healthy beef wellington

I recently was inspired by one of those food making videos on Facebook (ya’ll know what I am talking about, they are probably eating up half your news feed right now). So here is my version of a healthy beef wellington. Basically I cut out the butter and made my own puff pastry out of…

guess who’s back?

I constantly lie and tell everyone (like the 3 people that read this) how I plan to write more and share more and just simply do more on here. I am not a huge fan of resolutions, but I truly do want to make this one of them. But I could just be lying again,…

Ragnar Relay DC- Part 2

** I realized I forgot to mention one of the best parts about my Ragnar Team in my first post… OUR NAME! It was Weekend With Bernie, since one of our teammates is well, named Bernie. It was originally going to be Don’t Follow Bernie since he always gets lost on our runs, but another…

Ragnar Relay DC – Part 1

It is that time again. Time for me to get weird in a van with 5 other people, earn some blisters, and live off protein bars and peanut butter for the next day and a half. It’s time for Ragnar DC 2015! I am racing again this year with a team of 12, some new,…

breakfast skillet

I told you all I was flexible dieting, so I figured it be nice to share some recipes for fun things I still get to eat. Since I ended my last post with some breakfast food porn… here is how I made it: Ingredients: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 oz lean ground turkey 4 cups…

flexibility is strength

During my juice cleanse reset I spent time reading up on the idea of flexible dieting. Yea, I am sort of boarding the #iifym train (although the best hastag will forever be ownded by CT Fletcher for #isymfs). This does not mean I am boarding the “donuts and squats” train or any of the other weird food fetish…

the juicy reset

After my month and a half long hiatus from posting and well, from training, I am back at it to prepare for the Ragnar relay in October and TriRock in Clearwater in November. To kick things off I decided to do a cleanse. It was also much needed given all the vacationing and drinking I…

getting back on the train

No, I didn’t die. I also didn’t totally fall off the wagon and am now like, 40 pounds heavier (although right now, it kind of feels like it). I took off the month of July from training. I didn’t have heath insurance. I also started my own company so paying for fitness is not as easy…

Vacation, all I ever wanted

March through May I see people starving themselves and sweating bullets in the gym all for the sake of the “beach bod”. While that is all good and fun (and not really by the way, please don’t starve yourselves), my biggest pitfall is falling off the wagon during those beach vacation days. Everyone talks about…

Daring to bear… the main event 

Pre-Race: After an evening of waking up about every 2 hours, I reached my 4:30am wake up call and surprisingly felt rested. My friend Kelly and I packed up her car, ate our breakfast, made our coffee and were on the road by 5:00am. We got the park by about 5:40 to unpack and head…

Daring to bear… the day before

  One. More. Day. Actually at the point of writing this I am at less than a day, so try 8 hours from starting my first Olympic Triathlon. Today was packet pick-up and a practice swim. The swim would be more accurately described as a practice dip with my sausage suit on. Yes, sausage suit….

spun out… my life as a spin instructor

My spinning journey started back in September, with my first job at a local studio called Stroga. In the midst of me making some big life decisions… which include my current desk job office space looking like this: Because yea, I am leaving cubicle life for start your own business life. That said, I got…