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Category Archives: Diet and Fitness

Mid-Summer Beauty Essentials – Part Two

Mid-Summer Beauty Essentials – Part Two

Today we are taking a look at how beauty is created from the inside out. Becoming a vegan was the most empowering choice I ever made and therefore it is a joy to share the benefits with you. As a model and actress I need my body to function at its optimum level and a

My Journey Back and Experience With VSL#3

My Journey Back and Experience With VSL#3

A few weeks back I wrote about starting the journey back from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with VSL#3. I go through periods of IBS that especially tends to be aggravated by hard or long running. That is pretty darn frustrating since I run marathons and ultra marathons. As a result, I was excited to get to

The Journey Back From IBS With VSL#3

The Journey Back From IBS With VSL#3

If you have suffered from Irritable BoweI Syndrome (IBS), then you know how frustrating it can be. I have had instances of it over the years, particularly in connection with my running, which seems to aggravate the symptoms. So, I was excited to get to participate in the “VSL#3 The Journey Back campaign in which

Spending Some Me Time With Cooking Light

Spending Some Me Time With Cooking Light

I have always loved magazines. I love to sit down and flip trough them to get ideas and just to relax. It is a great way to get a little bit of relaxing “me time.” My latest me time inspirations came from CookingLight, which I picked up at my local Jewel-Osco store when I was

Workout Smarter with Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Activewear Subscription

Workout Smarter with Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Activewear Subscription

I have written quite a bit about my running. I tend to run long distance, focusing on marathons and ultra marathons, with my current training focusing on a 24-hour race in July. Aside from running, I’m also active in many other ways.  So, I tend to wear fitness clothing and activewear a lot. Plus, I

Every Move Counts, Learn Some New Dance Moves With Degree

Every Move Counts, Learn Some New Dance Moves With Degree

  Do you make every move count? I am a long distance runner. I started running years ago in order to quit smoking and now run several marathons and/or ultra marathon each year. Right now, I am training for the Rockford, IL Marathon in May. By keeping on the move, I stay physically fit, and

CW Botanicals CBD-Rich Hemp Products Available Everywhere

CW Botanicals CBD-Rich Hemp Products Available Everywhere

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The use of non-intoxicating hemp oil has become rather popular as a wellness supplement. If you have been curious about it, Charlotte’s Web™ (CW Botanicals) CBD-rich hemp products are now available to ship to ALL 50 states.  As a runner, I like to use hemp oil for its anti-inflammatory proprieties.

Inner Beauty Makes Outer Beauty – Part 1 of the Spring Beauty Essentials Series.

Inner Beauty Makes Outer Beauty – Part 1 of the Spring Beauty Essentials Series.

Happy Spring Beauty lovers! As we slowly take off the layers, (and then put them back on in NY as the weather has a bi polar moment), let’s step up our inner beauty so that our outer beauty radiates for this new season. A little side note before we get flawless. Everything is interconnected. A

Winter Beauty Essentials Part 3 and Giveaway

Winter Beauty Essentials Part 3 and Giveaway

Note from Carleen: Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post! Hello December….While enjoying the last month of 2015 let’s make sure we skip into 2016 with glowing skin… Today I am sharing my beauty essentials as we navigate the bright lights of the holiday season. First of all I’ve

Winter Beauty Essentials Part 1

Winter Beauty Essentials Part 1

For Part 1 of my Winter Beauty Essentials I’m taking you behind the scenes into my kitchen and sharing how I’m preparing my immune system for winter. Let’s start with a detox baby. I finally committed to a three day detox using Vibrant Cleanse by Vibrant Health. I was inspired by a major upcoming photo