Week 1 Check In – without Alcohol

It has been one week since I have given up alcohol for lent! I honestly don’t feel any different! Going 7 whole days without alcohol was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t wake up and immediately feel clearer or have an orb of light shooting out of me…

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How I Kicked My Sinus Infection in 48hrs!

As some of you may remember, I was dying from a sinus infection that started on Monday. Between the stuffy nose, congestion, sore throat, and slight fever, I was in no shape to work.  I stuck out the day only to go home and lay in bed all night before passing out (thank you NyQuil)! …

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Head Cold 1 > Workout 0

What better way to throw off your goals for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Nothing like a good ol’ sinus infection! It started creeping its nasty little way into my throat Sunday morning but I pushed it aside with some cardio and leg-day. I was feeling fine the rest of the…

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From Cocktails to Coffee and Everything in Between

When I was 11-16 I suffered from an eating disorder. I didn’t know how to manage the chaos that was my life: school, friends, boys, family, etc. The one thing I thought I could control was my weight. I suddenly became obsessed with losing weight. Not knowing much about exercise outside of P.E. class or…

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New Month, New Goals, Same Mindset

  Every month I like to set aside some time to write out my goals for the month, budget my bills out, and track where my weight is at. It gives me the chance to view my progress and to set some goals for the next 4 weeks. We’re just two months out from the…

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Black, White, & Neutral All Over

It’s Fall Y’all! But Chicago must be drunk because it feels like winter temps outside already! Go home winter you’re drunk! I look forward to fall. I live for fall! There is nothing that gets me more excited than fall fashion! Chunky sweaters Jackets Boots Blanket Scarves Leggings I could keep going but you get…

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Hello 40!

No this isn’t a birthday post, this is a “I’ve lost 40 pounds and I’m damn proud” post! You read that right, 40 pounds down! I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this feeling is! I remember when I started out my journey and there were times I would let fearful thoughts creep into…

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I Meal Prepped with My Boyfriend and it Made Us Closer!

Guess what! Well, I’m sure you can guess by the title of this post but…. MY BOYFRIEND AND I MEAL PREPPED TOGETHER AND WE LIKED IT! My boyfriend and I have a solid relationship and he supports my weight loss journey like none other. He on the other hand, has been struggling to find a…

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25 and Ready to Thrive

This morning I woke up as an official 25 year old. No longer the Birthday Girl with my imaginary crown on my head (I did get a real one to wear to dinner) but just another human being walking the streets of Chicago on my way to work. There’s this sense of magic when it’s…

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Look Good AND Feel Good?

Fashion starts with the foundation of the body, mind, and soul. You can not be beautiful on the outside unless you are on the inside. No one ever really talks about what it takes to exude the overall package. So many people are willing to settle for the image of the girl in the Instagram…

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