Tag Archives: Fitness

Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.

As I’ve written about here and there on this blog, 2016 was a tough year for me. In particular the last few months just got to me, and I have completely struggled trying to get a handle on my life. Thankfully, I feel like that fog is lifting and motivation is returning and joy & happiness […]

WWW – The 20# Plan

169# HFS. I’ve hit and have been hanging out at my line in the sand. My very first blog post here was written & posted in November of 2009, and I wrote about being up to 170# (the highest weight of my non-pregnant life, those are the big peaks above) and being freaked out about that. […]

WWW – Softball Edition

Well, slowly but surely my ankle is starting to do better! Last night was our first softball game of the season, and I was definitely nervous about it (I play first base), but it actually went pretty well, even with my abysmal hitting. My ankle held out okay for running the bases (though the twisting […]

WWW – Ankle Issues

Well, I damn near broke my ankle last Tuesday night by twisting it (turning it over on the outside) while going up the stairs, so running and working out in general is completely on hold right now. I went from zero weight-bearing and crutches only last Wednesday to walking pretty well on it one week later, […]

WWW Progress Report

I feel like all my posts are about workouts lately, but that’s what I’ve really been focusing on in my life, so it is what it is. 🙂 My friend Shannon bugged me this morning to do one of my old WWW posts, so here I am, capitulating to peer pressure. Ha! At this point, […]

We Did It!

Oh my goodness, you guys. I meant to post about this a couple of days ago, but I’m just now getting a chance to sit down and tell you about how INCREDIBLY difficult and exhilarating and humbling and amazing the race was last weekend. Like I said, we decided last minute to do this challenge […]

Military Inspired Obstacles

An 8k run and 24 military inspired obstacles. That’s what I’m doing for fun this weekend. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, I’m feeling more than slightly intimidated right now, but I’m hoping that in the moment I just become a bad ass and crush this course with my friend! Pushing outside of my comfort zone, one physical challenge at […]

Refocused

I posted the blurb below on my Facebook page yesterday, but thought I should post it here as well. I’ve been pretty slack in blogging lately, but I am here and reading as much as I can. Just working on my marriage and my family and my health. Hoping to get back to writing more […]

Phase 1, Breakin’ It Down

Last week I wrote a breakdown of my 12 month plan to age 35, so this week I decided to break down what I plan to accomplish in these first three months. As a recap, my goals for the first 3 months were: Lose 15# and 5% body fat. Complete at least 3 rounds of […]

My 12 Month Plan to Age 35

Today is my 34th birthday, and I’m not nearly as happy, hot, and healthy as I’d like. I’m a Type-A detail person, so it’s time to lay out some solid time-specific goals (otherwise known as SMART goals) for myself for the next year. A few of the goals & rewards I have set for myself […]

Extreme

So today marks Day 1 of my 1st attempt at the 21 Day Fix Extreme program. I need to get a post together with my measurements, goals, etc., but right now I just wanted to put it out there into the universe that I am MOTIVATED and DETERMINED. Over the weekend I skiied for nearly […]

Hurtin’ Unit

Yesterday marked Stella’s 4th day on the mountain, and she truly is improving by leaps & bounds every weekend that we take her up. We have gotten to the point that we’ll take her on the big ski runs and let her just practice her turns & stops without being on the leash, though when […]

Healthy New Year

Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t follow my Facebook feed, I wanted to put a quick post up here about my exclusive challenge group that starts in January! We are starting our prep-week January 4th and the full on challenge starts January 11th. Are you in? Message me or comment below for details!

WWW – Battles & Triumphs

Do you know that I can’t remember the last time I puked up a meal? That’s called progress, folks. ***** I sat down to start writing this post last night and realized it was exactly 6 years ago (11/10/2009) that I started this blog with a post entitled “Getting Back on the Damn Wagon.” It’s pretty incredible […]

The Monday Snapshot – Hiking Edition

On Saturday I did a gnarley hike up a 14,000’+ mountain (they’re called “fourteeners”) with my brother and three of our friends. About 1/3 of the way into the hike I was REALLY struggling mentally (and physically), and I really didn’t think I could do it, but my brother kept encouraging me to just take 10 […]

The Monday Snapshot – Excited Edition

YOU GUYS! I am blown away by the response to my PiYo / Running Challenge that I am starting next Monday. Seriously. I posted about it on my blog & on Facebook last Tuesday, and 20 of you contacted me. Of those 20, 4 people are already signed up, and 5 more of you are signing […]