#ActiveLivingChallenge Accepted & Completed! (Week 3 Recap)

Woo hoo! I made it! And just in time too. This morning I went out for my morning run, got sick, and had to head back home. Yuck. No Bueno. Good thing I already completed the #ActiveLivingChallenge !  It’s been a great three weeks. I have enjoyed  Moving, Nourishing, and Believing (& tweeting) every day.  It has been good for both body and soul. I hope you are inspired to get out and move, nourish, and believe in a better you! Every positive decision, step, and healthy bite you take can lead to  another. Nobody ever said, “I wish I hadn’t worked out”. Or, “I wish I hadn’t eaten healthy today”!


Week 3: 

August 18, Day 15: How I practiced active livng today: Three mile run in the morning, followed by family biking in the evening!







August 19, Day 10: What I am excited for in the future: More walking, running, and biking in our hometown! (Though I hope it doesn’t get as cold as last winter.)









August 20, Day 17: A photo of me, getting sweaty with my favorite workout: Stopped mid-run to snap a pic of me and Hoagy! Love running on the IU campus!






August 21, Day 18: Short-Term Goal: Working to shave 30 seconds off my 5k, and running in this September 20th Hoosiers Outrun Cancer event. (As long as the grandbaby doesn’t decide to come early!)




 August 22, Day 19: Favorite Healthy Snack:  Homemade Dark Chocolate covered Strawberries!





August 23, Day 20: Favorite Lorna Jane Clothing piece from http://www.lornajane.com :  I really like the Mod Squad Sports Bra and the Ambassador Stripe Tank. So many to choose from! I love the new Paradise Active Shorts too!!!!









August 24: Day 21: My Favorite part of Active Living: See my smile in this picture? I love how #activeliving makes me feel, both inside and out! #MoveNourishBelieve !!! #sweatpink

That’s all for this week.  And that’s all for the #ActiveLivingChallenge. Moving, nourishing, and believing are now  part of my lifestyle. You can make it yours too! I would love to hear how you are doing!  Be sure to follow @LornaJaneActive and @FitApproach on twitter and facebook. Share some of your answers to your favorite Challenge Questions in the comments! Have a great week!

*I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


Yay! I Made It Through Week Two of #ActiveLivingChallenge !

I’ve been Moving, Nourishing, and Believing (& tweeting) for two staright weeks now! And I’m loving every minute of it! Okay, maybe I don’t love every minute. There are a few minutes every time I run, that I ask myself why I’m doing this. And then I remember that it’s because I am nourishing my body and soul. And that finishing, and ultimitely winning, come to those who perservere. So if I want to finish this race called Life, with a strong, healthy, body and soul, I must perservere! (insert mantra “Just keep running.”)  Here’s my recap, complete with photos of course, of how I Moved my Body, Nourished my Mind & soul, and Believed in myself this week!


Week 2:

August 11, Day 8: Favorite Superfood: Blueberries & Strawberries!









August 12, Day 9: Do something New: I tried this new PowerBar brand Performance Energy Wafer Bar! Pretty Yummy. The package says to consume one before, and two during your workout. But since I only run three miles, I only ate one!


August 13, Day 10: How Do You Practice #ActiveLiving everyday? Walk, Run, & Ride my Bike!

August 14, Day 11: Post a picture of your daily motivation to #MoveNourishBelieve : Iwant to have good overall health, so I can enjoy as many years with this guy as possible!

August 15, Day 12: Share your favorite quote about staying positive & true to yourself: (See the photo!)

August 16, Day 13: Life can get very busy! What do you do to get more out of everyday? I try to spend quiet time each morning, preparing my mind, soul, and body for the day ahead. This book and study guide have helped me for years!

August 17: Day 14: Share your ultimate dream/goal. Okay, so this is on my physical dream/goal list: Dream: Run a race in every state! Realistic Goal: Run a race in a different state each year. This is a photo of me post-race in Savannah, Georgia, 2013. (I really do #sweatpink !)

And there you go. Another fun week of moving, nourishing, and believing, in the record books! I hope you’re enjoying the updates and photos.Remember, you can still join in the challenge by following @LornaJaneActive and @FitApproach on twitter and facebook.  And be sure to leave a comment here and let me know some of your answers to your favorite Challenge Questions. Have a great week!

*I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Move, Nourish, Believe – The Active Living Challenge!

I love a good challenge! And I love to live a healthy, active, lifestyle! So when I saw that Lorna Jane Active and Fit Approach were joining forces in a twitter/Instagram challenge, I was in! From August 4th thru the 25th, we are being challenged to Move our Bodies, Nourish our Minds (& I like to add souls), and Believe in ourselves. The great thing about challenges for me, is that they motivate me. Kind of like all those new apps on our phones and armbands that motivate you to track your activity. So thanks to Lorna Jane Active & Fit Approach for motivating me to 1: Move, Nourish, & Believe    (and)      2: Write on my Blog! As a part-time blogger, I sometimes let too much time lapse between writing sessions. So thanks for keeping me on track!




Here’s a recap of Week 1:

August 4, Day 1: Favorite summer workout move: Running! (Although biking is a close second!)











August 5, Day 2: Favorite Healthy Recipe: I love this amazing salad that I basically just made up a couple of years ago! There is no real recipe; just lots of healthy ingredients, like Romaine & Red Lettuce, Pear slices, Blueberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Mozzarella & Feta Cheese! Topped with your favorite viniagrette!









August 6, Day 3: What Active Living Means to Me:

Move: Ride my Bike

Nourish: Rehydrate with lowfat chocolate milk!

Believe: I’m getting stronger everyday!

My MNB photo of the day:








August 7, Day 4: My Favorite Place to Relax/Have Quiet Time: My Bedroom. It’s calm, soothing, and quiet.











August 8, Day 5: Snap a #workout sweaty selfie! (Post-Run)










August 9, Day 6: Moving/Working out with Friends: Hubby is my bike-riding buddy!










August 10: Day 7: Something You’re Grateful For: I’m grateful for my sweet daughter, who is expecting our first grandchild in October!




That’s it for Week 1! It’s been a fun week. Hopefully I will be able to stay on task during the following weeks. Stay tuned for weekly updates! You can also join in the challenge by following @LornaJaneActive and @FitApproach on twitter! And be sure to leave a comment here and let me know some of your answers to the Week 1 Challenge Questions. Have a great week!


*I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13