Hi & welcome to Upbeat Eats, my little corner of the web! My name is Stephanie, and I’m a twenty-something girl balancing full-time work, fitness (especially dancing!), and my passion for healthy living all while planning a June wedding and trying to experience all the wonders Chicago has to offer.

{Email: Upbeateatsblog@gmail.com}

That's me with my fiance, John!

 I first moved to Chicago after graduating from college, where I had the time of my life — nevermind the fact that I had 20 extra pounds of beer & pizza to show for it. You see, I was a little lost when it came to fueling my body well. I’ve tried everything under the sun from Weight Watchers to South Beach diet to prayer and voodoo magic in an attempt to get in shape, but had an especially tough time trying to nourish my body and my social life, full of dinners and drinks at restaurants.
Finally, something clicked: a healthy lifestyle was supposed to lift me up, not weigh me down and burden me. It was time to lighten up.
This blog is dedicated to the recipes, workouts, and mantras that keep me upbeat and have helped me transform wellness from a chore into a hobby. I also focus on how we really can blend this lifestyle into our social lives and be “normal” people, even when that might feel a little counter-cultural.
Please note, I am in no way a health professional – just a professional enthusiast who hopes to share a thing or two about living well and living light.
Hope you’ll join me for some fresh beats.
Email: upbeateatsblog@gmail.com

6 Responses to “About”

  1. Katie @Creature of Habit March 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    I was awarded the honor of the Liebster Award. I’m passing it on to you. Thank you. http://creatureofhabitblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/sunday-runday/

  2. clarebrady April 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Steph how did I not know you had a blog? I love it, and you look fantastic!

    • Steph April 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      Thanks girl!! Still a loyal follower of your blog 🙂 You’re an inspiration!

    • Shirantha June 17, 2012 at 7:38 am #

      Posted on incredible, that was a very good read. In cliuocsnon, someone who actually thinks and understands what they are blogging about. Quite difficult to find of late, especially on the web . I bookmarked your web blog and will make sure to keep coming back here if this is how you always write. thank you, keep it up! .

  3. eatingasapathtoyoga April 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    How fun! Another Chicago blogger!

    • Steph April 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      Yay!! Glad you found me! 🙂

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