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Marathon Coaching + Healthy Snacks On the Go Giveaway!

Well, the weather, in a word, sucked this weekend. That does NOT, however, mean that the weekend sucked! It was, by and large, a rather low key few days, but there was some excitement for me and some ensuing excitement for you!

Thanks, Katie!

Thanks, Katie!

I hinted at this on Thursday, but as it hadn’t been finalized yet, I didn’t want to specify, but I have joined the team of Chicago Endurance Sports as a Summer Marathon Coach! I will be working mostly from Fleet Feet Sports South Loop with a fantastic team of coaches, including Sara Larsen, a fellow blogger (who I got to meet at the Fleet Feet Fall Fashion Show).

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Sara (upper right) and Erica (bottom right)

We will be leading about 120+ participants (in the South Loop location only, the entire program is about 600!) in training sessions Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings for the next 20 ish weeks. My job will be very similar to my role for MDA Team Momentum at last year’s Chicago Marathon, but I will also be responsible for my charges throughout the week, as well. 

Of course, one of my trepidations in taking on this responsibility, and another part of why I wanted to wait until I had spoken specifics with them before I spoke on the matter, is my stress injury recovery. But based on my speaking with the coaching staff, I should be fine–I can float between various groups, and do the walk-run thing for the next few weeks and then move to the continuous running groups, or wherever I need to be. 

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Also, because I am not concerned with a time goal for Chicago, necessarily, I can adjust my own training as necessary. As a coach, my focus is on my charges, NOT on my own race goals; not having time ambitions means that I can do that without worry! And if I over do it one session (and have to do a lot of running back and forth to help out), I can rest as needed, or make up the rest of my mileage as needed.

Found me some runners!

Found me some runners!

The first day of training was on Saturday, but I felt like I fit right in with the other coaches and the participants. I was called upon to help out as a personal trainer and also to offer some advice on ITB pain, I was able to offer some comfort and advice to some new marathoners, talk about my feelings regarding several of the marathons I have run, and also to lead a pace group!. 

Can you tell that I am excited?!

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Marathon Excitement, thus appropriate.

To celebrate, I have a HUGE treat for you all. Big. HUGE! (Pretty Woman :D)

Shape Up for Summer Hop 2015

I’ve participated in Kristi’s Blog Hop giveaways before–I even co-hosted the Winter Giveaway! Last year’s Summer Shape Up Giveaway was my very first giveaway, so I thought, why mess with tradition (slash, wBy not start a tradition!)?

Summer, as we all know, is often a season of goals and being on the go–either taking the kids to and from their activities or doing the same for ourselves! We might just be trying to navigate the social aspects of summer in a healthful way (especially here in Chicago, where there are so many festivals and whatnot) or maybe you are tackling some fitness or health goals more actively–marathon training, anyone? with me!

Being always on the move, always socializing, trying to be healthy and fueling properly, and all while not eating the same thing day in, day out–it isn’t easy! So I have gathered up a bunch of products that I love and wanted to share with you all that are portable, delicious, nutritious, and guaranteed to satisfy your stomach and tastebuds. This year’s Suzlyfe Summer Shape Up Giveaway is all about Healthy Snacks on the Go!!

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Your Suzlyfe Healthy Snacks On the Go Box  (value of $50+!!!) includes:

Again, as I am shipping this myself, like the Mother’s Day Running Mom Box, I am going to have to restrict this to the continental 48 unless you are willing to help with shipping. I hate to do this, but Canadian friends, fear not–I have a very YUMMY and HEALTHy giveaway (hint hint) coming up for EVERYONE soon!
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Giveaway runs for the next 2 weeks, ending June 15. Be sure to check out the other fantastic giveaways, spread the word, and good luck!

Do you have any summer health and fitness goals? What is your biggest challenge with eating healthy on the go?

Any CES trainees out there? I would love to meet you!

Don’t forget to VOTE FOR SUZ!

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268 Comments

  • Reply Carla

    Oh yes to the goals.
    Yoga. More of it. Lots of it. Yoga.
    Carla recently posted…Structured procrastination.My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 5:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      #allthenamaste

      June 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    How exciting that you are going to be a marathon coach. if ever I decide to run a marathon (I don’t see that happening though), I will choose you. I get angry a lot when running though, so you would get angry with me quickly haha.
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy recently posted…Comment on Balsamic Prawns, Rocket and Red Pepper Pasta by LauraMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 6:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m pretty fiesty, I think I could take you ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Tina Muir

    I love the hobbies list. That is SO true, and I need to get a bit more balance in my life with that. I am not surprised you are excited about the coaching, you are gonna be so great, especially in the mental side of it, that is so important and you are going to be very reassuring for your clients ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tina Muir recently posted…Meatless Monday- Goats Cheese & Grilled Vegetable QuesadillasMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 6:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Tina! That means a lot–you are the expert!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    Ahhh, that’s awesome! Congrats, and hooray for Fleet Feet! :] That should be a ton of fun! <3

