LET’S –> E A T.

So pumped for my move to Chicago this fall! I cannot wait to start exploring all of the theaters, parks, art exhibits, fitness studios, and eateries! In April, I began to make a list of all of the new restaurants I’ve tried (along with what I ordered, a ranking of the place, and its location) and am going to make it a goal to try out a new spot at least once a week. Below is my list so far and the additional restaurants that I definitely want to visit!

Places I’ve tried:


74 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

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2546 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

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My Go-To Snacks.

A friend recently asked me what my go-to healthy snacks are. Here is a list of my favorites that I shared! Comment below if you would like me to write more health & fitness-related posts!

Quest Protein Bars
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lots of protein, low sugar, low carb!

Kind Breakfast Bars
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Great for breaky too!

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E N E R G Y.

I was recently looking at old journal entries and came across one where I made a list of things that excite and energize me. I thought it would be a fun thing to share in order for you guys to get to know me a little better.
  • Being at the beach on a sunny day.
  • Having free time to craft, read, take a nap…
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Fitness Professional Survey

Hi!! Below are the results of an anonymous health and fitness survey I sent out to a group of fitness professionals in the Indy area. The 9 pie charts and 1 bar graph below are based off of the 12 responses that I received. Please comment below with any thoughts and/or suggestions for another post like this 🙂

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This chart displays that 50% of the people surveyed incorporate rest days during the week. You do not need to kill yourself everyday to achieve results.

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Comida Andaluza.

Today, I decided to write about all of the traditional Spanish food that I have tried so far. I am a very picky eater, so finding things that I like has been a challenge for me. I also am given my meals (unless if I say that I am going out to eat) and cannot shop for my own groceries, which has been part of the challenge. However, there are a some dishes that I find myself eating every week 🙂

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Yesterday, I took advantage of a free frozen yogurt cup at Orange Leaf by participating in their YOU BE YOU day! All I had to do was tell them what makes me unique, and I got a free cup of happiness 🙂 (Note: I told them I was unique because I have my own blog hehe.)  The cup, although tiny, really brightened my day, and I thought I would write a tribute to fro-yos, their deliciousness, and my personal preferences.

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There is nothing better than Sunday morning breakfast, and yesterday, I indulged in some delicious Heath pancakes. (Note: Heath is just a brand for toffee bits.) They were quite fabulous, and it kind of felt like I was having dessert for breakfast, but oh well! Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast dishes, and this blog is solely dedicated to their goodness.

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