About Me

The basics: Energy Analyst by day, Retail Queen by night, new runner, aspiring yogini, health nut, Trader Joe’s enthusiast, and occasional beer drinker.

This blog chronicles my adventures with my KitchenAid, crappy oven (yay apartment living), fitness, and everything in between. I spent a good portion of my teen years and the first half of my twenties obsessing over every calorie and gram of fat I ate, how many minutes of cardio I did at the gym, and tried dozens of fad diets and cleanses. I was devoting so much time to being “skinny” and absolutely no time to being healthy. I have made a promise to myself to never do another awful lemonade cleanse, punish myself for eating a cookie, and to stop putting crappy food in my body. I don’t know what brought about this change in my food and fitness philosophy. Maybe it’s because I read a few healthy living blogs and Naturally Thin, or maybe it’s because I’m another year older and wiser. Whatever the reason is doesn’t matter, because I have never felt this good about my body or my health.

I bake with butter and sugar – the real stuff. Does it have more calories and fat that the fake stuff? You betcha. Are there weird chemicals or fake food in butter and sugar? Nope. I eat real food because people 100 years ago ate real food, and people 100 years ago didn’t suffer from alarming rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc. We do, and we eat a lot of fake food. You should probably read everything Michael Pollan has ever published. You can thank me later.

Oh, and I am obsessed with cupcakes…

…and oatmeal.

I also live with my little sister slash best friend Abby (@abivogel). She makes a great fitness buddy! 🙂


If you have any questions about me, my journey, my blog, please contact me:

Twitter: @jessicavogel

Email: vogel {dot} jess {at} gmail {dot} com




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