New and Exciting

Hey hey! I’m so excited to finally have a few free minutes to check in with you all.

My days have been crazy between moving in Tuesday and full days of Health Coach training Wednesday, Thursday, and today.

But, training is finally over and…


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Now that the long days of training are behind me, I can give presentations to my peers about nutrition, and do iHP’s (aka individual health plans aka one-on-one meetings with students).

Talk about new and exciting! 🙂

Speaking of exciting, I’ve now got a three day weekend to relax, hang out with my roommates and friends, go to the first football game, head into the city, and enjoy my last few days of freedom before classes begin on Tuesday (womp womp…).


Since I was so busy I wasn’t able to take many (or really any) pics, but I do have a few of the lunches we ate during training.

Portobello mushroom and veggie sammy with fruit and more veggies. Tasted good but I was starving about 20 minutes later…so I dove into the bag of almonds and walnuts I had packed.

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Margarita pizza on whole grain crust with sun dried tomato and cranberry salad. Actually really good. I love me some sun dried tomatoes.

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Last night I was starved after a sweaty workout in the gym (which was well needed after sitting for a full 8 hours), and my friends and I didn’t want to wait in line for hot food, so we grabbed some sandwiches and soup. Boy did that turkey and cheese sammy and vegetarian bean chili hit the spot.

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An hour or so after dinner we grabbed a bit of froyo which was amazing after not having any sweets since I left home… (the dining halls had limited menus the first few days since most people hadn’t moved in yet, and I made sure all the meals and snacks that I ate would fill me up and offer me the key nutrients I needed to keep me running through the long days I had. But oh my gosh did I miss my daily treat(s) ;)).

Melted deliciousness.

Melted deliciousness.


One thing that got me through the hectic days was taking 45 minutes to workout when I got back from training. As tired as I was mentally, my body just wanted to move! So I went on a 6 mile run one day, hit the gym for a spinning workout followed by some plank/core work, and then a little over 6 mile run today. Man did it feel good to sweat it out!


I gotta run to dinner soon but I did want to quickly mention something about my new internship! I’m actually not working as an intern for right now just because I needed some time to get adjusted to school and health coaching, and wanted to try some other things. It was an awesome opportunity and I learned SO much.

A little over a week ago I was hired as an intern for Amanda Russell, the fabulous fitness guru and creator of

If you’re at all interested in fitness, healthy eating, fashion, and just living an overall happy, healthy life – check this website out! She has a gazillion workout videos on the website and on her YouTube channel, plus easy recipes and a bunch of other good stuff.

I have the honor to work with Amanda, and I am absolutely loving it. It’s definitely a lot of work to take on, especially right now with a whole new school year about to begin and becoming a health coach, but it was an opportunity that I just could not pass up.

Some of my duties include working on the weekly newsletter, working on blogs, adding recipes, and other back-end and social media work.

I’m super excited (do I say that too much…?) because I’m finding that the things I learned in my old internship, all my new health coach knowledge, my own blogging, and my new internship are overlapping and teaching me more that I ever thought possible.

If you couldn’t tell I’m super passionate about all things health/fitness/food/fashion related, and writing is one of my absolute favorite things to do.

All the work I did this summer and will continue to do (on top of all my work for my classes…yikes!) brings me so much joy. I know it sounds cheesy and sappy, but it’s true!

Let’s hope I can enjoy alllll my school work as much as I enjoy all of this. (Or maybe even just half as much…….?). 😉


Alright, time to head out. Not sure when I’ll be able to get on here next but in the mean time, enjoy your long weekend!!


Questions of the day:

  • What’s something ‘work related’ that brings you joy?
  • Do you have any fun plans for the long weekend?!

I’d love to hear from ya!


PS – A big thank you to all of you who commented on my posts and started following me on WordPress and Bloglovin‘ (as well as Pinterest and Twitter)! It means so much to me.

You guys rock. 🙂


5 thoughts on “New and Exciting

  1. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves says:

    Congratulations!! Best of luck for what the future holds for you as a health coach!
    Blogging has definitely been something that has brought me joy. I’ve been told that I could have a future in writing, but I had never found a writing outlet that I enjoyed until I started blogging. Also, I teach religious education to third graders. Although it’s volunteer work, it brings me joy to be able to teach my faith to younger children, and help them on their own journeys of faith!

  2. running4beer says:

    Congratulations!!! Glad you found something you truly enjoy. How did you find out about the internship? I’m suppose to internship next summer so any advice you can offer, I’d really appreciate it 🙂

    • fuelingalife says:

      I came across an ‘ad’ for the internship on Twitter and applied ASAP and somehow it all worked out! I really lucked out, I wasn’t even looking for one.

      The internship I had this summer I found and applied for through my college’s Communication department.

      My advice would be to search for internship opportunities on websites you love, email anyone you think might have an intern position, or even people you don’t think will respond. My feeling is that it can’t hurt to just ASK. I’ve probably emailed 15 different people who never got back to me, but for every 15, at least one did and either gave me an opportunity or helpful advice! Just don’t give up and don’t be afraid to reach out – it can ONLY help in the end.

      Hope that helps you 🙂

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