free weights, weight machines, and a steam room. A day pass (for the pool and gym) is $33. “That’s a small price to pay to know I got a good workout in before I get on an eight-hour flight,” says Gillotti. 

LaGuardia Airport, New York (LGA)
Most gyms aren’t attached to the airport, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them during a long layover. “When you start getting into a three-hour window, that’s when you can grab a taxi, go get a workout, and then get back through security,” Gillotti explains. Just a 3-mile cab ride from New York City’s most central airport, the 
Rock Health and Fitness Club in Astoria, Queens, boasts 30,000 square feet with a boxing studio, isometric equipment, and the real highlight, a 30-foot rock-climbing wall. A day pass costs $20. 

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
In early 2012, a 150-square-foot storage room in Terminal 2 was converted into a relaxing yoga studio that’s free to all ticketed passengers — the first of its kind in the world. (Fun fact: SFO designed its own “yoga” icon since it didn’t exist in the guide of airport pictograms.) Even better, there are no cell phones allowed.

Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
It may not have fancy equipment, but the busiest airport in the upper Midwest has something the others don’t: a 1.4-mile walking loop through the main terminal, clearly marked with overhead signs. The track opened as part of the American Heart Association’s Start Walking program in 2007.

Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Take a 10-minute taxi ride to the 
World Gym East Fort Lauderdale. The $10 guest pass includes a locker. 

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
Located in the Edward H. McNamara Terminal, the 
Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport hotel’s state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT gym lets you use free weights, treadmills, stair machines, and exercise bikes for $15 per day. Fun fact: Should you desire to stay overnight in the Westin, you can get a room equipped with a stationary bike or treadmill, plus a medicine ball, fitness mat, and Pilates DVD. 
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
For $18, you can spend your layover in the 
Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel’s recently-upgraded workout room. It overlooks the U.S. departures area, so it’s designed for people-watching. In addition to the usual array of fitness equipment (rowing machines, treadmills, etc.), you can do wet laps in the three-lane pool (with self-adjusted current). Join the Fairmont President’s Club (free) and you’ll even be able to rent Adidas workout gear or an MP3 player
Sky Harbor Airport PHX
Free 1 mile Fitness trail located in Terminal 4 clearly marked with blue line and has a views of surrounding mountain ranges. Also equipped with water bottle fill stations.

Find fitness Trails in cities, FREE

We also announced our 6 Pack Fitness bag giveaway winner ...
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Congrats Holly!

Stay tuned to The Fat to Fit Radio Show with Cindy and Larisa next week as we talk about all things health, fitness, and fun. Also listen for your chance to win a 6 pack of Zevia No Calorie Cola...
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Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My weekend in Phoenix...

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I am back home from a wonderful vacation trip to Phoenix AZ. I love going and visiting my inlaws. My husband has 7 brothers and sisters, so its a huge thing for all of them to be together. We flew out there to celebrate his little brothers 21st birthday. It was a pretty special weekend with this guy...
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Donald, Hannah, and I were able to get a few hikes in before leaving for the ZONA resort to celebrate.
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I love that his family is so active. I have been out there a couple times for races and mountain hikes. Hannah and I on one of our morning ventures...
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We ended up going to a comedy show Friday night that was a lot of fun.
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The next morning we went and stayed at the ZONA resort for the weekend to celebrate.

ZONA will be closing next month for a year long renovation, so it was not crowded which was nice. Especially when your party alone is 14 people strong. LOL! One of the great things about the ZONA was that the pool opened at 6 am, so I was able to get a morning swim in. They have a HUGE pool, so laps were no problem. I was able to swim for an hour without any interruptions.
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I have been reviewing the MISFIT Wearables SHINE for a couple weeks now and I am loving it. I will have a full review soon on the blog. Stay tuned for that, I know your going to love it.
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Luckily they also had a great fitness center on site. The whole family joined in for a morning workout...
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I snagged a quick mirror photo with my mother n law Karen, sister n law Sarah, and her friend Katie after a great sweat session. They look amazing. Like I said before I am so happy that they are so active.
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We hung out at the pool pretty much the whole weekend. It was great to just relax and enjoy my vacation with the hubby.

