Weekly Recap – Favorites + Workouts

Helloooo. Happy Friday to you! It feels like the eve of a long weekend, even though I have to work Monday, so I’m definitely looking forward to it. What are your plans? We have some family events but overall it should be pretty low key, which we need after last weekend. Let’s recap the week…

Benefits of changing up your routine

When it comes to healthy living, my go-to advice is often related to setting up a routine. The main benefit of, say, exercise routines is that they integrate staying active into your day naturally. Just like you have breakfast at X time every day, or watch your favorite show on a certain day and time,…

Catching up + Swimming Workout

Hi there! How’s your week going? It’s been an interesting one over here. Vera has been battling something/reacting to her 12-month vaccines/dealing with 1-year molars – AKA it’s impossible to know what’s ailing your baby and toddler. THAT is one thing about parenting I wasn’t really expecting. Honestly, it’s probably all three things for her….

Butterfly Birthday Party

Hi! I am popping in today to share a tour of sorts of Vera’s first birthday party, which was butterfly themed! First let me say, I’m not at all creative or crafty. I have a full time job and when I’m home, I want to focus on spending time with Vera and Mike. With that…

Weekend highlights: butterfly birthday

I’m typing this up Sunday night and can barely keep my eyes open….and it’s embarrassingly early. Our weekend was full of love, for sure, but I’m ready to crawl into bed, so I’ll keep this recap short and sweet. Friday:  Unfortunately, my great aunt passed away so on Friday we attended her calling hours. It…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 6/26

Here’s what on the menu for the upcoming work week! Monday: BBQ pulled chicken and rice bowls Tuesday: Simple potatoes with eggs and peas Wednesday: Leftovers Thursday: TBD – not much of a meal plan, but we have a busy week so we’ll have to see how it goes Friday: Chicken sausage and sweet potato…

Weekly Recap – Favorites + Workouts

Ahh, Friday. It feels especially sweet after a week involving travel. Plus, this weekend is Vera’s 1st birthday party! :Let’s get right into it with my week in workouts and a few favorites, shall we? Workouts Saturday: 3-mile run pushing Vera in the stroller (it was a hot run!) Sunday: Rest Monday: Bodyweight and cardio kickboxing workout (at-home…

Broccoli Lemon Pasta {customizable!} {baby-friendly!}

Simple weeknight meals are the name of the game around here, and I’ve got another good one to share with you today. Some people are afraid of pasta and all other carbs, but not me. While I am careful to not overdo it (by, say, having each one of my meals revolve around carbs), I…

24 hours in Louisville + making healthy choices while traveling

I’m back home after a quick 24 hours in Louisville! It was a pretty non-stop couple of days, including 11+ hours in the car. Let’s just say my yoga session this morning was much needed 🙂 One non-work-related highlight was definitely happening upon this cool local brewery: Experience complete with some outdoor seating to enjoy…

Quick arms and core workout

Good morning from Louisville! I am here for a quick work trip. It’s my first time and I have to say, I like it a lot. Our hotel is right in downtown and we had no trouble finding a place for dinner and drinks last night….just by wandering around. We have an early start today…

Weekend highlights: Father’s Day weekend

Hello there, welcome back from the weekend! Hope you’re feeling rested and refreshed, and that you had a good day celebrating all the fathers and father figures in your life. Over at SheintheCLE.com, I wrote a little tribute to Mike (a great husband turned amazing dad), and my own dad and my father-in-law (great dads…

Weekly Recap – Favorites + Workouts

I thought I’d try a slightly different format for this week’s post and share a few favorites from the week along with a recap of my workouts. Let’s start with the workouts, shall we? Saturday; Rest day, but I danced a lot at the wedding (my legs were even sore the next day!) Sunday: 3-mile run Monday: 3-mile…