Hi! I’m Caroline.
I’m an almost thirty-something gal, trying to navigate the ups and downs of early adulthood.
I work in nonprofit fundraising, and I love what I do. I’ve been really lucky to work for organizations that I’m incredibly passionate about, including a local animal shelter. I then worked in cancer awareness, and now I work in the food access space. The animal shelter had the best coworkers, though.
Working at a nonprofit does leave me with a limited budget. Additionally, in 2011, I began my weight loss journey. Eating healthy, exercising, and living lean don’t always sync up very well.
Money (or lack thereof) is one of the main reasons I initially got into running. I was very attracted to the fact that I could just lace up my tennis shoes and go. Running started off as a means to my weight loss ends, but I began running 5k races, and I rediscovered an athlete inside me that I hadn’t seen since high school. Then, in 2014 I quit running. And in 2017, I started over.
As I’ve achieved higher levels of career success, I’ve been able to loosen the purse strings a little bit, which means that I now include membership at a local yoga studio in my monthly budget. But I still watch my budget carefully, and love a good deal!
I didn’t want this blog to just be my cheap food and weight loss ideas (wouldn’t that be boring!).
I get to have a lot of fun in my life. Sometimes it’s because friends and I jump on crazy travel deals that take us overseas…
Or I get invited to fancy galas…
Or to baseball games…
But most of the time, my fun is had on the cheap-cheap. This leads to a lot of hanging out, having a good talk over a cup of coffee.
Feel free to follow me as I eat right, get fit, and feel fabulous while having a blast!