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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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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Apple and Walnut Salad by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past weekend we went apple picking at Apple Holler  in Wisconsin, right over the Illinois state line. I walked out of there with about 25 pounds of apples! Honey Cris ... Read on »
NYC Recap Part 2 of 3: Eating in the City! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Lots of planning went into our food choices before heading to NYC. There is just too much to eat and too little time.  We made our dinner reservations one month out from t ... Read on »
NYC Recap Part 1 of 3! Staying fit in the City. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yes, when I travel I get fitness in somehow, even if it means dragging 3 of my best girlfriends with me all over the city! Before heading to NYC I had a few places in mind ... Read on »
September Workout of the Month! Total Body. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Fall! The weather in Chicago right now is absolutely perfect! I encourage you to get outside and enjoy every moment. Here is a workout you can easily take outside, a ... Read on »
Peach Arugula Salad by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I know summer is not technically over but it sure feels like it here in Chicago. I am already having anxiety about the winter. Ryan keeps telling me we have three months u ... Read on »
Summer Running Recap and a 30 day Pilates Challenge! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 253 miles in the books.  This summer I had a mileage goal and I didn't hit it, I had 1 week in June and 1 week in August where I had to pull back from running, listen to m ... Read on »
Hood to Coast Relay Race! Worth the wait. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Get ready this is a long recap but I had to give it justice.. How this race came about for me:  A little over three years ago 11 girls and I headed up to Madison, Wi ... Read on »
Avocado Chicken Salad. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Love chicken salad but not the mayo....I have your solution. This recipe is a perfect solution for making your chicken salad recipe healthier by adding avocados and taking ... Read on »
Healthy Pesto Zucchini Noodles by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Monday! My parents visited this past weekend and it was so wonderful but sadly it always goes by too fast.  My mom loves to cook as much as I do and she is an incred ... Read on »
4 Exercises for Anywhere! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On vacation I made way to the backyard for my post run workouts; plyometrics, strength training, Pilates, and stretching.  On this particular day Ryan decided to join me w ... Read on »
Staying Fit while Traveling... by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I look at vacation as a time to focus on myself, my workouts, my rest, and my eating. My normal routine involves hour to hour scheduling and fitting in my workout when I c ... Read on »
Chicago Rock'n Roll Half Marathon & Tips for a Good Race! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sunday morning was an early start, 4:45 wake up and in the car heading to the race start at 5:30! The weather for July was pretty ideal, some humidity but not too much hea ... Read on »
Berry Colada Smoothie with a Hint of Lime! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking for a refreshing flavorful summer smoothie?! This creation happened a little by accident, I went to grab a few things from the fridge and was out so I used what I ... Read on »
Garmin GPS Watch. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I finally made the upgrade. I have been running with my $35 timex watch from Target for the last 7 years. The only function I ever really needed was start and stop. When I ... Read on »
20 Minute No Equipment Needed Killer Cardio Session! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Wednesday! Summer travel is just starting to pick up for me and my clients but that's no excuse to miss your workout.  In a few weeks we head to a family vacation wh ... Read on »
5 Moves for a Stronger Back and Better Posture! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sitting at a desk all day, slouched in front of a computer, can wreak havoc on your body—especially your back and hips. It’s extremely common for that sitting habit of you ... Read on »
Fuel for the Long Run. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How do you fuel your body for a long run or a long workout? Feeling hungry during a run is a bad feeling, you're energy is depleted, you start feeling fatigued and it can ... Read on »
CHICAGO FOOD LIST Part 1 by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For those of you who know me outside of the blog world I am a huge foodie! I love trying new places and sharing my passion with others.  A lot of my clients and friends ha ... Read on »
June's Full Body Workout by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a while since I have posted a workout for you all. So, I decided I'm going to start posting a monthly workout to keep everyone motivated, on track, and to give y ... Read on »
8 Myths about Pilates Debunked! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   When I tell people I’m a Pilates instructor, I get mixed reactions. Some gush about how much they love the practice, and ... Read on »