A Bittersweet Last Class

Tara Bodypump

Hey! I hope your week has been fantastic :) It sure does feel good to be at home, blogging, sharing recipes (like my Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies) working out, and doing other "normal" things but it sure is hard to get back into the swing of … [Read more...]

Fun New-To-Me Workouts!

maria romaine

Good morning! Yesterday was a FUN day of workouts for me.  Lots of new things tried :) I started the morning by logging 3 miles on the treadmill.  Honestly, I HATE running on the treadmill.  I was supposed to run 4 miles according to my half … [Read more...]

Working Out for Fun!


Yesterday was a day of FUN workouts :) I started the morning with my first official run for my next half marathon, the Indianapolis Mini Marathon in May. 3 miles at about an 8 minute pace...not too bad if you ask me! After running, I did … [Read more...]

CXWORX Certification Training


This weekend, I completed another milestone in my fitness journey.  I attended  (and passed!) the initial certification training for Les Mills CXWORX. CXWORX is the 30 minute personal trainer inspired, quick, efficient, mentally and physically … [Read more...]

Super Sweaty 60 Minute Complete Body Circuit

60 minute complete body circuit

Boy do I have a workout for you today! Recently, I have been lacking in the workout department here on the blog...not because I haven't been working out but because Bodypump and running have been taking up most of my fitness time. Lucky for … [Read more...]

New Fitness Goals: My Fifth Half Marathon

monumental half marathon

Happy hump day folks! These past couple of weeks have felt like a whirlwind. I feel as though once I come into work, I blink and then the day is done and I kind of wonder if I was able to accomplish everything I set out to.  Initially, I was … [Read more...]

Opted for Overnight

nutritionella kale

The kale recipe I decided to try was the Overnight Kale Salad.   The thing that called to me about this recipe?  The word OVERNIGHT.  As I got home around 8pm last night, I knew that I needed to get some things ready for today like breakfast, … [Read more...]

Retro Rewind Les Mills Launch

Bodycombat April Launch 1

I didn't feel comfortable posting about much yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to fill you in on Monday night's Les Mills Launch event at NIFS (my new place of work!) Every quarter, Les Mills releases new workouts and music for each of the class … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Bodypump Class


Recently, a couple of you have asked me for advice and tips on how to get the most out of a Les Mills Bodypump class. It won't take much to get more out of your Bodypump class!  Here are 5 tips to get you feeling the burn and reaping all of … [Read more...]

Salmon Burgers as my New Go-To

seapak salmon burger 1

Head on over to the NIFS Blog to check out my post with advice for "How to Dress for Running in Cold Weather"! _____________________________________________________________________________ Yesterday, I started out my morning just like every … [Read more...]