No Strings Attached

Yesterday after work, I did something I have never done before….well, not that I can recollect. I ran without my phone. In other words, I ran without my music, without Map My Run (or the Nike app, as I go back and forth). I just ran. I didn’t know how far I was going My…

Turkey Chili: My New Best Friend

For the past couple of months, one of my favorite meals to make has been turkey chili. It is so easy to make, and so delicious! Plus, it lasts me an entire week. See below for the ingredients I use in my chili. ~1 pound of ground turkey 2 bell peppers (usually of different colors,…

Rainbow Salad

In my current job, one of the many hats I wear is Health Coach (formerly known as a Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach). One of my tasks is to offer 20-30 minute nutrition consultations to students and faculty of the university. When asking my clients what they eat for lunch and dinner, many times they…

Get On Your Feet!

Smoking. Drinking. Drug use. Eating McDonald’s every day. Those are probably some of the things that pop into your mind when you think of unhealthy behaviors. Let’s throw another unhealthy behavior into the mix—sitting. Surprised? As you are innocently sitting in your chair at work, sitting on your couch to watch TV, or sitting in…

My Little Climber

Yesterday, I went rock climbing! Seeing as it is 30 degrees in DC right now, we went rock climbing at an inside facility. Last time I was there, I took a Beginner’s Basics Course and learned how to belay someone. After the class, I started climbing (and belaying) with my boyfriend. I may or may…

U Jam, I Jam, Everybody Jams!

One of the benefits of my job as a Graduate Assistant for Group Fitness? All of the group fitness I get to participate in! I must admit, prior to obtaining this position, I wasn’t a big group-fitness-goer. I had aspirations, you see, but….it just never happened. I preferred to just work out when I felt…