Jul
19

Happy Wellness Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week so far. I landed in NYC late last night after a couple days of recipe-testing at AK HQ, and I couldn’t be more excited to share all of the new recipes with you guys (Abra and I had trouble just fitting them all into the upcoming weeks!).

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE Trader Joe’s. Not only do I find it less expensive than most grocery stores here in Chicago, but I love their fun, new products and bopping around in those cute little red carts. Of course, it’s essential to avoid the Trader Joe traffic so I find that early morning shopping is best.

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Jul
14

I got home from Minnesota late Wednesday night. We had no food in the fridge so the next morning I woke up to Trader Joe’s and did a huge grocery store run. Grocery stores just so happen to be my favorite way to start my morning. Seems weird, but then again that’s exactly what I am.

When I first moved to Chicago, I’d walk a few miles to the grocery store and spend my sweet time browsing the aisles and exploring interesting food products. It was always one of my favorite slow ways to start the day after my workout. I should really do more of it.

Anyway this week I got the most amazing pumpernickel bread from TJ’s and made turkey sandwiches with basil, spinach, avocado, nutritional yeast (a new TJ’s item), turkey and dijon. I had been craving a really good turkey sandwich and this was certainly satisfying.

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Jun
30

Hi guys!

First of all, I just want to say how crazy happy I am that June is over. I know it seems silly, but last month was a little insane with travel, work and wedding planning. And now July is (almost) here and I couldn’t be happier, especially because my mama is coming to visit me. I’ll be picking her up from the airport in just a few hours. I’m gonna roll up with Lil Wayne blaring; it’s her favorite. JOKES.

Can you believe that I haven’t seen her since last September? In fact she hasn’t even seen my wedding ring in real life or my new condo! Like I’ve said, life’s been a little insane this year.

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Jun
09

HAPPY FRIDAY! We made it, so let’s all do a happy dance a celebrate with skinny watermelon margs. Ha!

After an on-the-go week (+ laryngitis and a majorly sore throat…) I’m ready to chill out, enjoy the sun, and probably get some much-needed sleep. These last couple weeks have been super busy and SO MUCH FUN as Abra and I planned the UA x AK Workout + Brunch event at the Under Armour Brand House in downtown Chicago.

It all went down last Sunday and it was an amazing success. Most of all, it was empowering to see so many women getting their sweat on together. The strength I saw in the room went above and beyond physical appearances, so thank you to those of you who joined us!

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Jun
02

Hi guys!

Finally I’ve started to get excited for all things wedding. To be honest it took me a while because the whole planning a major event with a million different moving parts is a little daunting and scary. However, I feel much more prepared & excited for the big day. We’ve got 5 1/2 months to go and I know it’s going to fly by.

I know some of you may not be into wedding updates, that’s why I’m keeping them few and far between. However today is one of those days where we talk all about what’s happening! So grab a cup of coffee and get ready to read all about my wedding details (so far).

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May
26

Ay ay, welcome to the freakin’ weekend — baby we about to have some FUN.

Seriously I haven’t been this excited about Memorial Day weekend in quite sometime. And the best part? We have NOTHING crazy planned. Maybe that’s why I’m looking forward to it so much. We’re going to hang around Chicago, enjoy some patio season weather, grill out, work on wedding stuff and just chill (with a lil Netflix of course).

Okay and I know this show isn’t on Netflix, but I desperately want to watch the Handmaid’s Tale. Oh and the new season of House of Cards come out on the 30th.

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May
12

Hi guys! I hope you had your morning cup of coffee and the sun is shining wherever you are. I feel summer coming soon. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.

It’s still a little too chilly for me to get my bike on in the mornings by the lake unless I really bundle up. Last week I went for a ride and couldn’t feel my hands for 30 minutes after.

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