About Shelly

Hi and welcome! I'm Shelly and this is my blog about me trying to have it all: the abs and the good eats. I work out so I can eat freely - basically a fitness foodie.

You might look through this blog and wonder if I'm slightly bi-polar since I talk so much about fitness and eating clean, yet post a ton of fatty restaurant posts. You'll have to understand that my foodie desires doesn't work too well with the fitness dream. I'm just keeping it real with you.

My eating philosophy is simple: no meal should be wasted on bad food. If you feel the same, check out some of the places I recommend in my list of NYC Restaurants if you're in the New York Area. For straight up #foodporn, my collection of Michelin-rated restaurants will have you covered.

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner in a TINY Manhattan Kitchen
When I'm not busy trying new restaurants, I do try to cook at home. There's still a lot to learn, but I love sharing the recipes that work for me on the blog. These are all on the healthier side - no sticks of butta or boatloads of cream in my kitchen. Because, come on, I leave that to the professionals who actually make eating those calories completely worth it.

Hope you can find inspiration in my recipe posts and embrace the joys of preparing and eating a delicious home-cooked meal.

If you're reading this blog because like me, you also eat like a crazy person and might feel like you need a break from it all, check out The Clean Program. A few years ago, the crazy 24/7 eating & drinking lifestyle that is NYC really started to take a toll on me. Even though I ate relatively healthy at home and worked out regularly, it was still too much. I started feeling gross and scared that if I didn't do anything about it, things would get out of hand.

I started to learn more about doing cleanses and found The Clean Program which worked well for me. It's a 21-day cleanse that helped me discover a new love for clean eating as well as helped me build new habits that is bringing me closer to my fitness foodie goals. I've blogged extensively about that - check out my Cleanse Diaries.

Thanks for following my journey as I continue to learn how to balance my foodie wants with the fitness my body needs.

If you're feeling shy, you can always message me on Facebook or even via email at shellyinreallife [@] gmail.com. Without you, I'm just a girl talking to herself. ;)