May Challenge Lessons Learned

Things I learned from my May Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Thought it was about time I give you guys an update. For those who don’t follow along on instagram, I am proud to say I completed my #MayChallenge. That’s right. I went to the gym (or did some sort of workout) every.single.day in May. And now a few weeks later, I thought I…

May Fitness Challenege

Gym Every Day in May Challenge

Happy Wednesday! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I’ve been using the hashtag #maychallenge. On May 1st I was talking to my friend Lauren (a personal trainer and blogger at Petite Curves Ahead) about the gym challenge I did back in November. I went to the gym…

Workout Music…for Free?

Hello! Happy Wednesday. Yes, I realize it’s been over a month since I’ve posted. But we all figured this would happen right? Life gets hectic, blog falls to the wayside. Anyway… Thankfully my friend Kelly reminded me of a post I’ve been wanting to write for weeks – how to find FREE workout music. I think everyone…

Paleo eBook Event – Today Only

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted to write a quick blog post to let everyone know that Buck Books is doing another Paleo eBook event today. For one day only, you can buy 15 Paleo ebooks for $1 to $3 each.   The last time Buck Books ran a deal like this was back in November.…

IIFYM Basics: Macros

Hi everyone. How was your weekend? The weather is finally warming up here in Chicago. I spent most of Saturday walking around Lincoln Square just to enjoy it. And then Sunday I decided to walk to the grocery store rather than drive. I’m super ready for winter to be over. Anyway, this is part two of…

IIFYM Basics: Calories

Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? I’ve been trying to fight off a cold. Yay…The good news is it hasn’t really hit me that hard. The bad news is it won’t go away. As promised, here is the first post about how I got started following IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros). Originally this was…

Slow Carb to IIFYM

WIAW: From Slow Carb to IIFYM

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Thought I would check in to update you guys on how my eating has changed. Last time I posted a WIAW I announced that I was doing the Slow Carb Diet. At the time it made sense to eat this way. It’s similar to Paleo (gluten, dairy and soy-free) but…

Drink more water

Quick Tip Tuesday

OK so this seems like such a silly post but it’s made such a difference lately that I felt I should share. We all know we’re supposed to drink more water. It’s the #1 tip on every single health and fitness website. But do we ever really follow it? Probably not. At least I didn’t.…

Eye of Round

How to Cook Eye of Round Roast

Happy Monday! Sorry there was no post last week. I kept sitting down to write one but then got distracted by life…and by life I mean watching Youtube. Anyway, to make up for my absence I thought I would share a recipe/ how-to. Quick Tip: When in the meat aisle, keep your eyes open for the…

Quest Chips: Yay or Nay?

Lately I’ve become more and more interested in fitness. And in an effort to learn more, I started following quite a few weightlifters/trainers on social media. Because of that, I’ve gotten sucked into a couple popular trends within their community. Including Quest Nutrition. For those of you who aren’t following the bodybuilding world, Quest Nutrition is…