Friday 5 Mini Year in Review

My Friday five today is a little recap of what I’ve been doing this year. I wanted to connect with my blogging friends in sharing what I’ve done since I’ve been so inconsistent with blogging for a while now and felt like doing so with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 Link Up was a great way to do so!

So here are five things that are new with me.


I am now a Tupperware Consultant! I connected with my personal consultant online and honestly really had no idea what Tupperware was! Now I can’t believe I didn’t know about the brand name and realize that so many items I grew up with in the kitchen of my grandma’s, our own, and even my boyfriend’s house now where I live are Tupperware filled! My interest peaked with my first order of Fridgesmarts and Vent n Serves (I’ll be sure to talk about in a later post to keep this one short!) Then I got the amazing opportunity to enter a drawing for a FREE Consultant Kit and I actually WON! I couldn’t pass up $300 worth of products for FREE and I said YES! My entrepreneur self immediately got into the Tupperware Business Opportunity when I got my kit and connected with my team! So if you have a warranty issue, looking to upgrade old items, want to browse, or just already LOVE Tupperware I’d love to help you with all your TW needs!cm160822-164853006


I ran my first Mud/Obstacle Course Race this year…and I LOVED IT!64-2-955.jpg I had been eyeing Tough Mudder for a while now but it definitely looks very intense for me. I’m not sure what got my interest in wanting to pursue a mud run, but I’ve been so eager to try one. I found one near me that wasn’t too high in price range that I signed my boyfriend and I up for! Recap to come later, but in short I think I really enjoyed the challenge and excitement of doing different obstacles throughout the race rather than just straight running. I am definitely training next year to take on Tough Mudder 2018.


I’m an aunt!… AGAIN! My newest nephew was just born MONDAY! After Christmas baby! He’s so small (only 6lbs!) but his arrival (3 weeks earlier than expected although still full term) has caused my “vacation” off work this week to be a hectic, scattered few days! I’ve been out of my house almost every day for at least half the day helping my sister with her other three kids. It’s nice to be around family, but it’s also exhausting to be around kids for long! Especially my high energy bunch! My eating and sleeping have not been stable and it’s been hard getting all the things I had planned to do during this free time done.


I’m set on pursuing a career I love! Although I have a job, it’s not where I want to be. My dream is to work from home, or at least for myself for the most part. I have a great interest pursuing blogging more seriously, although mostly just to connect with the world for now. I would love to start teaching group fitness classes for the course I got my certification in back in September, but that requires practice of the routines first! Eventually I want to get into personal training and really help people create healthy lifestyles throughout the whole family! Right now I am pursuing online accountability coaching through support and helping others pursue their fitness and health goals with at-home workout programs. So if you want to jump in a self-loving, self-healing, and healthy accountability community let me know! cm160801-160922061


I have a lot of self-contemplation to be done. Lately my thoughts and overall mindset have been in a funk. I’m not entirely sure why or what even, I just know something is different within me and I feel I need to have a serious sit down and thought out of everything I am feeling. There are many things I feel I need to change about my mindset and myself not because I need to be a certain way but I just need to figure out my way. I need to understand my emotions and find solutions for my downfalls, as well as pursue what I love and find joy in more. I need to understand myself so that I can keep growing and express myself correctly. Does anyone ever feel off balanced by what they are doing and how they feel? There was a point I felt so disconnected from myself this year, I never want to feel like that again. I want to always be filled with joy, love, and inspiration.

What are 5 things that changed or have changed about you this year?


Triumphant Over Our Inner Nay-Sayer

One of the main things I’ve learned about and have really enjoyed these past months post graduation is personal development. I had honestly never really heard the term or knew about the concept before I joined the Misfit Republic team.

It definitely unsettles me that we don’t learn about Continue reading

Weekly Chase: Progress to My Goals

Crazy how another week has gone by! I love how the weather seems to be getting warmer during the day, especially since the weekend was super warm outside. I’m a summer baby, so naturally the clouds seem to be my enemy and the sun my best friend. For the most part at least, I would prefer to always have a little shady spot to rest under. I’m not too crazy where I’m just up to lay in the hot, blazing sun for hours on end! I just like warmth. Continue reading

From Couch to …. My Reveiw of C25K

Welcome to my weekly Thursday Tryouts link-up! A weekly post I share with you my thoughts and experience of things I’ve tried out. Whether you had a positive or not so great experience, feel free to link up your own blog posts of tryout shares by adding your link to the link-up button at the end of this post. Plus don’t forget to mention the link-up in your blog post and link back her Now on to my topic for today!! Continue reading

A Bountiful of Decisions: Gratitude & Sacrifice


It’s true the holidays are often bountiful in the aspect of giving generously and realizing all the things (family, friends, life, etc) to be thankful for. I’ve never been too big a fan of Thanksgiving though. We never really made a big deal of it as a family and since becoming vegetarian and not really being a whiz in the kitchen to create delicious veggie alternatives I haven’t really found joy in the holiday.

Recently I’ve adopted the habit of gratitude and practice giving thanks for all that I have daily. Something I feel many people need to do more of. Of course I still have my dreams and desires, but Continue reading

The Weekly Chase

Happy Tuesday all! Monday was off to a great start of the last week of the Tone It Up Charity Challenge! I got in a tough workout for sure, but it really made me feel good inside! I’m determined to make this final week of the challenge count and hope to motivate others to do so too! The next official Tone It Up Challenge isn’t until their Love Your Body series leading up to Valentine’s Day. So, I am going to be branching off to new things until then. Although I will most likely still throw in some TIU routines into my mix as I do really enjoy them!

I’m co-hosting a health and fitness accountability group starting Monday, November 23. I personally will be following the Piyo program (one I’ve heard goes great paired with running!) Which I am hoping to do much more of as I recently went on a race sign-up binge and am lined up with Continue reading

A Newbie Runner’s Perspective – Surf City 5k Recap

This past Sunday I did something I hadn’t done in a while. I ran a 5k race. I have a long love and hate relationship with running that would best be shared in another post. Today I’m just focusing on my most recent race run and the perspective I began and ended the race with. I’ve been super inconsistent with running and cardio in general since I started actively pursuing fitness as a regular part of my lifestyle.

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