• A Girls Weekend in Duluth
    Travel

    A Girls Weekend in Duluth

    I recently had a girls weekend in Duluth and we had a blast! Duluth is a perfect city for a weekend getaway or even for a day trip. The last time I traveled to Duluth, I went solo to see a power lifting meet, and that was two summers ago. I’ve also been up there for Grandma’s Marathon, which is an experience in itself. If you’re in driving distance to Duluth, I definitely recommend it. Our trip start early Friday morning, we drove up early so had the majority of the day to explore. After we arrived, we were all hungry so we grabbed an early lunch at Grandma’s Restaurant,…

  • Life

    FDOE | Weekend Edition

    I thought it would be fun to share a full day of eating over the weekend when I tend to be a bit looser with my macros. I also tend not to eat the three traditional meals of the day like I do during the week. On Saturday and Sunday, I think in terms of meal 1, meal 2, etc. instead of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the week, I still eat about six times a day, but three of those meals are definitely larger and are very distinct. For the month of December I decided to up my calories and macros instead of continuing to go over as the holidays get closer.…

  • Life

    Gardening and Thrifting Fun

    Happy June! For the first time in my memory, I’m enjoying the warm, summer weather. It’s been the 80s the past few weeks and I was loving it, though I could do without the humidity. I consider myself a fall girl and have dreaded summer in years past. I’ve gone the past two summers without air conditioning and my hair expands larger in width by the minute during Minnesota’s humid summers. Now I can’t wait to get outside (with SPF on) to get some sun on my skin, lay out at the lake, and get some yard work done. This spring has inspired me to try new things that I even previously…

  • Recipes

    Easy Grilled Shrimp and Veggies | Recipe of the Week

    Memorial Day is this weekend and for many that means the beginning of summer and will spend the weekend at barbecues. The weather is looking a little rainy here this weekend, but if you’re lucky enough to have some nice barbecuing weather here’s an easy recipe to try. I’m not big into grilling and we don’t do it very often at out house. We have counter top griddle and grill that we use more just because it’s more convenient. Shrimp is perfect for adding protein to your daily macros since they’re loaded with it – it always surprises me because they can be so small once cooked. To grill the shrimp…

  • Fitness,  Life

    Friday Favorites | 3.25.16

    So we had a nice little snowstorm this week – yay spring in Minnesota! Good news is that most of it should melt away by the weekend. As you’re reading  this, I’m also getting done with work for the week since we had a half day on this Good Friday. I’m taking the extra time to hit the gym right away so I can start enjoying my Friday afternoon off for a Happy Hour. RECIPE Let’s start off with my favorite recipe for the week. I posted my meal prep on Instagram over the weekend and it seemed that a lot of people liked the sound of it! I was super surprised because it’s…