Katy Hearn Summer Fitness Challenge Review and Progress Photos

Katy Hearn Summer Fitness Challenge Review and Progress Photos

I’ve been tinkering with the fitness lifestyle for just over two years, and I’ve seen many different fitness coaches and programs throughout the internet and social media. There are a lot that are not a good fit for me, but there are a lot that excite me. My issue is always money. Why would I pay for a list of exercises that I can find online for free? Well, I tried that, and while I saw some successes, it wasn’t as much as I always hoped for. And then there were the weeks where I would wing it, and those were not good weeks. Nutrition is a whole other story as far as counting macros, staying accountable, and making adjustments. I never had anybody tell me to lower my fat intake by X or increase my protein by X. I needed that. Continue reading “Katy Hearn Summer Fitness Challenge Review and Progress Photos”

Preparing for My First Craft Show

My good friend, Molly at Made by Molly, asked me if I wanted to do a craft fair with her this winter. OF COURSE I SAID YES! This is my first craft fair, so I’m pretty nervous! What should I make? How much of everything do I need? How much should I charge? What if nobody buys anything? Those are just a few of the questions that keep running through my head.

So, how do you prepare for a craft fair? Continue reading “Preparing for My First Craft Show”

Polar A360 Review

Polar A360 Review

I am a sucker for new things. I’m a sucker for white, clean things, too. So, when I saw the Polar A360 start to pop up on some of my favorite fitness role model’s Instagrams like workoutbean and getfitbrooklyn, I was itching to try it out. I started out with Polar FT4, one of the oldest models of fitness watches. In fact, it might be the oldest. I don’t know for sure. I really liked this watch. I liked it a lot, but I wasn’t a fan of having to wear the heart rate monitor strap, and some days I would forget to even put the watch on for my workouts. I was interested in upgrading, and I was looking for a watch that could: Continue reading “Polar A360 Review”

The Science Behind Motivation – Why Choosing Fun Activities Will Help You Reach Your Goals

Last week I came across an article on The Muse called The Science Behind Staying Motivated Will Change the Way You Reach Your Goals. It showcased a video (shown below) made by Asap SCIENCE about what makes it difficult or easy to achieve your goals. It was interesting. So interesting that I basically started a novel in a Facebook status, which has led me to this Blog post.

One of the main points in the video is that people are more likely to stick to their goals when they are doing something they enjoy. The video says, “Play is the strongest motivator for sustained behavioral changes.”

YES. I feel so strongly about this! I really believe you’re more likely to stick to something – anything – if you enjoy doing it. Continue reading “The Science Behind Motivation – Why Choosing Fun Activities Will Help You Reach Your Goals”

Making Friends After College

When you’re in college, you’re thrown into a community surrounded by so many people your age with similar goals, interests, etc. This is especially true if you’re involved in organizations and/or live on campus. Being in this setting makes it so easy (for a lot of people) to make friends.

At UW-Whitewater, I stayed involved. I worked at the auditorium on our campus, I was a campus representative for the Disney College Program, I worked several internships, some outside of campus and some on campus, including an event and social media internship that kept me busy and involved with students on campus, expanding my network of friends.

But what about after college? Continue reading “Making Friends After College”

Happily Etems After

My very best friend got married recently, and I had the honor of being one of her Maids of Honor. I’ve always dreamed of being able to do this for my best friend, and even being over 2,000 miles away, it still felt special. It was a small wedding in Big Bear, California on beautiful land. I’m so happy for my beautiful best friend and her new husband! Continue reading “Happily Etems After”

How I Manage Stress: National Stress Awareness Month

I was watching Season 2 of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, and Kimmy said, “I’m like a lollipop with a question mark on the wrapper. I don’t know what’s going on inside.” And I felt like she was my spirit animal (well, I always do minus the whole being kidnapped for 15 years). Lately I’ve been feeling super stressed about a couple of things, and it’s been messing with me. There are a couple of things that I do to help feel better, but it can still be difficult to forget you’re stressed.

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Obviously managing stress is important. I think we all know that, but it’s sometimes harder to manage stress. I’m not very good at it, but I do have a couple of go-to things that help when I’m stressed. Whether you’re dealing with personal stuff, work stress, or just having a bad day, hopefully these tips and tricks can help. Continue reading “How I Manage Stress: National Stress Awareness Month”

8 Late Night Date Ideas

8 Late Night Date Ideas

Fitting in a date night with your significant other is difficult when you both have normal schedules, but when one of you typically works nights while the other works days, it’s basically impossible. Sometimes the only time you have for a date night is after 9 PM, but what on earth do you do that late at night? It can be hard to think of something since a lot of places aren’t open – at least in a smaller city like Oshkosh. New York City or Chicago – those are different stories! Take a look at our list of late night date ideas that will get you out of the house – if you want! Continue reading “8 Late Night Date Ideas”

Adventure is Out There – With Dave!

Last month Dave and I took a huge step. We moved in together! It’s been something that we’ve both wanted for a long time, but because of several different reasons, it didn’t happen until recently. And I’m so glad it has! It was nerve-wracking for sure, but mostly just super exciting. We are always talking about the adventures we’ve been on and want to go on, and I think this is a pretty fun one. 🙂

He moved up to the city that I live in and transferred positions at his job. He’ll be working in town with the hopes of finding something in the area that’s a little more up his alley. I’m so proud of how hard he’s working at his current job though! He’s kickin’ ass and takin’ names. 🙂 Continue reading “Adventure is Out There – With Dave!”

Cooking Meals for Two

Cooking Meals for Two

I recently moved in with my boyfriend, and so we’ve started to have to cook meals for two – obviously. 🙂 I’ve gotten pretty good at making the perfect amount of food for just me, and now our grocery bill has doubled, there’s a butt load more food in the fridge, and we are figuring out the best way to efficiently – and deliciously – use the food in the apartment. Continue reading “Cooking Meals for Two”