Tag Archives: Weight Loss

Whole 30 – Day 4

Are you feeling puny today? Those are the words that my coworker greeted me with at work this morning. Why yes, yes I am, thank you very much for noticing. To be fair, I overslept this morning, thus my face is nearly bare of makeup and my hair is crazy, frizzy and air dried…but c’mon, […]

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 […]

Day 2, #NaBloPoMo – WWW

Oh how I detest writing updates that basically say I haven’t done shit with my goals, but that’s the truth, and so on day 2 of #NaBloPoMo, that’s what I’m writing in this space. On the upside, I’ve been pretty good the last few weeks about not spiraling out of control with my nutrition choices. […]

WWW – The Beginning, Again

Okay folks, if you follow me on MyFitnessPal, then you’ve seen that I’m working on getting back into logging my calories and toeing the line for my nutrition. I really like the 21 Day Fix containers because they have taught me a lot about how to get in the right ballpark of macros and calories […]

Skin & Diet Changes

For the last two months I have been struggling with the worst acne of my life. I never had it this bad as a teenager or during pregnancy with all of those hormonal shifts, and it is driving me absolutely insane! I’ve also been gaining weight instead of losing (and working out like 6 days […]

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 – 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, […]

T – 60 Days

This morning I woke up to my phone telling me, “60 days until Hawaii!” SO, yeah. I suppose it is time for a progress report (or lack thereof) on my workouts and clean eating goals. Basically, my coping mechanisms suck, and I tend to deal with stress by eating and drinking too much (generally with my […]

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 […]

#TransformationTuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! Well, my health & fitness progress has been a bit all over the board during the first half of December. That seems to happen around the holidays, eh? 🙂 Overall I’ve been keeping up with my workouts 5/7 days at least, and I’m usually making better food & alcohol choices, so I’m going to […]

Emerald Coach

Less than 3 months ago I decided to give coaching with Beachbody a try. I was already using one of their programs and loving it (21 Day Fix), and between the incentive of the coaching discounts and the allure of the accountability of having teammates and customers, I decided to go for it. Let me […]

#WorkoutWednesday

Almost 4 years ago I started my Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In (WWW) posts with my 1 week postpartum post after delivering Stella. I’ve kept up with them pretty consistently over the years, but it’s time for something new. I don’t want the focus to be only on weight, because as we all know, the scale doesn’t […]

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 […]

Choose Your Hard

So a few of you may know that my Mom is on a fantastic weight loss & fitness journey, and she is continually my inspiration for the dedication to make the small choices that add up to big results throughout the process. I don’t think she’ll mind me sharing that she is down 66.9# and […]

WWW – Summertime Goals

7 weeks have passed since I wrote this post about my plantar fasciitis, and I’ve been trying really hard to take it easy and let that injury heal. Weekly chiropractor appointments for 4 weeks helped a TON, and scaling way back on activity and doing lots of stretching instead also helped a bunch. I’ve also been crazy […]

WWW – Plantar Fasciitis Edition

Well, I meant to write about this yesterday, but once again the day got away from me. We are training a new girl at work, so my time has been monopolized by helping her out and trying to get my own job done, which sadly leaves very little time for blog reading/writing. I MISS YOU […]

Thoughts on My First 21 Day Fix

This doesn’t get easier – you get stronger. (quoted from BeachBody coach Autumn Calabrese during one of her 21 Day Fix workouts) I am SO behind on blogging lately. I have a multitude of posts I want to sit down and take the time to write out well, but work has been insanely busy & my […]

Fit2B and #21DayFix in Bullet Points!

I’m trying not to write much about the 21 Day Fix and Fit2B programs that I am currently doing until the end of the month when I can give a good synopsis of them, but people have written me with quite a few questions already, so here are a few bullet points in the meantime! Fit2B Fit2B (which […]

The Monday Snapshot – 21 Day Fix Edition

My 21 Day Fix Challenge started yesterday, and so far so good! I’m loving the food and getting a hang of the prep work required. The workout this morning kicked my butt, but in a good way (and probably in no small part because it was 5:30am – ick!). 21 days of clean eating, no […]

WWW – FitBit & Foam Roller thoughts

I’m preparing to start the 21 Day Fix on Sunday which will hopefully take my health & fitness goals to an entirely new level, but in the meantime I figured I’d post a bit about my running goals and Fitbit thoughts! Ange is a blogger whom I met on vacation last fall at a mutual […]

WWW – What Motivates Me?

First off, I’m tired of writing monthly fitness posts that basically say I gave up again, I failed again, I put my health on the back burner again. My March goal results — not so great: Work on my diastasis recti. I completely failed at doing this. It took me a week to get signed up […]

February Recap + Fitness Goals for March 2015

February Fitness Goals Recap Mental Health: Take a page from my Mom’s book – slow & steady wins the race. Well, it was slow… not so much steady? But it was a chill month for me with food & drink overall, so that’s good. Nutrition: Continue to make mason jar salads and only drink beer 2-3x/week. […]

WWW – February Fitness Check-In

Well, as usual the month is flying by! As I did a workout with the kids this morning (it’s my day off), I decided I should write a quick post to keep me on track and accountable! Mental Health: Take a page from my Mom’s book – slow & steady wins the race. I’m doing well […]