Being the healthiest version of myself: methods of diet, self-care, exercise, and emotional well-being, as a companion into a new chapter of life.


Self care that doesn’t cost any extra

Self care that doesn't cost any extraC’mon. I’d be lying if I said that “treat yo’ self” wasn’t my very favorite phrase in the entire world.

It is. I even hung the words up at our wedding, above our donut bar.

And now the sign hangs up in my office, right above my desk. It’s a kind and zesty reminder of how I want to live, and the goals in place to make that happen.

Why? Because that’s how I want to live: lavishly, with a lush, cushy, and comfortable set up. I want to give myself everything I deserve, starting and ending with all the treats my heart desires….Read more

Diet Bet Challenge

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This year, Chad and I embarked on a fitness journey.

I know, I know. We all see this coming: new year, a new plan for a healthier lifestyle. It’s a cliche that we all seem to go through. But who can truly be cynical about an earnest attempt to lead a better life?

Not me. Which is why we are a few weeks into a diet bet challenge, with our momentum only increasing. We are here to win, people. And we just might.

Here’s the basics: there are seven of us competing…Read more

Program Review: 21 Day Fix

fitness program reviewAbout: Created by trainer Autumn Calabrese, 21 Day Fix is a Beach Body program designed for beginners, offering both daily workouts and a fitness plan to follow. Each workout is 30 minutes, including a warm up and cool down; the seven workouts are designed to be repeated daily for three weeks…Read more


A journey, not a destination

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While I can’t say that fitness is my passion, I can admit that I spend much of my time thinking about it.

Growing up, I was athletic and naturally skinny, to the point of being marginally underweight. I did all the sports and ate all the food. Stress was a constant in my life, and I liked to react with food—a trait that I did not give up easily over the years, even when my lifestyle became more sedentary. One thing has remained the same: I do not like to exercise. I’m not a fitspo account or an endorphin junkie. I’m a girl who prefers to be tricked into burning calories—i.e. a group sport—and has the hardest time overcoming that hurdle.

College came and went, and during that time of incredible change, hardship, and growth, my body gained…Read more.