I don’t know if this will out me as the weirdo I am, but I hate having things scheduled on my calendar. Usually, it looks like this: This month, it’s been this insanity: Most of those days have two or even three places I need to be. I’ve been responding to emails, texts, internet comments and … More Why This Introvert Needs Running
So, this happened today! It’s not every day an article about you is published in a magazine with massive circulation. 🙊 I’m not gonna lie, I’m both excited and totally waiting for the ways in which this could get weird. But hey, world, here I am! I just hope my story is helpful to someone … More My Good Housekeeping article!
My glutes ache, and it feels good. This room is 80°, and it feels good. There’s sweat drenching my neck, my back, my temples. At first, it always bothers me. Now it feels good. My heart is pounding steadily, my lungs stretching wide. I’m so focused on my breathing that I can’t feel what my … More It Feels Good
Today, I drove out to the new house to meet a buddy from jr high & high school so he could give me a bid on some work on our windows. I’ve known this guy since I was 13 years old, when we were in choir together, and I have all kinds of great memories of … More The Ultimate NSV!
Um, have I mentioned we’re moving?! We’re moving. We decided a couple of weeks ago that maybe it was time. We started just taking a peek at listings of houses for sale, and suddenly I found myself signing a purchase agreement! We laugh, because big decisions in our little family always seem to move at … More Balance Balance Balance
Keeping it real: yesterday was a crazy day, and I made some pretty crappy food choices. I skipped breakfast, had less than stellar fast food for lunch, and a pretty underwhelming dinner. Taken separately, these choices would be OK. Put them all together, and they equal a day with nothing fresh, no fruits or veggies, … More Bad Day? That’s OK!
I always know it’s about time for new family photos when I don’t recognize myself in the old ones. Top right was six years ago, and bottom left was three… I’m actually pretty pleased with that consistency. I wonder what I might be able to achieve in three more years? What could you?
Let’s get real about motivation for a minute: I finally admitted to myself today that I am not enjoying the Strong program. I’ve only lifted twice in the last month or so, and part of it comes down to the fact that I haven’t enjoyed my workouts. Strong produces great results, but if it means I start … More When a Workout Just Isn’t Working
Oh, how I do not miss standing in group pictures and feeling like I want to hide. The left photo was at a friend’s wedding, and I was so happy to see everyone. I was really enjoying myself and catching up with old friends was so lovely. I knew the pictures wouldn’t be flattering of … More #TransformationTuesday
non Total non-scale victory: when I bought this apron a few years ago, I could barely get it tied behind my back. Now it wraps all the way around my waist! It’s the little things.