Thanks everyone for the well-wishing. I’m happy to say I’m finally feeling better. Hazzah!

In fact, I even felt good enough to teach my Zumba class last night. Boy did I miss it! Before finding my fitness-love (aka Zumba), it was nearly impossible to motivate myself to “work out.” I’d come up with all kinds of excuses why I didn’t need to go. Even when I started working out regularly, I never really minded missing a class here and there as a participant. But it’s funny…now that I’m an instructor, I just love having my classes to look forward to every week! My class turns into the work out I don’t want to miss. Not because I feel obligated to go but because I enjoy it so much! Yeaaaa talk about true fitness love. haha


Guess what I had again. Oh yea…more strawberry deliciousness. Mmm…What? The recipe made six shortcakes and there are only two of us (not counting Bailey) in the Chic house. I just had to eat them! 😉 And yes, that is 1 and 1/2 shortcakes in the picture.


Hubby is becoming quite the chef. Check out this amazing dinner he whipped up the other night – sweet potato fries, asparagus, and grilled filet.


I was craving red meat (or maybe just iron) and this hit the spot. Hubby got this local steak at health food grocery store Healthy Home Market.


And yea, I spiked the whipped cream on this strawberry shortcake, too. Thank you Amaretto for being awesome.

Click here to learn how you can make one.


And next time on The Chic Life…more on this lovely photo. You’re def going to want to bake these up for a tasty summer breakfast!

Reader question: Do you have one workout of the week that you refuse to miss? What is it? What motivates you to make it such a priority?

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