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 [...]

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: Nutrition and supplements to heal and to support my goals

I've shared a lot recently about how my approach to nutrition has evolved, and I've shared in the past about the supplements I've tried in order to heal my body and, by extension, support healing in my mental health. As I've continued to educate myself on the physical effects of stress, hoping to figure out [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Baby, it’s cold outside…

It has been so very cold lately. I think I read the last week has been the coldest on record since they started recording in 1897! The cold has had a tremendous effect on how this year has begun for me, especially in the fitness arena. Join me as I recap the first week of [...]