Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rodan + Fields Skincare: Review and Giveaway!

First of all, let me say that I am not big into skin care. I know I should be since I'm in my 30s and all but I'm not. I have my normal routine of moisturizer and eye cream and I have some serum or something I use before that but I am lucky if I remember to do this once a week let alone every night. Admit it, there are quite a few of you out there who are just like me. You CARE about your skin but you just don't make it a priorty. Maybe it's starting to feel worn, maybe it's lost that dewy glow from your youth... whatever it is, you're noticing the change and you want it to stop.
A friend of mine offered to let me try a mini facial from Rodan + Fields. At fist I was totally skeptical and I honestly tucked it in my bathroom cabinet and forgot about it. Then she asked if I wanted to do a giveaway on my blog and as you all know, I don't give away or review products that I haven't tried myself. The thing is though, I didn't want to deprive YOU guys the chance to try it for yourselves so this week I set time aside to do it.

WOW. First of all, I didn't NEED to set time aside. It's super quick and easy. The Micro Dermabrasion paste was LIFE CHANGING. I cannot for the life of me remember when my face last felt this soft. I had a professional facial done by the people at Dior a few years ago and while it was awesome, it was not as drastic as this was. It felt great and it smells amazing. I used the lip serum and the face serum afterwards as instructed and oh my gosh!! You guys are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. It's crazy because like I said, I was skeptical and figured my review would be more, "It's nice, you should try it and decide for yourself" but instead my review is WOW WOW WOW TRY THIS NOW!!! LIFE CHANGING!!!!!!

SO! How do you get to try a minifacial of your own?? It's simple:
Win one of 5 mini facial sets from Rodan + Fields skincare. 
This amazing skincare line was developed by the same dermatologists that created ProActive!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Visit to get a free personalized skincare solution!

Winners will be announced on October 1st!

To make this even better, MB is giving my readers their choice of free make-up wipes, spf body cream or sunless tanning foam with an $80+ preferred customer purchase when you mention From Lazy to Lady!

Just incase you're feeling insecure about some of the questions, my biggest facial skin scare concern is blackheads and giant pores of doom. Just one use of the micro dermabrassion paste and I had noticiably less blackheads which made my pores look smaller too.

Good Luck! Comment to let me know you entered!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

FLYing Again

I disappeared again. If you know me in real life, you know I do this. It's not something I control, I never know it's happening while it's happening.
I have really been struggling through the past few years to maintain some kind of tangible sanity. The last few months specifically I fought a depressive episode with every cell of my being. There were days that I honestly didn't think I would make it.
Thankfully I have a support system in place and when I hit rock bottom I was given the support to do what needed to be done to get myself back.
I quit my full time job. It had to be done. When you start to casually think that getting hit by a bus as you cross the street wouldn't be so bad because at least you wouldn't  have to go to work, it's a pretty good sign that the job you're going to might not be the best job for you.
All of the pixie dust in the world couldn't change just how NOT okay I was.
My husband fully supports my desire to focus solely on my travel business full time. This will give me the ability to work from home, or from wherever I happen to be. It allows me quality time with my husband and the rest of my family and that connection is something I desperately need right now.
My anxiety has gone from severe to mild almost immediately. I was getting sick every day, taking xanax 3 times a day just to get out of and stay out of bed. All I did was sleep and work and in between I was miserable.
I have taken xanax twice since July 25th. One was when my brother called and said my dad had a heart attack and the other was after witnessing a teenage girl get mugged right outside my apartment window. Talk about a change of life!!
It's time to take back my life. I am diving head first into the Fly Lady program again. So far, so good.
My sink is shiny and bright , and so is my future.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jeff Galloway's Running School

Olympian Jeff Galloway is coming to Connecticut to help you stay injury free, run faster, go farther, weigh less and enjoy running more. Beginners, Boston Qualifiers, runners at all levels will learn the tools to gain control over the mental and physical challenges, using mind, body and spirit. His energizing style and successful methods are based upon the feedback from over 300,000 runners.

See what others had to say about the running school experience!

“Extremely motivating”      

“I got all of my questions answered”  

“This was fun and energizing”                                          

“I learned more in Jeff's Running School than during my 15 years of marathoning”

This was easily the best value in time and/or money that I have ever spent on running”


Where: The Italian Society of Middletown

72 Court Street, Middletown.  (located across from the CT Superior Court building). 

Free parking in municipal lot adjacent to Court Street.

