I have been a registered dietitian and an NASM/ACE certified personal trainer for about 12 years. I just recently had a baby so I'm working part time at Midtown Athletic Club Chicago.
I played collegiate tennis at Bowling Green State University; these days my sports passion is triathlons. I lived in San Francisco from 2002-2007; greatest experience of my life. BUT it's great to be back in Chicago where people love to eat huge portions of food, drink excessively and watch lots of sports.
I exercise mostly so I can eat delicious food. I eat healthy most of the time and splurge smartly. Life is too short and there are too many things to enjoy to always be "perfect." Balance really is the key.