    I don't know what this summer you speak of is (hahaha), but my biggest roadblock is probably just that I'm going to be studying for boards and then going off on my audition rotations! :O

    June 1, 2015 at 6:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yup, you are never going to have summer again. Welcome to the life ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply liz l

    Running more so I can cheat (food)

    June 1, 2015 at 6:08 am
  • Reply Erica @ erica finds

    You are going to be AMAZING at CES coaching! congrats on that! Just bummed that it means less Suz for me!
    My biggest health and fitness impediment in summer is HEAT and humidity. Blech!
    Erica @ erica finds recently posted…2nd Annual Shape Up for Summer Giveaway HopMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 6:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know…. I’m sad that I don’t get to be with my ladies… tear…

      June 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    Yay so excited for you!!! By far my biggest struggle in the summer is wine…I like it, a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Annmarie recently posted…Meatless Monday: Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter {Dairy Free}My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 6:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      cheers to that ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Linz @ Itz Linz

    in the summer, i’m home a lot, so i snack a lot more!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted…#WeHeartSTLMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 6:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t stop snacking when I’m at home. It is one of the few reasons that I’m glad that I have a desk job. lol

      June 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply EB @ Running on E

    Heavens that is a big giveaway! The biggest challenge for me in the summer is the heat. It restricts what times of day I can run, so scheduling becomes even more important.
    EB @ Running on E recently posted…Fuelin’ Up Friday: SnacksMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Especially with your thyroid (right?)!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…The Great Brazil Adventure Part 2- Ilha GrandeMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you Julie!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Bri

    Ohhh I’m excited for your next contest then! Congrats on being a marathon coach, that’s awesome! I was going to start a training group at work but then things got crazy and I realized I often work through lunch… maybe if things slow down I’ll try again for this fall.
    Bri recently posted…10 easy, healthy snack ideas for the desk dwellerMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m so excited to finally have something for my northern friends!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Caroline

    For me, it’s all about making sure I plan ahead!

    June 1, 2015 at 7:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely think that is the majority of the battle, for certain.

      June 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Amy Lauren

    My biggest roadblock is heat. If I don’t get my run in in the mornings, it just gets too hot to run later in the day. So my goal is to run almost every morning.
    Amy Lauren recently posted…Training for Summertime 5Ks (May 25-31)My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, I’m sure you know this, but don’t overdo it. And heat is tough, but you sould like you aren’t going to take no for an answer!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli

    What gets in the way of my healthy goals for summer? That would absolutely be alllll the margaritas ;).
    Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli recently posted…The Self Esteem Series: Social AnxietyMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:21 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I thought they were just extra potent sports drinks?

      June 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    What an awesome opportunity! Im sure you will be a great coach, and it sounds like the perfect way for you to ease back into training without any pressure. Awesome giveaway, too!
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted…Weekly Recap And A Wedding WeekendMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And I hope that it will be. Fingers crossed!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    Congrats on the coaching gig! I can’t think of a more motivating inspiring coach. They are lucky to have you
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Strawberry Shortcake with Banana CreamMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Aww, thank you so much. That really means a lot!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    Awesome! I would love to do that sort of coaching gig in the future, or even just pace for a marathon or something of that nature. I have a feeling it will be an incredible experience ๐Ÿ™‚
    Michele @ paleorunningmomma recently posted…Workout Recap and WeekendMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am hoping to pace for some of the halfs this summer through doing this as well!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    Congrats Susie! I know you’ll make an awesome coach. Those runners are lucky to have you!

    My biggest roadblock is definitely travel. In the summer I go on lots of trips to see family and to visit ballparks, so it’s hard for me to stay focused on my running! I signed up for lots of races this summer to stick to my goals though, and I hope to PR in the half this year!
    Gretchen | Gretchruns recently posted…It’s….RACE WEEK! MIMM, Playlist, and Goals!My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And ballparks are really hard–there are so many yummies there, but luckily, they are getting a lot more options. You are totally going to do well and ace that half!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    My challenge in the summer is getting up earlier enough to get out and run. The treadmill is NOT an option.
    Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs recently posted…Meatless Monday: Chili con Not-Carne. Plus #BloggyBootCamp!My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m trying to find the balance between TM and my new schedule!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Nicole@Thegirlwhoraneverywhere

    WOW! These marathoners sure are lucky to have you…what a fantastic thing for you to be doing! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nicole@Thegirlwhoraneverywhere recently posted…Mileage, 5/25-5/31My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 7:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SQUEE SO EXCITED!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Renata

    My goal this summer is to attend more yoga classes at my gym and get my running endurance up!

