Coping (or Not) with the Unknown

Today was a pretty sucky day. It started out fine – my regular 6am call with India, and then I dashed off to Orangetheory, where I got in a pretty decent workout. But I got out of the gym to a whole bunch of messages on my phone – things at work were blowing up, and I needed to fight a whole bunch of fire drills that all demanded my attention right now. I managed to either take care of things or {Read More}

Race Giveaway: Spring Equinox Run

Well, I’m back from the neurologist.. and I have very little to report. The brain MRI did turn up an abnormality in the form of a pineal cyst (that means a cyst on my pineal gland, which is responsible for melatonin production… so perhaps the cause of my recent insomnia??), but the symptoms associated with that are not at all the same as my stroke-like symptoms last week. My doctor says she likely wouldn’t recommend surgery to remove the cyst, because she {Read More}

Health Scare, with No Answers

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that the last few days have been pretty tumultuous for me. On my flight home on Thursday night, I had a weird cognitive issue where I lost my ability to read/write, and understand language. It started pretty extreme, where all of a sudden the words in the book I was reading made no sense whatsoever. Then it gradually lessened, to where if I stopped to think about each word separately and {Read More}

Class Review: Pound Fitness

The last few Saturdays, I’ve been going to a trendy new workout class that’s a ton of fun: Pound Fitness. I first heard about Pound Fitness several years ago, but never had a studio offering it near me… until now. Two months ago, I saw it on Classpass and immediately knew I wanted to check it out. I assumed it would be primarily a cardio class, so scheduled it after a 5K morning race – figuring it would be good to burn {Read More}

Getting Through the Day on 4.5 Hours of Sleep

My flight to Florida last night landed at 11:45pm, at which point I had to go get my rental car and then drive 90 minutes up I-95, check into my hotel, and finally crash into bed. To stay awake on the drive, I blasted a lot of Lady Gaga and sang along at the top of my lungs… which worked surprisingly well. But when I got checked in, washed up, and got into bed? I finally got to sleep around {Read More}

New Project: I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here

One of the best parts about consulting is how we move around from project to project, applying experience in one industry/situation to another. One month I’m working on a business case for a new product in the tech industry, the next, I’m writing change management communications for a pharmaceutical client. I’m always learning something new, and there’s definitely never any opportunity to get bored or complacent! That’s why I came back to consulting after a brief stint working “in industry” (as we {Read More}

Why I Weigh Myself Every Day (Review: EatSmart Digital Scale)

This morning, I jumped on my scale after waking up (and doing my 10/20/30 and hitting the bathroom). I was pretty pumped to see that my weight is the lowest it’s been in seven years, and more than ten pounds from where I was two years ago. And the best part is, because I weigh myself every day, I know this isn’t some crazy anomaly. There is a common piece of advice in the weight loss world that you shouldn’t weigh {Read More}

A Small Change to My Snacking Habit (Sponsored by Somersaults)

This post was sponsored by Somersaults as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve written before about how little changes can add up to big results, and how one of my 2017 new year’s resolutions is to start each day with a very small healthy habit. Every morning, the very first thing I do after getting out of bed is 10 pushups, 20 lunges, and 30 plank shoulder taps. {Read More}

Sponsored: Nature Made Vitamins

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I had an amazing time at Discover this week – more on that to come when I get the videos back to hopefully share. But on Thursday, my last day in California, things piled up and added a lot of stress to my week. And unfortunately, I had been so go-go-go while at Terranea that I wasn’t well-rested enough to properly deal. I got {Read More}

October Goal Challenge Complete: 20 ClassPass Gym Classes

I was really proud of myself for how I did with my October goal challenge. I was afraid that doing 20 gym classes in 20 days was too aggressive. But I ended up finishing the month with 24 classes at 17 different studios! I definitely discovered some new favorites that I plan to visit in the future. Here’s the rundown of all the classes I took in the last week: Barre Forte: This is a relatively new chain of barre studios {Read More}