My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and running enthusiast. I blog about my journey through healthy living!

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21 Day Fix Extreme: Day 1


The first day of the challenge didn’t start off so well. You see, I pushed a little too hard at the gym on Tuesday, swimming with my friend Suzi.

We were in the pool for about an hour and I didn’t feel too bad until late Tuesday night. My shoulders cramped up and I had restless legs all night! I ended up getting about 4 hours of sleep on the couch, laying on top of a heating pad with my legs elevated. Something in dinner hadn’t agreed with me either so I didn’t eat right away in the morning.

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21 Day Fix Extreme Nutrition


Today starts a new BeachBody program for me! 21 Day Fix Extreme:

Yes, it is that program with “all those little containers”. I chose to get the 21 Day Fix Extreme because 1) my friend Kristen was getting Extreme and 2) I am used to exercising so I thought the harder workouts would be more engaging. If you are new to exercise or just getting back into things, maybe consider the original 21 Day Fix program. I had an issue with my order so it won’t be here until this afternoon but I am excited to start! Let’s go

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8 Hours in Chicago


This past week has been a bit of a whirlwind. I had a job interview on Wednesday in Chicago! I had spoken with the company a few times over the phone and they decided to fly me out to meet in person. It was an early day, with a 5:45 AM flight at an airport over an hour from my house.

I accidentally parked in the wrong garage and had to walk the entire length of the airport to get to my terminal! I was so glad I had brought flats in addition to my heels! Otherwise, travel was

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Fit Approach and #1MillionMiles


I don’t normally join in on big group projects but Fit Approach is doing a #1MillionMinutes challenge with their ambassadors and followers. Since I am an ambassador, I figured I should get off my butt and join the movement!

They sent us a Mad Lib to fill out to share with our readers so here it goes:

I am so excited to join #1MillionMinutes with #sweatpink! This summer my goal is to do 500 (number) minutes of triathlon training (activity), while wearing my favorite pink (color) tank top (noun).

I predict that we’ll crush (Verb) the goal of #1MillionMinutes

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Rocking My Fitness Challenge


Good morning! Today marks the half way point in my 8 week fitness challenge with my Facebook Group! I’ve been doing pretty well with the challenge. My goal was to exercise 5 days per week:

The yellow check marks are rest days (since I get 2 per week, any more than that got a red x).

Considering that I was averaging about 2 workouts per week for the month before the challenge, I would consider the first 4 weeks to be very successful.

In related news, Rob reactivated my gym membership for me! I have been tossing

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Camping Trip to Ricketts Glen: Sunday & Monday


Finally, the last of my camping posts! It was quite the long weekend. We had intended to stay to Sunday but decided to add an extra day so we could hike the Falls Trail again!


We got up super early and ate some granola bars and protein shakes so we could save time. We were on the trail by 7AM! Because it was so early, the dew in the air and moisture still on the plants and rocks combined with the morning sunlight just made the falls look even prettier!

The rocks on the

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Camping Trip to Ricketts Glen: Saturday


Saturday morning, we woke up again bright and early from going to bed so early. It was still raining and gloomy out when we got up so we decided to head out and explore a little bit.

We ended up having breakfast at the Brass Pelican, 1119 Central Avenue, Benton, PA. It was a little local place on a quiet back road. The food was good but I was really sad that I didn’t order the buckwheat pancakes. They are my favorite but I didn’t notice them on the menu. They are apparently their specialty. Next time I’m there! Even

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Camping Trip to Ricketts Glen: Thursday & Friday


Hello everyone! I eluded to a fun weekend in my last post and I’m finally back: Rob and I went camping for 4 nights at Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania! It was my birthday and we did this as a little treat to get away and spend some time together.


We arrived on Thursday after an easy drive (it is about 3 and a half hours away). We had stopped at the grocery store to get some food for the weekend. We kept it cold by refilling the cooler with ice each day at a small corner

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