    June 1, 2015 at 8:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The yoga will totally help you with that! I am proof positive!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Congrats on the exciting opportunity! My summer goals revolve around training for Portland Marathon and becoming a stronger hiker.
    Great giveaway!
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted…Marathon Monday: Hansons Marathon Method + Weekly WorkoutsMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 8:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And you are going to have so much fun hiking and training in Seattle. It is much easier climate temp wise to train in!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    So exciting! Very jealous you are running Chicago this year. I ran last year and had such an amazing time. Biggest summer goal – continue to strength train, and hardest part about eating on the go… I don’t. So when I get home I am RAVENOUS! Must eat all the things. Haha. Hope you have a phenomenal Monday!
    Jamie recently posted…Marvelous Monday 6/1My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 8:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know the struggle, particularly when you have other ahem issues to contend with, right?

      June 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    Congrats on becoming a coach.. that will be so much fun!! And thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    Maddie @ Dixie Runs recently posted…Weekend Recap and Animal SelfiesMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 8:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you and you’re welcome!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    It’s often hard to find the time to hit the gym on weekends during the summer, because we have so much going on here in the summer! Can’t miss too many days of it, though, because I’m getting in shape for competing in bikini division next spring!

    June 1, 2015 at 8:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely–you don’t want to pile on too much, too soon come fall and spring. Build your foundations now!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Amanda C.

    The Chicago humidity is a killer! This 50 degree business is much more my body’s happy spot. Summer training goals: stay healthy! (aka get my strengthening and stretching in, be thoughtful about keeping the pace slower than my mind wants, and eat well to maximize the vitamin/mineral/healthy fat recovery!)

    June 1, 2015 at 8:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Preach to all. It is hard to keep that in mind–that long slow runs are indeed that–long, and they should be SLOW.

      June 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    My biggest challenge this summer is having to be on bed rest/limited activity because of pregnancy complications.

    June 1, 2015 at 9:00 am
    • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

      This summer, you have the most important training to do. This is your marathon and you want to cross that finish line in the best of health.

      When I was pregnant with Susie (yes, that sweet little angel), I was put on bed rest and that was one of the hardest challenges I’ve ever had. Who knew how much you don’t get done when you are forced to stay quiet?
      Please stay quiet and we will all do the running for you!

      June 1, 2015 at 9:17 am
      • Reply suzlyfe

        WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME

        June 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Please take care of yourself–pregnancy isn’t easy at the best of times!

      June 4, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    Congratulations, girl! I’m sure you are such an awesome and inspiring marathon coach! And I loved that quote you shared about hobbies – so true.
    Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants recently posted…June GoalsMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 9:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m obsessed with it! I want to use it in every post!
      And thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    I’ll be sad to not have you around for my CARA runs but I’m so excited for you to coach! You’re definitely, definitely meant to be a coach ๐Ÿ™‚ How exciting!! My healthy summer goals is to just keep putting on muscle — that’s what makes me feel better when I have to wear less and less clothing in the hot months.
    Lauren @ ihadabiglunch recently posted…Girls On The Run 5kMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 9:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW I just got chills, thank you Lo! And you will get the muscle, especially in those already gorgeous legs. Just work more on your arms now before the miles really pile on.

      June 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine

    my biggest summer struggle is the heat. It makes it hard to get outside before sundown. I also love drinking outdoors, which can be issue when one is trying to “be healthy” ๐Ÿ™‚
    Pragati // Simple Medicine recently posted…Spicy Indian Chickpeas | Channa MasalaMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 9:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. Seriously, after the beach vacay, I am so in that boat.

      June 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Angela W

    The ice cream shop and eating out when we go on beach vacation trips during the Summer.

    June 1, 2015 at 9:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I really liked what we did for our beach vacation–how we had a kitchen. it helped a lot!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    Yes, the weather certainly did suck this weekend, and today. My son’s girlfriend (from Boca Raton) is in town to celebrate his 21st birthday. I can tell that she has decided that she will never live here because of the weather. I can’t say that I blame her.

    Congrats on your coaching job! Your charges are lucky to have you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    June 1, 2015 at 9:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahahahahahaha well, are you prepared to go to florida?
      And thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Judith

    It’s so hard to get outside when it’s hot and I hate having to change up my exercise routine to run in the late evening!

    June 1, 2015 at 9:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, no one likes to change up their routine. Is morning not an option?

      June 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Vangie K.

    My biggest health downfall in the summer is not staying hydrated enough! Thanks for the giveaway:)

    June 1, 2015 at 9:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Just keep hydrating throughout the day–particularly the day before–it will help!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Sarah N

    I’ll be training fora marathon through the summer months. The biggest challenge is dealing with the heat. Training is tough when the low temps are in the mid 80s.

    June 1, 2015 at 9:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      ooooo tough. But you will acclimate as you get out there and get the miles in!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Paige c

    Biggest obstacle is wanting to eat all the froyo and ice cream!

