The Spiritual Implications of Changing My Workout Routine

Welcome to a stream of consciousness post where I process and share at the same time. So, that title is kinda tongue in cheek, but also kinda not. It's clearly no secret that i have really struggled to reach my fitness/ fat loss goals the past four years since my sweet Baby Duck was born, [...]

Super Bowl Food and what comes after

Last Night was the Super Bowl, and MY BOYS WON!!! That was awesome and feels really good, but y'know what doesn't feel good? My body. Some of this is hormonal, some is from the fact that sleep was wrecked all weekend (again...so frustrating, but we are determined to re-train ourselves!), and some is from the [...]

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, [...]

Studying the Enneagram For Healing and Growth: Part 1

In this series, I'll be sharing my personal journey digging into this tool. Initially I'll be sharing what I discover about myself, how I have grown, and the areas I hope to see God work in going forward. Eventually, I hope to study all the types and how I personally can understand and love them [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]