With Grandma’s Marathon a week away (!!!), I have turned to packing to keep my nerves at bay (and rhyming apparently). Having only done two marathons, I am definitely no expert, but I hope my personal list can help you as you prepare for your race. Whether you’re running in your hometown, road-tripping a couple […]Read More Marathon Packing List
Set atop a gorgeous mountain, this wedding not only had views for days, but also showcases a natural beauty… much like the bride herself! Standing up in my best friend’s wedding last year was definitely one of the highlights of the summer. The whole wedding weekend was filled with fun memories- starting with her bachelorette […]Read More New England Ski Resort: Daniel + Hilary
2,344 miles. 5 nights. 1 speeding ticket. WE MADE IT! In case there is anyone else out there as crazy as us and driving from Chicago to San Fransisco, let me tell you… yes, it’s long. It’s really, really long. But you will see breathtaking scenery, experience some fun cities, and if you’re lucky like we were, […]Read More Chicago to California Roadtrip
After almost two years in the Chicago area, we are packing our bags and moving… to California! As I sit here typing this, it still doesn’t seem real, but in less than 6 weeks, Mo and I will be packing our bags and road tripping to our new home. WHO? Mo, me and Sydney WHAT??! […]Read More We’re Moving!
Trust me… we all have too much on our plate. And I’m not just talking about our social commitments! Overeating is THE reason why we gain weight. It all comes down to this: when you eat more than your body needs, it stores it as fat for later use. And when this happens day after […]Read More Too Much on your Plate?
Gail has been one of my clients for almost a year and is currently also competing on my fitness challenge team- cheer her on with me! In addition to working full time, Gail prioritizes her health and takes multiple group fitness classes, trains with me once a week and commutes to work on her bike. […]Read More Extra Miler: Gail Kocher
Do you ever just wish you could throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and your dinner would just magically appear? If the answer is yes (and if it’s not then who are you and how do you have so much free time), then you are going to really, really like this post. Since […]Read More Keep Calm and Crockpot
Where does time even go these days, really?? We’re over halfway through January, which means summer has to be just around the corner… right? That’s what I keep telling myself at least! It seems impossible that Mo and I have been married for THREE years now, but somehow it’s true. We celebrated our first anniversary […]Read More Cheers to Three Years!
Half of people make them, but only 10% of people keep them. You know what I’m taking about… New Year’s resolutions. Every year, people vow to quit smoking, lose weight, spend less time working, and more resolutions similar to these. Some achieve them, but most don’t. I don’t know about you, but all of this […]Read More Making Gains (not resolutions) in 2017
This pumpkin pie is what pumpkin dreams are made of. It is “healthified” and can be eaten as a Thanksgiving alternative and is even healthy enough to eat for breakfast! There is no refined sugar, butter, diary, or gluten… but let’s focus on what IS in it, instead of what isn’t! If you love almonds […]Read More Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast