Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty great, especially since we don't have a test this week so there wasn't anything too immediate to study for. Those types of weekends are so nice, but that will all change soon because I'm going to have to start doing boards review that will take up lots of my fun free time. But it'll be worth it! I actually ended up seeing three movies this past weekend! Well, the first was actually on Thursday night when I got to watch The . . .
This past Wednesday I was invited to a twilight yoga session at The Chase Park Plaza. The event was for local St. Louis influencers (which means I got to see Katie and Lindsay!) as away to promote the fitness and wellness offerings at The Chase. The Chase Park Plaza is a historic hotel and residence in the Central West End that includes restaurants, a movie theatre, special event space, bars, a pool deck and more! It is an incredible space with a cool history featuring tons of . . .
My blog is 6 years old today! That's so crazy to me. Is there anyone out there that has been around since the early days? Say hi!! The Early Days I started this blog fresh out of college. I had actually started a food blog once during my senior year of college but I didn't share it with anyone. Blogs don't work too well when you're too nervous to have anyone read them ;) I was 22 years old, starting my very first job as a product manager at a national shoe company, and was starving . . .
Hey everyone! Today is actually a surprise day off of classes for us. One of our lecturers is out on maternity leave, so we are just watching her lecture from last year online. And to make it even nicer, the other teacher agreed to reschedule his lecture for later in the week. Now we have the whole day away from school. How nice!! I've got a big to-do list I'm working through, but it's so nice to have a free day to do it all. SLU Med Wellness I wanted to talk a little bit more about . . .
Happy Friday everyone!! This past week has been study central, but also a lot of fun! Living with awesome roommates just makes every day a little brighter. Even when I have to be studying, I get little breaks for laughter and walks and puppy cuddles. I have a Respiratory exam this morning, then I'm hopping in the car with my brother and his friend to drive up to Notre Dame! I used to go up to so many football games when I worked a regular schedule, but now that I'm in school I usually . . .
I'm teaching my first class as an official teacher today! I'm subbing for the studio owner and teaching a Slow Power class, which is mildly heated and just a little less vigorous than our standard power flows. It's still based on the standard Baptiste Journey Into Power sequence, though, so it won't be too far out of my comfort zone. I'm excited to get a little creative and teach a different style of class than I'm used to! My plan is to get to the studio early and go through my own . . .
I'm a yoga teacher! If you've been reading the blog for a few years, you know that this has been a dream of mine. I started practicing Baptiste Yoga at 502 Power Yoga in Louisville and fell in love with how it takes a powerful yoga practice and uses it to build community, give back, and challenge everyone to be their best selves. Going through the process at Metro Power Yoga with these people made it absolutely amazing! In the past four months we have become like family. . . .
Happy Friday!! It's a rainy one here so I'm lounging with some coffee and writing this blog post before I go up to my desk for the day. I have lots of studying to get in before my last weekend of yoga teacher training starts tonight! These weekends, while always amazing, are pretty stressful now that school has started. But as of Sunday I will be a certified yoga teacher and I can't wait!!! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? I hope so! This low fodmap quinoa casserole recipe. I . . .
I was in desperate need to change up the playlist for my spin workouts! Lately I've been using the spin bike for some quick sweaty cardio before lifting, so I didn't want this workout to be too long. This is just twenty minutes (including the cool down) but it can be intense if you work hard. That's the beauty of spin workout -- you control your effort and resistance so they can be as easy or as difficult as you want! Here's the spotify link: 20 Min Spin Workout Previous Spin Workouts: . . .
Hey, friends! I hope many of you are enjoying this Monday off, like I am. I was able to have a non-school focused weekend since I have to day to get work done and my life organized. I'm sharing another day-in-the-life post today; my first of second year. There are a few from last year on the Medicine page. Before I started medical school I had no clue what my days would look like, so hopefully this is helpful to people in that same boat. Each day is different, which is great but kind . . .