Dieting in December

I have always been the type of person to over-indulge during the holidays or on special occasions, especially when I am traveling out of town to celebrate them. And even though I have learned how to control my cravings throughout the better part of the year and have found a healthy balance with food, I still find…

Q&A with Sarah and Jack

1. What is your favorite body part to train? Sarah: Right now, my favorite body part to train is glutes. I just love concentrating on that area and doing lighter weight with higher reps. It really makes me feel the burn! Jack: My favorite body part to train is my biceps.  Not only do I like the instant gratification…

Need Gym Motivation? Try These Tricks!

has this ever happened to you? You peel your eyes away from your computer screen only to look at your watch and realize it’s 5pm. You’ve put in a hard day’s work, sorted through a thousand emails, gave a killer presentation, double-booked meetings, and now it’s time to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. You’re exhausted and the…

Shred Fest 2015

 It’s time to get shredded! Our cut began on March 1st and we are pretty pumped to see the results of our hard work in about 10-12 weeks. Jack and I are both adjusting our macros and incorporating a little more cardio in our workouts to burn fat. Personally, I would rather increase my cardio before…

How I Maintained My Weight During the Holidays

If you’re anything like me, the holidays always start out extremely joyful and end in a painful stomach ache from too much food and a pounding migraine from too much family time. And if you’re really like me, the holidays also end in a much-needed shopping trip to replace the wardrobe that is now somehow too small to be…

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 8 Weeks

When I committed to losing 10 pounds, I didn’t exactly have a plan on how to do it. This was really unlike me since I have been a planner for as long as I can remember. I love scheduling out my days, planning my meals, and organizing my workouts. To me, planning these things helps…

Hiking Snow Lake

Back in August, Jack and I had the pleasure of flying out to the Seattle to celebrate the nuptials of two very good friends. Since neither of us had been to Seattle or the West Coast, we decided to extend our vacation by a few days to accommodate all of the activities we had in…

Lessons From My First Marathon

Coming from a very active background with a family of distance runners, a marathon was never really a “bucket list” item for me.  I knew one day I would run a marathon but it never seemed like a big deal.  In fact, I still forget that it is completely insane to willingly decide (and pay)…