Fall 2019: Balancing training and recovery with a new system and new tools

Obviously I have written here more about my fitness journey than any other topic. It's been a huge part of my personal growth journey, and even though it's been rocky and slow and frustrating at times, especially the past few years, it have learned so much- not just about food and exercise, but about myself, [...]

Some Starting Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

I promised some ideas of things you can do to start yourself on the path to being healthier in general, and losing excess weight, if that’s something you need or desire to do. I’m going to try to break them into categories, based on what’s easiest, some that are a bit more aggressive, and also [...]

Fall 2019: A New Season

Hey. Y'all! So much has changed in the past few months, and, hopefully I'll get to share a lot of it with you as we enter this new season together. It's necessitated me kinda laying low for a bit, figuring out how to replenish, recover, feed my body and soul better, and move forward in [...]

Now Is Not Then

I've spent too long trying to "replicate": others' bodiesothers' weight loss successesothers' fitness regimensothers' dietsmy own past weight loss successesmy own past body Even as recently as this fall, when I decided to take a step back to recover, I immediately dropped a full pant size, (but it didn't stay lost, because as we have [...]

Reflections on Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I crave the relief, [...]

7/23: setbacks, frustrations, and action steps

So, I weighed myself this morning, mostly to see if what I feel is reality, because, if I'm honest, sometimes it's not. It was. The scale says I have gained back everything I lost January-May. Nine lbs that I worked really, unbelievably hard for. I'll be honest, I've been pretty spun up the past couple [...]

Bluebirds, Buttermilk Biscuits, Bubble Butts, and Recovery Days

This week has been...unexpectedly impactful so far, and it's not even halfway over. First, I'm pretty sure a pair of bluebirds is nesting in my birdhouse, or will soon. I've seen them at least a few times a day the past few days-yesterday they stayed for over an hour around lunchtime, and almost as long [...]

Time for a Fitness Manifesto…

I am strong. I am beautiful. I am mighty and an overcomer. I am not defined by, nor does my worth come from the number on a scale or the tag in my pants. A life well lived is not measured in calories, but in hugs, kisses, smiles, and laughs. In prayers prayed, in people [...]