Fear Of…Success??

Recently, I hit a couple of big milestones. It’s been over a year since I began this whole “get my health under control because life isn’t messing around” journey. This past week, I busted through a number on the scale that meant a lot to me…I now weigh less than I did when I wasContinue reading “Fear Of…Success??”

Product Review – No Cow Protein Bars!

Sometimes, no matter how well I try to plan ahead, I wind up in situations where I’m between meals, hungry, and there is nothing healthy or kosher within sight. Other times, I just need a break from protein smoothies and need something quick and easy to add to a meal that provides a big punchContinue reading “Product Review – No Cow Protein Bars!”

The Answer For When You Want a Smoothie, but Can’t Make One – Chia Seed Protein Pudding!

I start almost each day with a protein smoothie. It’s a quick, efficient way to get a bunch of protein down the hatch and I can mix in creatine or anything else I want. I toss kale in there and don’t even taste it. I love it and it’s quick and easy and fits intoContinue reading “The Answer For When You Want a Smoothie, but Can’t Make One – Chia Seed Protein Pudding!”

Every Spring an Awakening

What do you do when things start going well? My family is growing more and more healthy all the time and the house is full of laughter again most days. Work is chugging along and the hours are a little less awful. I have a vacation coming up. I’m down over 30lbs from this timeContinue reading “Every Spring an Awakening”

5 Reasons Why Your Plate Should Change with the Season

We had an unusual snow shower today, which means that yesterday my son helped me move my planter with our asparagus in it inside. I did my morning workout hopping around it and it got me to thinking about how my husband’s love of asparagus led to one of the first standoffs in our relationship…theContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Your Plate Should Change with the Season”

Overthinking? Or, how I lost 5lbs over Passover…

If you’ve been following my fitness journey thus far, you know I’m a geek and I tend to love diving feet first into different plans and systems. Since July, I’ve been doing Ultimate Portion Fix and for the past several months, I’ve been doing timed nutrition. Basically, this means I’ve been carefully measuring my portionsContinue reading “Overthinking? Or, how I lost 5lbs over Passover…”

Often, what I Least Desire is what I Most Need

Yesterday was…a day. Both at home and at work, things just seemed to go sideways and by late afternoon I had that craving for chocolate. I was tempted to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE. Or…something. I craved comfort. My daughter’s oral surgery issues were continuing, work was driving me up the wall, my husband has surgeryContinue reading “Often, what I Least Desire is what I Most Need”

How Routines Bring Freedom

I used to crave variety…in everything. A little bit of this, a dash of that. Unpredictability was exciting. It was also, unfortunately, exhausting and made it difficult to develop good habits. Routines, I thought, were confining and boring, life of beige in a world full of colors. Over the years, I’ve definitely changed my feelingsContinue reading “How Routines Bring Freedom”

The Difference is what You Do AFTER

Yesterday was what a favorite children’s book calls an “all bad, no good, very bad day.” Of course, in hindsight, I can see how my thoughts spiraled to make it seem like that, but in the midst of it all…I lost that perspective. It all started with my daughter having some very painful complications fromContinue reading “The Difference is what You Do AFTER”

How to Eat an Elephant

I was recently talking with a dear friend who is planning a move across the country. She was describing how overwhelming all the details were. Remembering our own move from Alaska to the midwest, I was reminded of how there were times I had no idea how everything was going to work out. We hadContinue reading “How to Eat an Elephant”