I don’t think you can ever really get used to Chicago weather in April. True, this is only the second April we have lived here, but I’ve heard this same sentiment expressed by a number of long-term residents. I woke up Saturday morning to a nice dusting of snow. What? As soon as I had breakfast, I set out cutting all of the dates I received from Costco that were squishy, sticky, and completely unappetizing to me. As I mentioned last week, I bought a dehydrator and knew this would be a perfect solution. Confession: I had a smaller box… View Post

I only have three photos from this weekend and they are all of food. Whoops. I spent Friday night teaching three classes, then woke up early on Saturday to take class at Sweat before teaching three more in a row. Nothing like making up for time off. By the time I finished teaching, it was 1 pm and I was starving. Neil and I headed to Wrigleyville to hit up a place that has been on my list for awhile — Rockit Burger Bar. What put it on my list? That would be their Mac and Cheese Attack Burger. It’s… View Post

Happy Monday! I got out of the house a surprising number of times this weekend given that House of Cards season 4 was released on Friday. I didn’t even know that it was until Friday afternoon, so I figured that all of my weekend plans were now set in stone. Neil and I started watching Friday night after I finished teaching and ran through four episodes back to back. Saturday morning I had to train a client, but we managed to fit one in before that happened as well. In order to force ourselves to move from the couch, Neil… View Post

Hello! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! It seems like the weather is the best lately on the weekends and saves the colder temperatures for the weekdays which is just fine by me. One of the most exciting things I did this weekend was get my hair cut. I usually get my hair cut every 6 months or so and I felt like it was about time. If you are looking for an amazing hair cut in the city, check out Jordan at Dennis Bartolomei salon. I may actually show up more if my hair will look like this every… View Post

Happy Monday! This week my schedule is picking up with classes and clients, which means that I will be up nice and early every day this week. I also have some interviews scheduled to talk with some online publications and shows about addiction and my journey, so hopefully I will have some more news to report to you on that front soon. With everything going on, it’s a good thing I fueled up this weekend. It seems as though I eat very little bread/pasta/grains throughout the week and then somehow 95.5% of my diet on the weekend is solely that.… View Post