About

Welcome!   I am so excited that you’ve found A Dame’s Life! My name is Ivy Karlinsky and I am a fitness, health, and running junkie with a BS in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Bastyr University and a Certified Personal Trainer and Schwinn Cycling Instructor. I also eat cookie dough on occasion and have popcorn with butter and salt and Netflix and chill. Life is all about balance my friends – yes you can do it all!

I created A Dame’s life to share my random thoughts, recipes, kitchen experiments, and easy cookie dough recipes to help you understand you can splurge and still be healthy and fit!  While you are reading my random thoughts etc, I will also share with you the benefits of running and other workout plans.  Everyone’s lifestyle is personal and while I know that running and a plant based lifestyle is not for everyone, I hope you will find something that will work for YOU.  I will show you how to make this journey yours and help you create a holistic approach to living your best life.


I love food and spend a good amount of my time thinking about cooking and what I’ll be eating next. My personal passion is running, and have run 5 marathons, 5 half marathons, a 50K, a couple Ragnars and a smattering of other races and am still going.  I look for new challenges everyday and incorporate lots of other body movement methods into my running routines, balance is key.

When I’m not cooking, eating or exercising, I like to spend time with my lovely husband, incredible lady friends and my best four legged buddy.  I spend as much time as possible reading, hiking, exploring the great pacific northwest. I try not to take myself too seriously and hope that you’ll find something here that resonates with you whether its a recipe, a story or a motivating workout challenge.

Want to know how to shop for whole foods and eat them in balanced and delicious ways? I would love to create a nutrition program for you.
Is your goal to do a pull up? Ace that next race? Or just be more fit? Either way, I’ve got the training plan for you.
All nutrition and exercise programs are customized to your individual lifestyle and needs to help you be the best version of yourself. I am enthusiastic about helping others achieve their fitness and health goals and would love to help you! Email me at adameslife@gmail.com for more information.

Thanks for stopping by.  I look forward to cooking, running, jumping, playing and sharing it all with you!
You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook 
Cheers~
Ivy

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