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…

May Monthly Favorites

Remember when you were a kid and the summer lasted foreverrrrr? Well, good thing you have those memories because it’s not like that when you are an adult. Needless to say, the month May came and went and I feel like I barely blinked an eye. Regardless, there were still some things that made the month…

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…

Reconnect

Before Jack and I started dating, Friday night for us resembled a mild version of Jersey Shore’s T-shirt Time minus the hair gel, studded jeans, and T and L of GTL. After a long week of work, all we wanted to do was gather up a crew, hit the town, and dance the night away…

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…

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Have you ever caught yourself rationalizing bad food choices because of a “special occasion?” I definitely have. A friend’s birthday party, the Super Bowl, a long day at work – these are just a few of the “special occasions” I have celebrated. But the question begs to be asked: is your “special Occasion” Actually Special? Jack and…

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…

Surviving a Bachelorette Weekend

Ah, The Bachelorette Party. A time for women to bond over bottomless cocktails, bodycon dresses, X-rated symbolism, and a few rounds of Never Have I Ever all in honor of the upcoming nuptials of a close friend. A period of reflection for the bride-to-be on her final days as a (not-so) single woman and preparation…

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…

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…