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To make a long story good I'll summarize my thoughts about the past two years. A lot of factors snow balled into me losing my mojo. I'm pretty sure it all started with some undetected food sensitivities, that lead to a weakened immune system, th... Read more
Indiana Spartan Race 2016
If something excites and scares the Hell out of you, then you should do it.
I ran in my third Spartan Race over the weekend. It was at a ski resort in southern Indiana. Yes, such a thing exists in the Midwest :) Needless to say the course r... Read more
Whole 30 Report Wrap Up
Last Tuesday was when I wrapped up the Whole 30. Final results I lost 10lbs, 1.5 inches in my waist, 1.25 inches in my hips and .5 inch in both thighs. I feel like a lot more is going on inside than the outside. I feel like my digestion is on po... Read more
Whole 30 Report Week 4
Totally in the home stretch. I'm excited about finishing and start incorporating foods back into my diet, but I'm also a little nervous about it too. I'm feeling really good right now. I don't want to do anything that will screw... Read more
Whole 30 Report Week 3
Over halfway done!!!
I made it through the Memorial Day weekend. Friday was a little rough. It was the beginning of the 3 day holiday weekend, and to really rub it in, I live in Indianapolis. So Indy 500 race parties galore. I so wanted to ... Read more
Whole 30 Report Week 2
I am proud to say that I have not cheated once. I will admit the weekend was rough. I was low on energy and moody. I was never tempted to go off course, because I had created a meal plan to follow. It just really bugged me that I ... Read more
Whole 30 Report Week 1
I started the Whole 30 this week. In case you don't know. The Whole 30 is a 30 day detox by cutting out gluten, grains, legumes, sugar, dairy and all processed foods. Leaving a diet of protein, veggies, fruit and healthy natural fat. Just clean ... Read more
Honor Your Body
A concept that keeps me committed to living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying the process is simply "because I can." I have the privilege to be in control of my health. I have the ability to be physically active, so I am. I am able to chose to ea... Read more
I'm four weeks into the P90X2 program, and I have never felt stronger in my life.
I'm progressing at exercises that scared the Hell out of me, and caused me to brush P90X off when I was searching for my soulmate workout. I remember saying,... Read more
When Do You Know It's Permanent?
"How long did it take you to feel like you were on your way to a proper permanent change?"
A spark friend asked me that the other day. I thought that was such a great and unique question.
I believe it's when exercising and eating well... Read more
Enjoy the Process
I've been on this journey for a while, and in order for me to stay consistent and reach goals, I just had to give in and enjoy the process. I had to stop stressing about the end result and find the satisfaction from small daily habits that over ... Read more
Hiding or Seeking
I just read a blog post from Tony Horton. Are You In Hiding or Seeking.
As I read the description of a person in hiding, I realized that's what I was before I had an Ah-Ha moment about my health and fitness. I was in hiding.
"Que the v... Read more
I listened to Chalene Johnson's podcast about Your Power Phrase. Funny enough I discovered what mine is later today.
Today's workout was not my best, and that's going to happen. To get myself through it I kept reminding myself you'll feel b... Read more
What Did You Eat Today and Why?
I've been eating clean for over 4 years now, and it has really paid off for me. I've developed a pretty good habit of staying disciplined through out the week and then treating myself here and there on the weekends. It wasn't until lately that I... Read more
What's going to be hard for you today?
The other day I heard a trainer say, "Yes working out is hard, but so is being unhappy about your health and fitness. So what is going to be hard for you today being unhappy or getting through a workout?"
Well when you put it like that...th... Read more