When: April 11, 10am-1pm

Cost: online ($99) or walk up ($129)



●         Three hours of the information you need to reach your goals—injury free

●         Ask all of your individualized questions

●         Email access to Jeff afterwards

●         Specific methods on nutrition, running form, setting up pace, running hills, breathing

●         How to stay injury free, run long runs without being exhausted, run faster, stay motivated

Monday, March 16, 2015

Galloway Training Program Locations

Runners from Austin, Duluth, Denver, Metro Dc, NW Indiana, and Montgomery County, MD - We are coming to you! There is a Galloway Training Program starting near you in the month of March! Check the calendar for more information.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Last Chance for Legacy Status for Jeff Galloway Half Marathon or 5K

2014 Virtual 
13.1 Half Marathon and 5K (Inaugural) 
Last chance to become a "Legacy" participant!  
Closes March 1, 2015.


Training Tips:


When a runner takes walk breaks early and often enough for the individual the muscles are strong to the end.  See RUN WALK RUN for recommendations by pace per mile.


The "exhaustion wall" can be avoided by running longer long runs up to or beyond race distance-using the appropriate run-walk-run strategy.


Marathoners tend to improve time by an average of more than 15 minutes when they increase their longest run from 20 miles to 26 miles.


To recover fast, run the long runs at least 2 min/mi slower than you could currently run in a marathon


The right run-walk-run strategy from the beginning of each run, gives any runner control over fatigue, injury-elimination, and recovery.


In numerous surveys, runners improved over 13 minutes when they shifted from running continuously to use of the right run-walk-run strategy.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Big News! - Training and Motivation Tips by Olympian Jeff Galloway

Oh my gosh you guys! Remember the other day when I posted about getting to meet Jeff Galloway and how much he has influenced me the past year? Well I just found out that I have been selected to participate in his official blogger progam!
Be sure to check in for training and motivational tips from Jeff himself!

Official Tips from Jeff Galloway:
When paced correctly, running delivers the best attitude boost you can get. Sustain this by pacing yourself gently during the first mile or three.

A well-paced run enhances vitality for the rest of the day.  Start each run at least 30 seconds a mile slower than you will run at the end.

If you have a Run Walk Run strategy that is right for you on that day, it's possible to feel good after every run-even the marathon.

Running is the best stress reliever I've found. Research shows that running tends to activate the conscious brain which over-rides the emotional subconscious brain and manages the negative and anxiety hormones during and after the run.

Research shows that as runners get faster, their stride length shortens.  A quicker cadence is the mechanical key to faster running.

The finishing of a run that is longer than you've run in the last 3 weeks can bestow a sense of achievement that is unique and empowering-due to positive brain circuits that are turned on.

You can't run a long run too slowly or take too many walk breaks.  You'll get the same endurance based upon the distance covered.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rebel Runner

I did it! 
I am a Rebel and I went against what basically everyone said and I participated in and completed the runDisney Rebel Challenge.
For those of you who don't know, I was basically on bed rest due to a torn peroneal tendon from October 14th until January 5th. I was given the okay to go back to work on January 14th (the day I flew to California) but had the race vacation already booked and HR let me go on as planned. 

The title of this post is misleading. I didn't run the challenge. I walked the 5K, the 10K, and the 1/2 marathon. There were tears and a LOT of cursing. I ended up back in a wheelchair for days but was able to return to work as scheduled. 

When I hit the wall during the half and felt like I just couldn't keep going, I thought about my mom. She had diabetic neuropathy and was in agony every time she took a step. She used to say her feet burned and had pins and needles and hurt but were numb at the same time and I didn't understand. Well, now I do. I realized that even when she was at the very end of her life she was in pain and yet she didn't give up and fought so hard to the very end. I knew that if she could have taken one more step she would have and almost felt that I owed those steps to her. 
I was never athletic growing up. I tried, but I don't really like to sweat and I have asthma and fibromyalgia and really really like laying down. My mom was an athlete. She played tennis against Billie Jean King. I always felt like I disappointed her a bit even when I was named captain of the cheer squad.

I don't think she'd be disappointed this time. 

What keeps you going when you just don't think you could take another step? 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Galloway Runner"

That's me!
If you had asked me 15 months ago if I was a runner I would have laughed in your face.
Then I signed up for a Disney race and learned about this training program that Jeff Galloway developed.

I was hooked. 

His run/walk/run method and magic miles helped me break through my "I can't do this" mentality. I quickly found that I had changed my can'ts to cans and my dreams to plans.

I ran the WDW 10K in 2014. Followed by several 5ks and an amazing first half marathon in October.

I got to meet Jeff at the Expo during the Star Wars half marathon weekend and it was such an awesome experience. He told me he was proud of me and to keep moving forward. I kept his words in my head all weekend (see my next post for details on how I did)

Jeff is just as nice and encouraging as I had hoped he would be. Definitely one of my favorite and most memorable moments of the race weekend.

Are you a Galloway runner? Who inspires you and/or keeps you motivated?