Hello, all! I just finished a calming and relaxing yoga session and am sitting here sipping on some Watermelon Wonder Kombucha and blogging. It is 80 degrees in Chicago and I am going to head out for an evening walk after wrapping up this post! Since I was in St. Charles for the majority of … Continue reading Weekly Recap
Hi! These last two weeks have been such a whirlwind. Finals basically took over my life, and when I finally had a couple days to breathe, I took some time. Now I'm back and ready to get into everything! This will be a condensed post, but I'll bring some key components of last week back. … Continue reading Recap Post
Spiralized Beet “Pasta”
If you're anything like me, you probably thought beets were gross as a kid. To me, they just seemed sort of slimy, and I couldn't seem to get into the taste. Later on, my mom introduced me to sauteed beet greens, and I liked those, so I thought I might give them another chance. I've … Continue reading Spiralized Beet “Pasta”
My Week In a Nutshell
Hi, everyone. I hope you are having a good week so far. It has been a rainy, gloomy day in Chicago, and the beautiful 70-degree weather is now in the chilly high 40s. While not my preference, it is good blogging weather. Last week was interesting for me because I chose not to go to … Continue reading My Week In a Nutshell
Hey, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the weekend. I have a 6-day work week ahead of me, but for now, I'm sitting next to the open window and enjoying the sunset. I'll take this post back to last Saturday. Saturday morning, I went to the gym for leg day. I did squats, lunges, deadlifts, … Continue reading Weekly Recap
Salmon is one of my favorite foods, and it's one of the healthiest. Filled with protein, healthy fats, and vitamins/antioxidants, it's a great choice for a post-workout meal. I have put salmon in tacos, salads, pastas, etc., but I especially like it baked in a marinade. This marinade keeps protein juicy as it cooks and … Continue reading Mustard-Marinated Salmon/Chicken/Tofu
Trader Joe’s Haul!
Like most of my fitness/foodie comrades, I have a slight obsession with Trader Joe's. I actually just discovered the store within the last couple years. There was never one close enough to me, but there was one near my grandma's that my mom used to go to when she visited on the weekends, and she … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Haul!
I always start my week off with good intentions. I like to go grocery shopping on Sunday and plan for the week ahead, considering my meal choices, what kind of workouts I'll do, and the kind of self-care I'll engage in. Sometimes, though, even with good intentions, the week can kind of get away from … Continue reading Recap Post
Hello! I hope everyone had a great week. I had a fairly productive one, and I'm finally at home taking some time to blog and grade papers. Julian is watching the UFC fights, and we sometimes have a couple drinks while watching. I found a couple new interesting ones. This one is supposed to taste … Continue reading Weekly Recap
Happy Friday! It feels like it took forever to get here, but I'm finally at home with a Toasted Marshmallow candle from Bath & Body Works going in the background and my twinkle lights setting a soft glow for a cozy writing setting. I started my weekend off with an evening workout. I stopped at … Continue reading Shrimp Quesadillas!