• Food

    Blueberry Nut Pancakes

    One thing I truly love to eat is pancakes. Something about their shape, texture, flavor and overall goodness does it for me haha. Plus they’re generally pretty simple to make, easy to store for leftovers, and work for basically every meal 🙂 Coming off a cleanse to reset my digestion, I am slowly adding foods back in, so have a more limited selection to work with at the moment. This has actually been surprisingly fun and inspiring to experiment with new delicious recipes, so I decided to tackle pancakes! Blueberries (starting with low sugar fruit), nuts and duck eggs (easier to digest than chicken eggs and also more tolerable for those with allergies)…

  • Health,  Life

    My Journey to Health, Part I: College Days and Running Ways

    I’ve come a long way in my journey towards health and well-being, I figured it was time to start sharing my story 🙂 Every day has its new set of challenges, as I continue to learn and grow. But no matter the bumps on the road, the overall progress has been so positive, because I am finally taking my life and OWNING it. Feels amazing. So here it goes… I grew up with a dream to be a Hawkeye, just like my role models – my parents, and run in the Olympics. They never pushed running on me or my four siblings, rather let us come to it on our own. And I think that is…

  • Food,  Travel

    Jackson Hole for the Soul

    I feel very lucky to have had a quick work trip to beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The second you step off the plane and breathe the fresh mountain air as you are surrounded by wilderness, your soul feels happy. Mine certainly was :). As always in my travels, I love finding hidden gems with delicious gluten free food and opportunities to move my body in new and ever evolving ways. Jackson Hole did not disappoint. I landed starving as I forgot to set my alarm and had to rush to the airport (typical), which didn’t allow me to have a delicious, fulfilling breakfast (very NOT typical ;)). After checking in at my hotel right…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Life,  Travel

    #DELTAPROUD in Boston

    I just came back from our annual Global Sales Conference in Boston last week and it reminded me about how much I love the people I work with and being able to connect with my big Delta family! There were definitely some great speakers and events, but I think I enjoyed just talking (and dancing haha) with everyone the most 🙂 As always on my travels, I try to seek out (1) good and (mostly;) healthy gluten-free food, (2) a great workout – whether outside or at a local gym, and (3) new experiences or sites in the city I’m visiting! This was my first time in Boston city proper…

  • Fitness

    28: Work. It. Out.

    I’ve realized it’s finally time for me to get back to sharing what I love! No better way to kick off a new year with a workout and long overdue blog post 🙂 Cheers to 28 and the adventures to come! This was something not too taxing, since I’ve been a little tired from traveling, but left me sweating and happy 🙂 5/21/15 – Bday Workout  10 min run to Piedmont Park 3 sets of: Walking lunges x 15 each leg (bodyweight – “bw”) Push-ups x 15 5 sets of: Broad jump (i.e. standing long jump) x 10 Bounding (i.e. skips for distance) x 15 ea “Sprint” x ~50m {20…

  • Fashion,  Life

    When Old Becomes New

    I turned a friends old dress into a new outfit today with this insanely comfortable Madewell piece. I could live in this dress. Seriously. It feels like a mix of preppy (loafers) meets glam (in black patent leather), with a feminine finish (Grandma’s pearls and thin belt). I’m definitely excited to experiment with this piece. Thinking about making it more casual with white canvas tennis shoes or dressing it up with a black blazer and heels! And thank you Hagar for letting me dig through your clothes!! Gotta love a good find like this:)  

  • Fashion,  Life

    Colorblocking at Work

    It’s fun to pull something old (skirt) and new (shirt – Forever 21) together for a different work look. This week I went for some colorblocking with my top and even shoes to match! I could hardly believe it worked out so well haha. Plus a neutral colored statement necklace to add a little a little spunk, but not look too busy 🙂  

  • Food

    Scotchie Bars: A Childhood and Midwest Staple

    Since I’m terrible at sleeping in these days, I figured I might as well be productive this morning and bring back a childhood classic in the form of “Scotchie Bars”…essentially peanut butter rice crispies with chocolate, but so much more than that haha. They constituted almost every birthday “cake” in my family growing up (our choosing), unless we could get ice cream cake. Then that would usually win. After moving South, I was shocked that no one here had ever even heard of them! Thus they were introduced:) By now I know the recipe by heart, but here it is if you want to give it a try: Scotchie Bars…

  • Food

    Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes (with Chocolate Chips of course)

    Here’s a new pancake recipe I tried because I had cottage cheese in the fridge I wanted to use up…and who doesn’t like pancakes?!? This was super simple, clean, high in protein and not overly sweet, which works well for me:) Although I did add chocolate chips…of course. But you could try a variety of additions…blueberries, bananas, apples, etc. Ingredients: 1c egg whites 1c cottage cheese (I like Nancy’s Organic Cottage Cheese because it was the only one I could find without any additives or thickeners! It only contains the following – Organic skim milk, organic cream, organic nonfat dry milk, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, and 4 strains of lactic cultures,…