I competed in gymnastics for nearly ten years as a child/teenager. I went to city and state-wide competitions and earned a gold medal several times. Being a gymnast requires not only flexibility, but a lot of strength training, too. As a gymnast, I used the muscles in my legs quite often - I needed them … Continue reading At-Home Leg Circuit
It's been a pretty warm day in Chicago, but it's nearly 9 pm and I'm sitting next to an open window enjoying the breeze. I didn't have a super-exciting week, but I managed to get a workout in every day, my eating was pretty on-point, and I got a lot done around the house. I'll … Continue reading Workouts, The Lion King, and Forest Adventures: A Recap
After a long day of work, working out, blogging, and running errands, I'm always looking to take the easy way out. This recipe requires very little work but is full of flavor and nutrients. You can easily omit the meatballs to make it vegetarian/vegan! I made them for my husband. This dish is also low-carb, … Continue reading Zoodles, Chicken Meatballs, & Garlic Green Beans!
Hello. It's early Sunday afternoon and currently raining in Chicago. It's thundering and lightning, but it's a bit of a welcome relief from the very hot temperatures we've had all week. I am going to bring this recap back to last Friday! I took the day off work because I was going to the "Disrupt … Continue reading Recap: Concerts, Food, and Heat Waves
My gym has been closed down for almost a month now, and while it's sometimes tough to improvise, I think that having to think outside the box for my workouts has been beneficial for my health, mental state, and I've even seen changes in my overall physique that I hadn't been seeing from my regular … Continue reading At-Home Workouts
I just threw a load of laundry in the dryer and am finally sitting down after a long day of work, working out, and doing household things. I'm sure everyone can relate to how difficult it is going back to work after a four-day weekend, but today was really tough! I actually did not do … Continue reading Boring Week’s Recap
When I make any dishes associated with picnics/barbecues/parties, I like to be adventurous and think outside the box, but this Fourth of July, my husband was sick and we didn't end up going to any parties, so I decided to make some more "traditional" dishes so we could still experience some of the fun. I … Continue reading Homemade Potato Salad
Hello, everyone. Today has been a somewhat dreary Sunday, mostly gray and rainy with a bit of sunshine making an appearance in sporadic bouts. I had a pretty busy week, and I'll take it back to Monday, when I got back from Washington. The day started off super-rainy, and I was kind of bummed because … Continue reading Weekly Recap