I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East conference over the weekend and I wanted to share with you some of the information I took away concerning fitness and nutrition. To be honest, this year’s conference was a little underwhelming. I felt like there weren’t as many options and at least two of the sessions I signed up for were verbatim the same as the ones I did last year. Same slides, same exercises, etc. It was a disappointment to pay to attend a conference and not have new material presented. That being said, I… View Post

Ok, this post is long overdue and apologies for that. It felt like whenever I sat down to write it, it was a daunting monstrosity that was easier to postpone than bang out. Then I decided to split it into two posts, and suddenly it became much more manageable. Since I’ve been getting more emails asking for food recommendations, I figured it would be better to have one (or two) posts to direct people to than typing the same things out over and over. SO HERE WE ARE. This is by no means an exhaustive list and I’m sure that… View Post

  Hi guys! Happy Friday! I’m currently back on the East coast attending the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East. I’ll be here until Monday because I also made sure to pencil in some extra time with my friend Jess who lives in Charlottesville. I’m going to be playing with her dog, food exploring, and just hanging out. It’s going to be GLORIOUS. The conference is from today until Sunday, so I’ll be learning more fitness-related things to come back to you with and it will keep my certification current. You can follow along all weekend if you follow me on… View Post

Hello friends! It’s the end of another month which means it’s time for me to share with you how February wrapped up. Neil and I got a new bed at the beginning of the month and it’s much more low profile in comparison to our old bed. Everything else is the same, but it takes up less room and isn’t as bulky and heavy. The main thing I love about it is that Donut doesn’t have to be picked up to get on it. It’s low enough that she can jump up which saves me a lot of in and… View Post

There’s still a lot of confusion about how bloggers make money — especially if you’re not a blogger yourself. It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times and I decided to write this post today to add some ideas that may not readily come to mind when it comes to making money from a blog. Apologies if you’re not a blogger, but feel free to read through if you want. 🙂 Currently, the standard and most popular ways to make money as a blogger are: sponsored content (blog posts, IG posts, etc.), ads, selling a product (e-book, course, etc.), and… View Post