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#BOSUStrong Challenge

This week starts an amazing 4-week challenge!  Have fun, get fit, and show your strength with the #BOSUStrong Challenge! Put on by Bosu and Fit Approach! And you do not have to own a Bosu to participate in the #BOSUStrong Challenge! You can however WIN your very own Bosu just by participating! Each week 1 lucky winner will get their own BOSU! So join the fun and participate! 

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All you have to do is post your #BOSUStrong pictures via your social media, tag @BOSU_Fitness & @FitApproach and use #BOSUStrong when you answer the daily prompts! 

Starting off TODAY! It's #MOUNTAINCLIMBMONDAY! Post a picture or video showing off your best Mountain Climber! And do it a little extra to add some strength!! You can even get creative, and show your best way to climb! Whether that's hiking, rock climbing, planking, the sky is the limit! Have fun with it and get STRONG! 

#BOSUStrong Challenge

Here's prompts for the rest of the week too! 

  • Tuesday, 9/15: #tempotuesday we want to see how you’re getting your heart rate up today. Tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Bonus: Show us your favorite tricep workout and tag #triceptuesday and #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Wednesday, 9/16: Drop down and give us some #BURPEES! Even better if you can make them #BOSUBurpees! Tag  #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Bonus: #workitwednesday, show us how you’re workin’ it this Wednesday and tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Thursday, 9/17: It’s #totalbodythursday. Show us your favorite total body cardio move! Tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Bonus: Give us a #tbt of the most brutal cardio workout you’ve ever done! Tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Friday, 9/18: #FreeFriday. Show us your favorite way to get your cardio on! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Bonus: Put those forearms to work. Show us your BEST cardio move for #forearmfriday. Forearm plank mountain climbers, dolphin push-ups, forearm plank toe taps…something else? Tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

When you buy a Bosu Balance Trainer enter the code “BOSUSWEATPINK15” to get the BOSU Total Body Basics & BOSU Core Basics DVDs free.

Comment and let me know: 

HAVE YOU EVER WORKED OUT WITH A BOSU? ARE YOU JOINING THE CHALLENGE? 

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

#LeaveYourLegacy

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Sweat Pink community.

Let's Get Stretchy with Prana #7DayStretch

Wahoo! It's Monday, and it's time to get Stretchy! I'm joining Prana again this week for a #7DayStretch Challenge!  It's the perfect time, many of you have kids starting school this week, plus this time of year just seems like a transition for all of us, even if you have nothing to do with school starting! So let's take a week to focus a little time on us! Stretching those muscles out and showing off in the challenge. And duh, who doesn't want to WIN some amazing Prana products! You don't have to be a blogger, or own ANY Prana gear. (Actually, this is your chance to get your hands on some FREE Prana gear)

I recently showed off my Prana wishlist from their new Fall line on my Instagram account, and guess what, I GOT IT ALL! Plus another pair of pants! 

Let's get stretchy with Prana #7DayStretch new fall line!

 

From left: Ergo Leggings, the Cece Dress, the Ginger Top

So far I'm loving it all!!!

Let me tell you how you can WIN some of these awesome pieces from the new line! 

To participate, all you have to do is answer the daily prompts on Instagram, Twitter, or your blog – share them on social media wherever you’d like. Be sure to tag @FitApproach & @prAna and use the hashtags  #7daystretch #liveinprana & #sweatpink. The most active and engaged participants will have the chance to win amazing prizes from FitApproach & prAna!

 

If you just can't wait to start shopping, prAna is offering a special 15% discount on their awesome fall collection until September 30th**! So don’t miss out!  

Use discount code LiveInprAnaF15 at checkout on www.prana.com.

**Not valid for influencers, on gift certificates or with any other offer.**

On to today’s prompt: We’re PUMPED to be starting off with some leg stretches! What are your go-to way(s) to stretch your lower body? Show us your favorite quad and/or hamstring stretch(es)!  #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

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Here are my Top 3 Favorite Hamstring and Quad stretches! 

(I'm wearing the Ergo leggings and the Nixie top)

  1. Get your need as close to the wall as possible, with your shin against the wall, then lean back towards your foot. This is an incredibly deep QUAD stretch! 

Let's get stretchy with Prana #7DayStretch new fall line!

2. I love this stretch especially in my Yoga classes. Get in a low lunge with the back knee down, then sink the hips back towards your heel and extend the front leg. It's an amazing HAMSTRING stretch! 

