This is the week where we all look in the mirror and thank God (or whoever) for what we’re grateful for.

It’s the time where we realize how much we take for granted and how truly special/blessed we all are. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs all we really require, in order, is:

  1. Physiological needs (food, water, air)
  2. Safety (shelter, security)
  3. Love & belonging <— I think is a gift not a requirement.


If we have those three things then the rest is just a huge bonus… and I think 99.999% of us can say we all have some amazing bonuses to be thankful for this week, and every week.

But as I sit here, listening to my family laughing and catching up with one another, I can’t help but to be filled with a feeling of love and drive.

I’m thankful for this gorgeous house we’re calling our home for the next 5 days, and for the families that will be here (my parents are coming for Thanksgiving). I’m thankful for my husband and our life together.

I feel blessed, but I’m not satisfied. I think that’s okay.
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Amazing Things I’m Loving: Recent Finds

November 21, 2014
things i'm loving

Hello friends. I hope you’re having a fabulous end to your workout week. Today is a big day in the Boyle house. We’re packing up and heading 30 minutes down the road for a week long family vacation. My in-laws are coming for Thanksgiving to Charleston for the first time, and they’ve rented a beach […]

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The 4-Course Kettlebell Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge

November 20, 2014
Thanksgiving kettlebell workout

Next week will be a week of overindulgences for most of us. Yes? Thanksgiving in the states means we will wake up and not only stuff a turkey, but ourselves. The average American will consume roughly 4,500 calories on Thursday alone. That’s insane! It’s over 2 days worth for most of us. I don’t think […]

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The Benefits Of Apple Pie Spice & The Apple Pie Smoothie Your Grandma Would Hate

November 19, 2014
apple pie protein shake

If your grandmother’s apple pie had a heated love affair with a carton of melted vanilla ice cream, this shake would be their love baby. I’m not kidding. It’s that good. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

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We Came, We Saw, We Ran 38 Mountainous Miles: Veni Vidi Vici Race

November 18, 2014
veni vidi vici

Our kick off to 12 months of adventures and racing began this past weekend. It was a weekend I will never forget and one that I will always hold dear to my heart. I am one proud woman as I sit to type this post out. I’m tired, but I’m proud. Dan and I covered {together} […]

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I Mustache You Some Questions {Quiz}

November 14, 2014
mustache you

Good-bye Charleston! We are headed to the mountains. And possibly some snow. But let’s not talk about that as we’re a bit nervous about driving a stick shift Mazda 3 into a blizzard. Just keep your fingers crossed and perhaps say a little prayer. This is the big weekend! I can’t wait to share our […]

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Kettlebells: Grow Booty, Grow Butt Workout!

November 13, 2014
kettlebell butt workout

Can we talk about my tush for a moment? When I was a teenager, I nicknamed my own butt “Flatty Patty”. My parents used to joke that my entire rear end was smaller than one of their hands. Yea, yea. Small butt, I get it. Over the past year, I have seen some awesome changes […]

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Veni Vida Vici Training & GoPro Splurge {Review}

November 12, 2014
trail running tips and gopro

The fun part about signing up for events at the last minute is that you don’t really have a lot of time to freak out. It was just a week ago when Dan and I decided to embark on this crazy 2-day trail run. Instead of focusing on the fear of being under trained, we’ve […]

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Exercise Guilt? It’s Time For An Intervention

November 11, 2014
exercise guilt and addiction

I’ve been there, done that. I’ve been the one that needed the intervention, and I’ve held fitness interventions for others. And you know what? Something tells me, I am not done. I’ll need interventions in the future, that’s just my personality. I often find myself in a healthy place one day, and then almost suddenly, […]

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A New MOVEmber: The 7-Day Move More Challenge

November 10, 2014
november 7 day challenge

Everyone likes to be given a challenge from time to time. It’s a great way to spice things up, keep us accountable, and an awesome way to move forward with progress. Yes? Yes! Back in the day, I used to offer a new challenge each month. Like this one: I miss those challenges. You guys […]

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Perfectly Sweetened & Spiced Carrot Cake Shake Recipe

November 8, 2014
carrot cake protein shake

Happy Saturday friends! Right this moment, I am on a secret mission. I am so excited! Make sure to follow me on Instagram so that you can see what I’m up to. It’s going to be a great day! And with this shake to start my morning, I am already all smiles. Carrot cake is […]

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