#WhatsBeautiful: Win a trip to the Under Armour Retreat in Costa Rica

This post is sponsored by Under Armour.

You know what’s beautiful? That thanks for Under Armour and FitFluential, I’ve got a bunch of new workout gear on its way to my mailbox right now.

But you know what’s EVEN MORE beautiful? The fact that over the next few weeks, together, we’re all going to set goals, push and encourage each other to achieve them, and all along the way, define “What’s Beautiful” on our own terms..

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Under Armour Women is hosting the What’s Beautiful Campaign from now until June 21st in order to inspire and motivate women all around the world to push past their comfort zones and achieve what they once thought was impossible. They’re calling it a “competition to redefine the female athlete.”

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Summertime Slim-down Boot Camp: Week 11


Alright, Hungry Readers! It’s time to start week 11 of our Summertime Slim-down Boot Camp!

As I mentioned last week, there are no new workouts from this point forward. For the next four weeks we’re going to be switching it up and adding some pzazz by picking from any of the previous week’s workouts anytime a Hungry Runner Workout is scheduled on the calendar.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadilla with Greek Yogurt Dressing and Gruyere Cheese

So the sweet potato black bean quesadilla is nothing new. I’ve made it before in the past and shared the recipe here with you all. I remember thinking it was such a genius combination of foods when I first stumbled across it. And that’s because it is.

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April 2013 Running Playlist



I have done so much running this month. I randomly decided to run a half-marathon three weeks ago, and now I’m continuing to keep up with that level of training, because the weather is getting nice and nice why not just keep running, right? So, consequently I’ve been listening to a lot of music. Some really good music and some really bad music.

For example, Taylor Swift’s song, “22” is so bad. That is a bad, bad song. Some might say it is an insult to music. But for running (and also general dancing around like a 5-year-old) it’s perfect. The same goes for any song performed by pre-pubescent Disney Channel stars. So, so bad, but extra, ultra motivating while running. Why is that? Someone do an experiment and reveal these secrets of the brain to me.

This month (like many previous month’s playlists) my playlist is a varying potpourri of artists and genres. The top 12 songs I’ve been running to over the past 30 days range from obscure, failed Disney stars all the way to the great Led Zeppelin. Do with it what you will. Hopefully you’ll press play and have a great run!

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