Winter in Chicago: Find the beautiful

It is Winter in Chicago. For a lot of people, that means staying indoors and hibernating while waiting for Spring to arrive. While that works for some, it drives people like me insane. I enjoy being outside and seeing what the City has to offer. Fortunately/Unfortunately, this Winter has not been kind to me. Even... Read more »

525,600 minutes of health and happiness

525,600 minutes of health and happiness
It was one year ago today that I vowed to start living a better life. I made a personal vow to be happier, healthier, and to start living in the moment. Though I was determined, I was still about 50% afraid that I would completely fail. It is so easy to fall back into bad... Read more »

Help me Race to Wrigley to raise funds for Lurie Children's Hospital

Help me Race to Wrigley to raise funds for Lurie Children's Hospital
One of my goals for 2015 is to run in 10 timed races. I am happy to say that one of those will be the charity run Race to Wrigley. On April 25th, I will join thousands of people on the streets of Wrigleyville to raise money for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s... Read more »
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Skinny people unite against Winter!

Skinny people unite against Winter!
BREAKING NEWS: It is cold outside right now! Just kidding! You know that it is cold, I know it, and everybody else knows it as well. This weather is completely crazy, and I believe that it should never get to where we have the absence of a positive temperature. If it helps you feel warmer... Read more »

Know when it's time to break up with your gym...

Know when it's time to break up with your gym...
My relationship with XSport started like any other gym membership. In the beginning, we could not get enough of each other. We were constantly pushing each other to the limits, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Sadly, like most things, the newness wore off. I slowly started noticing cracks and flaws that I had... Read more »

Happy New Year 2015: Do Resolutions Work?

Happy New Year 2015: Do Resolutions Work?
2015 is finally here. I hope this new year is as fabulous and eventful as 2014. Of course, now that the big January 1st date is here again, it means two things are going to happen over the next few days. People are going to start making/following resolutions for the new year. People are going to... Read more »
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2014: My year in review

There is only one full day left of 2014, and I think it’s time to memorialize this amazing year. These questions, and the idea itself, are taken from Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom. I love the fact that she answers these same questions every year, and I think it’s time that I start... Read more »

Cirque Dreams Holidaze sure to add sparkle to your Holiday Season

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If you like fun, excitement, Christmas, and tons of mesmerizing acts, do I have the perfect show for you this Holiday Season. Last night, Cirque Dreams returned to Chicago with their Cirque Dreams Holidaze show at the Chicago Theater. The show features over 20 acts, 30 artists, and over 300 very unique costumes. I was lucky... Read more »

7 Gifts for the Fitness Lover

First and foremost is the FlipBelt. This item would make a wonderful gift for any fitness guru, but, for a runner, it is an amazing, life-changing accessory. FlipBelt is a tubular belt that goes around your waist to hold your phone, wallet, keys, inhaler, and anything else you see fit. No more baggy pants that will fall off because you have essentials in your pocket. FlipBelt is described on their website as, "Every bit as flattering and contoured as the rest of today’s athletic wear, FlipBelt is designed to carry your on-the-go essentials without tying up your hands. Made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable." You can purchase one <a href="http://flipbelt.com/" target="_blank">here</a>, and the price is around $29.
The Christmas Season is in full swing, and it is about this time that people start freaking out about what to buy other people. Well, if you have a fitness lover on your gift list, I have the perfect list of gifts you can buy them. Sadly, if the gift receiver is not a fitness... Read more »
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New Year Resolutions: My 10 goals for a Happy 2015

New Year Resolutions: My 10 goals for a Happy 2015
As we go through the Holiday Season, it is time to start thinking about New Year Resolutions for 2015. I know a lot of people do not do resolutions, but I have always found them to be a great way to evaluate where I am in my life. Goals and self-evaluations are very important, and... Read more »
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