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, [...]

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 [...]

Wellness Update 4.3.19

Hey Ya'll! I promise this won't be a novel like last week! Haha! But, seriously- I have had a very interesting week learning to adjust to this new routine, and every day I learn a little bit more about myself, about letting go, about how strong I already am, and about little by little progress. [...]

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, [...]

August 1 Intuitive Eating Update

Hey Y'all! It's a new month and I am ready with some new thoughts, changes, updates, and resources! First, I'm down five pounds (at least) since my last post nine days ago! Obviously, this is not the thing that matters most, and I'll get into that more in a bit, but it tells me that [...]

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 [...]

Two Weeks Into My Peloton Journey

So, I mentioned in my most recent fintess update that there was a piece of the puzzle that I was saving to share later, and here it is: I got a Peloton bike!!!! I've been in love with Spinning since my very first class at the gym almost six and a half years ago, and [...]

Health update 2/22/18

If you've been following this blog for six years or longer, you know that my fitness/health/weight loss journey has been one of many peaks and valleys. If you've only been following three years or less, you might think I must have no idea what's going on or how to make weight loss happen. The past [...]

Momming with Mental Illness: Tantrums

(not actually a tantrum, but clearly a ridiculous situation) I think most, of not all mamas deal with tantrums at some point. Kids have big feelings, and some, like my Ladybug, have ENORMOUS feelings, and it's hard for them to regulate, and for us to help them, right? It's overwhelming even under "normal" circumstances. When [...]

Awaken and…Cultivate

I’m starting another series. Because I like to organize things and because the things I write about go in so many directions, it’s nice to feel like there’s some method to it. This series is going to be an expansion and exploration of all the “ands” God seems to be adding to my word for [...]