Self-Care

The Heat is Off – Recalibrating my Obligations and Expectations

One of the most prolific pieces of blogging advice is to stay active. Especially on social media. I finally understand how to get traction on my Instagram posts, I have a YouTube channel that picked up viewers pretty steadily, I am writing more on the blog, I’m getting into a rhythm with my commenting. I’m […]

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Exercise + Nutrition Running

How to Run a 5K – What I Learned from my First One

I ran my first 5k on Saturday, and it was nothing like I expected. I read so many articles about how to run a 5k, took in all of the information, and I still felt unprepared. I knew I had to actually run a 5k, to understand how to run a 5k. Here’s what I […]

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Exercise + Nutrition

I Lost 20 Pounds, And That’s As Heavy as 1/5th of a Toilet!

I weighed myself this morning and I am 142.2, which is exactly 20 pounds less than my weigh-in on January 2nd. That’s right folks, I’ve lost 20 pounds. And that’s as heavy as 1/5th of a toilet. It’s also equal to: 6.5 human brains 9 liters of water 30 cans of soup 30 human hearts […]

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Exercise + Nutrition

Fitness Friday #14 – Getting So Very Close

When I started the draft of this post in the beginning of the week it was titled “When Will I Cross the Finish Line?!” but then I wrote this post about keeping myself accountable, and everything changed. I mean it, everything changed, and I was able to get that fire back that I had during […]

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Self-Care

6 Habits I’m Changing – Adding and Breaking

6 Habits I'm Changing - Adding and Breaking

I talk a lot about goals on this blog, but not so much about habits. In my post about getting out of a funk, I mentioned choice. I am a firm believer that by changing our choices, we can change our lives and our habits. So, what exactly is a habit? James Clear, author of […]

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Exercise + Nutrition

Weight Loss as a Struggle, a Lifestyle, and a Choice

As you know, I have been on a weight loss journey since the start of this year. Now, seven months in, I am starting to get a little down in the dumps. I’m not at my goal weight yet, I’m struggling to stay on track with Weight Watchers, and I’m not working out as much […]

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Exercise + Nutrition

Fitness Friday #13 – Calm the Eff Down! Also 5K Success!

The beginning section of this post, about heart rate, was written on June 21st, and the second half was written this week. I’ve been paying attention to my heart rate recently, and it is just out of control. Seriously, my resting heart rate is somewhere in the upper 70’s and that’s not great. Also, when […]

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Self-Care

How to Get Out of a Funk – What I Say and What They Say

I’ve been in a funk recently. I think I’m having a hard time adjusting back from traveling. It’s a very strange thing to go from planes, rental cars, and new settings, to being home and in constant interactions of three other human beings. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the good kind of strange. I love […]

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Travel

Oh Where, Oh Where Have I Been? Work and Family Travel

A few of you have reached out recently because I haven’t posted in a while, and I love you for that! But have no worries, I’m safe and sound. And very exhausted. Blame it on the travel. Here is where I have been in the last six weeks: In the beginning of June I took […]

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Exercise + Nutrition

Fitness Friday #12 – I Can See the Finish Line From Here! Goal Weight!

Happy Friday y’all! I am super excited to go over the stats this week because I weighed in this morning at 143.2 pounds! This means I’ve lost 19 pounds and only have 8 more to go! So close to goal weight! I honestly can’t believe it, and even though I said I wanted to get […]

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