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3. Another super deep QUAD stretch is this one! Get in a low lunge sinking forward very deep, and bend the back leg. See if you can twist around and grab the top of the foot. Be careful and take it slow. Don't try to push your body into this pose. Practice until your quads become to loosen up.

Let's get stretchy with Prana #7DayStretch new fall line!

 

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Monday Bonus: Get extra points by showing off a jumping picture! We want to see you JUMP it out. Give us your BEST #jumpjoymonday! #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

 

#LeaveYourLegacy

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by prAna. All opinions are our own. We so appreciate you supporting the brands that support Fit Approach and the Sweat Pink community!

#DownDogDaysofSummer Yoga Challenge

  Who is ready to kickstart August into high gear! 

sidenote: Can you believe it's already August? Like Woah! Where did the summer go??

Anyways, let's get the month started off right with a 7 day Yoga Challenge focused on poses that transition from Downward Facing Dog! 

#DownDogDaysofYoga Challenge with @BrittanySuell

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So why should you join the challenge? 

Well first off, let me start with the good stuff...

PRIZES! 

We have some awesome prizes to give away just for participating at your skill level! You don't have to be a professional Yogi, you just have to show us that you tried and put forth the effort by posting a photo or video of you each day of the challenge. 

1ST Prize:

An entire, amazing outfit from Brick Betty
WIN this outfit from Brick Betty when you participate in the #DownDogDaysofYoga Challenge with @BrittanySuell

2nd Prize:

Your choice of a tank from ShockT Designs

3rd Prize: 
A Yoga Gift Basket from Tiberius Organics
(Gift basket of goodies: Yoga mat spray, hand sanitizer, face oil etc)

So if those prizes aren't reason enough to join in the challenge let me convince you further!

First off, Yoga in general is good for you. It strengthens and lengthens muscles, it lubricates our joints, and it creates strong bones. Basically I like to think of it as taking care of my body which is already aging. So that as I age I still feel good, am strong, and have full mobility of my limbs!

Second, we are working on Down Facing Dog transitions, and downward dog in general has a huge amount of benefits.

#DownDogDaysofYoga Challenge with @BrittanySuell

1) It builds bone density- poses like this and other arm balances build upper body strength due to the weight that is put on the arms and shoulders, which helps to increase bone density. 

2) It increases energy- spend a minute or more in this pose and see how you feel after a long run or long day working.

3) It eliminates stiffness and back pain- when your body is properly aligned in this pose, it can open up the shoulders and back, and decrease the tension that is held there

 4) It boosts circulation- any pose where the heart is above the head, (also known as an inversion) is good for the circulatory system. "An active circulatory system helps flush toxins from our body, keep our immune system in tip-top shape, and helps regulate blood pressure."

Benefits taken form Self.com 

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So who wants to join in on the fun, WIN some prizes, and get all these amazing benefits for your body? 

Comment and let me know if you are in! & check out Instagram for all the details! 

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

 

#LeaveYourLegacy

Grokker 1 Year Subscription Giveaway + the #1MillionMinutes Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I have an awesome opportunity to give one of you a Grokker 1 Year Subscription Giveaway in conjunction with the #1Million Minutes Challenge that has been going on this entire month with Fit Approach

Grokker 1 Year Subscription Giveaway + the #1MillionMinutes Challenge

Now obviously I teach fitness classes in gyms, and other public settings, but I still enjoy and utilize my home workouts on a weekly basis. A lot of that is done via my backyard patio, but most recently I have been utilizing Grokker online videos, specifically in regards to my Yoga Practice. Having a membership to Grokker has helped me increase and enhance my own Yoga Practice by having more time to do workouts while at home. Rather than having to carve out more time to get a sitter or leave my son with my husband to go get in a class at the gym or studio. 

Another thing I have loved about Grokker is that they have a tool via their website called collections. This tool is similar to Pinterest Boards, where you can save all of your favorite videos. Ones you have done, or ones you plan to go back and do. Plus you can share them with your friends! Here's my Yoga Collection! Take a look, and I would love for you to try out one of the classes and let me know what you think about it! 

Grokker 1 Year Subscription Giveaway + the #1MillionMinutes Challenge

Also, Grokker is very established and has access to a ton of great workout videos! Not just Yoga. Although that's what I have really been utilizing it for! If you are looking for more high intense cardio sessions, kickboxing, dancing, they have it all! Plus I have seen some great, well-known instructors on Grokker. I was super impressed when I saw some Insta-Yogi Stars teaching classes via Grokker.

