Like most brides-to-be, I wanted to look my best on my wedding day. After using an online calorie and exercise tracker and reading food blogs, I was inspired to start my own blog. Shortly thereafter, Carrots ‘N' Cake was born.

Since then, my blog has taken off! I continue to be super passionate about keeping a balance- having fun, staying fit, and watching my weight-all without stressing over it. While I try to pack the most nutrients possible into each meal I eat, there are a number of foods that are not necessarily healthy, but I still indulge in anyway. If eaten in moderation, I believe that the "bad" foods can be part of a well-balanced healthy diet.

This same philosophy helped me secure a book deal with Sterling Publishing, and my first book, Carrots ‘N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time, was published in May 2011. Based on my blog, my book is a fun way to leading a healthy balanced lifestyle. It's all about eating your carrots…and savoring your cupcake, too! Instead of restrictive dieting, obsessive calorie counting, and constant hunger, I show readers how they can drop the pounds-and keep them off-by adopting eating habits that are healthy, balanced, and above all, livable.

I live in Boston, Mass., with my husband and my adorable pug. When I'm not spending time with my family and friends, you can find me running. Earlier this year, I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, and I will run the New York City Marathon in less than two weeks. I also enjoy baking, cream cheese frosting, pumpkin beer, Body Pump, and traveling.