At Least I Have Some Six Pack Bags to Pack


It doesn’t feel like I’m winning at the moment, as I’m a bit stressed out about the upcoming trip and not really feeling that great, but hey, fake it until you make it, right?

Let’s just focus on all the winning things because even on some not so great days, there are many winning moments.


I fit in a short treadmill run while watching Parenthood this morning before having to pack up the troops to go teach spin at the gym.

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I’m not really planning on running too much more this week. I just want to keep things at an easy pace. I’m pretty stressed out with a lot of other things going on at the moment, so just making it to the starting line on Sunday feeling good is my main goal. I definitely don’t have a PR or anything in sight, I’m just hoping for one heck of an enjoyable experience.

I used that Fireball song by Pitbull in spin today. I just kept the volume down during the beginning when he says some questionable stuff. It was a really fun one to spin to add gear every time he said “fireball”. Hopefully there wasn’t any other bad language in there, but we were working hard enough I don’t think anyone would have noticed.



Yesterday was National Dog Day. We didn’t really celebrate over here with our recent losses, but Joaquin made a very special picture frame heart outside for Turk.

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How sweet is that?


Oh and I lasted less than 24 hours without my favorite Silk almondmilk and egg whites. Funny that I thought I could go without for 4 days. We made a trip to Target Monday to for a few things and I couldn’t pass them up. I also had to buy a new jar of cinnamon since we were almost out. I put cinnamon on everything!

I did finish this jar of peanut free NuttZo earlier though and will not let myself open a new jar before I leave.

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I’ve got a few single packs stashed away to get my fix. Ha ha.

(I did just notice the the crunchy cluster is on sale (crunchy is my favorite). If you use code STUFT-15 when your order NuttZo from the website you get an additional 15% off. Just had to pass that along.)


I talked about core yesterday and now have some new ideas (thank you Silent Assassin). We did our planks on the BOSU yesterday in my class though.

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I must say, our outfit choices are getting better by the day. Today the boots and the satchel were back, but the snorkel came out too.

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Then the snorkel on the bike happened.

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Good stuff. Always.



The HALO GIVEAWAY winner is

Laurel C.

Woo hoo!

Email me your address and what hat or visor you want and I’ll send it along to HALO.


I may have not started packing yet, but I have some really awesome Six Pack Bags to pack up.


Thank you to SMACK Media for helping a mama out. I’ve totally been saving these gems for a special occasion (I don’t know why I do that) and heck, Hawaii is one so I’m getting them ready. Check them out. This Pursuit Backpack 300 freaking rocks.


You can pack up to three meals for the road (or a long day at work or the beach).


Then there’s still room for all the normal backpack stuff like your water bottle, iPad, phone, notebook, etc.


I was also sent the Plyo Sling which can also carry two small meals. It looks like it’s just a cute purse from the front.


But it’s just so much more.


I’m pretty pumped at the opportunity to take these travel fit bags with me. Oh heck yes. If I could just get my act together enough to start a list of things I need to pack or something though. Yikes.


Six Pack Bags has a ton of different options with their bags- duffle bags, backpacks and purses. They are all so awesome.

If you want to order a bag (or two), use code STUFT at checkout to get 15%.


Here’s a quick peak at this Quest Nutrition snack that is about to go down.


I’ll have to fill you in on it later though. I better make sure it tastes good. Ha.


I’ll share tomorrow with a fun giveaway from my favorite shoe company.

Sound good?


Here’s a little motivation to get you through the rest of your day from Bob Harper and instagram.

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Love love love it! I’m ready to make a few changes over here and this is just perfect.



How do you travel with meals? If so, just in your purse or bag? I’m curious.

What’s a food or pantry item you can’t go a couple days without having in your house? (My list is long- almond milk, egg whites, apples, coffee, red pepper flakes, cinnamon…….)

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  1. 1
    elizabeth says:

    Are you okay? It sounds like you are really stressed the last couple of weeks.

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    Kathy says:

    You always stress before leaving for a marathon…especially one you have to fly to…..take a deep breath and now you will be fine….your friends will be there….your plane will be safe…your kids will do great…and everything will continue on and even be better when you get back!!!! How do I know this???

    Because every other time it has happened…..Just BE. BE your purpose ~ BE YOU!

    I can’t live with out spinach, coffee, and almond butter.

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      You are just so nice Kathy. Thank you. Yes, deep breaths are exactly what I need right now. :) You just reminded me I better ration my spinach. LOL. Hugs!

  3. 3

    We can’t do without coffee in my house. I think we would be alright without just about anything else!

    I try to bring some reasonably healthy snacks when I travel, but I don’t think I have ever brought an actual meal.

  4. 4
    Apryle says:

    Oh man, coffee, cinnamon, Morningstar Farms Meatless Sausage Patties, peanut butter, Greek frozen yogurt, homemade granola, apples. These must be in the house at all times.
    Just a little fyi: When you fly into Hawaii, the Hawaiian Department of Agriculture asks you to declare all fresh fruit/veggies you are bringing in with you. There are certain fresh food items they do not allow you to bring in. When you depart you have to go through an agricultural inspection at the airport. You are not allowed to bring any fresh fruit or veggies from Hawaii to the mainland with the exception of pineapples and a couple other things. Any food that is processed is fine. A couple of months ago while flying out of Maui, I had to throw away 3 very delicious, very expensive apples and 3 bananas before being allowed through the inspection. I was very sad :(
    I don’t mean to stress you out even more! Just don’t want the same thing to happen to you too. This is definitely a race to just cruise through and enjoy. Can’t wait to hear all about it! Safe travels.

    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Good to know Apryle. Thank you! I think I’m just going to get a lot of stuff there. I’m not too worried about eats for after the race so thank goodness the race is the first day. Ha.

  5. 5
    Elizabeth says:

    Those bags are SO COOL! They’ve got a lot of new styles since I got one for my brother a few years ago. I am blown away by the purse styles; so clever! Best of luck in your race. I hope it’s a really nice experience for you. I know you’ve had a lot happen in the past few weeks.

  6. 6

    I am going to have to get me that purse! In that color. And the crunchy Nuttzo. My favorite too! My staples are Nuttzo, Raw Almonds, Chicken sausage and spinach!

  7. 7
    heather says:

    i went to maui in nov and def had a hard time knowing what to bring for snacks…i’m interested in what you plan on bringing since i’m taking a similar flight in oct! please share!!

  8. 8
    Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness, I need one of those purses!!!

  9. 9

    Lol… i don’t need a purse =). Don’t forget when you get to hawaii, ask to see some hawaiian chili pepper plants. Then you’ll know what yours should look like! And when you eat out, see if they can get you hawaiian chili pepper water, lol…for reals. Fake it to make it, huh?! Sounds like me wavering on the upcoming ventural full. C’mon homie….you got this =).

    Hey, even on your bosu, even though you can’t roll out… you can do marching movement with your legs. One up, then down, then the other leg up and then down. Or you can do left arm out, opposite leg up… and then switch.

    • 9.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I really wish you were going to be there to show me what’s up! Tell me more about the chili pepper water. Really? I just ask them? BOSU marches- I’m on it!

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    leigh says:

    same pair no matter what

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    Haylie says:

    Dude I’m hoping to run the LA 1/2! See you there! It’s my first one, and I juuust decided to do it ’cause it’s before my 17th birthday. Those Wave Sayonara 2s seem pretty sweet! I like the pink ones ;)

  12. 12

    Those bags are the coolest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) The boys, adorable as always!!!

    HUGE HUGS Kristin – I know lots going on!!!!!

    Hawaii will be perfect no matter how the run is!!!


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