One year ago to the date, I made my big girl move halfway across the country to Chicago, Illinois. Three addresses and three jobs later, I am somehow still standing on both feet. Since I was 9 years old, I dreamed of moving to Chicago, and that dream became a reality exactly 3 months after … Continue reading Happy First Anniversary, Chicago!
Happy Saturday Friends! I know I have not posted on here in a couple weeks but I will be back to posting regularly on Monday :] Today’s post reflects my family vacation last week and why I decided to unplug and not post a single thing this week. Last week, my family vacationed to Sea … Continue reading Vacation Recap + Looking Forward to Fall
Happy Friday, everyone!! Whether you are a runner, hockey player, rock climber, etc, you probably already know what a vital role stretching plays before and after you complete your run, workout, or practice. Stretching is a great way to relax but it also helps with recovery, injury prevention, and flexibility. By definition, to stretch means … Continue reading The Importance of Stretching
Happy Tuesday, friends! Tomorrow is the first official day of summer and for many communities that means that farmer’s markets will be in full force if they are not already! Farmer’s markets typically are open one day per week and provide seasonal locally grown produce. Depending on the size of the market, some will also … Continue reading #TastyTuesday Farmer’s Market Fix
Happy Friday, my friends! I figured I would start this post off with a little food for thought and a scientific #FactFriday. 70-80% of our immune systems are located in our gut. If you have ever felt “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous or “gone with your gut” to make a decision, you are most … Continue reading Gut Health: Understanding Your Second Brain
My new roommate is really big into nutrition and eating healthy but admitted to me that he does not know the science behind a lot of it so we have frequent conversations about nutrition and last week, we had a conversation about GI, so I decided to make a post about it because it is a … Continue reading What in the World is Glycemic Index?
At Penn State, I had to receive my ServSafe certification in order to graduate and the things I learned in the preparation course leading up to it, like what can happen if you do not cook your food to the correct temperatures, is terrifying to me. I rarely eat at restaurants, maybe once or twice … Continue reading #TestTheTemp of Your Food