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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Orienting Myself in Chicago

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Hello everyone! Last week was crazy. I mentioned a new job and a big move to Chicago. My company wanted me to come out ASAP to attend orientation so I got to spend a little time in the area last week!

The flight out was easy, no travel hiccups. I arrived midafternoon at the Westin Hotel in Lombard. The room was simple but cozy and comfy.

The first night, I took some time to workout since I wasn’t hungry yet. I had packed Focus T25 and my resistance band so it was easy to get something in. Sadly, this

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5 Positives of 21 Day Fix Extreme

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The other day, I wrote about the 5 things I struggled with while attempting to do the 21 Day Fix Extreme. Today, I’ll write about some of the things that I like!

1: Balanced Meals

I mentioned that the containers aren’t arranged in a way I prefer (low carb), but they are still relatively balanced and a great guide for someone unfamiliar with healthy eating. If you aren’t used to meal planning and eating a balanced diet, then this program would be pretty great for you. The booklet tells you everything you need to eat in each container. It

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Chicago, Here I Come!

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I realize I haven’t blogged much because I’ve been so busy so a quick little update about life. The big news is about my interview in Chicago. Well, I got the job! I go out for New Employee Orientation next week. Then I still have time to move and settle in before starting sometimes in August hopefully.

Once I get an apartment, I will have a better idea of what I can start working. It is exciting and scary all at once. I have lived in a city before so that part doesn’t bother me. I lived in Brooklyn

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5 Struggles With 21 Day Fix Extreme

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Apparently I have a tough time with strict weight loss challenges. I made it a whopping 2 full days on the 21 Day Fix Extreme (21DFE)! There were a few things I just wasn’t prepared for when starting 21DFE, especially with the holiday weekend only 3 days into the challenge. You would think having accountability partners would help but it didn’t stop me from slipping up all weekend.

1: Eating Out

Rob and I tend to eat out a lot on the weekend because we are always on the go. I mentioned that the booklet has a Dining Out

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21 Day Fix Extreme: Day 1

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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

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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

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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

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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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