Eat the Ham & Pie: How to Stick to Your Goals Over the Holidays

You’ve packed into the car and are on your way to Grandma’s. You can already taste Grandma’s pecan pie and suddenly your heart sinks. You’ve been working so hard over the last several months and  don’t want to ruin it over the course of a few days with family. However in the world will you…

Stuff I’ve Tried: Simplifying My Skincare Routine

A lot of bloggers might tell you about the 1400 products that they love to use. As someone who hates clutter and taking longer than 20 minutes in the bathroom I couldn’t justify anymore many of the products I had stowed away in my bathroom cabinet. A few months ago I decided to look at…

Weathering the Storm: Post-Hurricane Irma

I’m fine and my family is fine. Our homes are still structurally sound. I don’t have any power in my apartment but my folks do. They don’t have cable (it’s been out since the storm) and I have rigged my very low signal hotspot to try to work. I was finally able to get on…

Schedules, Training, and a Period

**Fair warning this post may be a little TMI for the gents turn back now while you still can** Since I’ve been soooo busy and I’m sure the ladies out there can relate, I’m going to tackle a topic that inevitably comes up when you’re in the middle of a new fitness regime: what the heck…

Abs and Fireworks: A Fitness Update

If you’ve been reading my fitness posts then you might remember that the Ab Challenge between my boyfriend and I was supposed to end on July 4th. Well, July 4th came around and I posted a picture to my Instagram of my results. If you’re following me you might have seen it (and if you’re…

Review: Thred Up

After over a month of waiting my clean out bag was finally processed by the people at Thred Up. If you haven’t heard of Thred Up before it’s an online consignment shop. At first that seems like a brilliant idea. Yes, let’s digitize this endeavor of getting rid of your old clothes and making a little money…

Cold Brew at Home

I got hip to Cold Brew Coffee a little over a year ago when I tried it at The Seed, in Boca Raton, FL. Since I live in hot, muggy, blast furnace Florida I’m not a huge fan of piping hot coffee. Plus I have this tendency to burn my tongue on basically anything above 84…

Abs are Made in the Kitchen

So my boyfriend and I have a friendly bet going to see who’s going to have the best abs by July 4th. This little bet has been helping keep me motivated to work out and maintain my diet over these last few weeks. Last week after a slight meltdown at the gym and feeling overall…

Review: Wonder Woman

Now two different superhero movies have made me cry. First, I wept my way through Logan. Now DC’s latest offering, Wonder Woman, has turned me into Niagara Falls. I mean a stranger handed me a napkin to wipe my tears away in the theater. In other words, I loved it and I think you will…

Frost Science Museum: Downtown Miami

Over Memorial Day weekend I finally convinced my boyfriend to go to the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum located at 1101 Biscayne Boulevard, in Downtown Miami, FL. I was so pumped because I have vivid and fond memories of the old science museum in Miami that was off South Miami Avenue. I remember…

Getting Fit is a Journey

So I’m almost two weeks into this fitness odyssey and I’m truly feeling like Odysseus. The journey back to fit is going to probably be longer than I originally anticipated and I’m sure it’s going to be riddled with obstacles. One thing we tend to forget when we try to get fit is that we…

Good Over Evil

I had originally intended to post something else today but given the events of last night in Manchester, England it just seemed unmindful. My prayers go out to the victims, their families, the whole of Manchester, and the whole world. This attack feels particularly heinous because of the nature of the event where it took…