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The musings of a health coach, personal trainer, foodie, and lover of all things travel


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Friday thoughts 8.19.16

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We are through the majority of August already and this feeling of unease and trepidation comes over me as I take this realization in. It can’t be. Summer can’t already be coming to a close?! What did I even do with my days? That’s the thing isn’t it. A season we look forward to with so much anticipation and excitement and it seems to slip through our fingertips quicker than we ever want it to. As I write this post today, I’m thinking about these last three months and the small things I did to enjoy this season…

paddle-boarding with friends

eating ice cream at the terrace

watching sunsets over the lake

laughing so much with good friends

taking countless walks to the pond

enjoying live music outside

meandering around farmer’s markets

drinking iced coffees

eating ripe berries, crunchy greens, and juicy tomatoes

spontaneous weekends spent outside, hand-in-hand with Tom

And the best part is, it’s not over yet! We still have a solid month of this summer season. So how will you make the most of it? I plan on taking more walks around the Capitol, taking in lake views, trying out a new restaurant with stunning rooftop views, and spending quality time with those I love.:)

Happy Friday!


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Friday things 8.12.16

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Yes! Happy Friday! It’s here! How was your week? Nothing exciting going on over here. And I’ve been missing everything with the Olympics! Are you watching? I can’t believe I missed out on the women’s gymnastics final. I’ve caught a bit of swimming since that’s the only thing on after 8 pm. What is your favorite event? In other news, I am so looking forward to the fact that his humidity is supposed to leave for a bit. I’ve mentioned this before, but I absolutely hate not opening up windows and having the AC running the whole time. I feel so restless and lack of fresh air leaves me feeling drained. Are you struggling with it too? Yikes but anyways, tell me what you are doing this weekend! It looks like we’ll be running a small, local mud run on Saturday afternoon but that’s about it for plans! Whatever you are doing, I hope it’s fun and you are soaking up the rest of this summer. So before we get our Friday going, here are a few things I wanted to share with you from my week. Enjoy:)

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Friday things 8.5.16

happiness2Happy first Friday of August! How was your week? I hope it was a good one but if it wasn’t the best, I hope this post can bring you a bit of inspiration. I was at my sister’s last night and we were chatting about a few people in our lives who are very successful financially and won’t have to worry about finances for the rest of their lives. Even at the ripe age of 29! I started to feel green with envy. What am I missing? Why am I struggling so much? And then I came across these words this morning and thought I would share them with you. I really needed a reminder of this today and it has helped shift my perspective. My training schedule has definitely slowed down lately which also means that my paycheck has taken a terrible tank. This always stresses me out a bit and I have to be even tighter with my spending which can be frustrating. But I’m trying to stay positive. I know the schedule always picks up in the fall, but in the mean time, I’m trying to stay busy. I’ve been reviewing some IIN materials during my mornings and trying to get the courage to start up health coaching again. Wish me luck.:) Tell me what you are up to this weekend!  I have the weekend to myself and I’m looking forward to going to the farmer’s market, reading, maybe getting some takeout sushi, and enjoying some much needed alone time. What are some noteworthy things from your week? Here are a few things I wanted to share with you:

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Friday things 7.29.16

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Happy Friday morning to you! How was your week? I can’t believe this is our last weekend in July. I feel like July went by in a blink! I want to soak up what we have left of this season and make sure to get out and enjoy some of my favorite summer things. I want to stroll through a few more farmer’s markets, enjoy some live music at the Edgewater, grab ice cream at the terrace, and take walks to the pond on Sunday evenings. What are some of your favorite summertime things? I hope you are able to enjoy some of those things this weekend! But before we head into the weekend, what have you been enjoying this week? Drop me a note! Here are few noteworthy things from my week: Continue reading


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Friday things 7.22.16

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Good morning and happy Friday to you! It’s been way too long and I’ve really missed writing on this blog. It feels good to be back here today and I’m so happy you are reading. Thank you for sticking with me! How has your week been? How has your July been going? I say it every year, but this season goes by way too quickly. I’ve been struggling a bit with my schedule and I’ve decided to try to change a few things up to see what works best for me. The past two weeks I have tried to workout in the afternoon between my two jobs instead of waking up at 5 am. I was starting to have anxiety about waking up early and was not getting quality sleep. It was taking a toll on me mentally and emotionally and I knew something had to give. I enjoy sleeping in a bit more in the mornings and working out in the afternoon helps my energy levels throughout that mid-day slump. But the only thing that I missed was having some down time in the afternoon, before going to train, where I could read or write. Tom had the great idea that I should try writing in the mornings, before I get going with my coaching calls. So today, I’m trying that out.:) Have you ever needed to revamp your schedule since the old way was no longer working for you? What caused you to re-evaluate? I’d love to know!

So since it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, this is what has been going on with me lately…

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