A very dear friend of mine, Willie, shared this with me after one of my most raw posts this past year. I've kept this as a reminder that I vowed to be real and not fake, no matter the cost. It's special to me. I was almost dreading writing this post. I've done it every … Continue reading 2019 in review
a weighty perspective
I think if I tried to summarize this blog 5 words it would probably be "Sarah Struggles to Lose Weight." I'm frankly kind of embarrassed that is what the sum of my thoughts have centered upon. It's pretty boring too. Anywho, in light of my recent attempts to shed some of the mental and emotional … Continue reading a weighty perspective
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
really real reality
If you've followed me for very long at all, I write a lot about my weight, exercise, diet, etc. I like these things. I like seeing progress and I hate admitting failure. However, like two sides to any coin you're always going to have them both. Last year it was success upon success in my … Continue reading really real reality
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.
gasp! we are all broken in some way.
Don't let anyone fool you, especially those pretty put-together instagram folks, no one is perfect. It's so very simple to take photos or share the one tiny corner of your life that is clean, tidy, skinny, modern, detailed, polished, or beautified while ignoring the other 98% that is "normal." (I cannot tell you how long … Continue reading gasp! we are all broken in some way.
all things may
We are almost halfway through this year. I hate that my mom was right, that time really does go faster the older you get. So yeah, May is over (one more day anyway.) Let's see how this month broke down for me: HEALTH: I'm happy to report I was 100% on my macros everyday. I … Continue reading all things may
you count what?
I'm going to preface this entire post with I AM NOT A NUTRITIONIST. Honestly, if it weren't for the instruction from some very smart individuals I'd be flying by the seat of my pants. I do what I'm told. So any of what I say you attempt to make your own, I'd encourage you to … Continue reading you count what?