Although I’m able to be pretty flexible with my schedule and do a good amount of work at home, I’d say that what I do for a living still involves a fair amount of interaction with others. Part of the time I’m a personal trainer (to wonderful clients, which helps) and part of the time I work on this blog and social media content. I think the most accurate term to describe my personality would be the term “extroverted introvert,” but if wavering between the two, I am most definitely more likely to fall prey to introversion than to the… View Post

Hello! Happy Friday! I hope you all had a lovely week. I felt better after writing Monday’s post and also seeing that some of you miss the conversational-style posts that haven’t been as frequent around these parts. It’s important for me to write things that will benefit you, but it’s also important to chat like human beings. 🙂 This weekend is going to be much cooler than recent weekends, so I plan to get out a little, but also probably nap if we’re being honest. It’s going to be glorious. To kick it off, here are some of the things… View Post

This post is sponsored by adidas. Tank // Shoes I had some requests in a previous Instagram poll for bodyweight workouts that weren’t only for beginners. As a trainer, I’m a big fan of timed workouts that don’t involve lots of machines. I go for things like dumbbells, kettlebells, and lots of bodyweight options. I feel like this makes fitness more accessible to people who may not have access to a huge gym with every possible piece of equipment. Exercise can be done anywhere and you can make it as hard or as easy as you want! I came up… View Post

I wanted to take a stab at a new blog series because it was honestly the one topic that made my fingers want to type. You may have noticed that since before our trip to Greece, I slowed down on posting. I didn’t really give myself enough time to get ahead of posts for when we were on our trip, so I just left it with one a week. Then when I got back, I found myself sitting in front of the computer for consecutive weeks, pouring over the same master list of post ideas that I’ve had forever and… View Post

Happy Friday! This week has been a little slow, but I’m not complaining! Still enjoying the fall weather before temperatures start to drop for our beloved Chicago winter. We have another slow weekend coming up, which hopefully means more apple cider and city exploring. Check out what I’ve been loving this week and let me know some of your faves in the comments! 1. Pumpkin Pie Croissant Donut Apologies to those of you who aren’t in Chicago, but one of our local donut shops, Stan’s, just released this pumpkin pie croissant donut, dubbed “Le Stan.” Their original was intriguing, but… View Post