We ran into a few friends out in the desert. This baby side winder was chillin at the hotel also. Although it was cool to see, where theres a baby theres a mama! NO THANKS!
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I was able to really stick to clean eating while I was out in Phoenix. I think besides splitting a doughtnut with my mother n law on morning and a few french fries at Red Robin, I stuck pretty much to proteins, fruits, and vegis. It felt great. One of my favorite meals was the kale salad at ZONA. It was topped with pumpkin seeds and goat cheese. DELICIOUS!
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I had a great time with my husband on vacation. Its very rare we get time to vacation without our kids, so it was amazing. Donald and I are so used to super active vacations that relaxing at the pool for 2 straight days felt a little strange but definitely needed.  I owe everything I have to this wonderful man of mine. HES AMAZING!
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Now I'm back and in full TRI training mode.

Did you have a great weekend? Did you move?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

6 Pack Bag winner announced...

Hey guys I am still on vacation today until 2:30 when my plane leaves Phoenix headed back to good ole Alabama. So I am living it up!

I just wanted to stop in and announce our winner of our 6 Pack Fitness Camille Bag

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Holly, you have 24 hours to contact me at or we will pick another winner.

Thanks to all that entered. Click HERE to save 15% off any 6 Pack Fitness bag.

Don't forget to listen to the Fat to Fit Radio Show with Cindy Lane Ross and Larisa Dixon on Saturday mornings at 7:30am on News Talk Radio 710AM.

Friday, July 18, 2014



I'm out in Phoenix on vacation with my husband and family. So I thought today I would take the time to connect with you guys. I hope you all are following me, if not here is how we can connect...

You can find me on Twitter @0to26point2
Like me on Facebook HERE
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You can also connect with Cindy and I on our Radio Show, The Fat to Fit Radio Show with Cindy Lane Ross and Larisa Dixon.

You can find us at

You can listen to us every Saturday morning on News Talk Radio 710AM at 7:30am HERE. Or on IHEARTRADIO.

I would love to follow all of you guys. 


Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Healthier Fruit Snack Recipe and I'm Leaving on a Jet PLane!

I am headed out this evening on a jet plane top Phoenix AZ! I am excited to be celebrating my brother-n-law Davids,  21st birthday in style! I love this guy...
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So since I will be packing an getting kids where they need to be, I thought I would give you guys a really quick recipe you can do with your kids. Or with adults if you so choose too, lol...
Sugar Free JELLO Fruit snacks. Super easy, we are talking 3 ingredients! BAMMMM!
2 boxes of JELLO ( I used sugar free raspberry)
1 packet of Knox Gelatin
1/3 cup of water
(You could sub fruit juice for the water to add in extra vitamins) 
Boil, stirring constantly till mixed.
Pour in to ice trays or jello molds.
Let sit out on the counter for about 45 minutes.
And you have....
Here is what they look like individually:)

I doubled the recipe to make enough to equal an average size 10 ct box of kids fruit snacks.
Then I did the nutrition count on both and compared:
I like being able to cut down on the sugar for my kids. This is definitely something that I will continue to do throughout the school year for them. They love them. Now I just need to kind some small enough bags for them:)

I am going to use the regular Jello and make some and try fueling with them, should be interesting.

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe and make your own. If you do make sure to send me a pic on Facebook or Twitter. While you are there make sure to LIKE and FOLLOW me. I will return the favor.
Don't forget @FattoFitRadio is giving away an awesome Camille bag from 6 Pack Bags, you can enter HERE!
I'm headed to pack and Ill see ya in Phoenix...
Do you have a healthy snack recipe? I would love to see it!
Tag #fattofitradio and #funwithfood on Instagram or Twitter.