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
I feel like a kid in a candy store when I walk into a race Expo. I immediately am surrounded by a contagious excitement for the upcoming race, running products to buy and best of all, FREE SAMPLES. I am not ashamed to admit that I will walk the entire expo to eat and drink […]Read More Collagen Peptides FTW
One of my favorite things about Chicago is that there is always some kind of race going on. Anything from little neighborhood 5Ks to the Chicago Marathon, there are plenty to choose from. Signing up for a race is a great way to keep yourself motivated… but unfortunately not so great for the bank account! […]Read More Monster Dash 10K
With 8 weddings to attend and 5 to stand up in this summer, I can’t believe how smooth things are going for all of them! Sure, there were a few hiccups here and there, but nothing major to panic about. So many pieces have to come together for a wedding and everything, even the weather, […]Read More Wedding Day Emergencies
I am constantly drawn to brightly colored objects- whether it’s a new pair of running shoes, fresh flowers at Trader Joes, or a piece of artwork. Spices are apparently no exception. I stopped in a local spice shop this past weekend and a little bottle filled with a bright yellow spice immediately caught my eye. […]Read More Turmeric, or Not Turmeric
Are you tired of the same plain, boring burgers that you’ve been making all summer? Blue Cheese Fig Butter Burgers are here to save the day dinner! Savory blue cheese, sweet fig butter, flavorful caramelized onions, crunchy arugula and juicy beef combines into something so wonderful… I’m drooling just thinking about it. I got all […]Read More Blue Cheese Fig Butter Burgers
You got your beautiful white dress for your wedding… now it’s time to get a beautiful white smile as well! I had my 6 month dentist appointment this past weekend, which ironically happened to be the morning after I saw Ke$ha in concert… I don’t think my dentist would have approved of her “before I […]Read More Teeth as White as Snow
If you’re anything like me, you like routine, want to eat clean during the week, and don’t have much free time to spare. I want to take the hassle and time out of planning healthy meals and snacks for you by sharing my meal plan for this week. You know what this means… NO EXCUSES! […]Read More What’s On My Plate?
I love going out to eat. There’s just something so relaxing about sitting back and letting someone else do all the work. It also gives me a reason to get dressed up after wearing athletic clothes all week (not that I’m complaining at all), it’s social, I can try new foods, and it’s a fun […]Read More 5 Rules for Eating Out