Style Never Stops [Reebok Skyscape Shoe Review]

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

A few weeks ago, I didn’t really see myself as the kind of gal that would walk around sporting bright pink shoes all over town. I have to admit- ever since I received these Reebok Skyscape shoes via Fitfluential – I’ve had a hard time taking them off!



A few weeks ago, the nice folks at Reebok sent me this adorable little package all wrapped up with a bow:


I have to admit- when I first opened up the box, my initial reaction was something like “whoa… those are pink!” I really wasn’t exactly sure how I’d feel about these shoes- they’re quite different from what I usually wear. But- seconds after slipping my Reebok Skyscape shoes on for the first time, I knew that they were a keeper.

I must say – these shoes 100% match the description:

“So lightweight and comfortable, you’ll forget you have them on.”

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WIAW 85: Sitting on my Butt [All Day Long]

Happy Wednesday!

First of all- thanks so much for all of your sweet, thoughtful comments from Monday’s post. I really appreciate each and every single one of them and can feel the love and positive energy. Here’s a quick update to my current situation: I went to an orthopedist on Monday. He did a number of tests to feel for certain ligaments and to rule out specific things and almost everything looked good. But, he couldn’t “feel” my ACL, which usually means it’s torn. He wasn’t 100% positive that that’s the case, but wanted me to come back and see him in two weeks to reassess. The weird thing is- when I went to the Urgent Care center on Friday, the nurse could feel it. I’m kind of hoping that since my leg was so much more swollen at the orthopedist that maybe that was a factor… but I don’t really know. Luckily the other ligaments are definitely not torn and apparently my strong quads (thanks to five years of teaching Spinning) were helpful in the injury being less severe and will be helpful in recovery. When I go back in two weeks, the doctor will do the same tests and if he doesn’t feel my ACL then I’ll get an MRI and go from there. I’m keeping positive- what else can I do?

In the meantime, I’ve spent a lot of time sitting on butt with my left leg elevated and my knee iced. The swelling has gone down a bit each day and I’ve been able to walk a little better and put weight on my left foot- but I’m definitely nowhere near 100%. Not being even able to walk one of the dogs outside (let alone- work out or do anything else active) has been killing me, but I have no choice. I’ve been doing some upper-body strength-training and core work that doesn’t compromise my knees at all, which is better than nothing!

Anyway- speaking of sitting on my butt- that’s pretty much all I did last Sunday. Though the day certainly wasn’t exciting (and was a mix of watching movies and catching up work stuff), I chose to document the meals anyway! Truth be told, I didn’t actually think of taking my WIAW photos until after breakfast, so you get a stand-in for that meal:


This is actually a photo taken a few days before, but my breakfast that morning was pretty much identical (minus the almond butter): FlapJacked Cinnamon Apple crepes stuffed with apples and cottage cheese. Now that I’ve successfully figured out how to make crepes I can’t get enough of them!

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I’m Not Good at Sitting Still [That Time I Had a Skiing Accident]

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Happy Monday, friends. Well, it's certainly been an interesting weekend (and didn't really turn out the way that I planned. At all.). It all started early on Friday morning when Greg and I woke up at 5:00 am to have an awesome day skiing. We had both … [Continue reading]

Four Ways to Stay in Shape at Home


Why, hello! With my new work schedule, I'm predicting that you're going to be seeing a little less of me (less frequently anyway)- but don't fret- I'm not going away altogether. :) Working from home certainly takes adjustment and lots of … [Continue reading]

WIAW 84: Not in My Kitchen

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Good morning! I have a love/hate relationship with being out of the house all day. While I love to go out and do stuff and have fun- I'm really just a homebody at heart. Plus, as much as I like eating out, I definitely prefer to cook in my own … [Continue reading]

Fairlife Magic Bullet Giveaway Winner

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Happy Tuesday friends- and whoa... Happy April 1st! I hope that your week is off to a great start and that you're embracing April 2014 with open arms. :) I'm just stopping in today to announce the winner of the Magic Bullet Giveaway, sponsored by … [Continue reading]



Hellllloooooo! Forgive the super short post today (and other short or non-existent posts that may follow this week)- things are super busy around here! Despite the chaos going on in my life right now, things are great! The weekend was pretty much … [Continue reading]

Healthy Homemade Fish Sticks [Featuring The Better Chip]


Fish sticks are not exactly a food that I would associate with the word healthy- and they're also not something that I generally have on hand. In fact, before this past week, I don't think I had eaten a single fish stick of any kind since I was a … [Continue reading]

Paige’s Birthday Bootcamp GIVEAWAY

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Hello! Today's post is going to be short and sweet- but I'd like to start out by saying Happy Birthday to one of the nicest, best, most wonderful friends I know- Paige! Should I also mention that she's an extremely talented personal trainer … [Continue reading]

WIAW 83: Eggs & Indulgence

pork shoulder

Last Saturday was one of those crazy days where I found myself running all over the place from the time that I woke up until I went to bed. Regardless of the day being a bit hectic and busy- it was super fun and I got to spend some time with a bunch … [Continue reading]