How do you enjoy your Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
In everything and on everything!
What's the ingredient or spice you cannot live without? Why?
Everything but the bagel seasoning for my avocado toast.
How do you “treat” yourself?
Do you like hosting dinner parties? If so, do you have a dish that’s your claim to fame?
While cooking can be fun, I rarely cook. When I do, I like to incorporate our older kids in the process. This winter we have done turkey chili in a crock pot (not fancy 😊) when we have family or friends over.
Have you been to Greece? If so did you find a product, dish or drink you loved? Tell us about it!
I was lucky enough to visit Greece with Kosterina's founder, Katerina, and our close friend Elizabeth during business school. I was BLOWN away. The natural beauty of the hills and the white buildings in Santorini that look like snow-capped mountains look fake they are so beautiful. My husband jokes that I LOVE a good vista (I can’t stop talking about the view when it is beautiful) and Santorini offers one of the best in the world.
My favorite was the fresh fish with olive oil, all ordered in Greek by Katerina - very authenthic!
What are your favorite fitness resources/favorite workouts?
Oh….HOW MUCH TIME WE HAVE? This is something I could fill a book with (but it would be a very long and boring book). I was a college athlete and love the teamwork and intensity of a group class. When in the city I love Soul Cycle, Barry’s, Orange Theory, SLT and the occasional Exhale class. When I’m in West Hartford (before pandemic) I was die hard Orange Theory. Those classes helped me get strong and back to myself after two of my babies. I feel loyal to them and plan to go back for this round of post baby workouts.
During the pandemic I have loved our home gym with a peloton bike, soul cycle bike, water rower and woodway treadmill. I love the peloton app for bootcamps on the treadmill. I actually did a peloton tread bootcamp the morning I was induced.
Say you only have 10 minutes to squeeze in a workout. What do you do?
Quick treadmill workout but I would probably do a 20 min workout and be 10 mins late to my next appointment (don't tell anyone!)
What are your routines for movement and mindfulness? Do you have any wellness goals for 2022?
This is a huge goal of mine - to connect my mind to body more. Developing preeclampsia postpartum scared me to my very core- I believe that meditation could have helped me and will help me going forward.
Do you have a scent, sound, or taste that helps you relax?
The smell of my kids post bath cuddled up in bed.
How do you stay the course when you’re not feeling motivated?
I am lucky to be a pretty disciplined around exercise, but I also try to be realistic. It’s not always easy, of course. I was unable to work out much early in this pregnancy because I felt like there was lead in my legs and mud in my stomach. I tried to forgive myself and by the second trimester, I was able to resume exercise.