Category: Personal

The 6 Month Blog Slump

YIKES! 6 months?! (Okay, nearly 7 if I’m being really honest here). I know, its been forever since I’ve posted. The past 6 (7) months of my life have gotten away from me very quickly, and frankly, blogging went on the back burner. I had all these intensions of writing posts, somethings even “writing” really…


Sweating For The Wedding – 6 Months To Go!

I feel like I go through the same struggle each year – between the holiday season and the cold winter months here in Ohio, wintertime is a tough time for me to stay on my fitness game. While I did not fall off the wagon as severely this year, my routine got disrupted on more than…


Small Projects: The Key To Happiness

I’ve had a few large projects looming over my head for some time now. To start, I’ve been working on a “closet room” in our house, a storage room for my clothes, shoes, accessories – every girls dream, right? Yes, when it’s finished. In the meantime, it’s been a flowing, constantly changing, mess of chaos,…


Wedding Plans: 219 Days Away!

219 days from today, I will be marrying my best friend in the entire world. The guy laughs with me until we are both in tears, the guy that whistles and sings around the house, the guy that can find a solution to any problem. I swear – I still feel like I am in…


I’m Back… Again!

  Uhmm… ::crickets howling in the air:: … Anyone still there? Yeah… it’s been a while since I’ve posted. A long while. Where do I even begin? I guess that’s part of the reason it’s taken me so long to even write this post – where to start? 2014 was an interesting year, filled with many…


The Electric Run Cleveland

  If there is one thing in this world that makes me really happy, its over the top fashion and a lot of FUN. Pair that with a healthy lifestyle and time with friends, and I am just over the moon excited. This weekend I signed up Ry and I for The Electric Run in…


Missing you, Dad…

I know I’ve been rather unavailable here lately guys, and I apologize. It’s been such a difficult few weeks, I just haven’t had any energy to post – nor desire, because I knew what I’d be writing about… On March 21st, I lost the first man I’ve ever loved in the world – my father….


Happy 2014!

I don’t know about you, but I spent the vast majority of my holiday season this year completely unplugged. When you work full time on a computer, some times the thing you need most in the world is just to be away from technology for a while. I took complete advantage of my days off…


Let The Wedding Planning Commence!

Wow – it’s been a while. Since my last post, my life has (thankfully) calmed down some, and recently I’ve settled into some sense of normalcy again. My father is doing much better health-wise than we was a few months ago, and I’ve managed to get back into a normal schedule of sorts over the…


We’re Engaged!!

You know, I have to admit… there were moments I thought this day would never come. Ry and I have been together a beautiful and long 8 + years. We were that couple that everyone liked to constantly ask “so when are you two gonna get married?!” at like, every. party. function. I got used…


ChaLEAN Extreme® – Lean Phase Review & Results

Other ChaLEAN Extreme® Reviews: Burn Phase | Push Phase Wow! These three months have just flown by. Last night was my final ChaLEAN Extreme® Lean Phase workout, meaning I have officially completed the CX program! I feel like I just defeated a boss on a video game or something. Level up!  Have I said before…


A (Cheat) Meal Fit For a Queen!

Sometimes, food presents itself in front of you that is just so amazing, thoughtful, and inspired – it would just be rude to turn it away. Friday night, I had one of those encounters. Ryan and I have been meaning to go to Cafe Toscano in Aurora for quite some time. They are one of…


Missing Our Friend…

It’s been a very painful couple of days, so I do apologize for the lack of posting this week. I just wanted to bring you all up to speed with what’s been going on, so you know why I’ve been so MIA. (Note: Most of this was copied from my Facebook page, so I apologize…


Shakeology® gave him ABS!

Okay, I really don’t want to embarrass the man in my life – but I just had to share this with you all. Check out these pictures of Ryan, the peanut butter to my jelly. The left picture was taken in August of last year, on our trip to the Bahamas. At this point, I had no…


ChaLEAN Extreme® – Push Phase Review & Results

Other ChaLEAN Extreme® Reviews: Burn Phase | Lean Phase “Go Heavy or Go Home!” That’s the motto of Chalene Johnson during Month 2, the Push Phase, of the amazing ChaLEAN Extreme® program – that I just completed yesterday! I can’t believe I’m 2 months into this program, I swear it feels like I just started! One month left…


ChaLEAN Extreme® – Burn Phase Review & Results

Other ChaLEAN Extreme® Reviews: Push Phase | Lean Phase Yesterday marked my last day of the first Phase of ChaLEAN Extreme®, and I couldn’t be happier with this program! As you may recall, my previous program (that I spent nearly a year doing) was TurboFire®. I still to this day refer to TurboFire as my soulmate workout –…


My Next Step – ChaLEAN Extreme!

It’s official. I’m a Chalene-aholic. I originally started TurboFire (my second Beachbody program after Brazil Butt Lift) in April. Beachbody are the folks who bring you workouts like amazing home workouts like P90X and Insanity, along with amazing supplements like Shakeology. I’ve been involved with the company as a Coach since I started TurboFire –…


My Sweet Valentine

Today I am overwhelmed by a sense of love and happiness. Yesterday (as previously posted on) was Valentine’s Day. And it really was a special day, from beginning to end. I’ve been with Ry now for 8 years, and every single Valentine’s Day we share is special. We don’t always do a ton – but…


Valentine’s Day Ridiculousness

Happy Valentine’s Day to all in the blogosphere! I hope you all have an amazing and love-filled day. Whether you are with someone in a romantic relationship, or simply celebrating all the love in your life, I urge you all to not only make the best of this day, but to spread the lesson of…


On & Off The Fitness Wagon

The past few weeks have been very up and down for me in terms of fitness and weight. My post-Christmas fitness was a total mess, and I could feel myself putting back on the pounds. Avoiding the scale out of shame and embarrassment  I let myself go further and further down the rabbit hole. Note to…