Category Archives: Life lessons

Choosing Happy

Hello All!

Man this week sure has gotten away from me. I was planning on being a little more active on the blog this week, but that obviously didn’t happen. But, head over to the Girls Gone Sporty Website¬†and check out my newest travel workout. Perfect timing for the beginning of summer! ūüôā



I can honestly say that choosing to be happy is a struggle at times. And I know there is no way that we can always be happy. We all have face setbacks, hardships, and things don’t always turn out as we¬†planned, which can be frustrating. I wanted to share some personal insight I’ve reflected on recently.



Complaining about the negatives and¬†feeling sorry for ourselves doesn’t change anything. I’m a huge advocate of looking for a positive, but needs a reminder at times. I’m a constant planner and worrier which keeps me from living in and enjoying the moment.

So, the next time I feel like complaining or worrying about something I’m going to remind myself to “choose happy” instead. And I hope you will try it too!



And with that, I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

How do you choose to be happy? Please share in the comments below! And as always, thanks for reading. ~M

Life Lessons from my Dog

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m sharing some¬†life wisdom I’ve learned from Paisley.



Smile More


Never Stop Playing


Appreciate the Little Things-¬†Lying in bed after a long day with my hubby and dog is the absolute best and I’m pretty sure Paisley feels the same way.


Let Your Loved Ones Know How You Feel 




Stop and Enjoy the Moment 


Don’t Forget to Practice Yoga- I believe this is her version of the downward dog…nice form, huh?¬†¬†


Dress Up (yes we will get her a bigger jersey for next year)


What are some life lessons you’ve learned from your dog?¬†


Well, the half marathon training is going. ¬†Last week I was only able to get in two runs- one 4 miler and one 7 miler. The 7 was a little slower than I’d like, but I’m just glad to get those miles in. I’m thinking of adding in some sprint and interval workouts and see if I can get my speed up a little bit.

What are your tips for increasing your running speed? Please share! 

Thanks for reading as always!! ~M





Moving On

Happy Friday Everyone!! And Happy Long Weekend too.

I can’t believe that it’s basically September already…..not sure where summer went??!

If you read my most recent post, you know all the changes that have been on with us this past month. (Maybe that’s why August flew by)

Getting a new job was a big deal for me and took a lot of time for me to make that decision. Without going into too much deal, I was at a crossroads knowing that this wasn’t the right place for me to grow in my career and I wasn’t as happy as I have been before with past jobs.

But at the same time I was struggling with that fact that I was fortunate to have a job and it was comfortable.

I ran across this quote on Pinterest awhile back and it always kind of “stuck” with me.


For some reason I had a hard time coming to my final decision because it was something I had to do on my own- no one could tell me what’s right or what’s wrong.¬†I had to decide what was in the best interest for ME¬†and not for anyone else.

In between jobs I’m taking a week off, which is going to be fabulous. There is still so much here in LA that I haven’t been able to explore, so I am hoping to get in some touristy stuff and relaxing too of course. ūüôā



I’ll be back soon with a new workout to share!