I’ve been in recovery for over eight years, and the first five of those were spent very intensely attending meetings, doing step work, and working to figure out why I couldn’t live life like other people did. A lot of the work I did and lessons I learned were centered around drugs and alcohol, and rightfully so, but I remember thinking that so many of the things I was learning would help ANYONE. I think that we as a society all have these issues from time to time, just some of us are predisposed to take it to another destructive… View Post

Happy Friday the 13th! How was your week? Mine went swimmingly and now I’m looking forward to the weekend. After some craziness with the contractor who hung a bunch of our stuff on Wednesday (just that it took waaaaay longer than necessary), our condo finally feels more like a home and I’m really loving it. Tomorrow we are attending a friend’s wedding (stay tuned on Instagram for more stories of Neil dancing since they are always a hit) and then the rest of the weekend is low key. I hope you have some relaxing plans for the coming days, and… View Post

This post is sponsored by adidas. My vacations are always a toss up. Sometimes, if I’ve been working a lot while also making time for 5-6 workouts a week, I need a vacation to do the complete opposite. Other times, I get excited thinking about new studios to try. I’ve done my fair share of both and both are ok. Do what’s best for you. Some people have a harder time breaking routine and getting back into the swing of things when arriving back home. For those people, trying to maintain your exercise goals on vacation (even if a little… View Post

Yesterday, July 8th, marked one year since we brought Donut home from the shelter. You can read that post here if you’re interested and keep reading to see how it’s been! It’s been a year of adventures, and an incredible year at that. We had a bit of a rough start with her as she decided that I was apparently a chew toy for the first month or two. I was constantly covered in bruises, but we were finally able to break her of that habit and I could enjoy normal time with my dog. She has been such a… View Post

This week feels so weird with the holiday right in the middle. I woke up on Thursday wishing clients a happy Monday and it took almost a whole day to figure out what was going on. My week was pretty light — I tweaked my back some on Tuesday, so I’m taking the rest of the week off, I took Donut to get her yearly shots, and I’m carving out some time today to keep plugging away on the book. The weekend is pretty light, but we are making a return trip to IKEA for some more things. Hopefully I… View Post