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Fitsouffle

Welcome to Fitsouffle! I created this blog as a way to share my passion for food and fitness. I live in Chicago with my husband and our sweet shepherd mix puppy Moose! Fitness has always been a big part of my life, growing up playing sports, getting a degree in Kinesiology, and making... Full Bio
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A long weekend of fresh air and beautiful surroundings. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I apologize for my absence these past few days.  The hubs, myself and 6 of our dearest friends met in Lake Tahoe, CA for a long weekend reunion.  The idea for this trip st ... Read on »
A Pilates Teacher at the Australian Open. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I need to learn to turn my brain off sometimes and just sit back and enjoy.  Going to the Australian Open was one of Ryan's to do's in Melbourne.  I love live sporting eve ... Read on »
A post about pants. The best capri yet! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After working in the fitness industry for 7+years I finally found the perfect capri!  The Revelation Capri from Athleta is the best workout capri out there.  I have them ... Read on »
A quick and sweaty workout session! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today's workout is a very quick cardio session you can toss into the middle of your strength training workout to up your heart rate or it can stand alone. Done once, twice ... Read on »
A Salad for the Season. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The colors of this salad make me so happy and yes it tastes as good as it is eye appealing.  My love for pomegranates is pretty intense, they are by far my favorite fruit ... Read on »
A simple Sangria. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My good friend Betsy loves to make fun drinks when the weather warms up.  Sunday night she came over for dinner and we threw together a simple and delicious sparkling sang ... Read on »
A simple upper back strengthening exercise. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The lower back is one of the most commonly injured or pain inducing areas of the body.  Lower back injury and pain can be brought on by many factors; weak core, tight lowe ... Read on »
A spoon full of honey makes the...allergies better? by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I first moved to Chicago five years ago today (wow, how time flies!) I woke up one morning with my eyes swollen shut.  I started to panic as I had to drive 45 minutes ... Read on »
A tasty fall salad. Easy, simple, and delicious. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My sister sent me a video tutorial on how to EASILY chop butternut squash.  We have both been eating it for years and prior to its popularity, before you could buy it pre- ... Read on »
A twist on traditional chili. Sweet Potato and Black Bean. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Before heading to the grocery store this past weekend I was putting together my list and had the desire to use my slow-cooker, it's been awhile.  One of my clients and I h ... Read on »
A veggie dish with rice noodles. Another dish with lots of color! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Over the weekend I picked up a new Gluten-Free sauce at the grocery store, inspired by it I threw together this vegetable heavy noodle dish and topped it off with some fre ... Read on »
A Very Cherry Smoothie. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love finding new items in the frozen section, like when I found frozen apples and made this delicious smoothie. Over the weekend I found frozen cherries!  I purchased tw ... Read on »
A week's worth of arm workouts. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last week a fellow blogger friend, Elle from Nutritionella asked if I would put together a wedding prep arm workout for her, something she could do here and something th ... Read on »
A weekend in the city by the bay. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past weekend Ryan and I headed west to visit our good friends who recently moved to San Francisco.  I have been before but it is a completely different visit when you ... Read on »
A Year in Photos! 2013 you've been good. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 2013 has been a really great year. In 2013 we celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary, went on a few fun weekend getaways, spent lots of time with family and friends, ra ... Read on »
Acai Bowl Recipe. Finally Perfected! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Years ago Ryan had been visiting friends in San Diego and he would come back raving about Acai bowls.  Never able to find one here in Chicago, I researched recipes and gav ... Read on »
Acai Bowl with Amafruits. Delicious and nutritious! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It has been a long time since I have written about my love for Acai bowls.  With the temperatures heating up and my running increasing it is the perfect cold treat for a p ... Read on »
Acai Bowl, a second recipe. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Before going to Miami last week, Annie (one of my best friends and travel buddy) saw on the Today show a juice shop not far from our hotel.  She texted me and said we had ... Read on »
All about PROGRESSIONS. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recently in class we worked on progressions.  Progressing an exercise with a class is a great way to continue to challenge all levels of students, each student can choose ... Read on »
All I have for you today is three songs.... by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Monday evening=JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JAY Z!  I have seen both of them once in concert, Justin as a member of N'Sync in 1998, my teenage self loved it so much and I thin ... Read on »