About Me

Chances are you found my blog because you’re interested in healthy living, fitness, and maybe even trying a triathlon (!) … but that could have led you to a number of blogs out there in the blogosphere – so why follow me?

My wedding day with my little Mogli!

About Me

I am a 20-something, recently married, working woman living in the suburbs of Philadelphia! (Downingtown shout-out!)

I love running/biking/swimming. I can’t pick a favorite, so I’ve just decided to do all three.

I am also a pescetarian (basically, a vegetarian who can’t imagine life without tuna and salmon and sushi…)  I do my best to stay clear of processed foods, and I try not to over-indulge in the delicacies of baked goods – but I definitely leave room for dessert in my daily life. Don’t worry – I’m not here to tell you that you should give up meat and start shopping at Whole Foods to buy organic produce or anything.  I’m simply here to share stories about my experiences and leave all the decisions up to you! In fact, my husband has made his own decision about food: Bring on all the meat, grease, and desserts you can find! I’m sure many of you can relate. Talk about a challenge.

At my Bridal Shower in 2010

Also, like many of you, I’m currently working full-time, which has its own obvious challenges when it comes to finding time to work out/blog/do anything other than eat and sleep. Factor in a 2-hour daily commute and 8 hours in an office – I am literally sitting for 10 hours a day. (10 hours, really? That even pains me to type. Ugh) But in order to feel any kind of good about myself, I make time for the things I love.

Why Blog?

Well it’s 2011 and I just discovered the world of blogging (technologically advanced right here)… but now that I’ve found these amazing healthy living blogs – I’m hooked! (Literally, I check them constantly) Healthy living isn’t exactly a common thread between me and most of my closest friends, so finding this outlet to read about and connect with other people who share my interests has been a life saver. I am so inspired by some of these amazing women and hopefully by sharing all of my adventures in fitness here, I can help inspire you to achieve any of your healthy living goals – as big or small as they may be.

What You’ll Find Here

  • A peak into my life as I try to balance work, healthy living, and being a newlywed in the suburbs of Philly (Let the games begin)
  • Re-caps of my daily work-outs (I’ll be as specific as possible if anyone feels like they might want to try it)
  • Race Re-caps (Everything from 5K’s to Half-Marathons to Triathlons to Bike Rides… I love racing)
What You Won’t Find Here
  • Someone who follows a perfect diet / work-out regimen (I love dessert and rest days too much to pretend they won’t happen)
  • Pictures of every single meal I eat (unless you want to see a tupper-wear container of last night’s left-overs on my office desk?)
  • Any kind of pressure/guilt about how you should eat (You want to eat meat? Be my guest!)
  • A professional athlete (I’m not trying to break any world records here, so hopefully my best is good enough for you)

Who You’ll Find Here

My husband, Steve and I after our Marathon Relay in Pittsburgh


Steve: My amazing husband and support-system. He might not embrace the healthy eating part of my lifestyle, but he’s now starting to enjoy the fitness aspect. Stay tuned as we push each other to our limits and compete in triathlons, 5ks, marathons, and whatever other exciting race presents itself. He also has mentioned doing some guest posts – probably on how a carnivore and a vegetarian can live together in peace 😉

My hysterical little kitten

Mogli: My kitten and my constant source of entertainment. Honestly, most of my laughs throughout the day are because of this little guy. I’m sure he’ll make his way into some of my posts 🙂

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19 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Tara June 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Ahhh right by Philly! I love finding other bloggers. I’m from an NJ suburb of Philadelphia, but I feel like I can relate to nearby bloggers in a way. I love your attitude! It seems like you strive for a healthy balance, which I think is critical for mental and physical health.

  2. Michele June 7, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    Woog, how cool that I found this!! I am trying an at home version of weight watchers starting tomorrow!! You are my inspiration!!! GOOOO Jess!!

    • Jessica Rose June 7, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      Yay Mom! Pretty soon, your skinny ass will be making it around that track twice without stopping 😉

  3. Tiff June 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Cute blog! I’m loving Mogli. My cats are my furry children; I love them. 🙂

    • Jessica Rose June 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

      Thanks! My husband laughs because I honestly treat that cat like he is my child. How could you not love that little face!? ha Cheers to having adorable furry children 🙂

  4. Bride Anne June 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    I think your husband and mine are long lost cousins. Matt’s never met a junk food he didn’t like. Vegetables on the other hand . .

    • Jessica Rose June 23, 2011 at 7:54 am #

      haha Men… Oh well, at least I can say he supports my healthy eating habits, even if he doesn’t have any desire to follow them! More power to us & more junk food for them 😉

  5. Tessa @ Amazing Asset June 28, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Hi there! I just found your blog from Tara’s at am so glad I did! I think your honest and healthy attitude towards food, exercising and life in general is really inspiring to someone like me who is striving to find a healthy balance. I am definitely looking forward to reading more 🙂
    Check out my blog if you would like to sometime!

    • Jessica Rose June 28, 2011 at 8:37 am #

      Thanks Tessa! I do my best to keep it very real here, so I hope you keep coming back! I’m going to check your blog out now – and I wish you the best of luck finding your healthy balance, I believe everyone finds theirs eventually, its just a matter of time, patience, and a good support system!

  6. Hayley (Oat Couture) July 4, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    Just found you via Tiffs blog and wanted to say hi! 🙂 I’m also a pescetarian trying to live the healthy life whereas my man eats anything and everything and definitely isn’t a fan of veg!! Working on him though! 😉 Also your Mogli is SUPER cute! 🙂

    • Jessica Rose July 5, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Thanks for stopping by! I really wonder why men (generally) are so opposed to a vegetarian-type diet. Oh well, at the very least we can introduce them to new foods and hope that they like them enough to try it again. But so long as my husband supports my eating, I can’t be too upset. At least he also loves my Mogli as much as I do 🙂

  7. Keri July 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Sounds like we have a lot in common 🙂 Just found your blog today! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Jessica Rose July 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

      Thanks for checking it out! I’m going to head over to yours shortly 😉

  8. Keri July 9, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    Ha! My name is Keri Rose 🙂 We have even MORE in common! When I first got out of college I got a job in NYC- I live in NJ, so I was commuting 3 hours a day, then working 12 hour days in the fashion industry. I was so stressed and burnt out, and I had no time to run! So I know where you are at right now…

    • Jessica Rose July 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      Ha I feel like we are going to just keep finding more & more in common. So it’s good to know that you found balance in your life. I hope to work on figuring things out soon!

  9. notsodomesticated July 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Just found your blog, and it’s super cute!!! And Mogli is adorable!

    • Jessica Rose July 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I think Mogli is pretty adorable too – but I might be a little biased 😉

  10. megpinkgiggles July 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    I am so happy I found your blog 😀 Sounds like we have a lot in common

    • Jessica Rose July 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by! It’s always a good feeling to find other friends in the “blog world” with so many similar interests 🙂

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