Kristen and her dog Honey, who is adorable but not a great dog to run with

In a welcome break from ice bucket videos, yesterday was deemed National Dog Day on social media. Pictures of dogs are infinitely more interesting than videos of people creating their own wet t-shirt challenge, so I’m not complaining, but it did make me miss my own dogs back home in…

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asweatlife willpower for fitness motivation

Do you work at one of those offices where there’s one guy who always reminds you what day of the week it is? How exactly do you continue a conversation that starts with, “Monday, am I right?” That constant reminder of exactly where you are in that 5-day workweek and everything that…

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 (Disclosure: Jabra supplied me with the Jabra Rox Wireless Earbuds mentioned throughout this post. As always, I only write about the things I try and love) With the week from hell over with, it was high time for an attitude adjustment around my apartment. Luckily, that attitude adjustment was made…

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If you’re a weekly meal-preparer, sometimes you can find yourself in a chicken-breast rut. And sometimes when you’re bored with your healthy food, your healthy food goes to waste. Mix up your weekly meal prep by adding in something different to your week of meals. I decided to throw shrimp…

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#Sweatworking is a chance for us to introduce a new group to our favorite gyms in Chicago. ENRGi Fitness was packed with ENRGi newbies who got a glimpse of  why we love the gym, including its unique layout, incredible amount of space and variety of classes. This big group tried…

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We work every month to create something unique and memorable as we put together #Sweatworking. The end of summer is staring us in the faces and instead of getting bummed about it, we want to give it the proper send off. And so, we’ve partnered with CrossTown Fitness to host a…

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Ever kept your mouth shut when someone starts talking about how they’re “eating clean,” because you just really don’t want to find out that goldfish crackers aren’t clean? Or have you ever thought about what makes something a “real food” and what makes up everything else? You’re not alone and…

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Without going into too much detail, last week was a rough one. The first hammer dropped Monday, the second dropped Tuesday, and the third one on Wednesday was enough to send me back to Kentucky for a weekend at home. Love you, Kentucky Through the turmoil, it would have been…

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The people around you matter. More than just to your mental health, but to your physical health too. Your friends, family and colleagues can steer you towards better physical health or worst physical health. People who have naysayers in their life, saying, “Don’t work out” are way more likely to stop…

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