Weekly Refresh #10

Good Morning!

This weekend was jam packed, including a full day of foodie fun at Food Network in Concert yesterday. I’m glad that I have today to catch up on life and do my Sunday things, starting with easing into the day with Bagels and Lox.

But first, time to recap this past week and plan for the week ahead…

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Flexibility is the Key to Balance

Good Evening!

When I first started my new job, I knew that eventually I wanted to do a “day in the life” post once I was settled in. It’s been two months this week and I feel like I have found a good balance. This post is mainly a record for me to return back to when things are feeling out of whack, but I love reading these posts so I hope you enjoy!

One thing I’ve learned about balance is that the key is being flexible, every day is different and rolling with things helps me fit in everything that I want to in a day. With this, keeping my bare essentials in mind is key.


My day starts around 6:00 when our first alarm goes off. I get out of bed at some point between 6:00-6:30 and immediately stumble to the coffee machine to turn it on. Then I feed Penny and make myself some breakfast. Eating breakfast first thing in the morning is one of the changes I’ve made lately while working with my Personal Trainer.

After Rich leaves for work I finish eating my breakfast, drink my coffee and catch up on my email and Bloglovin’.  Then I head out on a walk with Penny.  {Continue reading…}

Lessons Learned From Working With A Personal Trainer: Nutrition


As promised when I introduced you to my Personal Trainer, over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the things I’ve learned through working with him. First, I’m going to sharing the things I learned when it comes to nutrition. The nutrition component of the equation is the key to weight loss. In the past, […]

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You Are Going to Be Great


Good Morning! source It’s a new week and I’m feeling motivated after a weekend of relaxing, fun and productivity. After having a hard time motivating myself to stick to my weight loss guns, this week I’m feeling prepared and motivated. Time to get after it! What goals are your currently working towards? What are you […]

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Weekly Refresh #9

Good Morning! It’s been a really great weekend, busy but filled with pockets of downtime. Today I plan on relaxing for the majority of the day, which is much needed and appreciated! Time to recap this past week and plan for the week ahead… Focus After last week’s struggle with sticking to my weight loss […]

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Weekly Favorites


Good Afternoon! It’s been a relaxing and productive Saturday so far. The day started early, because I am incapable of sleeping past 7:00 these days. This morning I did my usual laundry and grocery stock up while enjoying my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. Continuing the Fall kickoff theme for the day, I […]

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Maggie’s Breakfast Stew Casserole


Good Morning! Today I have a recipe to share that’s great for a weekend brunch or to prep on Sunday to have a great breakfast all week. It couldn’t be easier or more delicious. It’s also super filling and good for a long work day or a long tailgate day. And if it’s anything like […]

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On Weight Loss


Good Evening! Have you ever had an aha moment that made you want to reach a new goal? Hopefully, we all have. Earlier in the year, in a very cliche way I had mine, inspired by this picture…

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Introducing My Secret Weapon: Organa Wellness

Organa Wellness

Good Morning! Today I want to introduce you to my secret weapon as of late, my trainer Joel Balasingham! Joel is the owner and founder of Organa Wellness in the West Loop. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist who has been helping me reach my health and fitness goals. A few month ago, Joel […]

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Weekly Refresh #8

Good Morning! This weekend was low key, productive and fun which was exactly what I needed. My goal was to relax a lot, catch up on sleep and a few good workouts and I accomplished that! Friday I kicked off the weekend with a good workout, then we had  session with Penny’s trainer and then […]

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