    June 1, 2015 at 9:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We might be the same person ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Cool news! You’re gonna be everyone’s favourite there, of this I have no doubt. I need my foot to heal up and then I really want to spend this summer working on my speed doing track works and plyometrics. I’ve never concentrated on that stuff and I’m thinking it’s time. Less mileage, more quality workouts.
    Suzy recently posted…Mileage MondayMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 10:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awwwwww thanks Suz… And yes, please get that foot better so that you can sub 3!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Darlene

    soft ice cream
    lose 5 lbs
    Darlene recently posted…Monday Running UpdateMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 10:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You mean you can’t lose 5 lbs by eating all the soft serve?

      June 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Mary Beth Jackson

    the biggest challenge in the summer is the heat! You have to get up early and get after it or you just might melt! Great giveaway and sounds like a fantastic program you are doing this summer!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…The last weekend in May update!My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 10:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously. But at least the sun comes up early, right?

      June 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Yay for coaching! Now I need to figure out how to get this whole training thing underway so I can start making the BIG BUCKS.
    Erin @ Erin’s Inside Job recently posted…The Weekend I Became A Certified Personal TrainerMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 11:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You will, and you will be an amazing trainer. Not even a question!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ RunWiki

    My greatest challenging in staying fit over the summer is having my kids out of school. Luckily, I have the best friends a girl could ask for and they are willing to wake up at 5:00am to run with me before my husband heads to work. I love them…so much.
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted…Low Carb Chocolate SauceMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 11:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      HOLY balls. Saint them, knight them, dip them in gold!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Rae

    Congrats on marathon coaching–they’re gonna love you, and are so lucky to have you! Summer is tough for me because I’m usually on the go–especially this summer, with Chess rehearsals 3 times a week, plus our Prague trip. Having healthy, tasty, portable snacks is hugely helpful for me. I’m trying to be more consistent with my running this year, trying to get in 3-4 runs per week as opposed to my usual 2-3. I think moving back to town and being steps from the bike path will definitely help with that!
    Rae recently posted…Manic Monday โ€“ 06/01/15My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are too sweet. Thank you! Just try to have fun with running this summer–I love running in other countries! It would be a great excuse!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Tara

    The kids are home so I have less time to exercise!

    June 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Use them for bench press, lol!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply latanya

    the awesome sells on ice cream:)

    June 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YAS

      June 4, 2015 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC

    that’s awesome that you are coaching a group. such fun!
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC recently posted…Running and Eating – The Weekend UpdateMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m really excited!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Diane Estrella

    Too many summer BBQ’s with too many snacks to find.

    June 1, 2015 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The struggle is so real, my friend.

      June 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Emily

    That’s SO COOL that you are going to be coaching for running! ๐Ÿ™‚ Helping others find a passion for it is always super rewarding!

    What is your biggest roadblock to staying healthy during the summer? Um… Icecream. Or hangriness that goes overboard. What are your summer health and fitness goals? Complete an Olympic Tri and beat my 5k PR. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Emily recently posted…Summer Fitness Giveaway Blog Hop!My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      oooooo I would love to do an Olympic tri. FIND ME A BIKE

      June 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Paol Trenny

    My biggest roadblock is the Southern heat/humidity. I would like to lose 35 pounds by the end of summer. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    June 1, 2015 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      PREACH to that! I grew up in the south, so I know what you are talking about! Good luck!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Jill

    Coaching sounds great! I was a coach for a womens 5k group a few summers ago and LOVED it! I’ve been trying to find another opportunity to do some coaching again. It’s so satisfying to help other people reach their goals.
    I’ll be honest with you, summer is generally my most lackadaisical season in terms of fitness goals! I don’t have any goal races and it usually ease up on the running. Plus it’s just my absolute fave time of year so I want to be outside enjoying all the activities that I wait all year for! Although I’m not on any kind of training schedule it’s easier in general to keep active in the summer since the weathers so nice. I usually take up more hiking and biking which I can’t do in winter. Goooo Coach Suze!
    Jill recently posted…Baltimore Vegan Drinks at Jukai JuiceMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 1:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You would be such a great coach, too! And you are right–it is such a great season to stay active and move around–you don’t need to have a reason!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply MCM Mama Runs

    Congrats on the coaching!

    I hate being hot. Hate it. I generally stop running, but this year, with some crazy goals in early September and MCM in October, I have to train. Ugh.
    MCM Mama Runs recently posted…Busy weekend + hydration giveawayMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaha yeah you might have some trouble with that, my friend!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Alison Tolar

    The summer heat is a roadblock for me. It makes me want to be indoors. My goals for this summer though are to hit the pool more and get a little bit more muscle on me.

