Wellness Wednesday, 10.2.19

Hi! Welcome to Wellness Wednesday, where I’m going to endeavor to, on the same day each week, update you on where I am with my physical and mental wellness, covering food, rest, exercise, and self care practices and how they are (or aren’t) serving me and my goals. I’m going to also keep it pretty [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Quick take-1/29/18

My big overarching goal for this year is to be free to enjoy the season I am in while God heals me and brings me to bloom again-not waiting until I’m blooming and strong to enjoy this beautiful life. Thus far I envisioned that as really enjoying the beauty available right here in and near [...]

Our first family hiking adventure!

This past Saturday Scott was dealing with some pretty frustrating things going on at work, and found himself preoccupied and restless. After making breakfast for the kids, he started playing Mario Kart with Lexi to try to unwind, but he still found himself pretty hacked off. It was then when he asked me if we [...]