Monday, June 22, 2015


I am so excited to join #1MillionMinutes with #sweatpink! This summer my goal is to do 350 minutes of Running, walking, weight lifting or anything I can find, while wearing my favorite pink shirt.

I predict that we’ll ROCK the goal of #1MillionMinutes - we’ll actually hit 2 million of minutes this summer! I predict that Running or Yoga will be the top-logged movement.

I'll get extra minutes in by walking around the office!

My favorite way to get extra minutes in is by Running with Mandy. Mandy is my BEST activity partner because he/she is so motivating. Our favorite way to relax post-workout is to go home & relax.

I tag Holly, Mandy, and Bethany to help us reach #1MillionMInutes… or more!      


Until next time!!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Upcoming Races

With summer approaching, I say it’s my race season!!  The summer/fall is when I do most of my races.  So here is my planned race schedule:

Firecracker 5k – July 4

Diva Dash 5k – July 11

Jolly Runner 5k – Aug 29 (maybe)

Mustache Dash 5k – Oct sometime (maybe)

Tulsa Run 5k or 15k (I don’t know which) – Oct 31

So I have a lot of training to do to get ready for this race schedule!!  I plan on running 2-3 times a week & cross train 2 or 3 times a week.  I will do most of my running & training in the evening because I am not a morning person!      


Until next time!!

Kristin Rae

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Smoothie Prep Day

Sunday smoothie prep day!!  This week I have Frozen Strawberries, Peaches, Mango & Blueberries.  I put my fruit in Ziploc Baggie & leave them in the freezer until the night before.  The night before I put the baggie of fruit in the fridge so they are defrosted  in the morning.  Also, Chocolate Banana Peanut which doesn’t take much prep. 
I will mix up the fruit to give variety.  This week will mix up this way
Monday: Mango Blueberry
Tuesday: Strawberry Peach 
Wednesday: Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter
Thursday: Strawberry Banana
Friday: Strawberry Blueberry
These smoothies all start off with the same basic stuff. 
1 1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 packet Instant Breakfast (Depending on what smoothie I am making I use a different flavor Instant Breakfast.  Monday: Vanilla, Tuesday: Strawberry, Wednesday: Chocolate, Thursday: Strawberry & Friday: Strawberry)
1/4 cup plain Yogurt
1/2 total Fruit (except for Chocolate Banana-just use 1 banana sliced)
For the Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie use 2 tablespoons of Creamy Peanut Butter
2 ice cubes
About a table spoon of Honey for sweetness. (except the the Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter)
Blend it all together in a Blender (I use Nutri Bullet)
Smoothie have become a part of my diet & I love it!!
Kristin Rae

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

I love pasta salad so I came up with this delicious recipe.  
1 pound any kind of pasta (the used spiral this time but I have uses macaroni)
1 bottle ranch dressing (I just used the store brand)
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup bacon bits (I used store bought but you could use the real thing)
Cook pasta according to package. Drain pasta & rinse with cold water.  You want the pasta cold when you start mixing everything together.
Put pasta in a big bowl, pour in the Ranch dressing.  Mix to combine.  Add in celery & carrots.  Mix to combine.  Finally, add in the bacon bits & mix everything together.  Cover with a lid & put in fridge & let it set for a couple hours.  
I love this recipe it is very simple & very delicious.  
Kristin Rae

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Healthy Living Accountability & Motivation

After about a 4 week hiatus from working out & eating healthy eating, I am back at it.  I even started an Accountability Group on Facebook.  It’s called Healthy Living Accountability & Motivation Group.  If you would like to join please do.  The more the merrier.       
Until next time!!
Kristin Rae      



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Name

If you noticed I re-named my blog.  I just thought it was time for a change.  Hopefully some good stuff to come soon!!  Thanks for reading!!

Until next time!!

Kristin Rae

Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Monday

This weekend I made some very healthy & good recipes.  I starting over today with healthy eating & working out. 
The 1st recipe I am going to share is:

Corn & Black Bean Salad
Corn & Black Bean Salad

2 Cans of Golden Corn, drained
2 Cans of Black Beans, drained & rinsed
1 Can Diced Tomatoes, drained
½ Red Onion, Diced
2 Jalapenos, Diced
1 Bunch of Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lime

Just combine all ingredients in a big bowl & put in refrigerator for at least an hour.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

2 Packages of Chicken Tenders, cut into bit size pieces
¼ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
¼ Cup Ground Pretzels
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Chili powder
Chicken Nuggets
1 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chicken Marinade
1 ½ Cup Milk
¼ Cup Plain Yogurt
Salt & Pepper (about a tsp of each)
             Put cut up chicken I a bowl w/ mile mixture. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Mix the bread crumbs, pretzels & spices in a bowl or re-sealable bag.

Once chicken has be marinating for 30 minutes to 1 hour drain chicken in a colander.  

Then place chicken in bread crumb mixture and coat well.  Place coated chicken on backing sheet.

Back at 400° for 10 minutes.

Ice Cream
Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream

3 Bananas, cut into 1 inch pieces & frozen
¼ Cup Plain Yogurt
2 heaping tbsps. of Creamy Peanut Butter
3 tbsps. Chocolate Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla

Place frozen bananas in food processor with the yogurt and blend until smooth.

Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Place mixture in Freezer proof container & put in freezer.  

Until next time!!