As some of you may remember, I was dying from a sinus infection that started on Monday. Between the stuffy nose, congestion, sore throat, and slight fever, I was in no shape to work. I stuck out the day only to go home and lay in bed all night before passing out (thank you NyQuil)! Some of the methods I chose to utilize for fast … Continue reading How I Kicked My Sinus Infection in 48hrs!
What better way to throw off your goals for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Nothing like a good ol’ sinus infection! It started creeping its nasty little way into my throat Sunday morning but I pushed it aside with some cardio and leg-day. I was feeling fine the rest of the day until I went to bed. Monday morning: headache, stuffy … Continue reading Head Cold 1 > Workout 0
Did you know: – This is the largest, most diverse generation in our country’s history – There are more than 70 million young eligible voters – By 2020, young people will comprise nearly 40% of the electorate – One-third of the Senate is up for election. -Issues such as criminal justice, gerrymandering, environment, minimum wage, women’s reproductive rights, labor laws, voting rights, school funding, sexual … Continue reading Why YOU Should Vote!
Every month I like to set aside some time to write out my goals for the month, budget my bills out, and track where my weight is at. It gives me the chance to view my progress and to set some goals for the next 4 weeks. We’re just two months out from the New Year and for once, I am actually looking forward … Continue reading New Month, New Goals, Same Mindset
Oh where to begin? I had an interesting weekend and it was a great eye-opening experience for me! What started out as a normal Friday night: came home from work, did 30mins of cardio, got ready for dinner, went to dinner with my boyfriend at our weekly spot, had a glass of wine at Pinstripes after…. Turned into us going out to a bar, followed … Continue reading I Overindulged and it Made Me Respect My Progress More
It’s Fall Y’all! But Chicago must be drunk because it feels like winter temps outside already! Go home winter you’re drunk! I look forward to fall. I live for fall! There is nothing that gets me more excited than fall fashion! Chunky sweaters Jackets Boots Blanket Scarves Leggings I could keep going but you get the point! Right now I’m living for black and white … Continue reading Black, White, & Neutral All Over
No this isn’t a birthday post, this is a “I’ve lost 40 pounds and I’m damn proud” post! You read that right, 40 pounds down! I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this feeling is! I remember when I started out my journey and there were times I would let fearful thoughts creep into my head, “What if I can’t do it? What if … Continue reading Hello 40!
Guess what! Well, I’m sure you can guess by the title of this post but…. MY BOYFRIEND AND I MEAL PREPPED TOGETHER AND WE LIKED IT! My boyfriend and I have a solid relationship and he supports my weight loss journey like none other. He on the other hand, has been struggling to find a routine that works for him. We decided to try meal … Continue reading I Meal Prepped with My Boyfriend and it Made Us Closer!
One of my favorite part about meal planning is finding healthier alternatives for the foods I love so much! I went to Goebbert’s Farm and Market over the weekend and found my new favorite squash, spaghetti squash! I decided to purchase one and cook spaghetti squash (for the first time) for lunch this week! I preheated my oven to 350 and cut the squash in … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash & Eggplant Parmesan
Without diving too deep into my childhood or therapy sessions, my relationship with my dad has always been different than the average father-daughter relationship. Mine wasn’t around much as a kid and then he came back into my life when I was around 14. A very delicate age for a teenager and lots of hormones and changes. Being naturally thin I ate without worry due … Continue reading I’ve Lost Over 30 Pounds and My Dad Still Fat Shamed Me