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Lab Report 9.3.17 Stop staring at your fruit.
Sunday, September 03, 2017      7 comments

BLC 35 starts this Wednesday so my lab reports will include heavy data soon. This week's data: Exercise: 4 super tough weight workouts. I went heavier on every exercise except on one day. I was really curious about why I just didn't seem t... Read more
Lab Report 8.25.17 Subtlety is sexy.
Friday, August 25, 2017      6 comments

This is a little bit different lab report in that it is full of observations and notes rather than a ton of data. Some data, but more notes. I'll start with the data: BLC Round 35 Starts in September and I have been getting my Spicy Sparko... Read more
Lab Report Baselines 8.17.17
Thursday, August 17, 2017      4 comments

Theory Thursday: Getting my baselines in place for BLC Round 35 My weight is up at 189. Booo. I had a heavy duty eating day on Tuesday while in Chicago. I think that is messing with this number a little. I did get in a ton of steps that day! ... Read more
Blast from the past.
Monday, August 14, 2017      3 comments

The following post is from March of 2015. Soon, I'll start round 35 of the BLC with the amazing Spicy Sparkologist Squad! So, here's a blast from the past, and yep, I've made some strides. So glad to have found such great people who can walk alo... Read more
How do you convince yourself?
Monday, August 14, 2017      5 comments

I've thought about this a lot. My husband is very action oriented. I admire that. I, on the other hand, am less willing to take action if I am not fairly certain said action will yield some desired result. The problem is ya never really know unt... Read more
Notes on one of my favorite podcasts. Lewis Howes interviews Natalie Jill.
Friday, July 14, 2017      4 comments

Natalie Jill became an entrepreneur in her 40s, and a fitness guru. Heck, I could stop there and it's enough. Here's a link to the interview. It's long and I paused it several times and came back to it. ... Read more
Huge mountain to climb?
Thursday, July 13, 2017      8 comments

I'm not sure what made me think about this today, but I did, so I'll share. There are a lot of people in my life who have really big holes they've dug for themselves, or life has sort of dealt them or a combination of both. Stay with me bc this ... Read more
Unexpected blessing. Wow!
Monday, July 10, 2017      8 comments

Ya never know what can happen at an impromptu backyard bbq. We were invited to spend the day with friends. I'm the kind of girl who can't come empty handed. I didn't really want to go to the store, so I whipped up the most random salad known to ... Read more
Grit, Grace & Goals Update
Sunday, June 25, 2017      8 comments

At the beginning of 2017, I set some goals for myself. Here's what they were: To have $3k in savings by the end of the year. We are one track to h... Read more
What the hecK?
Monday, May 29, 2017      6 comments

My last blog post was on April 20th? Seriously? The good news, I'm alive and well. Since then, I have joined Planet Fitness, and am on Day 42 of My FitPlan Apps Jen Heward's 60 day challenge workouts. If you're not familiar, these are intense we... Read more
Untitled 2
Monday, April 10, 2017      3 comments

Untitled talked about changes to my nutrition and workouts, this post is dedicated to an equally, if not more, important part of our fitness journeys, real life. Whether it's emotional eating, stress in general, or misplaced priorities, lif... Read more
Monday, April 10, 2017      3 comments

Sometimes, there are just no words. I probably could have titled this post "Lab Report Weeks whatever through now." OR "Stupid Faith." But, that's a lot of catching up. Instead, I'll try to process the happenings from March 20 until today. ... Read more
Redirect the flow.
Thursday, March 30, 2017      6 comments

I love to garden. Here in Michigan, another 15 to 45 days will pass before I can paint with flowers the bare ground that just screams come and get me. So, for now, it's clean up time. My first major project was my water garden. I moved my waterf... Read more
It's so not about the weight.
Monday, March 06, 2017      6 comments

Wouldn't it be cool to look down and see a six pack or rock some cute shorts this summer sporting lean and toned legs? Can I just say I want that?! I do. I freaking hate wearing capris. Hate it. They're hot and every time I sit down my but crac... Read more
The Problem with Results
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      10 comments

How in the world could there be a "problem" with results? I'll start with my morning workout from yesterday. I had just finished a really tough core workout and was onto the cardio portion which included running. In my workout studio, aka baseme... Read more

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