Hi friends! My name is Madeline and welcome to my blog. I started writing Food, Fitness, and Family in 2011 to share my love for life and yummy eats, sweaty workouts, and life as a family of three.
A little bit about myself … While the Army has us moving around, I will forever call Arizona my home. In 2009 I graduated from the University of Arizona and a Wildcat I will be for the rest of my life. Green and yellow runs in my veins as I am a die hard Green Bay Packers fan, a tribute to my Midwestern roots. Most days of the week you will find me wearing spandex but every so often I pull myself together well enough to post an outfit of the day.
About the Food
A master chef I am not but I am a master at eating good food 😉 Every so often I create a winning recipe that gets both husband and toddler approved which obviously means it’s worthy of sharing with you all. While I aim to eat clean a majority of the time, life is about finding the balance between the cupcakes and the celery and that is what I am trying to do. You can visit my Recipes page for all of my tasty creations.
About the Fitness
My fitness journey as been a lifelong one. I swear I came running out of the womb. Growing up I played a variety of competitive sports. Tennis was my passion for 13 years and I also played volleyball and basketball. Throughout high school I traded in my sneakers for ballet shoes and danced. My love of running started in college as I refused to gain the freshmen 15. Now, as a busy mom, my typical week is a mixture of yoga, CrossFit inspired lifting, and running. I have completed 3 half-marathons, the Army Ten Miler, and a handful of 5Ks since getting serious about running in 2010. One of my biggest fitness dreams is to run a sub-2:00 half-marathon and become a certified yoga instructor. Under my Fitness Tab you’ll find a compilation of the various workouts I have made over time. I promise you’ll be a sweaty mess after each of them 😉
About the Family
Our life is a mixture of crazy and perfection. In 2009 I married a handsome man who wears the uniform of our country. Chris is a Captain in the United States Army and our life together has been an incredible adventure so far. In the last three years we have lived in three states and survived a year-long deployment. We currently call Savannah, Georgia our home and are loving our time in the Deep South. The light of our world is our daughter Emmalyne Grace who danced into our lives on October 11, 2011. This spunky toddler keeps us on our toes and fills our house with laughter. Emmalyne has two fur-siblings, our puggle Trigger and a German Shepherd named Bailey.