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About the Blog

I plan to use this blog to talk about a lot of different things….but I’ll try to keep the posts focused on: my dog, my husband, eating healthy, being a vegetarian, and working out.

About Me

My name is Kelly and I am 29 years old. I live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio with my husband, Ryan, and our pup, Rogue.


I currently work in marketing. Before I became a real adult, I was a student at Otterbein College (now University). I graduated with a degree in public relations.

I married my husband in March 2014.


We adopted our sweet dog Rogue around Christmas time in 2012. I’m not kidding when I say our life revolves around him–but we allow it to be that way. He is our pride and joy and I will probably talk about him too much on here.

Fitness and Food

I’ve always considered myself an active person–but I didn’t get serious about it until a few years ago. In college I gained the dreaded freshman 15 (ahem, 30), and I only worked out when I had to. I played golf all four years so we did have a workout regimen, but it wasn’t too difficult and we were usually too hungover to give it a full go.



(disclaimer: these photos are not at my heaviest–I cannot find any because I deleted them awhile ago hoping to never see them again)

After my dad had a minor heart attack followed by major open heart sugery, I decided to get serious about my health.  I was six months out of college and I no longer had an excuse for not being healthy. The first thing I did was take a look at my diet. It was very heavy in bread, dairy, alcohol, and meat. I had tried many crash diets before, but I knew nothing like that would work for me. So, I slowly started counting my calories and watching my portions–slowly by surely, the weight started to come off. I started to become more active by joining a gym and running 5k’s.

When I met Ryan, I was still about 15 lbs away from my goal weight…but luckily, so was Ryan. Not too long after we started dating we got even more serious about our diets together. We kept each other accountable and checked in with our weight weekly (I realize this doesn’t work for everyone, but it worked for us). In May 2012, we both decided to become vegetarians. Don’t worry, I’ll dedicate a whole post about that decision. I became a Spinning instructor and starting going to yoga and the gym regularly. Soon after, the weight continued to fall off.


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I definitely don’t have it all figured out, but I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. The journey is constantly ongoing. I really believe life is all about balance. So, join me while I balance everything, all while drinking a nice big glass of red wine.


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