Category Health & Fitness

Save a Life, Starve a Vampire

I did it for the first time on Monday. Gave blood that is. It was the most spontaneous thing I’ve done all semester, which actually sounds pretty pathetic. Truth be told I’ve *hopefully* done at least one other cool, spontaneous thing this semester, but I’m pretty proud of this one. No one can tell me […]

How To Paleo (Without Stressing Yourself Out)

In a week I will hit the three month mark of being on the Paleo diet (but it seems A LOT longer). Three months ago I gave up carbs, dairy, soft drinks, and sweets (…mostly sweets). I started the diet because I could stand to lose a few pounds, but the aim was really to […]

Online Workout Videos – Are They Worth It?

To start, I want to point out that this is Born & Raised’s 50th blog post. Woo! So congrats to the girls that started this blog. I’m so thankful I was asked to join and honored to write the 50th post! Some of you may be thinking, who is this girl and why does she […]

How Being A Temporary Vegan Is Changing My Life

For some reason that even I don’t completely understand, I decided to challenge myself to go vegan for the month of September.  It’s been just about a week since starting this challenge, and it has certainly been, well, challenging.  More so than I thought.  Being in a place like Austin where there are vegan options […]

The Serious Non-Runner’s Guide to Running

Last month, Annie wrote an awesome post about her love of running and gave some tips on how to make the most of your run (incase you missed it, you can read that entry here).  But for someone like myself who hasn’t run a mile since freshman year of high school and is athletically and/or motivationally […]

The Mildly-Serious Runner’s Guide to Running

Throughout high school and college I have considered myself to be a runner. Now I’m not up before the sun rises to get in a morning run, but I usually get in a solid 30-45 minutes a day and complete the occasional 5k or 10k. I don’t run to complete marathons (but I really hope […]


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