About Me

Hello everyone!

My name is Mackenzie, I am a 20 something and I came to Pittsburgh for my college degree in 2005. I fell in love with the city and realized that there is so much to do! I made the best of my time in Da Burg during my undergraduate and graduate degrees..doing everything that a college aged kid is supposed to do parties, drinks and late night pizzas. Unfortunately, the college lifestyle caught up with me and I let myself get unhealthy. This unhealthy lifestyle, bad eating, drinking and lack of sleep (damn homework) led me down the path of gaining an extra 25 pounds in my senior year. You've heard of the freshmen 15 right? Well I managed to avoid that but it came back to bite me towards graduation.

Once I graduated from my undergrad degree and went back for my MBA, I decided that it was time to take control of my life again and get back to the healthy lifestyle I used to have in highschool when life was so much simpler. So I started making the time to get to the gym everyday and re-educate myself about what foods I should eat in order to build my strength and endurance.. and it only took a month or so before I was hooked on the health train!

In 2011, I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to be with my now husband but don't get me wrong, we are both still Yinzers at heart! GO STEELERS! We bring a little bit of Pittsburgh class to the Queen City. He is from Pittsburgh originally so obviously he is a catch!

We got married on April 12th, 2014 and we push each other to be healthy and happy people.

I love looking for all different ways to exercise whether it be zumba, boxing or running and I have tried pretty much everything at this point. I started learning about the proper form for lifting and researching everything I could to learn about what foods would help push me along. Within a year of starting this routine, I had hit my stride and I was back down to a healthy weight for my height and now I am blogging as I try to figure out the balance between work, health, planning a wedding, being a puppy mom and a wife. Can I do it? hmm... follow me and we will find out!!

I've been all over Pittsburgh and Charlotte to take classes, run races and shop for good food and I promise I will share everything I have learned so maybe you can save some time!