I was recently given the opportunity to try a new health focused personal training app. Since I work full-time in morning radio and then teach group exercise classes part-time in the evenings, I need something to make my own workouts easier to plan out. This way my time is well spent and I only have … Continue reading Stairway to FIT – Training With Ladder
There is no easy way to put it....my skin is like a baby. Not like a baby's skin, but like an actual baby - super soft and easily upset. It keeps me looking several years younger than I am (yay), but it dries out faster than your best gel manicure (boo). I turned 30 in … Continue reading Women Who Sweat – Getting Clean With FRÉ Skincare
Yesterday, after a Saturday night out in DC, I was not in the capacity to go on one of my normal [read: nutty] Sunday prep days. There are few things that I hate more than starting the week in the hole though...and I had a ton of chicken in the freezer. The benefit of such … Continue reading Healthy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Now, before you look at me like, "Giiiirl, you are at the gym to work out and not to take nasty pictures of yourself," hear me out. Yes, I am a gym selfie taker. Yes, I totally try and act inconspicuous when people walk into the group exercise room or locker room while I am … Continue reading Gym Selfies Like Whoa!
[Alright kids, this is going to be a wordy post, but it is going to be worth it... ...trust me. Okay? Okay.] To keep my story as short as possible, I will just start by saying that two summers ago I finally got fed up with never feeling 100% well. I had acid reflux/indigestion, bloating, stomach … Continue reading Tone It Up | “fit, healthy and happy!”
I was flipping through food blogs and skinny recipes this week and stumbled upon this gem on the Self Magazine blog. I have worked in food service since I was 16, so I know all about the "secret" menu items. I always laugh when I come across the Starbucks versions [I worked there for 4.5 years], because they … Continue reading secret SKINNY Panera menu | nom nom noms:.
Le sigh. I am relating to the plateau posts all too well these days. And it is downright frustrating. I stumbled upon a cute little blog that is right up my alley--weight loss, fitness, twenties, and wedding planning--and the first post I read by author Ms. Managed was titled "Plateau Hell." Man, am I definitely … Continue reading I think I have plateaued | frustrated:.
There were a few items that I was keeping in the back of my mind to add to my wedding registry. A food scale was at the top of that list. Last week I went to Costco and tried to keep from going down the household aisles...well, I failed. BUT I FOUND THIS GEM FOR UNDER $20!!! … Continue reading NERD ALERT | I love my food scale:.
Designer Whey Vanilla Almond powder has changed my life. Ok ok, that is an exaggeration, but it has brought me much joy. When I first started my calorie counting and 5 day a week workout regime over a year ago, I also started a SparkPeople account to track everything all in one place. I thought … Continue reading protein powder POWER! mmmmm…smoothies:.
A brand new Sport & Health club opened within a few miles of my house this winter [right by the Wegmans!!!] and I have been trying out a bunch of the group fitness classes. I guess I have become a little cardio-obsessed. Anyway, they were offering a sword-based class for the first few months that they … Continue reading jungshin fitness:. SWORDS!