Theodore’s 2nd Birthday

Westie Puppy

It's hard to believe, but today is Theodore's 2nd birthday!! Almost 2 years ago, after our amazing honeymoon to Europe, I convinced Neal to go "look" at dogs. I had always wanted a Westie and when . . . Continue Reading »

Week 29 Pregnancy Update


The Bump - Movement - She's still super mellow!  It's funny talking to friends who are pregnant and hearing just how active their babies are.  Our little girl is pretty chill 90% of the day, . . . Continue Reading »

FitFoodie 5K Recap

FitFoodie 5K

Yesterday morning Neal and I ran the FitFoodie 5K in Fairfax, VA. I'll be the first to admit that I was a little nervous about running the 5K at almost 29 weeks pregnant. Although I've continued to go . . . Continue Reading »

Currently: June 2014


Currently:  I am currently freaking out that there is only one more full week left in June!! It's just hard to believe that July is almost here, which means that August is just around the corner, and . . . Continue Reading »

Hitting Fitness Rock Bottom


Tuesday night I raced home after a long day of work in order to make my 7:15PM spin class. By the time I got home at 6:00PM I had zero motivation to go to class. I knew I'd feel better if I went to . . . Continue Reading »

Week 28 Pregnancy Update

28 week pregnancy update

The Bump Gender - It's a girl! Baby's Size - At 28 weeks the baby is around 2.5 pounds and 16 inches long. Movement - Baby girl still picks and chooses what days she wants to be active, . . . Continue Reading »

A His and Hers Weekend

Rays to the Third Shakes

It's funny how this weekend turned out, but Saturday ended up being a Neal day while Sunday became a me day. We both had a gazillion things we needed to get done, so it was fun focusing on Neal's . . . Continue Reading »

Don’t Go Back to Square One

Farmers Market

The past four months I've had the wonderful opportunity to share my thoughts about giving one's self a clean slate instead of feeling defeated or discouraged if you've "fallen off the wagon".  I think . . . Continue Reading »

8 Ways to Enjoy Summer Workouts

Baltimore Inner Harbor Run

I don't know about y'all, but I'm not a huge fan of working out outside during the hot summer months. I'm more of a spring, fall, and most of winter kind of girl but I know I can't just take 3-4 . . . Continue Reading »

Week 27 Pregnancy Update

week 27 pregnancy update

The Bump Gender - It's a girl! Movement - Either baby girl is a lot more active these days or I'm just starting to feel her more.  Either way, it has been wonderful feeling her . . . Continue Reading »

It’s Grilling Season

Weber Gold Grill

After months of shopping for a gas grill, Neal and I decided to spend a little less money and to go with a Weber charcoal grill. While we won't grill as often with a charcoal grill, we're both really . . . Continue Reading »

Pregnancy Week 27 Eats


Last week started off really great! I was back into my groove and routine and just felt awesome!  On Thursday I headed to Orlando for a 4 day conference, which was awesome, but I didn't anticipate how . . . Continue Reading »

Second Trimester Checklist

baby clothes

It's hard to believe, but today marks the start of my third trimester of pregnancy!  As slow as this pregnancy has felt at times, things are starting to speed up and the baby is definitely growing!   . . . Continue Reading »

MorningStar Farms Meal Makeover

MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Quesadilla

After a long day, I often look for a dinner that's easy to make, full of flavor, and incredibly filling. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a creature of habit and tend to rotate the same 6 dinners . . . Continue Reading »