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Cookbook Review and Giveaway: Paleo By Season

If you want to make me happy, gift me a new cookbook. The team behind Paleo by Season must have gotten the memo! By way of fellow blogger Melissa Burton, they recently sent me their beautiful new cookbook to review: This one is packed with beautiful pictures and plenty of easy to follow pictures that […]

Why ice cream isn’t evil, and why you should eat real bacon

Low fat frozen yogurt vs. full-fat, decadent ice cream from an old-school parlor. Sugar-free coffee creamer vs. half and half. Turkey bacon vs. regular pork bacon. The list of so-called “healthier” snack and meal alternatives is endless. And, to be frank, it’s a lot of BS. Because odds are, when they tell us it’s “low fat,” […]

Fall Race Season Kickoff: TRX Circuit for Runners

In less than two weeks, the you-know-what is about to get REAL. Whether my legs and lungs are ready or not, the start line beckons for the BadassBabes at the Women’s Running Series half marathon in Nashville. Mitzi, Allison and I did this race last year and it was the best race weekend of 2013 […]

Protein Bar Review & Giveaway: New AMRAPs to fuel your AMRAPs!

The following post is sponsored by Fit Approach LLC on behalf of AMRAP Bar. Sometimes it’s not about what you do, but how you do it. Or how often. The best example: AMRAPs, aka As Many Rounds As Possible, a circuit challenge popular in CrossFit boxes and used frequently in my own bootcamps. The goal […]

Unconditional Love Looks Like…a fluffy puppy

Warning: The following blog post will be short and slightly sappy. So I told you all a couple weeks ago about Sir Burpee winning the local Humane Society calendar contest and landing the cover. Well, our Sunday photo shoot last month was so much fun, and photographer Robin Adams this week sent images  from the […]

A HIIT Reality Check, and 2 Fave non-HIIT workouts!

I slept TEN hours last night, and woke up very aware of my glutes and quads. These smiling faces are to ‘blame’: Yep, this group attended my daylong Tabata Bootcamp™ training on Saturday and are now certified Tabata Bootcamp™ coaches! They are ready to hit the ground running with this HIIT-based bootcamp program, nationally recognized […]

Cavegirl Bakes: Blue Diamond Honey Chipotle Chicken

The following post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. Whenever people say “Chicken is boring,” I feel like inviting them over to prove otherwise. Yes, a dry plain chicken breast is boring. I ate plenty of those during a fitness competition several years back. But that’s not the way chicken is meant to be. It’s meant […]

When it’s too hot to eat, drink hemp…plus 5 ways to sneak in hydration

The following post in sponsored by Fit Approach LLC on behalf of Manitoba Harvest. Here in little Tallahassee, we apparently made the national weather news this week. Because of this: Temps of 99-100, with humidity and a blazing sun that makes the “feels like” temp a whopping 108 degrees. It has been seriously wretched the […]

New TRX Challenges, and Sir Burpee gets ready for his close up

One of the best workshops we did at IDEAWorld was the TRX HIIT session. The workout was just a few Suspension and RIP trainer workouts but oh man! Cycle through those puppies at 45 seconds each, and we were pretty much toast after about 20 minutes. Which is exactly what HIIT is all about – […]

IDEAWorld Expo Fitness and Foodie Finds

The IDEA World expo is like the mutha of all fitness product expos. Hundreds of fitness products, healthy food products, apparel brands and more. It’s a little overwhelming the first time you walk in. Sometimes it’s just best to lay down and chill first… Well, not really. That’s just us BlogFest roomies being silly. BUT […]