    June 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Perfect! Use that pool time and do pushups on the wall!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply amy rouse

    What is your biggest roadblock to staying healthy during the summer? all the cookouts!

    What are your summer health and fitness goals? to lose 20 lbs and tighten my abs and arms

    June 1, 2015 at 2:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I suggest making sure to take a healthy option to your festivities so that you know that you will always have an option!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Hilary

    I love doing fun summer runs like the color run!
    Hilary recently posted…Post Marathon RecoveryMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So many people love those!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    congrats on the coaching gig! I think you’ll be awesome. How fun and how rewarding! Now will you have a time goal for yourself for Chicago?
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Turn this thing around!My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! No time goal for Chicago–just happy and healthy!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment

    How exciting you are going to be a coach! Awesome giveaway today and I love the theme. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    June 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you x3! I’m really excited!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Run Colby Run

    I love that you’re coaching!!!! You can coach me ANY TIME!!! Oh and I’m entering. Who doesn’t love a giveaway?? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    June 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WHO DOESN”T LOVE YOUR FACE

      June 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Meranda@fairytalesandfitness

    Congrats to you!

    My biggest downfall in the summer is all the ice cream treats!

    June 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And meeeee too!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    My summer fitness goal? Abs…I just want a one or two pack. That’s all.
    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted…Weekend Recap: Not a Plan in SightMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Just a sip, huh? lol

      June 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    I just started week 6 of the “Couch to 5k” app and have been loving it! It’s good at pushing me juuuust out of my comfort zone. I’ve been doing it consistently every 2 (occasionally 3) days, so my summer goal is to just keep at it!

    June 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I looooooove that you are running and loving it–I know that was something that you really missed!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply michelle k.

    The biggest roadblock for me staying healthy is ice cream in the summer
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    June 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      haha it is my weakness, too!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Jesi

    I find it so tough to stay in shape when there’s barbecue food around! My weakness ๐Ÿ™‚

    June 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Me. Too. We would be such trouble together ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Since my job consists of being on the go all the time. These snacks would be perfect to pack when I travel.
    lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Summer Giveaway!My Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You definitely are on the go, Lacey!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Ray

    Summer bbqs and desserts is my biggest roadblock for healthy eating.

    June 1, 2015 at 4:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG me too. The more bbq, the better, right?

      June 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Summer is my busy season at work – I usually end up logging some late nights in the office or at the home office, so thats the biggest road block for me is trying to find time for exercise, meal prep and all my other activities that keep me oh so busy the rest of the year.
    Sam @ PancakeWarriors recently posted…Vegan Pesto ZoodlesMy Profile

    June 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, it doesn’t help that you do 9814570145871 things!!! And all of them really well, btw.

      June 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Danielle F

    The biggest roadblocks are when your work is surrounded by unhealthy snacks and when parties are too unhealthy to eat at. That is why I meal prep and only have a cheat meal once a month. My summer goal is to get competition bikini ready and finally have my abs this summer!

    June 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Wendy Aldridge

    I will begin Marathon training in June! So excited it will be my first full! One of the things I’ve been worried about is what I should snack on and use to fuel my training. I would love to win these healthy snacks!

    June 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So exciting! Well, be sure to check out my other posts on fueling–they might be really helpful for you!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Sara

    YAY, I’m so glad you’ll be coaching with me in the South Loop! I’ve been there for YEARS now and I absolutely love it! Looking forward to our first workout together tomorrow.
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    June 1, 2015 at 7:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I was so sad that you had car trouble (SAD FACE)

      June 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating

    I think one of my biggest challenges to staying motivated during the Summer months in my fitness lifestyle is just wanting to chill and enjoy fun times with friends. More so than keeping focused on a weekly workout plan.

    June 1, 2015 at 8:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So right there with you. And they don’t necessarily get why you can’t stay up until midnight!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Great giveaway! That’s awesome to hear about you coaching! I’m getting super nervous for my Chi Marathon training. The idea of setting big goals and putting int he work and then things going badly on race day is stuck in my mind. Nonetheless, I should only think good thoughts. And we should totally meet up and grab some yummy food somewhere in Oct!

    June 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OBVIOUSLY. Well, if you need any help, you know where to find me!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Sadie B.

    I have a hard time going for a long run while the kids are home in the summer. I would like to run a 10K this summer.

    June 1, 2015 at 9:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Because it is hard to get someone to watch them? Or hard to get away?

      June 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    The heat! When it’s hot I just want to eat Ice Cream!

    June 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m missing what is wrong with that lol

      June 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Ben

    The hardest part is all the summer get togethers…so much food! My goal is to stay running healthy and avoid injury.
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    June 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cheers to all of that! Healthy and injury free is tough!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply C. M.

    Right now the heat!

    June 1, 2015 at 10:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And we aren’t even into summer yet!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Jordan D.

    So excited for you!

