Relaxing my goals a bit
I am not changing my ultimate goals of fitness, but I am going to relax my timeline in how quickly I arrive there. The more I think about it,the more I am supporting my own decision. I had originally wanted to achieve that ideal "2 pounds a we... Read more
Indulgent weekend and I am completely OK with it!
In the past, after a weekend like I just had, I would be beating myself emotionally right now. I had a moment on the 4 hour drive to our weekend where I realized that this is the rest of my life. I am not going to live in a bubble of "health a... Read more
I am slowly learning...
So, I have learned that if I do not give in to a persistent craving I will end in a full on binge. Acknowledging that I had been craving cookies for over 2 days, I baked chocolate chip cookies on Monday. I ate more than I should, but less than... Read more
Preparation vs. perspiration
I have definitely learned through previous attempts that "I can't out run my diet". That being said, I have spent the past few weeks working on being on top of and properly preparing for healthy eating during my busy weeks. I have finally conv... Read more
148 days until Europe with teenagers!
I have 148 days left until I leave with my friend Carrie and many high schoolers for Europe. We will spend 11 days exploring Italy, France, and Spain along the Mediterranean Coast. I couldn't be more excited!
But, I am also nervous! Many... Read more
My closet and I got honest with each other
Today, I packed up and stored all of my wardrobe that doesn't fit. I needed to deal with the reality that I am not currently that size, I am bigger than most of my wardrobe. I will fit in them again, but for now I need to not wear them, the st... Read more
9 more sleeps
Until I am a married woman! It is hard to believe that the day is nearly here! I haven't done much in the way of progress towards my weight loss goals as of lately. On the other hand, I haven't gained any weight either so I call it good. Str... Read more
The wedding dress didn't fit
It didn't fit anywhere. And I am ok with it I ordered it one size too small back in the Fall. Now, in ... Read more
I ran the mile with my HS freshmen yesterday and I even beat some of them. I am even more proud that after we went into the weight room and they collapsed into puddles on the floor. I went to the treadmill and put in another mile and a half. ... Read more
It moved, it moved, it finally moved!
The scale finally moved! I am officially down another 2 lbs! Imagine that... Start tracking everything and being accountable for every bite and sip and adding more fitness minutes and I lose weight? Who knew? Ok, ok, we all knew Read more
Good news/bad news
The good news is our elliptical machine finally arrived and we put it together tonight. I look forward to having it here in our home!
For the bad news: my Uncle Alan passed away this morning. He had his first round of chemo yesterday and ... Read more
We ordered an elliptical machine online. The original delivery was supposed to happen last Thursday/Friday. Many versions of that delivery date later, the new story is it is supposed to come tomorrow. I want to be excited but I have been disa... Read more
Dear wedding dress
I am so excited to meet you. I know currently we aren't a perfect fit. I promise to do everything in my power to fix that before we meet at the dress fitting. My elliptical machine should be waiting for me by the time I get home from work tod... Read more
We bought an elliptical
I am so excited that we finally bought an elliptical machine for our house! We finally pulled the trigger- cancelled our gym memberships and invested in home exercise equipment. I would have a long time ago in life, but until this last year I ... Read more
I am going to beat this weekend
We are heading to the Minneapolis this weekend. Usually any time I head to the Twin Cities, it becomes an open check to eat whatever I want. Not this time! I know I can't stop us from going out to eat, but I can make healthy choices!
I... Read more
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