My Whole30 Journey

My Whole30 Journey

As many of my Instagram followers know, this past month I embarked on a surprise Whole30 journey.

Whole30 had always been a name I’d heard thrown around, and a few friends of mine had taken on the “challenge” but in complete disclosure, I had no clue what I’d actually agreed to do until about 2 days before the process started. Let me backtrack.

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A letter to my first time marathoners

A letter to my first time marathoners

Congratulations! Your hard work and dedicated training have gotten you to race week! It’s almost time to put on your bib, step into Grant Park, and race your way through this beautiful city. It is one of the most exciting times to be in Chicago, whether you’re a marathon runner or just a Chicagoan ready to cheer the runners on.

If it’s your first time running a marathon though, this week can also be a little bit nerve wrecking as you prepare for a day you have only dreamed of up until now.

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Deciding How to Rock Your Ride

CYCLEBAR Fulton Market has been rocking rides for a little over a month now and the Cyclestars are bringing it. From high-intensity performance rides to killer themed rides to being able to clear your mind in a connect ride and all of the classic rides in between there are so many ways to hop on a bike.

But how do you decide what class is right for you? I’ve ridden every type of class so you don’t have to. Unless you want to, in which case YASSS QUEEN (OR KING) take one of each!

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In The Mind of a First Time Cycler

In The Mind of a First Time Cycler

Ok, so it wasn’t my first time cycling, but it was my first time in years. And when I’d gone in the past it was at your run-of-the-mill gym that happened to offer cycling classes, not an actual cycling studio. So what happens when you take a girl who’s used to yoga and boxing and stick her on a state-of-the-art bike? Let’s just say my butt still hurts…

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Holiday Guide: Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic

Holiday Guide: Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic

‘Tis the season. Well, almost. If you’re on Team Turkey like me than the season doesn’t start for a few more days, but with Thanksgiving coming up and Black Friday and Cyber Monday following it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Sometimes it’s easy to figure out what to get someone, but other times you need some inspiration.

Have a friend who loves all things health and fitness? Here are some perfect gift options for the fitness lover in your life:

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h20 (no)

When doing any kind of exercise hydration is key. Let’s face it: even when you’re not overly active hydration is key. But what happens when you’re trying to live an extremely active lifestyle and hate water? You have to learn some tips.

I happen to be one of those water haters. I’ve been known to go days in the past without drinking any. I would even take Gatorade to the gym to avoid water there. Even before I started training for my marathon I knew this needed to change, but it has become especially important in recent months. Here are a few tricks I’ve tried to help me drink more water throughout the day: Continue reading “h20 (no)”