Seeing the light arriving Greetings, my friends! And Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a great and relaxing weekend. It has been raining off and on yesterday and today and honestly it's been nice to chill for a hot minute. I did quite a bit of socializing this week and was oh-so-ready for a … Continue reading goals, direction, and starting to see light.
I am not skinny … but …
I have worked so hard these last couple of weeks in the gym. I'm pushing myself in my lifts and I've added "bonus" cardio everyday. And guess what? My weight hasn't changed. I've gone up and down the same 3lbs for almost 3 weeks now. I've stayed within my macros and I've turned down cupcakes … Continue reading I am not skinny … but …
Black coffee and honesty
One of my compromises with myself when I started this blog (in deference to my last one) was to be completely honest. You get the good and the bad, the ups and downs, the wins and the losses. Why be fake? Why try to trick everyone into believing that life is rosy all the time … Continue reading Black coffee and honesty
tired and hungry and sore
Well, I think my title says it all. It fully encapsulates this week. I started Phase II of my new year journey on Monday. I jumped in with both feet. Phase II included new programming at the gym (both strength and HIIT), calorie and macro guidelines based on my reading of Fat Loss Forever, and … Continue reading tired and hungry and sore
the next 30 days
I wish I could tell you that I started this year just killing my workouts and nailing my diet and never being lazy or tired or sick or inconsistent. But that would be a lie. With the exception of a couple of good weeks, 2018 has been a roiling boil of excuses and exceptions. It … Continue reading the next 30 days
It is Friday night and I'm sitting here on my sofa, having a cup of sleepy tea, and watching Grace & Frankie (again) on the TV. (Side note: I'm SO excited for Season 4 which comes out next week.) ANYWAY. I got off work this afternoon and came home and deep cleaned my living room. … Continue reading Climbing again
the post I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to write.
It's Monday morning on Labor Day. I'm sitting here on my sofa, having a cup of tea, planning my meals for the week, and gearing myself up to hit the gym. This last month, especially the last week has been one of the most stressful I've had in a while. Exactly four weeks ago … Continue reading the post I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to write.
Month 3 Update
If you follow me on twitter or instagram then you've already read these results, but it's worth elaborating. April was a challenge for me. This past Saturday marked exactly 3 months to the day I began this new fitness journey. In those 3 months I've lost 16.5 pounds and a total (whole body cumulative) of … Continue reading Month 3 Update
exercise & travel
I used to think that traveling was great because that meant I didn't have to workout. Back in the day when I was running or training for a race, I *might* have a run just to explore a city but I NEVER sought out a gym. However, when you're serious about something, even if it's just … Continue reading exercise & travel
let’s talk about muscle
I had the most eye-opening realization this past week and I have to share. I'll be honest - the whole concept of "muscle" has really been quite foreign to me most of my life. And what I mean by muscle is actually TRYING to attain any kind of muscle growth/definition that was outside of the … Continue reading let’s talk about muscle