Staying Healthy at a Music Festival

‘Tis the season! Music festivals are upon us and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited! One of our favorite ways to blow through extra cash is by going to concerts, so you better believe we love the opportunity to binge on our joint adoration for killer tunes and nonstop dancing. This past weekend was spent in Gulf…

10 Commandments of a Healthy Lifestyle

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to my personal journey of striving to always lead a healthy lifestyle. Marathons, weight lifting, extreme crash diets, 2-hour cardio sessions, low-carb, low-fat, Paleo, juice cleanses, you name it – I’ve done it all. Coming from a very active family who values nutrition, it has always been on…

Intermittent Fasting: My First Impressions

First thing’s first. You are probably wondering what intermittent fasting is. (I know you so well, don’t I?) To put it simply, intermittent fasting is exactly as it states: going a certain period of time without eating. The term “intermittent fasting” is not new to me. Back in my Paleo days, I stumbled across leangains.com, a…

April Monthly Favorites

With a hectic work load, nonstop rain, crazy travel schedules, and the never-ending feeling that beach and lake trips are so close yet so far, April was crazy for us. But we didn’t let all that craziness get in the way of our goals. In fact, knowing summer is right around the corner only kept…

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…

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)…