    My biggest struggle in the summer are all of the cookouts…I don’t eat hot dogs or red meat or mayo-based salads, but if there is fresh fruit or chips and salsa, I cannot stop eating! Haha.

    As for goals, I just want to continue to exercise regularly and build strength. Nothing major.

    June 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And omg I am sooooooo in the same situation with you at cookouts–it’s like compensating, or something!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I’m always tempted by ice cream! Right now, I am focusing on gaining some muscle.

    June 2, 2015 at 12:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You could make protein ice creams!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Nikki Fahey

    my challenge is myself, my head , and injuries. My lack of health and the way I run:( sad

    June 2, 2015 at 12:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is pretty sad! Hopefully you have some people that can help you!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    I work at a school so i’m off all summer. Being home so much makes it hard not to eat all day.

    June 2, 2015 at 1:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m the same way–if it is there, I will eat it!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    Well thank goodness your weather sucked too over the weekend. I don’t mean that in a bad way Susie, but if I need another blog today that tells me how great their weather is, and how hot and sunny their summer weather is, this laptop is going out of the window!

    Seriously though, congratulations that you are going to be a coach! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    June 2, 2015 at 2:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaha I’m always here to help feel your pain lol ;D

      June 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Ken C

    The busy schedules

    June 2, 2015 at 8:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It seems counterintuitive, doesnโ€™t it? Longer days, but so much more to do!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Nina

    My biggest roadblock is sleeping in and not getting my run in in the mornings! Even if I have no plans later in the day, it’s so hard to get myself out the door in the afternoon when it’s hot, sunny and humid.

    June 2, 2015 at 9:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So true!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply DJohnson

    Finding the time during the summer months is my biggest challenge.

    June 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Longer days, but so much more to do!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Tessa

    Travelling and spending time on the go all summer makes it hard to eat good. But I make up for it my exercising more!

    June 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Balance is indeed key to all of it! Just don’t overcompensate, k?

      June 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Denise @ Healthy Disney Family

    The biggest roadblock for me is that I don’t like running in the heat of summer. I want to stay on track with cleaner eating and fitness, and having my son out of school will help. We’re active together on hikes and walks and thankfully he likes to eat pretty healthy for an 8 year old ๐Ÿ™‚
    Denise @ Healthy Disney Family recently posted…$20 Amazon gift card giveawayMy Profile

    June 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is awesome! Love that you can look to your son to help keep you on track!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Katrina J

    not a set schedule so there’s more room for mess ups

    June 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, be careful not to beat yourself up!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    My summer health/fitness goal is to finish this yoga teacher training, which resumes next week. Love that you’re a summer marathon coach – sounds so fulfilling!
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    June 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m so excited! Love the group–both the coaches and the trainees!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Toni

    My biggest challenge staying healthy over the summer is all the get togethers that have a lot of good food and alcohol.
    Toni recently posted…Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, K-Fit 6 Challenge Week 2My Profile

    June 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know how you feel. You get out of winter’s heavy foods to be surrounded by summer buffets!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    Not always being home and forgetting snacks is my road block :O
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    June 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WHAT TYPE OF MOTHER WILL YOU BE?

      June 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Heather ODonnell

    Summer means ice cream and I LOVE ice cream. I guess I’ll just have to start running even more.
    Heather ODonnell recently posted…May Month in ReviewMy Profile

    June 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, ice cream is great after runs ๐Ÿ˜€

      June 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Erin Ellis

    My biggest roadblock in the summer is the heat. I love to run outdoors, and we are in triple digits for several months in the summer. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

    June 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Happy to host it! Give yourself at least 2 weeks to acclimate by getting outside, but not pushing it!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Aaron

    Summer makes me sleepy. A goal is to be a better person.

    June 3, 2015 at 4:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Quite valid.

      June 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Sam @ See Sam Run

    My summer goal is to say healthy during marathon training ๐Ÿ™‚
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    June 3, 2015 at 5:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good luck! Good nutrition goes a long way!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply katie g

    Biggest roadblock to summer health? Summer drinks! Cook-outs. Lazy days at the beach. You get the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    June 3, 2015 at 11:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Just need more Daily Serving to keep you on track!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply John @ run. geek. run(disney)

    Congrats! That is awesome.

    My biggest hurdle are cookouts, picnics, all those things. Always way too easy to eat way too much at them.

    June 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Don’t I know it! and thank you!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Chaitali

    I think my biggest hurdle to summer fitness is the heat! But I’m starting training for my third half marathon in a month so I van’t use that as an excuse.
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    June 4, 2015 at 7:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Give yourself time to acclimate–get out in the heat, but don’t push intensity or volume for the first 2 weeks–then you should start to feel better!

      June 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Rose Santuci-Sofranko

    Actually, there are more roadblocks in the Winter…but I suppose if it gets TOO hot then I’ll be less inclined to do my walking. Walking more and losing more weight are my goals. Thanks and God bless!

