Happy Monday guys! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and are ready to take on the world. Mine was a good mix of work and rest and marked my last weekend class at SWEAT, but we will get to that in a bit. Saturday morning Neil and I planned on going to the 10 am showing of Logan. We almost slept through it until he woke me up at 9:20. We hopped out of bed, threw on clothes, and headed over. I woke up early but apparently fell back asleep. I can’t tell you the last time I… View Post

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are my own. This weekend was a good mix of relaxing and getting some work in. Saturday marked the end of my fitness challenge — something that I will recap and reflect on later this week. We conquered a serious last workout and Sunday met up for brunch at True Food Kitchen to celebrate. Prior to brunch, Neil and I headed to check out the 2017 Chicago Polar Plunge. I was invited to cover the event by Johnsonville, who partnered with the Special Olympics… View Post

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 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