I wanted to make sure to get this post written sooner rather than later so that everything was fresh in my mind to share with you. Neil and I went on a 9-day trip to Italy that covered Rome, Florence, and Venice. Most of our big trips we find through Groupon, Living Social, or similar. We do this for a couple of reasons: It’s much less work on our part For multiple places, we prefer having someone who has experience with coordinating multiple modes of transportation It’s always been cheaper than making the same trip ourselves We booked our honeymoon… View Post

I always want to preface food-advice-related posts with the fact that I am not a dietitian. That being said, I AM a certified personal trainer with the ability to help advise clients on simple nutrition-related questions such as what to eat before and after a workout. Fueling before and after workouts is an individual thing, but there are definitely some basics to understand. Ultimately, figuring out what works for you is important. Make sure to use the following as guidelines, but adjust as needed to optimize¬†your body. This may take some trial and error, but work with the suggestions below… View Post

This topic is another one prompted by my request for posts you’d like to see on here. If health and nutrition are of interest to you, then you’ve no doubt been inundated by the 2125457 different diet trends and “advice” from people on Instagram and other social media avenues. It can be hard to know if you should be intermittently fasting, only eating a majority of fat, or any number of the conflicting messages that we see 24/7. I’ve obviously had my own struggle with these things and I finally reached a point where I realized that I needed to… View Post

This post is sponsored by Sir Kensington’s. If you know me, you know I love sandwiches. I’ve been having the same turkey sandwich at dinner every night for literally somewhere around three months. I take pictures of sandwiches, I hunt them down, and I just get really excited to try new ones. (If you know of some good combos, let me know in the comments!) I’ve also been eating a lot of tuna lately because I went crazy and got 13156467 cans of it from Costco, so I’m trying to work my way through it. Normally I just eat it… View Post

Happy Friday friends! This is the last full week I have to work before leaving next Wednesday for ITALIA! That being said, I just wanted to give you a heads up that the next two weeks will be without a Five Things Friday post. You’ll still have your Mon and Wed posts, but I’m not bringing my laptop with me. If you’re interested, feel free to follow along on Instagram stories and if you have any recommendations for Rome, Florence, or Venice, feel free to pass them along! To jump into this week’s post, here are some of the things… View Post