This long weekend in Maryland was great. As I mentioned, I was there for the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East so that I could get some continuing education credits, but really it was to hang out with my friend Jess who I hadn’t seen since last year. šŸ™‚ I am planning to write a post this week about my biggest takeaways from the conference, so this post will mainly be a recap of the weekendĀ outsideĀ of it. Neil and I headed to MD Thursday morning. It was fun to be back on the metro, but after living in Chicago for… View Post

Happy Friday! I’m coming at you from back on the East coast — Maryland to be exact. I’m here for the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East where I’ll be sitting through days of sessions learning about fitness and getting continuing education credits to renew my personal training certification. The conference center is actually pretty close to where I used to live while I was in pharmacy school, so it’s been cool to be back in the area. I’ll reconnect with Neil, his parents, and my mom this weekend after my last session. While I’m in sessions all day, you… View Post

*This post is sponsored by Cal-EZ. All opinions and experiences are my own. Thank you for the support! It was not in my life plan to becomeĀ a personal trainer. From an early age, I decided that for my career I would be both an author and a marine biologist at the same time. Or an oceanographer — I hadn’t made up my mind on that one yet. In high school I wanted to be a math teacher because I had several who were phenomenal and made me love doing complicated calculus problems. In college I decided to pursue psychology even… View Post

Happy Monday friends! This weekend was a mix of trying to overcome my sickness and spending time with family. I had originally planned on going to my regular Saturday workout at BTY Training Lab, but my body was not having it. I laid on the couch, took a nap almost immediately after waking up, and just chilled out. I had to cancel everything on my schedule on Friday as well — whatever I had was not messing around. Neil’s brother’s family was in town, so we wanted to make sure we saw them. We headed to the suburbs in the… View Post