If you want to see more of the variety of their workouts, and some that other awesome fitness bloggers have tried out and enjoyed, take a look at this Collection put together by some of the Sweat Pink Blogger Favorites! These bloggers are awesome, so I know they picked some great workouts to add to their collections! 

Also, this week, we are cohosting a fun Instagram Challenge with @Fitapproach & @GrokkerInc for this week of the #1MillionMinutes challenge! There are some awesome prompts throughout the week designed to get you motivated and moving this summer! 

Grokker 1 Year Subscription Giveaway + the #1MillionMinutes Challenge

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So here's the AWESOME thing about Grokker, they are giving ALL OF YOU the opportunity to try out their services for a month, with a FREE 1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP! So, all you have to do is go to Grokker and sign up using code: LOVEGROKKER to get a month for free. 

But don't leave just yet, first sign up for the opportunity to WIN a Grokker 1 Year Subscription Premium Membership! and tell your friends about it by sharing and tweeting this on your social media! 

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@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

#LeaveYourLegacy

#1MillionMinutes of Summer

Seriously, the summer is the perfect time to get outside, get moving, and have fun while being active!  That's why I've joined the amazing Fit Approach community for the #1MillionMinutes of Summer Challenge! 

#1MillionMinutes Challenge with FitApproach!

The Sweat Pink Community is teaming up and inviting EVERYONE TO JOIN  in on the fun! To move for a combined total of 1 MILLION MINUTES this summer! 

Yep, that's a lot of movement! 

#1MillionMinutes Challenge with FitApproach!

And anything counts...from playing in the water with the kids, to gardening, to marathon running! It all counts as activity and movement! 

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So what's the point in joining the challenging and logging your activity? 

1) Because the Sweat Pink Community is freaking awesome of course! So LOG your activity and share all about it on social media! Use #1MillionMinutes and tag @Fitapproach and while you are at it TAG me so I can see you moving! @brittanysuell

2) Because there are PRIZES of course! Just by creating an account and logging your movement, you are putting into a drawing for weekly prizes!! WHOOP! So get moving and WIN some stuff! 

Now I will admit, I was so excited for the challenge to start on Monday, but then I got sick, so my movement has really just begun, but I have already clocked 150 hours of yoga in the past 2 days, and I'm about to head out for a run and 60 more minutes of Yoga this morning! So I'm getting my minutes in this week! 

#1MillionMinutes Challenge with FitApproach!

So go HERE to sign up, and get awesome emails from Fit Approach with fun MOVEMENT ideas for each day of the week! Plus you might win some stuff! 

Join the #1MillionMinutes Challenge and invite your friends! 

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

#LeaveYourLegacy

 

#LoveYourHips Yoga Challenge Recap!

I spent two awesome weeks in May co-hosting the #LoveYourHips Yoga Challenge with the amazing Lora Hogan! And I have got to say, spending "Instagram" time with some amazing Yogi's is so encouraging and refreshing!  It was two weeks full of seeing people achieve goals, gain confidence, flexibility, and get encouraged from the awesome Insta fitness community, which is wonderful! 

Here's some of the awesome posts from participants in the challenge: 

#LoveYourHIps Yoga Challenge Recap

#LoveYourHIps Yoga Challenge Recap

#LoveYourHIps Yoga Challenge Recap

#LoveYourHIps Yoga Challenge Recap

#LoveYourHIps Yoga Challenge Recap

And here's some posts from the 3 Lucky Winner's picked for participating in each day of the challenge! 

#LoveYourHIps Yoga Challenge Recap

We were able to partner with some incredible brands to sponsor the event and giveaway some great prizes! You definitely want to check these guys out! 

Prana -gave away a Yoga Prize Pack to the 1st place winner! 

Energy Muse Jewelry -gave the 2nd place winner some beautiful jewelry! 

Shine Athletica -gave 3rd place a one of a kind #LoveYourHips Tank!

Such incredible prizes from some amazing sponsors! 

 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this amazing challenge.  I am incredibly grateful and hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! (We are already chatting about future challenges, so get excited)

QUESTION OF THE DAY: 

What was your favorite thing about the challenge :something you learned, grew in, or your favorite pose!

