Less Than 48 Hours in Minnesota


My trip to Minnesota was a quick one! I feel like my time in Minneapolis flew by and I didn’t get a chance to explore the city nearly as much as I would’ve liked, but I had a blast and hope to return again soon… And that’s saying something when the incredibly cold winter wind practically burned my skin! Three degrees is no joke, my friends. I … [Continue reading...]

Home Sweet Home


I made it back home to North Carolina around 11 p.m. last night. I am feeling quite sleepy today, but I hope some energy kicks in soon because I have a class to teach at the gym at 9 a.m. I’ll be sure to fill you guys in on my chilly and wonderful trip to Minnesota soon, but for now, I just wanted to say a quick hello before the day begins! Ryan … [Continue reading...]

Easy Chocolate Cranberry Energy Bars (or Balls)


Before I left for Sanibel Island last Wednesday, I spent a little time in the kitchen because my 6 a.m. flight meant I likely wouldn’t want to take the time to bake breakfast in the morning and I didn’t want to take my chances at the airport. I know many airport restaurants don’t open until 6 a.m. and since that was the time of my departure, I … [Continue reading...]

Minnesota Arrival


Good afternoon from Minnesota! Right before we landed, the flight crew announced that it was three degrees in Minneapolis. I am not in Florida anymore, that’s for sure!  And speaking of chilly temperatures, I missed our very first snow in Charlotte! I am so bummed! Ryan said Sadie has been having a ball running around outside and he sent me … [Continue reading...]

Upper Body + Cardio Workout


During my time on Sanibel Island, I haven’t been worrying too much about traditional workouts. We’ve been staying fairly active riding bikes outside, walking on the beach and exploring, but on Friday morning, we did manage to make it to the local recreation center to squeeze in a morning workout. It felt good to lift some weights and work up a … [Continue reading...]