Photo Album: Amy and Joe’s Blissful Wedding Weekend

Continuing on our picture-fest, I thought I’d share some of my favorite shots from Amy’s wedding last month! True, it doesn’t have a bunch to do with health and fitness, but I know quite a few people who are either planning or will be in weddings soon, so I thought this would be a good way to share some of my favorite unique touches from Amy and Joe’s day that stood out to me. Plus, as you’ll see below, we ...continue reading

The Easiest Way to Prepare Corn, Plus a Guilt-Free Summer Appetizer Recipe!

If there’s one thing that my home state is known for, it’s corn. In fact, many “get to know you” conversations in New York humorously went something like this: New friend: “Where are you from originally?” Me: “I was born and raised in Iowa!” New friend: “Wow, I bet New York is pretty different for you…Did you live on a farm?” The closest I usually got to one (besides the ...continue reading

Meet Me In St. Louis

This weekend, I popped down to St. Louis to pay my sister Sarah a long overdue visit. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking about the sights, tastes and memories from the trip, but first, here are a few tips about fun places to go/see while in town: To eat/drink… Green Bean:  Order off the menu or create your own salad filled with local ingredients. Royale: Sit inside or outside and enjoy seasonal food and a wide ...continue reading