Learning How to Knit


One of my goals for 2015 is to try new things. Stretching boundaries in areas I already enjoy (like the gym and snowboarding) is part of that goal, but I also want to try things I haven’t before. I started this a little early by deciding to learn to knit just after Christmas. It’s something […]

A Fond Farewell to 2014!


Another year has come and gone, but what a great year it has been. I know I’m getting older, because I have the feeling that time is speeding up and each year really does seem to go faster than the last. 2014 Adventures This year’s adventures were pretty active, living out my #MoveHappy motto. Getting […]

Merry Christmas FITaspire Family!!


Merry Christmas to the wonderful FITaspire Family (that’s you!) from our white Christmas here in Colorado. I hope you have a wonderful celebration today, surrounded by people you love!! As you’re enjoying my favorite holiday, take a moment to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. Remember the miracle baby, born in Bethlehem in a humble […]

12 Things I Love About Christmas


I’m feeling very in the Christmas spirit these days! Last year’s season feeling too short, since we went on vacation before Christmas . That makes year feels particularly wonderful! My early start to planning (thanks to my Christmas Checklist) has helped prevent the last-minute scramble and I’m enjoying every minute. So why am I so […]

Best Subscription Boxes [Gift Ideas!]


With Christmas getting closer every day,  There have already been so many wonderful gift list ideas shared (like my fitness gift list).  Today I wanted to share something a little different. If you’re still trying to figure out what to give that special someone in your life, a subscription box is a great way to […]

35 Life Lessons for 35 years

35 Life Lessons

Tomorrow I turn 35. Mid thirties. This age that has been a dividing line in my mind for a very long time. It means next year I get to compete in the 35-39 age group in all running & duathlon events, over 35 category in WBFF bikini. I am officially in my mid-30s. And I […]

5 Ways to Say Thank You

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which is commonly associated with big family dinners and turkey. Part of what I’ve been focusing on all month is gratitude – and what better day to be extra thankful than on the day that has “Thanks” in its name. So I challenge you to find an extra way to say Thank […]

Christmas Checklist: 24 Tips to Get Organized + Have Fun


This might seem like a strange post, coming from a self-proclaimed one holiday at a time girl. I swear I’m not rushing the holidays. I’m looking forward to spending Thanksgiving week in Atlanta with Kirk’s family, then visiting my family in Florida, so I’ll be squeezing plenty of thankfulness into a 5-day-period. There will be […]

3 Reasons I’m a Jeep Girl (Again)


When I was in high school, I developed a crush. Not on a guy, but on a Jeep Wrangler. In fact I was known to sing “Jeep, Jeep, Jeep” whenever I saw one. Then I met a guy who bought one of his own. Just another reason Kirk and I got along so well. 7 […]