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I Get It
Back to the routine after a week of vacation. My boyfriend and I spent some time in a small beach town in Michigan. I thoroughly enjoyed it. We spent the day on the beach, visited breweries and pretty much ate whatever we wanted. At the beginnin... Read more
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