Welcome to Together at Heart!


Hello everyone!

Welcome to Together at Heart! We are sisters sharing a love for healthy living and adventure. Although we are best friends, our time spent together is limited since we live in different states. We’ve created Together at Heart to stay connected with each other and are excited to share some of our life with you. We’ve answered some questions below so you can get to know a little about both of us. You can also visit our About Us page for more background information. Enjoy!

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re together?

Amanda: I love just catching up! We both enjoy doing a workout class like Pure Barre together. When Meghan comes to Chicago, I enjoy showing her my favorite restaurants or when I’m in Michigan we enjoy spending time with our family.

Meghan: I enjoy taking workout classes together such as Pure Barre, doing massages, or having coffee and chatting in the morning if I’m lucky enough to spend a week or weekend with Amanda 🙂

Q: Are there any workouts you are itching to try?

Amanda: I’ve been wanting to get back to into cycling. I did cycling back in college, and loved how I felt when I was done with a class. It’s a great way to raise your heart rate without putting too much stress on your joints. I’m hoping to get back into it at one of the many studios in Chicago.

Meghan: I have recently gotten back into yoga. I did a quite a bit of hot yoga in college, but am happy to be back on the mat! It’s not only a stress reliever, but is a great workout! In the future, I would love to try a Pilates reformer class or some type of boot camp class. I am always up for a new workout!

Q: What’s your favorite weeknight meal to cook?

Amanda:  I’m a big fan of pasta, but don’t feel great after eating processed carbs. I’ve come up with my own recipe using whole wheat penne pasta, chicken sausage, and lots of veggies with a red sauce. It still quenches my taste for pasta without the guilt. I look forward to sharing the recipe!

Meghan: One of my favorite meals to make is taco salad. The recipe is from AllRecipes.com (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-salad-iii/detail.aspx). I like to serve it in a tortilla shell bowl to add a little crunch. I also use ground turkey instead of lean beef. Nothing like a healthy and quick mexican dish to spice up a weeknight!

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?

Amanda: My guilty pleasure is greasy food such as pizza or chicken wings. I also love a good ice cream dessert when it’s warm out. I’m a reality TV junkie, and enjoy every season of The Real Housewives, The Bachelor/Bachelorette and many other shows on Bravo.

Meghan: Food-wise my guilty pleasure is ice cream (a cone with sprinkles or mint chocolate chip are my favs). In general, I am guilty of watching almost every season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette. This season, I am rooting for Shawn or Ben Z!

Q: What are you most excited to share on Together at Heart?

Amanda: I’m excited to stay connected with Meghan while sharing some tips to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. I also look forward to hearing from our readers and learning something from you as well. I thinking blogging is a great way to take a peak into others lives and share with the world what you’re passionate about.

Meghan: I am most excited to share some healthy recipes and workouts with you guys! Not only will you hopefully benefit from it, but I get to learn some new healthy living tips and tricks along the way. As a nurse, I see everyday how important it is to take care of yourself and be healthy. I read other healthy living blogs daily and have used many recipes and workouts from them. It’s a great way to get in shape and feel like you have support along the way!

Feel free to add a comment if you have anything in particular you would like to see us blog about. Talk to you guys soon!

– A & M –

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