Whenever I visit a new city, I search for the best workouts and fitness studios to try when I'm there. And usually I have no luck! I always just have to google search and see what I can find nearby, or I put a search out on social media to see if anyone has recommendations. So today I am sharing a list of my favorite workouts in St. Louis. Maybe locals will read and try something new, and I certainly hope some visitors will give these spots a try. There are plenty more I have never tried, . . .
Most of you probably know that I am now a Beautycounter consultant, but I haven't shared much about my feelings about the role and the company. Selling things generally makes me feel icky. I've said no to a million requests to enroll with different fitness, skincare, clothing companies over the years. Even when I worked in advertising in my former life, the idea that I was asking people to buy things didn't make me feel good. Having some sort of online business is all the (often obnoxious) rage . . .
Hey friends! I started my second block of Internal Medicine this week, and I'm at a different hospital just a few miles away from the med school. It's so different and way less busy, hence me having some time study AND blog tonight!! More on that in a sec, though. First I want to quickly recap my New York City trip this past weekend! New York City My boyfriend grew up near New York City, so I wanted to use my weekend off to go explore with him. We had a big flight debacle (which you may . . .
I started uploading photos for this post, and realized my new white blouse is getting LOTS of use! It's one of those that I hesitated to buy because I don't *need* any new clothes, but it was on sale (still is!) and I'm really glad I went for it. I didn't have a nice white blouse, so it has quickly become a staple. Here are a few work outfits I've worn lately. My current mission is figuring out how to transition work clothes into fall and winter. The hospital is super warm in the winter from . . .
My biggest trouble with workout shoes is finding something that has enough arch support for when I run, but is lightweight and versatile for weights and fitness classes. When I go to the gym I like to run and lift, and I definitely don't want to change shoes in between. I shared my over-pronator challenge with the fit specialist at the New Balance store and she immediately got to work finding me my dream shoe. I've been to fancy running stores and been fitted for shoes before, but this . . .
I don't have any revolutionary messages to share with you on my 7 year blogging anniversary. Just wanted to pop in and say thank you. I can't believe that I'm still doing this. I can't believe all the cool opportunities I've gotten and that people actually read what I write. I am so grateful to have this space to express myself, using writing as therapy, and share my life with you all. It has without a doubt made me better. If you have any questions, requests, or feedback I am more . . .
I still hear girls saying they want to weigh XX pounds less and should only eat 1400 calories per day way too often. I'll hear that lifting and yoga aren't good enough workouts because they don't burn enough calories. And I think to myself, "Aren't we over this already!?" But then I remember that I am over it, but not everyone else is there yet. Years of my life were spent focusing on eating less and running more. The scale dictated my happiness each day. I turned down events with friends . . .
Happy Friday!! It sort of feels like a real Friday to me since I am working Sunday this week instead of Saturday. Sunday is my last day on call with my team - crazy! Only six more days left here, then I spend my last four weeks of Internal Medicine at a different hospital. I've heard it's a little less intense there which sounds pretty nice:) Sharing another round of Friday Favorites today! Vega One Mocha + Cold Brew Mocha is my favorite Vega flavor for smoothies, but the containers . . .
Hey strangers! Definitely didn't mean to take this much time off of blogging, but life has been nuts around here! Last week was brutal. I somehow got the perfect storm of super long hours at the hospital, a big assignment due last Friday, and a nasty cold. My trip to Seattle left me so tired, then add the sinus congestion and stress of school and I was just not feeling it. I was totally down about medicine as a career. Awful attitude! Luckily I had a day off on Sunday and slept a ton, and . . .
Happy Friday! This is actually a weird week for my Internal Medicine team because our call day falls tomorrow. Each team is on call every five days, and since we are on call on Saturday that means we have to work post-call on Sunday. As students we usually work Saturday and have Sunday off, but not this time! I actually already had tickets booked to a wedding in Seattle, so I got permission to miss work on Sunday and make it up on a later day that I would have had off. So I'll leave for . . .