Workouts, Restaurants, and Phones

Hey friends! Happy Monday 🙂

This weekend was a good mix of active and rest time and I’m really looking forward to this week because it’s much lighter due to Thanksgiving. Neil and I avoid traveling on the holidays, so we will be camped out here in Chicago. What are your plans?

Saturday I headed back to Crossfit Chicago to work out with some friends. My one friend, Kiki, will always send out a group text asking if we want to work out somewhere and I love that it’s a reminder to try new things and also a way for us to hang out.


When we meet up at Crossfit Chicago, we attend their Sweatfest class which is always a tough one. I don’t know if it’s because I eat a bigger breakfast than normal, or I’m in Saturday mentality, or what, but every time I’ve gone I’ve either had to modify the number of reps or felt like I was going to throw up by finishing them all. It’s legit.


Thankfully, however, we all survived and were able to stand for this picture.


After the class, I hurried home to get ready and meet Addie (@chickpeainthecity) at True Food Kitchen, which is FINALLY opening here in Chicago TOMORROW. We were able to try out the menu and as much as I wanted to order multiple plates, I was full by the end of my first one.

True Food Kitchen

We both ordered decaf almond milk lattes and the ancient grains bowl and they were so. good. I thought I’d still be hungry when I saw the amount of food, but I think I was deceived by the sweet potatoes, avocado, and grains. I was definitely full afterwards.

True Food Kitchen 2

I’m super excited that we have a TFK in Chicago now given the amount of times I see it in other social media accounts. I’M GOING TO EAT EVERYTHING.

After eating, I grabbed some groceries at Whole Foods and then headed home to hang out with Neil. We made salmon and pasta for dinner, watched a movie, and I decided I needed Christmas immediately.


Sunday morning was a slow start and we ended up lazing around and sleeping on and off until 9:30 am, which is pretty late for us. After breakfast we headed to the AT&T store for NEW PHONES. We also made sure to grab pizza while we were out.

Dough Bros

I ate the last of my pumpkin seed butter on Saturday, so I figured I would experiment with making some sunflower seed butter. I don’t know what it is, but I just think I’m not a fan of it. I’ve tried making it before and didn’t like it, but I figured that might be because I roasted the seeds myself and some of them were a little uneven. This time I bought a bag that were already roasted, but I just didn’t love the taste when I was done. I’m still going to eat it, but I doubt I’ll be making it often.

Sunflower Seed Butter

Ok, back to phones. We usually upgrade our phones every year which meant it was time to grab the new iPhone 7 Plus. Everything is basically the same except for the CAMERA, which is the most important part for me.

I’m most excited about their portrait mode, which allows you to take pictures that look like they’re taken with a DSLR by adding depth. Since now I am a professional photographer, here is Neil eating some pizza.


And some homemade kombucha and Christmas. I’M SO EXCITED.


I watched a little football with Neil and scrambled around trying to take pictures while there was still light. After the sun set, I wrote this post and my training plans for this week. I was glad to stay inside since temperatures dropped into the 30s this weekend. They’re supposed to warm up some this week, but I have a feeling that winter is on its way!

Hope you all have a wonderful week and I’ll check back in with you later on!


  • What did you do this weekend?
  • What’s the best thing you ate?
  • What kind of phone do you have? Do you love it?


    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Oh man it’s the only thing I use!

  1. November 21, 2016 / 5:35 am

    Well, that solves your DSLR problem! I emailed TFK but they never got back to me, probably because I have shitty IG pictures. And yeah, your saturday morning workout group probably would eat me for breakfast.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      I always get intimidated before I go haha

  2. November 21, 2016 / 5:50 am

    I’m moving next weekend, so all I did was pack this weekend.

    I got a iPhone 6S a few months ago and love it – finally got a phone that has more than 16G of space too.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Yes! This one is twice the size as my last one so hopefully I’m not deleting pictures all the time haha

  3. November 21, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Ah sunflower butter. At first I thought it was revolting. But then I made my own (using pre roasted and salted seeds) and now really like it – BUT only on very certain things and it MUST be salted. Otherwise no beuno. I could really go for a new phone…. The entire half bottom of my screen is cracked which makes reading some what of a tricky process.

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Mine were pre roasted and I added some salt but I still couldn’t get over it. I’m slowly working my way through haha

  4. November 21, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    what a fun weekend! that restaurant looks so good too. and yay for the xmas season 🙂 best thing I ate all weekend? honey grain bagel with honey raisin cream cheese!

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Omg that bagel sounds so good!

  5. November 22, 2016 / 7:19 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to TFK! can i come visit? haha, since we missed each other in Austin?

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Absolutely! I should have Met you at the one you have there haha

  6. November 22, 2016 / 7:35 am

    I’m due for a phone upgrade in a couple of weeks–havent decided which model im going to get yet! That camera looks awesome. Lovin the pizza portrait hahaha. This looks like you had a great weekend! I’m decorating on Friday and I cant wait!!!!

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Get this one! It’s magical!

  7. November 23, 2016 / 8:31 am

    Love Love Love this!! Your photos look amazing, and those bowls! Ugh to die for! Xx

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 27, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you Sara!!

  8. November 29, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Oh heeeey professional photog!!! 🙂 I’d like to see a bajillion pics in portrait mode, please!!

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 30, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      I know right?? The only problem I’ve found is that I can’t do it close up which doesn’t work as well w food things. For people it’s great!

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