20 things about me. 


Today my challenge is to share 20 things about myself…Listed below you will find the good and the bad!

  1. I am 23 years old
  2. I have lived in the same house, about 45 minutes outside of Chicago, my whole life.
  3. My dad passed away when I was 12.
  4. I am a NASM certified person trainer. (I left the field 2.5 years ago)
  5. I appreciate a good, cheesy joke.
  6. I have a desire to travel all 50 states and then move on to discovering other countries.
  7. I have big dreams of owning my own business.
  8. I have been with my boyfriend for just over 4 years.
  9. I love being outside.
  10. I can be very stubborn.
  11. I know what I want and will do whatever I need to get it.
  12. I have 6 pets, a dog, cat, bird and 3 guinea pigs.
  13. I love diy projects and repurposing things. 
  14. Sunflowers are my favorite.
  15. I love any/all outdoor activities.
  16. I’ve recently been diagnosed with scoliosis and I’ve had an ongoing battle with herniated discs in my lower back. 
  17. I am currently working towards running a marathon. 
  18. I would love to make a living off my crafts and blogging. 
  19. I have a lot of clothes because I hate throwing them away, I’ll wear them until they cannot be worn anymore. 
  20. I have an irrational fear of worms. 

Back and better than ever



I recently took an unexpected break from social media and blogging due to some stuff going on at home. I am back now and ready to kick some ass!

I am jumping back into getting fit after a recent scoliosis diagnoses and some issues with herniated discs in my back (I’ll share more when I know more, promise!) I am determined to keep pushing forward and meet my goals despite my back issues.

For right now I have decided to do a 31 day “get to know me” blog challenge. Today is day 1, “introduction and recent photo”.


Hello, my name is Marie. I work for a temporary housing company full time. I have huge goals when it comes to business, fitness and my future. I am blogging to document and share my ups, downs, progress and any setbacks I may have. My hope is to use this blog to push myself and if I motivate others along the way that would be a great bonus!

Below you will find a recent photo of me. This photo is from a few weeks ago at the Hilton Chicago. Truth, I hate this photo. I am so far from my weight loss goals, however, this is the real me. I love and respect myself  no matter how I look. I am posting this with all my courage because I want to encourage everyone to love themselves.