Hey friends! This will be my last post for a while! (Not that I’ve been posting a lot here anyway. haha) I’ve been running at such a fast, hard pace since the fall and I need to break a little bit! Lots of fun things coming for 2015 that I’m praying through and working out, but that means I need to step back here so I can focus a little more!

First off, for those of you who don’t follow me on social media (Facebook, instagram, twitter), I want to attach a video that you may want to use to give you a new idea for your workout! (The song is a cool twist on Carol of the Bells by Capital Kings!) Click here if you can’t see the video below.

Next, I wanted to give you a review on a pair of shoes that Asics sent* me a couple of weeks ago! I get asked ALL.THE.TIME. what my favorite shoes are, or for shoe recommendations so when Asics asked me to review these, I was all over it! Here is ASICS official description of them:

“The GEL-Fit Sana is an ultra light-weight training shoe that features a series of woven support bands and stretchable mesh upper for the perfect combination of a barefoot-like feel and overall customized fit. It’s flexible enough for training classes like barre or Zumba, but will provide enough support for high intensity workouts.”

ASICS Gel-FIT Sana Shoe Review: Peak313.com

I have to be honest–these lightweight shoes are not the typical kind I would buy for my workouts. I haven’t had the greatest luck with the “minimalist” shoes as they never seem to support all the crazy activity I do in them, however, I’m happy to say that these are a different story! You can see in the video above that I’m wearing them for that crazy exercise I was doing. For 2 weeks, I jumped, lunged, squatted, ran, sprinted, and just wore them around to try them out in different ways. Honestly, I expected my ankles to go out, especially on the lateral moves but I felt very supported! They are SO LIGHT which is one reason they are so comfortable!


I did wear socks with them, but want to try them without. I don’t know–maybe it’s a preference thing but there’s something weird about me not wearing socks during my workouts! I guess I’ll have to try it out! As far as size, I order a 7 1/2 or 8 depending on the shoe brand and what I’m using them for, so I got a 7 1/2 with these and they were right on! So do I recommend these? Yes I do! Again, I didn’t use them on any runs longer than 4 miles so I’m not sure how they would work for that, but if you are looking for a shoe to do weights, boot camp, and at home DVDs, then I think you’ll love them!

ASICS Gel-Fit Sana Review

You can find more information about this shoe on their website. They have some of the coolest color combinations! (I LOVE the looks of mine!)


ASICS GEL-Fit Sauna Shoe Review : peak313.com


Finally, you may have seen that I was in Chicago last weekend! I was able to visit my sister and do some shopping, but I also got to see my friends Candace Cameron Bure, Mandy Young, Natasha Bure (Candace’s daughter), and Mandy’s mom, Lisa! Candace spoke at James MacDonald’s church (Harvest Bible Church) 2 nights and it worked out perfectly for me to catch one of the nights! It was a short trip to see them, but I was so happy that it all worked out!

Shopping in Chicago with my sister!

Natasha and I in the Target cosmetics aisle. She had a list of make-up she wanted to buy, so I was able to help her through it. You have no idea the struggle in choosing the colors, and products! haha!

Natasha Bure and Clare Smith shopping

Clare and Mandy

Candace and Clare

Candace Speaking

Natasha Bure singing

And a fun video. If you watched Dancing With the Stars, you saw that Candace would do some push-ups before she would perform. She needed a little energy boost before she spoke, so she dropped and did some. This is the end of them and I can account that she did a ton of them! (If you have a hard time seeing this, it’s on my instagram account!)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to an awesome 2015!!

*Disclosure: ASICS America provided me with a free pair of shoes but opinions are all my own!