Standing Abs 277
When people think about working their abs the first things that come to mind are likely floor exercises. But today, we are defying the obvious and throwing caution to the wind! I bring you….a standing abdominal workout! I suppose this really is more of an oblique workout, but it uses […]

Standing Abs



Get in ma' bellyyyyy
A couple of months ago I got the news that my beloved fitness studio, Pura Vida, was converting into a yoga studio. After teaching there for 18 months, I was pretty bummed! Not only did that mean losing my go-to workouts, but it also meant breaking apart from the community […]

CKO Kickboxing and Meal Prep


Full body workout 1
A lot of medical students talk about how fourth year gives you the most flexibility and free time, but that’s definitely not true at the moment! I packed my schedule with Gyn oncology rotations at incredible institutions, and feel so fortunate to have those opportunities. And with that comes a […]

The whirlwind of fourth year plus Killer workout


Half of our CCU team 2
After two weeks in the Medical ICU, I was moved to the CCU (coronary care unit). Most of our patients in this unit either had a heart attack or a severe exacerbation of chronic heart disease. I was lucky enough to have an attending physician who taught us so much […]

2 Weeks of CCU- Half way done with Medicine



Some of my besties from the early years of medical school- wouldn't have made it through first and second year without them!
Every single year since knowing I wanted to be a doctor, I’ve gotten butterflies for the match. This year was particularly special to me, because all of my closest friends from medical school were matching! For those who don’t know, I took a year off to teach and do research, […]

MICU and the MATCH!


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I’ve spent the past 4 weeks learning as much as I possibly can about family medicine. This basically equates to learning as much as I can about medicine, in general, because family medicine doctors really do everything! I’m so impressed with the broad and far-reaching knowledge base that family medicine […]

The happy life of Family Medicine


I used the same marinade for the chicken to cook my rice and it was perfection!
Initially, I’d planned to write about every single week on my ObGyn rotation. Unfortunately, life got in the way as it so often does! But I will recap. I spent one week working with the Gyn Oncologist along with a few hours here and there of learning how to read […]

From ObGyn to Family Medicine



All smiles on L&D!
Each week on ObGyn we switch to a different service. I started in clinic and then spent my second week on labor and delivery (L&D). This meant both longer hours and a LOT more to learn! I got to scrub in on two C-section deliveries and saw three vaginal deliveries. […]

Life on Labor and Delivery


chicken salad 1
After a year long hiatus of teaching and research, I am officially back on rotations! While I was a little nervous about re-adjusting to this environment at first, I’m now just so excited to re-discover why I loved medicine in the first place I started ObGyn last week- which, for […]

First week on ObGyn


boys walking 2
Hopefully by now you’re not too sick of hearing about my wedding;) But this will pretty much be it for blog posts related to the wedding because the final missing piece I’d been waiting for has arrived: MY WEDDING VIDEO!!!! Honestly, I spent a lot of time debating about whether […]

Wedding video, selfie contest, and 5 minute workouts



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This post was sponsored by Garmin through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about vívofit 2, all opinions are my own. Activity trackers have become so popular in recent years, and it can be difficult to decide which one fits you best with […]

The no-hassle does-it-all fitness tracker: Garmin vívofit 2