Spend your August getting sexified with our Step It Up Challenge

Spend your August getting sexified with our Step It Up Challenge
For those who do not know, I have a Facebook group called Quinntessential Health. The group members work together to encourage each other to reach fitness and health goals. We provide a safe, non-judgmental place of support, advice, and even fun. In June and July, we have had daily fitness challenges that the group tries... Read more »

Yeah, I'm skinny. Hate on, haterz

Yeah, I'm skinny. Hate on, haterz
“Notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve special places in your heart.” – Unknown I have always lived by the above quote. I have never understood people that live in a constant state of negativity whether that negativity is directed at themselves or... Read more »

Are fat people funnier?

Are fat people funnier?
My entire adult life I have always been the comedian. No matter what I said, people laughed. Let me tell you, I was fucking hysterical. Being the fat comedian in any group allowed me to get away with things other people could not. I could call other people fat, make fun of people, etc, and... Read more »
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Meal Replacement Shakes: A load of crap or loads of help?

Meal Replacement Shakes: A load of crap or loads of help?
I am using this post to admit that I do not understand why people consume weight loss shakes when trying to lose weight! Whether one relies on Shakeology or another type of weight-loss shake, they are consuming upwards of 250 calories in a drink in one setting. I say upwards of 250 calories because while a... Read more »

The secret to weight loss!

“No seriously, how did you really lose weight?” Believe it or not, I get asked that question a lot! So often is that question asked, even other people have started to take notice. My partner, friends, and even my boss have asked me why do people keep asking me that question. The answer to why... Read more »

Brookfield Zoo: A Photo Gallery

This big ole penguin was awesome. I loved <em>The Living Coast</em> exhibit, and the penguins were the highlight of my entire trip.
Having lived in Chicago for over a year, and the area for over 3 years, I finally decided it was time to make my way to Brookfield Zoo. Living on the north side of Chicago, I have visited the local and free Lincoln Park Zoo many times, and I have always really enjoyed it. Of course,... Read more »
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I have lost over 100 pounds...or have I?

I have lost over 100 pounds...or have I?
Since starting to eat healthier and becoming more active, I have had the same conversations over and over with people regarding my weight loss. Unfortunately, I have still not been able to figure out which way to answer the question “how much have you lost”. It either goes one of two ways. Option #1: Other... Read more »

Live your best by being your best

<b>BE YOURSELF</b> - This is the easiest thing to do. I never understood why anybody would want to be somebody else. I love me just as I am.
As I am enjoying the last full day of being 34 years old, I am taking the time to think about all the possibilities ahead of me. Even though I turn 35 tomorrow, I still feel like my whole life is waiting ahead of me. I have learned so much, but I still have so... Read more »

The kid in me found out there is a Hershey's Chocolate World in Chicago

To find out there was a Hershey's Store in the first place was amazing, to find out it was so nice and huge was even better.
A lot of times being a writer gets you invited to some awesome stuff. More often than not, you get invited to not-so-awesome stuff. However, when I was invited a few weeks ago to attend a media tour of the Hershey’s Chocolate World Store in River North, I could not pass it up. I will... Read more »
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July Fitness Challenge

July Fitness Challenge
Today is the last day of June, and people around the world are finishing up their 30 Day Ab Challange. I know that I am in shock that I managed to complete it, especially considering that today was 125 Situps, 200 Crunches, 65 Leg Raises, and a 120 second Plank. Fortunately, finish it I did.... Read more »
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