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

#LeaveYourLegacy

It's Friday! Celebrate With Me, Laugh a Little, and Take the Challenge!

So, it's Friday, which means we are all celebrating that it's the weekend! Plus, I'm extra excited because Sunday I will be running my first half-marathon since 2013! Big Deal for me! Wahoo! 

So why not celebrate with me!! {insert happy dance}

It's Friday! Let's Celebrate, and take the challenge from @brittanysuell with a fun couple's workout!

To celebrate, my husband and I decided to take on a workout challenge that a friend teased us with sometime around Valentines Day, after seeing the Partner Yoga Workout we put together for y'all. 

I'm just telling you, anytime you decide to take on a challenge like this, there's bound to be laughter, and a lot of it! So, definitely find a friend, or your lover, and try out some of these moves! 

I wish we would've gotten all of our laughs on camera, but I did share a little fun with you at the end! 

I love laughing with my husband. There's something about real, genuine laughs with the man that I love that makes me feel incredible, and makes us together feel so connected!  Plus, these moves are challenging, so working hard to achieve this workout together was fun and encouraging in itself! 

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WHO IS GOING TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE AND TRY SOME OF THESE MOVES!!??

QUESTION OF THE DAY: (comment) Who do you love to laugh with!?!? 

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#LeaveYourLegacy

10 Days of Christmas Giveaway #8! Stay Energized! & #FridayFive

It's Day #8 already...Which means, we are almost to the end of our 10 Days of Christmas Giveaway. So stick around, and keep entering in to win each day, because there are still some great prizes to give out! Plus, to end the GIVEAWAY, we have a BIG GIVEAWAY, and it's a surprise! But let me just tell you it is perfect for the winter month! And you are going to want to WIN!

10 days of ChristmasThis weekend I am visiting family, and I plan to take some time out of my weekend, to enjoy my new Lorna Jane, Move. Nourish. Believe Diary, and do some seriously Goal setting and dreaming for 2015! Get ready to hear all about it next week!

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I can't believe how close Christmas is! Who is ready!?!?! Not me, I don't feel like I'm having enough time in December to enjoy the season, it is just flying by! Speaking of the winter season, here are a few of the things I love to do during the winter !

 5 Favorite Winter Activities! 

1) Enjoying the night in with my family! Staying home, baking or making some festive Christmas food, having hot drinks (coffee or hot chocolate), and watching a cheesy Christmas movie! 

2) Christmas crafts! I am a big crafting person! I love making stuff....actually this year, almost all of our gifts we are giving are handmade! I sew, and we also make wood gifts (actually something you may not know about me is that my husband and I own our own business.....Check it out at this link>>Simply Suell

3) Santa Land! I am from a small town in East Texas, and a few towns

over is a place called Santa Land! It's several miles of extreme Christmas light exhibits that you drive your car through. There is always a huge line, but it is well worth it! I love going there every year! 

4) Family traditions---coming to East Texas to visit our family.  And although at times the going from house to house visiting everyone seems chaotic, I also find such joy in the chaos and tradition of each family! I love being with family, the festiveness of the days, the warm foods and drinks, the time we spend just relaxing...it's very peaceful! 

5) The challenge of staying motivated in winter...WHAT!?!?! Yes this is actually becoming one of my favorite things.  I know that winter can be hard for fitness and health....I know because I have experienced not keeping up with my normal routine or eating habits. But the challenge is fun! It brings me together with people! Whether it's my online friends that I am in a #HolidaySweat Challenge with, or with you guys on my Facebook page, or with my running accountability partner, or with my mom. We all know the feeling of messing up when we travel, and when we celebrate with family, and when we get out of the routine.  So it's fun to band together and motivate/encourage one another to do better this year! I am loving the community and accountability I am receiving in all these areas! 

#FridayFive

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CynthiaMar, & Courtney

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NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! 

We've already talked about how hard it can be to stay happy and motived during the winter, in this post, "How to Beat the Winter Blues." So today, as a little encouragement to stay energized through this season of cold and dark days, I'm giving away a bundle of Clif Energy Shots!

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Take your training to the next level this winter with this bundle of Clif Energy Shots!

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Weight Loss Wednesday #2

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Little Sis here.....back for week 2! I have really been enjoying Weightloss Wednesday and my endeavors of Eating Clean!!  You can read about that HERE.  It has made this whole process more fun, enjoyable, and really a fun challenge! Last week I weighed in at 163, and just days before that I was weighing in at 165! UGH!! And today I was proud to see the scales down to 160.5! I'm so ready to be in the 150's! Anyways, though, I did well this week, definitely not perfect, but still making solid changes to my eating habits & lifestyle!

