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February Book Club

February Book Club

So far this month, I’ve read a few great books, but the one that I have LOVED is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (find it here.) This memoir tells the (true!) story of a young man growing up in a poor town in the Rust […]

Valentine’s Day Gifts – for Yourself!

Valentine’s Day Gifts – for Yourself!

It’s that time of year, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I feel that most people tend to fall into one of two categories- those that love Valentine’s Day, and those that hate it. I have never really had strong feelings about the […]

What to Wear to the Gym

What to Wear to the Gym

Over the last few weeks, I’ve learned that different fitness classes require different attire. Not officially, of course- you could show up wearing the same ratty sweats and tee to every class and no one would care! However, different movements and exercises in each class […]

Monday Morning Reset

Monday Morning Reset

Ever come out of a weekend feeling like you could’ve SWORN it was just Friday evening a moment ago? That’s how I’m feeling this Monday morning. This weekend really got away from me, between a friend’s wedding on Saturday and the Super Bowl yesterday, and […]

What I’m Loving This Week

What I’m Loving This Week

Happy February! This week seems to be flying by- I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve had a lot of projects going on at work, or because I have some fun things to look forward to this weekend (friend’s wedding! Super Bowl!) but I’ll take […]

Sunday Self-Care

Sunday Self-Care

I don’t know about all of you, but Sundays are usually my day to focus on self-care. I define self-care really broadly- to me, it’s pretty much anything that makes you feel organized, relaxed, powerful, centered, or in control. This can mean a lot of […]

Favorite DC Date Ideas

Favorite DC Date Ideas

  Let me preface this post by saying that I’m engaged, and have been with my fianc√© for approximately 150 years. This isn’t to say we’re no fun (I think), but more to say that we know each others likes and dislikes so well, and […]

Must-Have Gym Attire

Must-Have Gym Attire

one. two. three. four. five. six. As a follow-up to my post earlier this week on why I joined group classes and what my gym habits are like, here’s some musts for workout clothes! As you can see, I don’t like my gym clothes to […]

Why I Started Group Fitness Classes

Why I Started Group Fitness Classes

  So now that we’re a couple weeks in to 2018, how is everyone doing on their New Years Resolutions? I know a lot of people don’t like to make resolutions, but you can’t deny that January is a particularly motivating time of year. There […]

January Book Club

January Book Club

I’m a huge reader, usually averaging 50+ books per year. Because I read so fast and so often, I found myself really not wanting to go to a bookstore and pick up a new book every time I wanted to start something new- it would […]