A few weeks ago I re-injured an old back issue I had from a couple years ago. It was due to rushing through a workout and not being as careful with my form as I should have been. I felt the familiar seizing of my back as I pressed a barbell overhead and I knew it would take me out of commission for a little while. The initial time I hurt my back, I was out for a month. I wasn’t even able to demonstrate some of the movements while I was still teaching classes. I did a lot of… View Post

Aaaand we’re back with the first Five Things Friday post of the new year as well as the first in two weeks. That means I have two weeks of things stockpiled to share with you. 🙂 This weekend is pretty light, so I’ll likely be camped out around the house for most of it. Neil and I are almost done with the last season of Game of Thrones, so that will likely be wrapped up then and we can join the masses who anxiously await 2019 for the next and last season. Here’s some of my favorites from this week… View Post

*I was provided with a Women’s Health and Fertility test from EverlyWell at no charge. Thanks as always for the support! You may remember that a little over a year ago I did a food sensitivity test with EverlyWell. It was one of the things that I had wanted to do since I started blogging, and it helped me feel legit as I worked on growing this corner of the internet. The other was to go on a sponsored influencer trip, which also happened last year, so I felt like I had MADE IT. When they contacted me this year… View Post

Last week I spent five days at a place called Modfarm in Michigan City, Indiana. It was a magical five days and I’m more than happy with the outcome of my trip. As you know, I decided I wanted to get away to concentrate on writing my book with little interruptions. I didn’t sign up for a writing camp or workshop, but decided that I wanted to go somewhere alone. Since it was the first time I had done something like this and hadn’t read much about the experiences of others, I want this post to be about my tips… View Post

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins and contains affiliate links. If you’re active anywhere in the social media world, you’ve probably heard of Vital Proteins. As a Chicago resident,  I’ve been fortunate enough to work with the Chicago-based company on several occasions and watch them grow exponentially in a short period of time. What started off as a small number of products has grown into more than fifteen. If you’re anything like me, you may have questions about the differences between them. As new products started popping up, I wasn’t sure quite how they differed from one another. This post… View Post