The Weekly Chase #5


The fact that this post wasn’t scheduled to post Monday morning should give you an idea of how my week kind of is going! It’s been insane…all in a good way though.

Last week’s list of goals:

Goal #1: Make sure I get my cross-training and yoga in along with my 3 marathon training runs. I was spot on with my running and cross training. I probably could have used another yoga session though.

Goal #2: Eat clean and eat as plant-based as possible. I did okay with eating clean, but not really with plant-based. I really wanted the meat. But the beer over the weekend …  I earned those carbs.

Goal #3: Wake up early. This is getting more difficult as my schedule demands increase along with my training mileage. I’m all about getting enough sleep right now.

Goal #4: Book, Focus, Build, Consistency. I read. I focused. I built. All on a small forward scale.

This week’s list of goals:

Goal #1: 3 yoga sessions with my 3 training runs. My hips are aching for some yoga….so this is a must.

Goal #2: Eat clean and eat as plant-based as possible. Revisiting this one again to really focus on eating plant-based.

Goal #3: Schedule self-assessments. I’ve been going through a pretty major part of my mental and emotional, heck, even spiritual, journey. To keep the right frame of mind, I find that self-assessing on a daily and even sometimes multiple times throughout the day, I stay right where I need to be to be the best Carin I can be.

Goal #4: Book, Focus, Build, Consistency . Same business goals for the week too. Keeping the same goal helps keep me consistent. We all know consistency is key!

What are your goals for this week? Please share!


One Word Wednesday: Persistence



What does the word persistence mean to you?

Paleo Bird In A Nest

I’m not sure if this is the actual name of the recipe, but I’ve seen it floating around Facebook and different Paleo sites, so I decided to give it a shot.

Paleo Bird in a Nest with Black Beans

Paleo Bird in a Nest with Black Beans

It’s a really easy recipe. Here’s what you need:


  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 large egg
  • Black or cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Tabasco (optional)
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 180° (I actually did 225°)
  2. Slice avocado into two. Remove pit. With a spoon, hull out more avocado where the pit was.
  3. Crack egg into hole.
  4. Sprinkle your choice of pepper and Kosher salt over the top of the egg and avo. Sprinkle cheese as well.
  5. Bake for at least 20 minutes or until egg is at desired cooked stage. Heat black beans while the bird in the nest is cooking.
  6. Place on plate. Serve black beans on the side. Add greek yogurt on top of beans. Sprinkle Tabasco over everything.
  7. Serve while everything is still warm.

I hope you give this a try! Enjoy it!! I found it very filling, yet light as well. 😀

The Weekly Chase #4


Last week’s list of goals:

Goal #1: Make sure I get my cross-training and yoga in along with my 3 marathon training runs. Running was on track. I got 1 cross training workout in and my two yoga classes taught.

Goal #2: Eat clean. I did okay eating clean this last week.

Goal #3: Wake up early. I actually slept in almost everyday. I think my body really needed it.

Goal #4: Book, Focus, Build . I read. I did not focus or build. I won’t beat myself up for not meeting my goal. Just moving forward.

This week’s list of goals:

Goal #1: Make sure I get my cross-training and yoga in along with my 3 marathon training runs. I will get my personal yoga session in as well as 2 cross training sessions.

Goal #2: Eat clean and eat as plant-based as possible. I’ve been lagging a lot lately, and I feel like I’m just heavy. Sometimes giving myself a break from meat can help rejuvenate my body.

Goal #3: Wake up early. Planning on embracing the early despite the now chilly Texas Fall temps in the morning.

Goal #4: Book, Focus, Build, Consistency . My success partner and I set weekly goals as well. Adding onto last week’s goals, it’s “Book, Focus, Build, Consistency”. We’re reading the same book, focusing on what needs to be done, and building our teams….all doing this consistently every day.

What are your goals for this week? Please share!

One Word Wednesday: Strength



What does “strength” mean to you?

The Weekly Chase #3

An entire month has passed since my last weekly chase. Things in my personal life were overwhelming, and I needed to take a step back and focus on them. I feel more settled now, and am ready to continue on with my routine and goals, which includes the awesome Weekly Chase! How have you been? Have you been meeting your goals?


This week’s list of goals:

Goal #1: Make sure I get my cross-training and yoga in along with my 3 marathon training runs. I’ve stayed up with my running, but I let my cross-training slide a bit.

Goal #2: Eat clean. This really isn’t that bad of a problem, but since my mileage is increasing, I’ve been telling myself “I earned” that extra serving or piece of bread or waffle.

Goal #3: Wake up early. Lately, I’ve been waking by 4 a.m. everyday. I’ve been using this hour to sit, think, meditate…sort of mentally refocus and embrace the day before it actually starts.

Goal #4: Book, Focus, Build . My success partner and I set weekly goals as well. This week, it’s “Book, Focus, Build”. We’re reading the same book, focusing on what needs to be done, and building our teams.

What are your goals for this week? Please share!

Success Saturday: Jenna F.

Jenna and I have been friends through a virtual running moms group (RMM) for quite a while now. I’ve seen her overcome many obstacles and come out stronger and healthier! You can check out her beginner blog here as well.
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1. Why did you decide to lose weight/change your lifestyle? (Any and all reasons)
        My number one reason was to help me through my separation then my divorce from my ex-husband. That reason changed into making sure I was one of those Mom’s who played on the w/ their kid growing up instead of staying on the sidelines. Now my reasons for continuing is to reach the goals I have set for myself.
2. What exercise did you do? (List everything)
      1) Running- when I started I followed training plans. I lost my mojo for a good little while. I’m slowly getting it back.
       2) elliptical- this is my go-to machine when I have a chance
       3) hiking- I do this w/ my son. He loves it and I love that I get to spend uninterrupted time with him.
       4) t25- this is a beach body program and totally ideal for the time constraints I have on my daily life.
3. How did you change your eating?
      My eating has been the hardest part to change. I cut out fast-food and started bringing about %90 of my meals from home. And when I do have to eat fast-food. I do grilled chicken, only have the bun and no fries. I also make sure I have a shakeology shake daily at some point in the day.
4. Did you use any nutritional supplements?
     The only few things I add as far as supplements go is a B-complex and Potassium pill daily. Like I said I have my Shakeology shake daily, and that has all of my nutrients I need daily so I don’t bother w/ a daily vitamin pill.
5. Did you have support? (Group, friend, online community, etc.)
      I have a few ppl that I work with that have  helped them want to be better as well. Bc they see me everyday so they know the hard work that I put into being the best version of myself that I can.
      I have my online support from RMM. I’ve known these ladies for at least 5yrs. The group has changed, I’ve still got support from ladies who areno longer in the group. Their support has meant the world to me. There’s a few that I consider my sole-sisters for life.
     I have my family who push me to my limits. They have stood me through everything.
    Lastly, my son. Those two words mean everything to me. They continue to push me to push beyond my limits. He has no clue as to how much he’s changed me for the better, and I don’t know if he ever will. But I will always strive to be the best Mommy I can be for him.
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6. What do you feel is the top thing you’ve gotten out of your journey?
     My confidence back. My marriage was filled w/ domestic abuse (verbal and then physical towards the end), and with that I lost my confidence as a woman. Loosing the weight and just feeling better about myself (I still have “Debbie- downer” days. But instead of turning to food, I choose to get a good sweat in).
7. What is your next goal?
   My next major goal (I always have a ton of small stepping stone goals to get me to my major goal at the end) is to loose 39lbs in the next year. That’ll make it 100lbs that I have lost.