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Easy Isn't An Option

Saturday, February 23, 2013      2 comments

Who wants to say that their biggest achievement was easy to obtain? NOT ME! I want to look back in amazement of the feat I conquered! Today may not be that day (Let's ... Read more

30-day Challenge: Day 19

Friday, February 22, 2013      1 comments

Paleo 19 days DOWN! 11 more to CRUSH! Somehow I have managed to last this long. Yes, I may have the occasional indulgence of soy milk or all-natural ice cream but if these are my new indulgences, then I think this change has already b... Read more

Day 14 Downslide

Saturday, February 16, 2013      3 comments

The last few days have been really rough. I do not know what is going on with me anymore. I've been sleeping for ten or more hours each night and refusing to wake up even when I have something planned. My desire to go outside is gone, c.o.m.p.l.... Read more

30 Day Challenge: Day 11

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      2 comments

Eleven down, nineteen more to go! My stomach looks flatter and I feel my body toning up but still no big change on the scale. I am not weighing or measuring myself until Friday because doing it every day was starting to depress me. Read more

30-day Challenge: Day Eight

Sunday, February 10, 2013      5 comments

Honestly, I have not hit my stride yet and I’m struggling. I’m craving ice cream, chocolate, peanut butter, and pasta. Mmmm … mostly ice cream! Yesterday was AWFUL! I was invited to a wine tasting by a friend, and since I tend to skip out on any... Read more

30 Day Challenge Revelation

Thursday, February 07, 2013      0 comments

So much of our lives is spent trying to make things perfect… to figure it out. Yet, what happens in those moments of clarity when you realize that no matter how hard you push, how far you get, you’ll never figure everything out. What keeps you m... Read more

30-day Challenge: Day Three

Thursday, February 07, 2013      4 comments

Today was another challenge with my youth group’s Superbowl party… imagine two long tables filled with ooey-gooey chocolate treats, chips, various dips, cheese, and pizza! UGH it was difficult to avoid but… I DID! I brought a protein shake ... Read more

30-day Challenge: Day Five AM

Thursday, February 07, 2013      0 comments

Yesterday was crazy busy. With my 9 AM crossfit workout, walking Toby, finishing my Cyberlaw presentation, walking Nana & Toto, and then class from 4 PM – 9 PM! Luckily, I prepped my lunch and snacks so I did NOT cheat. I’m very proud of that be... Read more

30-day Challenge: Day Five

Thursday, February 07, 2013      0 comments

When someone asks me why I’m eating differently, I keep responding with “The Paleo diet.” Yet I hate saying “diet” because I do not feel I am restricting any calories. Honestly, I am eating a lot more than I usually would! The Paleo solution sim... Read more

30-day Challenge: Day Six

Thursday, February 07, 2013      1 comments

Frankly I do not want to write this post because I am disappointed. I am not disappointed in the diet, but in myself. I caved in today. Today was a rough day, basically. I was tired and did not feel like making meals so I phoned it in. I ate a N... Read more

30-day Challenge: DAY ONE

Friday, February 01, 2013      1 comments

Today was the start of both my Paleo and Crossfit challenges. Needless to say I am exhausted! Now, I did not eat appropriately today according to my Crossfit trainer, Joe, be... Read more

Moving to Me

Thursday, January 17, 2013      2 comments

The new year is already a two weeks in and I am still having a tough time nailing down my "resolutions". Saying I am making "New Year's resolutions" seems too clique to ever work... so I am calling this year my "Year of Change". There are so man... Read more

What does it mean to be on track?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      0 comments

Lately I've been thinking about why I feel pressured to be at a particular stage in my life. Based on my high school classmates, I feel so far behind! M0st have finished college, gotten engaged or married, have one (some two) children, a decent ... Read more

Preparing for A Freeze

Sunday, September 30, 2012      1 comments

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. ~Author Unknown As some of my loyal readers may have noticed, I stopped Insanity. No, it was not too tough... although my knees were sore. Yet, ... Read more

Life changes when you aren't looking

Friday, September 28, 2012      3 comments

My renewed love for fitness and health may pay off... my friend called me with an opportunity and I spent the rest of the day researching personal trainer certifications! Me? A personal trainer?... maybe! I am always looking for ways to i... Read more


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