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Review: Lyft Clean Caffeine

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to review Lyft Clean Caffeine as part of my ambassadorship with Fit Approach. The expressed opinions are my very own. 

When I received the email about the opportunity to review Lyft Clean Caffeine, I was quite excited. I'm about to begin Marathon Training, and am always looking for energy supplements that are more natural and healthy for your body.

Since I'm allowed 1 coffee a day (due to breastfeeding), I didn't think it would be an issue to try the product. However, when the product arrived and it explicitly stated on the label "not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers" I was disappointed.

Since the website and packaging clearly state that it's not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers, I asked my husband to test it for me with 1 stick, and  I'm going to try it after I'm done nursing. 

So, here is the info.

1.  Lyft is all natural caffeine
2.  Loaded with vitamins to be used as a source for vibrant…

I'm streaking...

Tomorrow begins the 2014 Runners World Run Streak! 
The goal is to run (at least) 1 mile every day from Memorial Day until Independence Day! 
Info here
Will you join me? 
Follow my twitter & Instagram for updates! (storybookerin) 

Little Lady goes to Disney: Lunch Tips

Since Little Lady is only 4 months old, and the sun is quite intense, we were sure to book dining reservations for the hottest part of the day (usually around 2-3) 
It was great to get out of the sun and enjoy a meal each day! 
Epcot: Bier Garten 
In Epcot we ate in Germany at the Bier Garten. It's an all you can eat buffet and the drinks (non-spirited) are included. 
We enjoyed the delicious food and our little lady enjoyed the show! We spent close to two hours in that restaurant! 
Hollywood Studios: Mama Mel Rose 
For Hollywood Studios we tried Mama Melrose and it was fabulous! We ended up upgrading to the "VIP dining experience" which included a seat for the fantasmic show and later found that for 37.99 per person we each got an appetizer, an entre (we had steak) and a dessert sampler. I was pretty excited that the drinks were also included in that price! 
So, another long lunch out of the sun was enjoyed! If you are going to Hollywood Studios, I recommend that package for d…

Little Lady goes to Disney: Part 1

What do you pack for a trip with a 4 month old?
Your entire house...
Seriously, when we went for an overnight trip to my parents last month I thought we took a lot. 
Then I started packing for 4 days at Disney with our 4 month old... 
What. In. The. World?!?!?!!
It's totally worry it, and I KNOW I will never regret building these memories (that only my husband and I will remember). 
Here is a peak into my purse. 
Haha, had to check and be sure I put my wallet in there! 
I'm looking forward to creating memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. 
When was your first trip to Disney? 

Clean Eats, What's your favorite?

Does anyone else struggle with healthy eating goals?

Here's the thing, I like healthy food. I enjoy fruits, and veggies and chicken or fish. The only trouble, I never seem to want to prepare them, so we settle for something quick like spaghetti and meat balls, or some other quick meal.

I saw these zucchini boats on Katrina's blog, and thought to myself ... "I can make that!" and I did! It was excellent!!

So, shout out to her for inspiring me to make something healthy!

What are your favorite healthy and quick dishes?

Dear Little Lady

A letter I wrote to my daughter on our first Mother's Day together (1.11.14)

Dear Little Lady,

Today you fell asleep on my chest after you had your first meal of the day. You snuggled in so tenderly and I could feel your every breath.

Between your breaths of slumber, I felt you move and heard you whimper. I know you must be dreaming, but at 4 months old, I'm not certain what about.

Perhaps you see angels in your sleep, or maybe you are remembering all of the fun times we've shared. Are you writing lists of things you want to try? Like walk or stand or eat or crawl?

I'll never know what you dreamt, in that moment where time stood still. I do know that I'll always pray that your dreams will feel to big so your faith can be made strong.

For you were once a dream, a dream that made my faith strong. I didn't know what I was in for, on that afternoon late last May.

Our journey together has taught me to pray more fervently, and love more deeply than I will ever be abl…

Post Baby Running

I'm finally back out there running on a regular basis, and I have a few thoughts about it. 
1) Not only did pregnancy change my life, it changed my stride. 
2) Priorities change. I'm trying really hard to stay focused with my running, but really I know I'm going back to work soon and I don't want to "give up" time with little lady to run. 
3) I need to run. Soooo, as valid as the above... I need to run so that I can be a better mom. 
Truth is, being the primary care giver for little lady is exhausting and sometimes you just need to be alone. 
Still working on the whole balance thing. 
How do you super moms do it? 

Spoiled Mom.

I have to say, I'm feeling pretty spoiled right now.

My husband brought home a Macbook Air for me. I've wanted a Macbook...!

Now, I have one, and I'm in love. It's so cute, and I love it!!!

I'm currently looking for a protective case on amazon for it. I think i'm going to go with a light blue or sea foam green case. I might get a pink, but ... probably not.

How have you been spoiled lately?


Sometimes, you just know something's not right.

I started a training plan with Nike Plus with every intention of pushing through no matter what. Unfortunately, little lady came down with her very first sickness. ...

An ear infection.

Last week was rough, I spent most of the week watching her symptoms trying to decide if it was "just teething" or "just her acid reflux". When babies are that little it's hard to tell sometimes...

I called her pediatrician (in tears) because she just seemed to be in so much pain, and he saw her right away. Within a few moments, he confirmed my suspicion that she had an ear infection.

Needless to say, my training plan has suffered.

My darling is starting to feel better and I'm pretty sure we are both getting spoiled with all the cuddles.

New Moms, trust your intuition. Don't be afraid to call the pediatrician, especially if you feel in your heart that something's wrong.

p.s. I may not have run the last 4 days, but I