Monday, August 15, 2011

Blogs I envy..

I am hoping to make it a point to mention/ review/ discuss (not sure of the right word here) some of the blogs I read on the regular.

I was a blog reader LONG before I ever started my own. I am super jealous of people with customized, carefully crafted and well-followed blogs. Maybe someday, when I find some kind of real blog focus and find a bit more time, I can be as good as the blogs I read.

I know for a fact that many of my friends and family read my blog, even though many do not formally follow me via "follower" (though I wish they did because it would make me look better) and that many of them have never read a blog before mine. So I hope that my blog reviews may lead them to look at some other blogs.

The blog I'd like to give a shout out to today is:

I have been following this blog for a while now and it is one of 3 that I check first when I log on to blog reader.

If I was to describe this blog I would call it a healthy lifestyle blog of a regular girl, who is also a wife of a military man. She typically blogs about her workouts (she is trained as a personal trainer), her recipes/ eating, and of course just randomn life stuff. She is pregnant right now and has been documenting her pregnancy, but it has not taken over her blog.

What I like most about her blog is that she lives the life I am trying to live. What I mean by this is that she is healthy and fit and it has become a lifestyle for her....not something she is attempting, or doing when she feels like it. I can relate to what she says because I am finding that in the past year I am finally just starting to LIVE healthy instead of TRYING to be healthy.

I have really appreciated her blog and personality since she has been pregnant. It has proven that she truelly is a healthy person who vows to take care of herself because she continues to be just as dedicated while pregnant. I have to admit, sometimes when I read healthy living blogs where the blogger is single or does not have children yet, I can get a little snarky and think things like "oh just wait, you are not going to have time to work out once you have kids." However, this blog never makes me feel that way. I think she has her priorities straight and I look forward to reading about how she keeps it up when her sweet baby is here. It is certainly inspiring to read about the miles she is running in her second trimester.

The last thing I LOOOOVE about her blog is her recipes and food pictures. I swear this woman has healthy and exciting cooking down pat. Her  recipes include very healthy and balanced ingredient but I have yet to see anything that looks like/ tastes like the stereotypical "health" food. If you are looking for some creative and fun recipes that look gourmet, she's got 'um. I admit, as much as I would LOVE to cook like her, it ain't gonna happen with the job I have and the life I currently live, but I have tried many of her recipes and I love that she is willing to share her creations.

So if you are looking for some inspiration, are hoping to make a lifestyle change, or are a mamma or mamma-to-be who needs a role model for staying healthy through all of life's change...check out A Life To Bragg About.

My only caution is to warn you that you may "hate" her just a tiny bit for being so fit and beautiful (even while 27 weeks pregnant).


  1. Caroline! You're too sweet :) Thank you so much for making my day. And you've got me down pat, I'm not a big fan of stereotypical health food haha. I want to feed my family food they can get anywhere, just make it better for them :) Of course, I can't help the occasional greasy slice of pizza though, yum! And now I'm following you so you can't say only your family follows you ;)

  2. I enjoy following you and I owe you for all the recipes I take from you! Thanks for following me.

  3. Wishing you all the luck in becoming a successful blogger like the ones you envy on,or maybe even better than them.I love reading your recipes.

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