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It has been fun for me to discover new ways to eat healthy! I went to a Gluten FREE cooking class, not because I want to be Gluten Free, but just to learn healthier ways to cook.  It was fun with my girlfriends (post coming later), and it was very insightful! Along with this, I have been researching and having many conversations on how to eat better.

A few changes I have made so far include using honey to sweeten things, like my COFFEE! Big Deal for me, and I don't taste a difference at all.  (Plus I got the honey from the Farmer's Market).  And also having fun creating new healthy, all-natural snacks for myself! One I shared was the Strawberry-Lemon Protein Pops! Those are fun and so yummy! Next week I'll share about our homemade fruit rollups!  I started juicing this week.  Just started, only have done 3 glasses, and am really enjoying it so far!

Along with these things, I have also been adding protein to a lot  of my foods, (like my juices, or homemade snacks that I make), and I started this whole thing off with a supplement cleanse which ended today.  It did not necessarily affect my eating too much since I was already making changes! I can share more about that if you want later!

There has also been one other thing that has been a HUGE help in rebutting Weightloss Wednesday! Big Sis is going to share more about that! But I LOVE IT AND AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF IT!

Be sure to follow along by searching #theSuellsEatClean

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Big Sis here.. This has been a great week! I didn't eat perfect at all and honestly just started working out again yesterday. I set a goal for myself to work out at least 30 minutes this week M-F. Monday and Tuesday are complete! Today I got the all clear at my 6 weeks, postpartum appointment so I am more than ready to get my hiney into running again!! I was so excited to step on the scale and see 191.0!! I was 196.1 last week! So exciting!

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The biggest thing that has happened this week is that we have launched our Weight Loss Wednesday Team! We have a group of 15 girls who have come together and joined together in a private forum setting and we are sharing it all. It has really taken off this week and it is so exciting to have that encouragement. Some have shared pictures, weights, goals, etc. It has been a very active group so far and we are so excited for everyone that has been involved. We hope in a both six months to launch another WLW Team! We are so excited to see the changes that are going to come from our team!! We asked our members what there goals are in being part of the team and these are some things that we heard:

" "Friendly accountability" that one thing that is great about this group. We help each other by knowing we are accountable every week to each other. We will all be each others cheerleader or a shoulder when we need it. We're all in this together and as females young & uh~um not so young we all know how each other is feeling! Thanks girls!!" -Kendra

"I needed someone to hold me accountable! All day today I thought... well I could eat that but then I would have to explain to the ladies what happened. So I didn't  where as last week I probably would have. That's so awesome! I'm glad I have this support to get me through. "support group" or "support of the group" lol" -Katie

We are so excited to share with you each week as we progress comments, guest blogs, weight loss struggles, adventures, recipes, etc. from our group! We hope that you will enjoy watching us from the outside as much as we love being together on the inside!

Don't forget to follow my family as we begin our Clean Eating Journey... we won't really get started too much until we get settled in Florida. This is the last post to you from MY living in Texas! :(

You can follow us by searching #TheShawsEatClean

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See how far we have come:

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Under Armour "What's Beautiful" Challenge

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I recently started the Under Armour "What's Beautiful" Challenge! I am so excited to be a part of something so fun, challenging, and encouraging!

Here's how it works: Under Armour is basically challenging female athletes to set goals, and accomplish those goals! The What's Beautiful website is a place for women to interact with one another and record their journey as they overcome obstacles!!

The goal that I have created for myself is to be able to do a handstand without using the wall! If you have been following me on the blog or via instagram you know that for the past few months I have been challenging myself with lot's of yoga and handstands! I have definitely seen growth, but I want to DO MORE!

Here's a small portion of the some of the challenges I have accomplished!

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Last night I hit a major milestone! Although it was only a headstand, I still was brave enough and able to hold my headstand with no wall in sight!

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I was so proud of this!! A storm was rolling in and the sky was beautiful!!

Come check out my Under Armour "What's Beautiful" Challenge profile and cheer me on! You might even decide to create your own goal!!

Also follow me on Instagram! I'd love to follow you back and inspire one another!

Also HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!

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Why do you run!?!?

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