On Matching the Recovery to the Work

I'm super tired lately, and feeling intense effects of that on my physical and mental well being, but it's also good, because I have a tendency to go all in headfirst and overload and overwhelm and burn out and quit, and I'm learning to recognize what my body and mind need vs what I want, [...]

Vacation Rest: Not how I planned, but better.

We've been back a couple weeks now from our annual week at the beach with our best friend Max, and for the first time ever, I'm still finding myself actually refreshed and renewed. Usually after a vacation (since kids, anyway) I need another vacation to recover, but not this time. I truly found some recovery [...]

If it IS Broke…

***Fitness post! *** I came back from vacation ten days ago frustrated literally to tears with where I found myself on this journey toward my health and fitness goals. I'd worked out consistently at full effort for six weeks, and eaten real whole foods at least 70% of the time. It would be entirely reasonable [...]

Fitness Post: I knew this was coming.

Today I finished the Bangin Bikini Body program in the Jillian Michaels app-and I'm super proud of that! I'm also halfway through the Beautiful Arms and Back and Sexy Abs programs. I'm super proud of finishing this program, because it's proof of my commitment to self care and doing what I have to, even if [...]

Overtired

I had something more fun I wanted to write about today. It was gonna be funny and insightful and, hopefully inspiring. It still will be, when I write it. But today, I need to be real about a different topic, and maybe it'll still be inspirational, but in a different way. Maybe it'll make you [...]