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Wordless Wednesday


Life has been a bit hectic for me and I didn’t have time to write up a full post so here are some quotes to motivate you today.




Added by Dana DeGrazia on May 15, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments

Tasty Tuesday

Today is the last painting day. Tomorrow will be touch ups and clean up. I am not the neatest painter and doors are tricky so I will be scrubbing a few paint spots out of the carpet as well as cleaning the house.

Here are some recipes for today.

Italian Turkey Burgers

1 pound lean ground turkey

3 garlic cloves minced

1 cup fresh spinach…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on May 14, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments

Fitness Friday

Today I will begin the second coat on the doors. Tonight my oldest is off to a sleepover so my youngest (who is not allowed to have sleepovers yet) is going to have a “stay late” with his friend. What this means is we are going out to dinner with his friend and mom then back here where the boys will get in pajamas and watch a movie, pretty much do everything you do at a sleepover except sleep. The bonus is my son’s friend’s mom and I are good friends so while…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on May 10, 2013 at 7:06am — No Comments

A little of this and a little of that

I am loving the weather right now!  I love having the windows open all day and being outside.  

First up, I had so much fun hosting the #fitblog chat last night.  I truly appreciate the opportunity.  Thanks to Katy Widrick, she organzies the #fitblog chats.  There were so many great answers to the questions, I had a hard time keeping up.  I want to be apart of more of these, I either just plain…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on May 8, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

Tasty Tuesday

Just a reminder I am hosting a #fitblog chat tonight at 9pm.


#Fitblog, Tuesday 9 p.m. ET:

Workout Ruts

Q1) What's your favorite workout?

Q2) What's your favorite way to switch up your…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on May 7, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Goals, Painting and a #fitblog chat

Hope everyone had a good weekend! I did, the weather was beautiful. I was able to get out for a long run on Saturday, boys had baseball in the afternoon and we had fun with friends at a not-so Cinco De Mayo party. I watched my niece in her second gymnastics meet and she did awesome! Last, I went to see Ironman 3 with my boys and we all loved it!

The highlight of the weekend was that myJayBird…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on May 6, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

Live For Today

I headed out for a run yesterday. It wasn’t going to be a long run maybe 5 or 6 miles but it turned into 9. A song came on Pandora while I was running that made me a little sad and I just needed a little extra run time to clear my mind and put some things in perspective.



Added by Dana DeGrazia on May 1, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments

Tasty Tuesday

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies Recipe

  • 5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups) $
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly $
  • 2 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract $
  • 2 large eggs,…

Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 30, 2013 at 6:55am — No Comments

BMR and Weekly Goals

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was a good one. Mine was great.

Friday morning my firstDoor to Door Organics produce order was delivered and Friday night was very exciting because after months of entering theJaybird Sport daily giveaway for their awesome Bluetooth ear buds, I received an…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 29, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

Fitness Friday

It’s Friday. My weekly goals have gone pretty good. I caught up on my house, I did my workouts every morning and I caught up on blog reading and did my best to be active in the social media world. This one will continue to be a goal until I find a better balance.


I had a great week of workouts. I am very glad some spring temperatures arrived this…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 26, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments

What I think about it Thursday-Sof Sole insoles

Tuesday was 67 and sunny in Michigan and yesterday was 38 and snowy.  So I spent the day inside catching up.  It felt great to get so many things checked off my to do list that have been there for quite a while now.  Today is another full day, volunteering in the morning at the boys school and then double meetings one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

For now here is my unofficial review of Sof Sole Fit insoles.  I received these insoles as a prize for a challenge that I am…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 25, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments

If it ain't broke...


We have all heard this old saying, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I was thinking about this saying in relation to an issue I have been dealing with unrelated to fitness but last night related it to my fitness.

When it comes to fitness I think many of us get into our workout routines and stick with them because it works. But does it always work?

Last summer I trained for a half marathon. I noticed a change in my body, I slimmed down a little, improved…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 24, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

Tasty Tuesday

I did a pretty good job with my weekly goals yesterday. I worked out in the morning, did some cleaning and organizing. I didn’t get to social media as much as I would have liked but that is only because I was busy with cleaning and organizing.

Here are some of my new favorite breakfasts recipes.



Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 23, 2013 at 7:11am — No Comments

Goals for the week

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was low key which was nice. We celebrated my nephew’s First Communion on Saturday and Sunday night was my monthly Mom’s night out with friends from the boys school but mostly we hung around and relaxed at home.

Last week was a busy one and I was away from the house every day all day running the book fair at my boy’s school and subbing. It was a good week at school but my house is showing the effects of being away. My body is also feeling the…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 22, 2013 at 7:06am — No Comments

Fitness Friday

So glad it is Friday.  This has been a busy week with highs and lows.  I spent the week at my boys school co-chairing the book fair so my house is in a little bit of disarray.  So I will be spending this weekend getting things back in order.

My workouts this week felt labored, I think my legs were hoping for a few extra rest days after my half marathon last Saturday.  My runs felt as though I was going in slow motion, so I didn’t push it just ran the best I could.

This week…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 19, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments

What I think about it Thursday-Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

This week has gone by quite fast and I can’t believe it is Thursday already.


Today I wanted to talk a little bit about my next run, I don’t want to call it race because this event is not about the running.  To be honest this is my most important run of the year.  It is not a long distance and I have no personal running goals for myself.  My only goal is to be a part of this amazing cause and raise money to support them.


I am running the…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 18, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments




When horrible things happen like they did on Monday, they make my heart ache.  They make me hurt for my children and I do everything I can to protect them from knowing the hatred that some people have in themselves. 

Even at my busiest moments yesterday my mind would think of those in Boston and I find myself without words. 

I have read so many posts talking about the runners and people of Boston and how terrible it all is but still I have no…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 17, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments

Tasty Tuesday


What a sad day yesterday was and I am praying for all the victims and their families in Boston. I am thankful to all the people who helped and ran toward those in need.

Healthy Chicken Fajita Bake




Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 16, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

Half Marathon ReCap

Hope everyone had a good weekend. My weekend was a good one.


I ran my first half marathon of 2013. The Chocolate Milk Martian Half Marathon sponsored by Running Fit.

When I signed up for this race in January I figured the weather would be at it’s worst in the upper 40’s/low 50’s. I was so wrong. All week the…


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 15, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

Fitness Friday

So excited that it is Friday! Tomorrow is my first half marathon.

Although Mother Nature has not been on my side this week. It has been raining all week and I received an email last night that part of the course is flooded but they will re-route us. The weather forecast for tomorrow is flurries and rain. I am still excited for the race but I am now a little nervous about the weather.

I will be running the …


Added by Dana DeGrazia on April 12, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

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