Chicago to California Roadtrip

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, […]

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Extra Miler: Gail Kocher

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. […]

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5 Rules for Eating Out

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 […]

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25 Years OLD

There is no such thing as a birthday to me… I like to call it a birthweek. Maybe even a birthmonth. Anybody else with me on that?? A couple of people asked me “how it feels.” Well, this Buzzfeed article describes it better than I can: 25 Signs You’re Almost 25. What makes the perfect […]

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Anniversary Weekend Retreat

Last weekend, Mo and I had the opportunity to stay at Copperstone Inn, the B&B on the same property where we got married. A “relaxing weekend” has been nonexistent since moving back to Chicago, so we were extra grateful for a quiet retreat (shoutout to our folks who puppysat Sydney!). We had a great time reliving our wedding […]

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Friday Favorites 

Four day weeks are THE BEST. Mo and I had a great time getting to relive our wedding weekend on our relaxing anniversary trip. Why aren’t 3 day weekends always a thing?! Favorite Weekend Getaway: Copperstone Inn (Rockton, IL)  If you are looking for a romantic and relaxing weekend in the middle of nowhere, then […]

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Friday Favorites

Ringing in the New Year with five favorite memories from 2015! 1. Living downtown Sydney. No amount of words or pictures can describe this beautiful city, and we are so thankful that we had this unforgettable opportunity. I’ll admit… at first I struggled. Living downtown was outside of my comfort zone, but once we started exploring, […]

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