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Summer Workout Songs

Summer Workout Songs

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With the warm and sunny Chicago summer upon us, opportunities for outside exercise are endless. Whether you choose to go for a casual stroll through the city, bike up Lake Shore Drive or run one of the many 5K races around the Chicago area, you will need some jams to keep you moving! Below are a few of my favorites summer workout songs this year.   July/August 2016...

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Winter Workout Playlists

Winter Workout Playlists

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During the cold weather months of Chicago, it can be difficult to stay motivated to bundle up and go to the gym every day. A fresh music playlist every couple of months keeps me motivated to move even on the coldest mornings. Add a few new upbeat songs to your exercise routine with these winter workout playlists! Below are some of my favorites from January and February as well as songs that I...

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BeHealthful Retreat 2015

BeHealthful Retreat 2015

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Remember the 8 Chicago Food Events You Don’t Want to Miss post from earlier this summer? Well, one of the recommended events, the BeHealthful Retreat, took place last weekend and our very own Karen Schroeder had the privilege of attending and reviewing the event! Although complimentary admission was provided to the following event, all views and opinions expressed on this blog belong...

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Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Like us on Facebook or leave a comment below for a chance to win a free entry to a 2013-2014 season Reebok Spartan Race! For more information about the Spartan Race, read on! A couple years ago in efforts to increase our running and athleticism, I participated in the Warrior Dash and Will participated in the Tough Mudder. But now there’s a new obstacle race gaining...

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Saturday Fresh Picks!

Saturday Fresh Picks!

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Good morning! The rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining! After returning from crossfit yesterday morning, my second order from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks had arrived! We nearly used up all of the produce from the last order, so I went ahead and ordered another fruit and veggie box! I am loving having this little surprise arrive every weekend! Here is what we got: 1 bunch Swiss...

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Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

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Friday night’s Crossfit workout really beat me up. 21 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 42 Pull-ups 15 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 30 Pull-ups 9 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 18 Pull-ups All in under 15 minutes… So it’s no wonder why I haven’t been able to move my arms all weekend. I even slept in until noon on Sunday…quite unlike me. So Sunday brunch was a little later in the afternoon than...

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February Running Music

February Running Music

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First it was running, then it was crossfit, but why can’t it be both? This is the question I asked myself at the beginning of the year and have since committed to incorporating both running and crossfit back into my life with equal attention. With my last race being nearly 6 months ago at the Big Ten 10K, I’m ready for my next challenge – the good old Shamrock Shuffle. I...

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Fajita Taco Pizza

Fajita Taco Pizza

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First things first – check out Eat Chic Chicago quoted in Shape magazine in an article called The Best Breakfasts for You! I am so excited to be a part of this! Secondly, we did NOT hang the Urbio this weekend. Turns out it requires drilling 45 holes in the wall…so we are going to wait, brainstorm about how to minimize the destruction that this would cause to our rented apartment wall, and...

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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

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The weekend has arrived! While I had planned a highly productive Saturday for myself with a whole list of things to get done, unfortunately almost none of it got accomplished and instead relaxation prevailed. After some work early this morning, we headed out for a crossfit workout. Saturday Team WOD = get your ass kicked before you relax for the weekend. Team WOD: In teams of 3, one person rows...

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Cold Weather, Coffee and Crossfit

Cold Weather, Coffee and Crossfit

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Chicago winter is officially here. With the wind-chill below zero, I will be staying inside thank you! After running some errands out in the cold this morning, I spent most of the day bundled up on the couch with a good book and warm coffee. And lots of it!   My brother gave us these fabulous Chicago Chicago Transit Authority coffee mugs for Christmas! The Loyola red line L stop for me (a...

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New Year’s Resolutions – What You Should Know

New Year’s Resolutions – What You Should Know

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Goodbye 2012, hello 2013! Happy New Year! I hope 2012 was everything you hoped it would be and that the best is still to come in 2013. I spent my last night of 2012 in the great company of my favorite dietitians!   2012 was a terrific year – here’s a look back! I competed in the Crossfit Games Open I learned how to ski I married my high school sweetheart! We traveled to Greece! I...

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Weeknight Meals

Weeknight Meals

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Good evening! Today was a chilly day here in Chicago. I couldn’t believe that it was only 37*F when I woke up this morning! Nevertheless I bundled up and headed out to the Division Street farmer’s market.  I picked up onions and heirloom tomatoes, for meals this week and some colorful dried corn ears of corn and tiny pumpkins on a stick for decoration around the house! Today’s Crossfit...