    June 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I understand the winter road blocks–I live in Chicago! Good luck!

      June 5, 2015 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Julie

    The hardest part for me is the heat. I don’t have trouble drinking lots of water when the weather is mild, but when it gets hot I want to bring out the sodas.
    Julie recently posted…Not according to planMy Profile

    June 4, 2015 at 10:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can certainly understand that! Try flavoring your water!

      June 5, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Amy Franz

    My biggest roadblock is always my desire to sit on the couch when I should be exercising.

    June 4, 2015 at 11:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oof, is that how it is for us all!

      June 5, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Alona Y

    My biggest setback seems to be cold, sweet drinks – of course I want the chocolate, ice cream and all the bad ones! I’m looking to continue to improve my diet and health this summer.

    June 5, 2015 at 1:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good luck! Try flavored waters–those have helped me a lot in the past!

      June 5, 2015 at 9:31 am
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  • Reply Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com

    Summer BBQ are what can set me back. All the food- most of it super unhealthy- just screams my name. Usually I do fine and just stick with the healthier grilled options and fruit, but I can’t say that the cookies and heavy salads don’t tempt me!
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    June 5, 2015 at 7:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think that people are always so surprised when they realize how much ish is hidden away in salads–sometimes they are far worse!

      June 5, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Ruth C

    The summer time foods make it hard to eat healthy

    June 5, 2015 at 7:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Try to surround yourself with fruits and veggies–I find them so refreshing, and that helps a lot!

      June 5, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply samantha penrod

    My biggest roadblock is finding the time to get in a workout. I like to walk, swim, and do yoga.

    June 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love all those activities!

      June 5, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Jen

    I’m a boredom snacker and tend to just grab food whenever I’m sitting around plus in summer I love my wine on the deck ๐Ÿ™‚
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    June 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YES to both. So me too.

      June 5, 2015 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply tara pittman

    Having to get up early to beat the heat.
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    June 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously. But at least the sun helps by coming up earlier itself!

      June 8, 2015 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Sun

    After being cooped up inside during an endless Wisconsin winter, I find myself wanting to do all the wonderful summer activities, like outdoor happy hours, outdoor concerts, booze cruises, etc. Makes it difficult to stay motivated to stick with a training plan at times!
    Sun recently posted…Summer Run StyleMy Profile

    June 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Especially in Wisconsin, as it is SO gorgeous during the summer, and so much fun! Try to walk as much as you can during those times!

      June 8, 2015 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Melissa A.

    My biggest roadblock during the summer is a busy schedule. My goal is to work out three times a week this summer.

    June 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good luck fitting everything in! But I say you have to make sure to have time for yourself in the midst of all the crazy!

      June 8, 2015 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Nikki

    The summer heat. My goal this summer is to get fit.

    June 5, 2015 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Be careful in the heat and give yourself time to acclimate.

      June 8, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Darlene Sullins

    Summer brings too many events/parties which equals lots of food temptations! lol

    June 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So true. I am trouble at cookouts!

      June 8, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Julie Lynn Bickham

    I find it hard to keep up with healthy eating with all the cookouts and summer parties. My goal this summer is shred off some of this winter weight I put on.

    June 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have a feeling it will come off quickly! the chance to walk around and move because aren’t all cooped up!

      June 8, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Tricia @ A Couple Of Dashes

    I think the hardest thing for me is sticking to a workout plan while there are so many fun things going on. It’s easy to get caught up in all the fun and start skipping workouts and not sticking to a healthy diet.
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    June 7, 2015 at 5:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I understand–but you can also use the fun that you get caught up in as an excuse to move! Flag football, anyone?

      June 8, 2015 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Sarah L

    When it’s really hot my appetite disappears. I swim 3 times a week.
    Thanks for the contest.

    June 7, 2015 at 7:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, make sure that you try to stay as balanced as you can, and eat throughout the day, even if it is a little bit!

      June 8, 2015 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    A couple stumling blocks in the summer are that it sometimes can be so hot that its hard to be motivated to work out and icecream — LOL. Icecream is so tempting in the summer.

    June 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG yes to the ice cream. YUP

      June 8, 2015 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Heather Johnson

    My health goals this summer are to lose weight for my wedding next May. I am eating healthier, going for long walks and using All Natural products- Wraps, Thermofit, FatFighters, and Greens on the Go.

    June 8, 2015 at 10:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m glad that you are approaching this as a long term process–rather than trying to crash (and thus burn).

      June 8, 2015 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Morgan S

    I’m training for my first marathon this October – so my summer goal is to stick to my training plan!

    June 9, 2015 at 9:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good luck and congratulations! That is so exciting!

