I’ve gone through a lot of exercise phases. I did gymnastics for fun when I was much younger, played team sports in high school, had some exercise issues after college, fell in LOVE with running, decided running and I would just be friends, and I finally feel like I’m in a good place of balance with my workouts. Even though I had tried a lot of workouts and mainly did what I enjoyed, I would still spend time wondering if I was doing it RIGHT. Not the actual movements, but the entire philosophy. My fitness plan. Should I be doing… View Post

Happy last week of September! I don’t have many pictures from this weekend because I think I spent more time on IG stories than actually snapping pictures. Whoops. If you follow along on there, then you already know how my weekend was. If you don’t, here’s a recap. Saturday morning I went to a workout at Crossfit Chicago with two of my friends. I don’t normally work out on the weekends, but my friend talked me into it. This workout almost killed me. I don’t know if it’s because this was my fifth day working out or what, but I… View Post

Yay — Friday is here! It’s been a busy week and I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend. I’m going to a workout tomorrow morning, but then probably collapsing on the couch for most of the day. Sunday I have a couple things to get done, but mostly errands and making sure that everything is in order for our trip to Yosemite next week! I only work Monday and then we are off on adventures Tuesday-Sunday, so follow along! To wrap up the week, I’m sharing some of my favorite things. Gasp — they’re all food except one. 1. New… View Post

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending SHAPE magazine’s Meet & Tweet event — a gathering of 100 top Chicago influencers. I’ve been to a lot of blogging events, but this was one of the few where I walked away feeling inspired and appreciative of the time I spent and the message I heard. I didn’t realize that SHAPE magazine had become so body-positive and empowering since the last time I read it. I wanted to take a little time to go over the structure and ESPECIALLY share with you some of the key takeaways from the event. Please note… View Post