A Guide to Charleston in a Day – Part 2

Welcome back friends, today I’m recapping my day trip to Charleston! In case you missed it, you can check out part one here. While walking back from the Pineapple fountain, we stopped into the Old Exchange Museum & Provost Dungeon. This was definitely my favorite thing in Charleston. We had no idea what it was,…

A Guide to Charleston in a Day – Part 1

On our trip south, Jon, Brooklyn, and I drove to Charleston from Savannah for a day trip. The drive was easy and took about two hours. In case you missed any of our Savannah trip, you can read here: Part 1 and Part 2. Our first stop in Charleston was coffee, we all love and…

Copy Cat: CHOPT Spicy Santorini Salad

I’m not sure about you guys, but I always order the same things at restaurants and never order anything new.  One thing that I’ve been loving and ordering a lot lately is the Spicy Santorini Salad from CHOPT. It is filled with lots of trendy, nutritious foods such as chicken, quinoa, kale, quinoa, and feta….

Lyssy’s Eats: Asuka Sushi

Jon and I went out to sushi for my 25th birthday dinner, and it did not disappoint! We went to Asuka Sushi in Chelsea and it was delicious! It was also reasonably priced (similar to what we would pay in Michigan) and had a large selection. We started off with some drinks (we were also…

Celebrating my 25th Birthday

I had such a great birthday filled with lots of sweet messages from friends and a few surprises! I hope you all liked my 25 Life Lessons For My 25th Birthday post! I got a cold brew at Starbucks to start my morning after a good bench workout. Jon and I met for lunch at a place…

Quick Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers aren’t my favorite vegetable in the world, but this recipe helps me with my goal to eat more veggies. Cucumbers are mostly water so they keep you hydrated and full, and are incredibly low in calories. They’re also a great snack, especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds.  This recipe is…

Lyssy’s Eats: Dô Cookie Dough Confections

Last summer I had heard about a magical place that had edible cookie dough in NYC. I looked at their instagram and knew I had to go there. When I visited Jon in September we tried to go, but the line was across the street and around the corner 😫. For the sake of our…

Lyssy’s Eats: Voodoo Donuts

I can’t believe it’s been over two months since my Portland Trip!! (If you missed it you can catch up Day 1 & 2, Day 3, and Last days) I’ve heard about Vodoo Donuts for years, and had to go when I went to Portland. I’m more of an ice cream kinda person, than donut,…

Jon’s Birthday in NYC!

Jon’s birthday was on a Monday (June 25th), so we decided to celebrate the weekend before. In the morning we met our friends and lifted with them. I did some deadlifts while Jon benched with his bros. We went to Insomnia Cookies afterwards because I was starting to get hangry! We got the peanut butter…

Guilt Free: Sweet Chili Shrimp

Hi Friends! I’ve got an easy, healthy, and delicious meal for you to try 😋 Growing up I NEVER liked shrimp. We always had it as an appetizer when we went to family parties, and everyone always loved it but me. I’ve slowly started coming to my senses and liking shrimp, I have Bonefish’s Bang…