F45 – have you heard of it? Unless you’re living in Australia where it originated, there’s a good chance you haven’t. Up until this summer, I hadn’t either. But when a former coworker of mine told me he would be co-managing a location in Sunnyvale, I knew it was something I had to try out. […]Read More F45 8-Week Challenge Recap and Results
Christmas is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you’re knee deep in Amazon packages, holiday parties and wrapping up work deadlines before taking time off. It’s not the easiest time to workout and eat healthy! Planning and prepping meals has been my saving grace during the holiday season so that I’m […]Read More Meal Planning 101
Training for a marathon is a lot like planning a wedding. You go through countless hours and months of preparation for ONE DAY. There is so much anticipation, excitement and nerves leading up to it and then before you know it… it’s over! But it doesn’t matter how much time went into it or how […]Read More CIM Race Recap
Long weekends are perfect for road trips, good food and relaxing at the beach. Little did we know when we booked our long weekend trip to Carmel that we would also be moving into our new apartment the day before we left… but despite the craziness of the move, we still managed to destress and […]Read More Carmel by the Sea
You didn’t sleep well last night because your mind was racing with the endless list of projects at work. You woke up extremely tired and poured a large cup of coffee before logging on to your emails. You sat in traffic and finally got to the office just in time to sit in meetings all […]Read More For the Corporate Athletes
“Why is it called Grandma’s marathon?” I asked that question multiple times and discovered it was named after a chain of restaurants in Duluth and the race’s first major sponsor. I personally believe that it is called Grandma’s because of how you walk very, very, very s l o w l y and hold up traffic […]Read More Grandma’s Marathon + Post Marathon Plan
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
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?
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