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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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The Muir Woods 1/2 Marathon Recap. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past weekend I headed out to San Francisco to see our good friends and we thought it was a brilliant idea to run the Muir Woods 1/2 marathon!  Over the past few month ... Read on »
Essential Exercises for Runners. Avoid Injury, Feel Strong, Stay Healthy! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today I wanted to share my blog post from MyFitnessPal , if you haven't checked out their site it's really great! Not only can you track exercise and daily caloric intake ... Read on »
Fitting in Fitness. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living All of us have the best intentions to get our workouts in as planned and sometimes it just doesn't work out that way, even for me.  I was meeting with a client of mine las ... Read on »
How to make a BETTER Smoothie. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I make a lot of smoothies for myself, for the hubby, and for my client each week when I food prep for her.  The smoothies are ... Read on »
Balance Found. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What is balance? Balance can mean to be in a state of equilibrium, having stability and the meaning that I find to mean the m ... Read on »
Antique Taco Salad at home. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of my favorite places to eat in Chicago is a super cute taco place, Antique Taco .  They have delicious tacos, margaritas, guacamole, but my favorite item on the menu ... Read on »
New Gear: Trail Running Shoes. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I signed up for my first trail half marathon mostly because one of my best friends lives out in San Francisco and I wanted to visit so I found a race to do in a beautiful ... Read on »
How to: 2 Lower Body Exercises and 1 Hip Opener. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Wednesday!  I have been working on putting together a big post for runners with stretches, strengthening exercises, and tips. It is a lot of information and I can't ... Read on »
Vega Bars! The perfect bars for your needs. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am so lucky I was chosen to participate in a new campaign for Vega , one of my favorite companies.  I have been a long time fan of their protein powder and shakes and r ... Read on »
Mango, Pineapple, Apple 'n Greens. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's easy to get your 7 servings of fruits and veggies a day, it really is.  In my opinion spinach doesn't have too strong of a taste and it can be added to almost all smo ... Read on »
What's for breakfast? Protein is a must. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I often get asked do I eat breakfast, especially because I'm up so early and what do I eat? The answer is I always eat breakfast and I usually have a snack within 3-4 hour ... 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 »
How to Food Prep. The details and more! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So I've been asked how do you food prep? How much time does it take? What do you make? How do you plan for it? Let me break it all down for you:-) First things first, ... Read on »
How to add Pilates to your everyday routine. Just 5 moves! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Pilates is for everyone.  It can be modified and progressed to fit the needs of each individual’s body.  I found Pila ... Read on »
Pilates. Rolling Plank Variation. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking for a way to perfect your plank form?  Two of the biggest mistakes people make when planing is elevated shoulders (shoulders by your ears) or shoulder blades pinch ... Read on »
Spaghetti Squash Pasta Bake. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is round 2 in 2 weeks of this recipe for us! It's that good.  I was inspired by my Katie's adaptation of this recipe and made a few changes of it to fit our taste bud ... Read on »
2014 Spring Fitness Fashion. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Friday! This week was just one of those weeks where I was looking forward to the weekend since Monday...not a good thing but it ended going by quickly. We have some ... Read on »
Spiralizing! Zucchini Noodles and more... by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few Saturdays ago I was sitting down planning my grocery list and meals for the week while looking at my Pinterest board  for inspiration and I kept coming across so man ... Read on »
The Power of Working Out with Others by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We did! Ryan and I had a lot of time together which was great. We tried a new restaurant and got to spend most of our ... Read on »
Treadmill Cardio Circuit Workout! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here's your workout Wednesday!  The weather still is not great for taking your run outside.  It's a little bit safer out there since the snow is melting but you might not ... Read on »