WIAW: Why Did You Choose Healthy?

Happy Hump Day…and What I Ate Wednesday!

I haven’t done one of these since before my blog break so I’m ready to FALL into good habits! Thanks Jenn for hosting : )

What I Ate Wednesday: FALL into Good Habits


For breakfast this week, I’ve been on a green protein smoothie kick! It’s literally so good and energizing for the morning.


  • Almond milk, water
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 serving of Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein powder

After some work on the computer, I got ready to workout.

  • Easy 2 miles with 6 sprints at the end
  • HIIT workout from Tone It Up
  • 5 minute plank challenge  (JOIN ME FOR 14 DAYS OF CORE WORK!)
  • 4 move workout focusing on legs/booty



I wrapped Boar’s Head sliced turkey, sliced cheese, and arugula together with a side of fresh veggies


Then it was time to head out for a meeting



Wild rice, peas, and sautéed turkey and peppers…simple and delicious!


Now to the fun question of the day!

I posted this on my instagram yesterday and I appreciate all the comments/shares from my followers, Now I want to ask YOU!









50 Questions

Hey lovelies! I found this 50 Questions post from She Rocks Fitness yesterday…and thought it would be fun to add to the blog this week! I’ve tagged 3 other bloggers to do it as well, but feel free to do it too!

Here we go…50 questions

1. What are you wearing?  Black running capris, gray t-shirt

2. Ever been in love? No

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?  No

4. How tall are you?  5’4

5. How much do you weigh? Honestly, no idea. I stopped using the scale. It doesn’t determine your worth, happiness, or satisfaction.

6. Any tattoos? Never

7. Any piercings? Only the ears

8. OTP (one true pair, favorite fictional couple)? Favorite fictional couple would be…cinderella and the prince.

9. Favorite show? I Love Lucy has got to be my all time favorite

10. Favorite bands? Don’t have one

11. Something you miss? Fall, but thank God, it’s that time of year again. I was getting soooo tired of Summer

12. Favorite song? Billie Jean

13. How old are you? Nineteen, almost 20.

14. Zodiac sign? Aries

15. Quality you look for in a partner? Patience, kindness, and honesty

16. Favorite Quote?

exactly...and I'm not going to give you up Bryce, or give up loving you...never will that ever happen, I love you <3

17. Favorite actor? Nic Cage…and I’m serious. He’s so ridiculous. I also like Katherine Hepburn.

18. Loud music or soft? In the middle maybe…

20. Where do you go when you’re sad? For a run

21. How long does it take you to shower? 10 minutes

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 10-30 minutes (it’s according to what I’m doing with the hair)

23. Ever been in a physical fight? Never

24. Turn on? Pure happiness

25. Turn off? Whiny and bad hygiene

26. The reason I started blogging?  I was inspired by two of my favorite healthy living bloggers, Peanut Butter Fingers and Carrots n Cake. I also used to blog as a job, and it got me a little hooked!

27. Fear? Clowns and roaches

28. Last thing that made you cry? An Office episode

29. Last time you said you loved someone?  I just told my mom

30. Meaning behind the name of your blog?  You can be in shape and healthy but it’s okay to have a cupcake once in a while. Ever since I lost weight and got healthy, any time that I eat junk food or sweets at a party, special event, or out to eat, people always say “Why are you eating that? Aren’t you like healthy or something? Isn’t that bad for you?”. It makes me so mad because they don’t see that all week long, I eat healthy and balanced. I love treating myself to something super yummy once a week or I’d go nutzo!

31. Last book you read? Fault in Our Stars

32. The book you’re currently reading? Not reading one at the moment. Putting my focus in my school right now!

33. Last show you watched? Good Eats with Alton Brown

34. Last person you talked to?  My mom

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?  My father

36. Favorite food? Sweet potatoes

37. Places you want to visit?  Philadelphia, New York, California, Colorado, Boston, England, Costa Rica

38. Last place you were? Destin, Florida back in June

39. Do you have a crush? Hmm…sort of, yes. But not a full on crush. It’s someone I just met

40. Last time you kissed someone? Um, I kissed my brother on the cheek last week to get on his nerves. Does that count? I don’t usually go around kissing people and I’m not dating anyone either haha

41. Last time you were insulted? Haven’t been insulted lately and usually if I do, I just forget about it. No one’s words or opinions can change me

42. Favorite flavor of sweet?  What? I don’t understand the question

43. What instruments do you play?  Sadly, none. I’ve never been a musical person.

44. Favorite piece of jewelry? I don’t have one. I’ve never been a jewelry person

45. Last sport you played? Cross Country…does that count?

46. Last song you sang? Shake It Off, Taylor Swift

47. Favorite chat up line? What’s a chat up line?

48. Have you ever used it? Obviously no…because I don’t know what a chat up line is

49. Last time you hung out with anyone? Been too busy with work and health coaching…so no one as of lately.

50. Who should answer these questions next? Brittany @ Freckled Nettles, Brittany @ Dulce Vie, Stacie @ Simply Southern Stacie

What’s Been Going On and a GIVEAWAY!

Hey lovelies!

Fall is here and this girl is SUPER happy!

I’m slowly trying to get back in the blogging game. I just don’t want to get burned out again and feel like I’m out of ideas. Taking so many pictures of my life is hard to do when I’m trying to be more communicative to the people around me. There’s just a point where you have to slow down or stop for a bit and embrace each moment with your full attention.

But hey, I’m coming back and I’ve got a ton of ideas.

First, I want to TRY to blog Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. I can’t promise you anything, but I will definitely try to make it happen.

Second, I thought you’d be interested in what’s been going on the past 2 months so I’m here to share!

In August, I got a new job (yay!), I am also officially certified as a Health & Nutrition Coach, I suffered a really crappy foot injury that ruined my half marathon plans, and I created The Alabaster Running Club where beginners and non-beginners come out to run twice a week in Alabaster. It’s so much fun being the president of a running club. Whhaawhhatt?

Alabaster Running Club

mission 5k 2013

In September, I started planning my health and wellness workshop that will be in Alabaster in the next 2 months, I’m enjoying my job, I made awesome workouts, and tried new things!


This month is going to be busy, awesome, and pretty SWEET! I’m getting some final and official details done with my upcoming workshop, designing my own flyers, and I’m learning a lot along the way. I can’t wait to share with you everything this workshop will entail. I’m excited to be teaming up with some awesome, awesome, brands that I want everyone to know about. So stay tuned!

Okay, enough about me! I’m kicking off Fall with a giveaway FOR ONE OF YOU!

If… you’re looking to lose weight, get healthy, or feel confident in your body, this is for you! I’m giving away a 3 month health coaching program. Let’s stay healthy for the upcoming Holiday seasons!

To enter:

#1 Like & Share this status–> https://www.facebook.com/balancedbodymethod/posts/290161584517967 <–,

#2 Comment “Yes!” on the status

Bonus entry, go to my instagram–> Audreyruns and follow me! But make sure to comment on any picture to let me know your entering for this giveaway!!!

I will randomly pick a winner on OCTOBER 27!

3 month program

WHAT WILL YOU GET…READ HERE – – – > http://thebodymethod.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/health-coaching



As always, thanks for reading! Love you guys!