About Me

Hi there. Thanks for visiting! I’m so glad you are here.

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I grew up, and still live, in Pittsburgh, PA. I love all things Steeler and Penguin related! I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. While I don’t have a permanent teaching job yet, I do stay busy by subbing every day.


Fitness began throughout college when it became the only time I truly felt like myself. Since I began running, I ran two half marathons, one marathon relay, one 10 mile race, and numerous 5ks and other distances. There is no better feeling than finishing up a run. I am also a Group Fitness Instructor, certified through AFAA. I love motivating others and seeing them work out and push themselves.


During the summer months, you can see me on the water behind our boat doing numerous activities. The boat is my happy place, and I can just relax when I’m down there. In the winter, I am either hiding from the brutal cold weather, or skiing down the mountains.

I married my best friend, Aaron, in July, 2013. We have been together for 9 1/2 years total, and no one makes me as happy as he does.


We also adopted our cute little Benson a couple months after we got married. He’s a little rascal who thinks he’s a dog, but isn’t so much.


A few other people I talk about:


My Mom: She’s my rock. I talk to her at least once a day, but more often than not, I’m always texting her. I love hanging out with her, and she joins me on my runs. Fitness is a bit part of her life, too.

My Dad: I’m such a daddy’s girl. I love hanging out with him, and getting ice cream from our favorite spot.

Matt: He’s my older brother who I look up to and have a great relationship with.

Niko: Niko is Matt’s Shiba Inu who is fabulous and just a really cool dog,Β said by me who usually hates dogs.

Myste: Myste was basically my cat when I lived at home. She loved me the most, but she stayed with my parents when I moved out.


  1. healthydivaeats says:

    Just realized your from Pittsburgh! Nice to meet a local person!

  2. I am IN LOVE with anything water related!! I can def relate to you on that! Water babies for sure πŸ™‚
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  3. So exciting! I just started blogging this month as well! How are wedding plans going? I am getting married in June! So close!

    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Yay another blog newbie! Haha I love finding out others that are in my boat! Wedding plans are fantastic! How are yours?? So close, I can’t wait!

  4. I am from Pittsburgh and now in Raleigh , NC. I cant wait to keep reading your blog!

    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Thanks! Raleigh, NC is such a nice area, but I don’t know if I could ever leave Pittsburgh!

  5. Your blog is very nice. I’m still new to blogging but I love meeting new people. I was born in Raleigh, NC (saw the post from above) now living in New Jersey. My sis moved out to Lehigh Valley area ….so I visit PA a lot…plus my husband’s family is from the Philly area- so yea, he bleeds green…. Eagles fans. sorry πŸ™

    just wanted to say hi!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you continue to come around πŸ™‚ Eagles fan, though, boo! I won’t hold it against you πŸ™‚

  6. Thien @ Thien's New Adventures says:

    Hi! Your title was what got me in! The cookies! Anyways, I’m doing another round of P90X and saw that you’ve done it too πŸ™‚ it’s always exciting to come across people that have done it. Your blog is super cute too. I look forward to following your posts.

  7. just found your blog through Melissa’s Manicure Monday link up! Looking forward to checking out your blog. Your about me page is adorable πŸ™‚
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  8. Hey there! I just found you through olivetorun and wanted to say hello. How exciting that you’re planning your wedding! I look forward to reading more πŸ™‚

  9. Your blog is amazing! I am glad i stumbled across it πŸ™‚

  10. Found your blog through IG. Love it! Can’t wait to check out more. And congrats in getting married really soon!!
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  11. Hi Heather! I just found your blog and realized how much we were alike! I love finding new blogs and I can’t wait to read yours! Have a great day!

    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Awesome! That reminds me I need to update that haha I can’t wait to look at your blog ,too! Thanks for reaching out!

  12. So happy I found your blog! And I noticed that you graduated from Slippery Rock — my sister graduated from there, too. Your blog is so much fun πŸ™‚

  13. I just found your blog, it is so cute! Look forward to following you! πŸ™‚
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  14. Hi! I feel like I have been living under a rock because I have just recently discovered great blogs out there like yours! I love that you love cookies! I am a little obsessed with cookies and I used to feel guilty about eating them when I also love fitness so much! I’m not willing to give them up and I’m glad you’re not either! πŸ™‚ can’t wait to read more!


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