Energy Drinks and Teens: Which ones are the worst?

Energy Drinks and Teens: Which Drinks Are The Worst?

Michael is 14. He’s in the middle of learning who he is what he likes. He thinks his parents are totally uncool. Actually, most things are totally uncool when you’re 14. Most things except video games, skateboarding, smartphones, and energy drinks. Our philosophy is everything in moderation, and that carries over to our parenting philosophy too–we let the boys have soda & sweets, but not too much. I resisted against energy drinks for a long time, and then I realized…

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Supercharged Fruit and Veggie Smoothie with Almond Milk

Supercharged Fruit and Veggie Smoothie With Almond Milk

Smoothies have been a large part of my daily routine for quite some time now. Making a smoothie every day that includes protein, fruits, and vegetables really cuts down on my cravings for snacks at night, making it easier to keep off that extra weight that likes to creep on us after we turn 30. Here is my recipe for my favorite fruit and veggie smoothies with almond milk.   I’ve always used Silk Almond Milk in my smoothies–it has more…

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Spartan Race Promo Code and Giveaway

Spartan Race Promo Code and #Giveaway

Have you heard about the Spartan Race? It’s an adventure race–one like you’ve never seen before: No course maps. No hints about how to prepare for the race. Oh, and each course is completely different. Some staples of the Spartan race are barbed wire, fire, mud, and water. The race is designed to surprise you so if you complete more than one, don’t expect them to be the same.   There are four levels of the Spartan, each longer and more…

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Reebok ONE Cushion: A Review

Meeting My Goals With the Help of Reebok ONE

The following post is is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok I really, really can’t complain about the running path near my home. I have this view to look at, the weather is perfect 95% of the time, and I have amazing shoes to run in. The Reebok ONE Cushion: Shoes designed with performance in mind. I love how breathable they are–there is mesh throughout the design, not just in the toe area. While the shoe is flexible,…

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Peanut butter & Chocolate Shakeology Recipe: Add coffee ice cubes for a treat!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shakeology Recipe

I make this peanut butter chocolate Shakeology drink every other day or so as a meal replacement. It’s a way for me to get all of the nutrients I need and get rid of those cravings I get for sweet stuff during the day. I am usually a huge snacker, and replacing one meal a day with a protein smoothie or Shakeology (I alternate every other day) is the only thing I’ve found that helps me avoid digging for chocolate…

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How the Polar Loop helps me rethink my day

How Polar Loop Helps Me Rethink My Day #RethinkYourDay #Fitfluential

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Polar. For the last year I have been working from home. It’s awesome. I make my own schedule, can stay in my pajamas all day if I choose to, and I never have to leave my house. Yeah, that last one is actually not so awesome. Though I don’t fit into most of my clothes from last year, I didn’t really pinpoint the exact cause until this past week….

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What I'm Using To Jumpstart My Workouts! #vitacost

Getting On Track With Vitacost #Vitacost

This post is sponsored by Vitacost and contains affiliate links. I recently received a box full of health products from, an awesome online store that sells vitamins and health supplements, healthy snacks, health and beauty items and more at better prices than most local stores. Based on my fitness goals and dietary needs, here’s a list of what the great people at Vitacost sent me, along with a few thoughts I have on the products: PB2 Thins: Peanut Butter…

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Overcome the fear of failure

#IWill Overcome The Fear Of Failure In Fitness – Three Tips

Hi, I am Courtney from What’s Up With the Wilhelms! I am beyond excited to share some of my fitness passion with you. I consider myself to be a runner, who is constantly setting new fitness goals to accomplish. I am a believer in taking on challenges; setting goals and taking risks. Challenges are necessary in order to make things happen and see change in yourself. This philosophy is especially important when it comes to fitness and health. By setting…

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Fitness Inspiration

Talking About Fitness Inspiration and #WhatsBeautiful #sponsored

Let’s talk about fitness inspiration. Fitness is something I have kept off my blog for a long time, but it plays a big part in my daily life. A few weeks ago I began a challenge with Under Armour. I set a goal and felt good knowing that if need be, goals can be tweaked. The challenge is called What’s Beautiful, and it’s being put on by Under Armour. You can find it all over by searching #whatsbeautiful and #iwill,…

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Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Death Cube, I Mean, Kale And Spinach Smoothie Recipe

You drink death cube smoothies, right? Oh… you don’t call them that in your house? I guess you would probably appreciate the back story, then. I buy the big containers of fresh spinach and baby kale at Costco, and being the only person in the house who drinks green smoothies I never finish the greens before they go bad. A few weeks ago I heard someone talking about freezing their spinach before it went bad and using it in smoothies…

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Running Tips From A Non-Runner

Running Tips From A Non-Runner

Before I begin, let’s get something straight. I am not a runner. I do not run marathons, or half marathons, or even 5ks (anymore). I run short distances (1-2 miles) several times a week, and I have to push myself through it. I have been a non-runner for about two years now. I like the way I feel after a short run. I like that I can get outside, enjoy the scenery (while looking for snakes), and get a quick…

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