      June 10, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    My major roadblock…cocktails. You know what summers in the South are like.
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    June 9, 2015 at 10:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Preach, lady. Preach.

      June 10, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Lana Bradstream

    My biggest roadblock is the heat. I don’t do well in heat.

    June 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Just make sure to give yourself proper time to acclimate–it will get easier as you allow your body to get used to the climate.

      June 10, 2015 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Elevia Monroe

    My biggest roadblock is not exercising itself, but remembering to and staying consistent, also in healthy eating as well. I just choose to eat healthy, diets are too restricting and unmotivating for me.

    June 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Totally agree with you that unnaturally restrictive diets are just that–unnatural. You need something that is sustainable!

      June 10, 2015 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Rachel

    My biggest obstacle in the summer is the heat. My goals are to walk every day

    June 10, 2015 at 8:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good luck! Lots of water and sunscreen!

      June 10, 2015 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Rebecca Orr

    My biggest road block is a lack of motivation and will power. I am slowly getting there though.

    June 10, 2015 at 11:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That’s great! You’ll get there!

      June 15, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Reply linda w.

    There are way too many barbeques with awesome food!

    June 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Allllll the bbq….

      June 15, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Juana Esparza

    My biggest road block is junk food esp chocolate.

    June 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think that chocolate is healthy–it comes from a bean, right? :0

      June 15, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Sarah Oswald

    My biggest weakness in the summer time is sweets like Ice cream and BBQ’s.

    June 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You just named my two vices lol

      June 15, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Allison @ Life's a Bowl

    During the summer I have a hard time staying away from fro yo and ice cream… With the hot temperatures, it sounds so good all.the.time ๐Ÿ™‚ I also need to work on hydrating throughout the day and not wait to gulp down glasses of water at night.
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    June 11, 2015 at 4:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And then have to pee all night long, haha.

      June 15, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Vera K

    My goal is to stay healthy and my biggest challenge is motivation.

    June 11, 2015 at 7:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Very very valid!

      June 15, 2015 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Megan S

    Biggest hurdles? Yummy treats is a big one.

    June 11, 2015 at 9:43 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You said it!

      June 15, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Alisha Sienkiel

    Summer is ususally the easiest season for me to stay healthy. The biggest challenges I face during summer are when I am gone all day at rabbit & horse shows and parties (cookouts, weddings, etc..)

    June 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know what you mean–you just have to be prepared at all day events, and try not to free for all at the others!

      June 15, 2015 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Stacy

    I live in Florida, so my biggest obstacle is the heat! It is the beginning of June at it is already in the mid-90s during the day! I get up at 3:30 in the morning to get ready for work, so running in the morning is just not an option for me, so I have to wait until it cools down later in the day.

    June 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Goodness! Yeah, that certainly is a hurdle! How do you manage?

      June 15, 2015 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner

    Thanks for linking up again:) Sometimes I have a tendency to want to eat too many ice slushee’s, they are just too good, with they were calorie free:)
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    June 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hah! Don’t we all! And thank you so much for hosting!

      June 15, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reply BreannaS

    My biggest hurdle to staying healthy during the summer is ice cream. I crave it every time I get hot. I also enjoy iced coffee loaded with sugar and it doesn’t help me stay healthy either.

    June 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Have you tried an alternative sugar? Or even something like Agave, which is strong, so you can use less of it?

      June 15, 2015 at 10:59 am
      • Reply BreannaS

        That is a great idea. I will try agave in my iced coffee next time the craving is calling my name. Thanks

        June 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Jackie

    My biggest roadblock is that I don’t take the time to eat more healthy.

    June 14, 2015 at 7:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The first thing to do is just to put a little energy into it. Sometimes it doesn’t even take more time!

      June 15, 2015 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Christy

    My big goal for the summer is to get back to my healthy running weight and keep slowly building on my rehab from a calf injury that has had me out since July 2015! I am trying to step back and return to running in a healthy way! My biggest challenge is working as a provider in a busy hospital most 40 hour work weeks turn into 60 hour weeks with limited time for meal prep and even eating meals during the day! In caring for others, I find it a struggle to care for myself!

    June 14, 2015 at 11:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally understand this. My husband is a doctor, and between he and I, we have run the gamut of injuries. Just listen to you body, and take your time–it is exciting to come back, but don’t sabotage yourself!

      June 15, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Denise C

    Everyone wants ice cream during the summer, which isn’t that healthy!

    June 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Don’t wreck my dreams!

      June 15, 2015 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Sarah

    My biggest roadblock to fitness is having enough energy to exercise. My goals this summer are to exercise at least six days every week and to gradually longer each day.

    June 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That sounds great! The cumulative effects will be so helpful!

      June 15, 2015 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Kathryn Mcneal

    I guess my biggest hurdle is wanting to get up and exercise.

    June 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Feel you there. Just when you start getting comfy!

      June 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

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