• Moms health journey
    Health and Fitness

    Healthy Journey Progress

    A few weeks ago the hubs snapped a few pictures of me finishing up my workout after we ran to the park to let the kids play. When I first looked at these pictures, my thoughts were focused on every flaw. I didn’t like how I looked. I could see all the weight I wanted to lose. Frankly, I contemplated just deleting the whole lot of them. But then I remembered how I FELT while he was snapping these pictures. I FELT strong. I FELT confident in what I was doing. I FELT healthy and as though I was making progress on my goals. It is a tricky thing trying…

  • Healthy Living
    Health and Fitness

    Weekend Shenanigans and Getting Back on Track

    Hi friends and happy Monday! Here today I am going to be real and honest with you about my recent ‘bump’ in the road on my journey to better health.  Isn’t it crazy how you can be so motivated, so on course, and something just knocks you right off? For me this last, nearly two weeks, has been one of those times. It seemed like every where I turned something was changing, my to-do’s seemed to be piling and I couldn’t seem to get ahead or do anything right. I found myself tired, eating like garbage, stressed, and snapping at everyone around me. I woke in the morning feeling tired…

  • My first marathon
    Health and Fitness

    Running My First Marathon

    I posted a bit ago about how I trained for my first marathon and I wanted to take some time to finally share the race experience with you.  The Week Before: In the process of looking up and researching tips, tricks, and advice for running your first marathon, I stumbled across a ‘warning’ of sorts. This ‘warning’ mentioned that runners may feel more anxiety and stress the week leading up to the race itself. You may begin to doubt your training and second guess the whole thing. Add that to decrease in training from taper (ie: way more time on my hands than before) and it spelled a recipe for…

  • Marathon Training Tips
    Health and Fitness

    Running My First Marathon: Training Recap

    I have been a runner since I was in 7th grade. When I didn’t make the cheer leading squad I decided to go out for the track team instead and well, the rest is history. Over the years I developed a love for running and continued to run competitively through to my sophomore year of college. After quitting cross country and track in college to focus on my academics I took nearly a year off of running entirely but before long I was back at it and running for fun again. When I was in graduate school I completed my first half marathon and over the next 6 years I…

  • Journey to better health
    Health and Fitness

    Journey To Better Health

    I am doing something I never, ever thought I would do on this little ol’ blog of mine, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing details of my journey to better health and weight loss. Now, I have no intentions of making this a blog all about products nor am I going to be trying to sell anything to you. I am simply going to share my journey with you. All its ups and downs, all the good and bad, and how I am trying to do it while balancing working mom life. I have struggled over the last several years to find a place where I…

  • First Pregnancy,  Health and Fitness,  Motherhood,  Second Pregnancy

    Working Out Pregnant

    Let me start by saying what you read here does not replace the knowledge and guidance of your healthcare professionals, so please be smart and if you have questions or concerns ask them. Let me also add that while I am no where near instagram-fitness-model level, I have been very active since I was a young child and fitness is not only part of my personal life but it has also been part of my professional life for many years. When I got pregnant with Asher I really didn’t miss a beat with working out until 20 w. I kept up with regular running and lifting, paying mind to how…