One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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A Super Sensational Saturday!

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Today started at the gym. The CrossFit Open kicked off this week and Saturday is when I attempt the official workout. I’m not thrilled with my score for 15.1 but I did it as prescribed with toes-to-bar, 75-pound snatches and all!

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Amazon’s Prime Pantry May Change the Way I Shop!

Posted by 3 days ago 15 Comments 469 views

Yesterday I put on my favorite pair of lounge-around-the-house pants. I totally forgot about them until I cleaned out my drawer a few weeks back — remember when I was cleaning out a drawer a day? Yeah, I need to get back to that.

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14 Reasons You May Be Tired

Posted by 4 days ago 14 Comments 386 views

Despite going to bed earlier and earlier this week I’m still really tired, like first-trimester pregnancy tired. Remember that feeling? I just can’t get the thought of a nap out of my head, yet if I actually indulge in a nap I feel MORE tired afterwards. It’s weird.

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Tired, So Very Tired

Posted by 6 days ago 1 Comments 390 views

I’m popping in really fast while watching Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for the umpteenth time. It’s The Almost-4-Year-Old’s current movie of choice and between sick days and snow days it’s all I’ve been watching!

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PRODUCT REVIEWS

V8 Introduces a Protein Line

Posted by 6 days ago 7 Comments 274 views

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of V8 Protein for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s time I confess my love of tomato juice, specifically V8. Even as a kid I loved it and still, to this day it’s my drink of choice on flights.  So when V8 reached out […]

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INSIGHTS

Do You Eat on a Schedule or Intuitively?

Posted by 1 week ago 35 Comments 684 views

This week’s question is inspired by Erika from Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss — who I was lucky enough to do a magazine spread with about weight maintenance last year… That’s me and her (and Michelle) cracking up at one of her jokes at the photo shoot.

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Just a Perfectly Perfect Day

Posted by 1 week ago 7 Comments 397 views

Despite the horribly frigid temperatures here, I had a fabulous day! It all started at the gym (as it normally does) where I worked on some Turkish Get-Ups (TGUs.) TGUs are one of my favorite lifts and probably the only thing I feel really competent doing. They are normally done with kettlebells but because our gym doesn’t […]

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If You Run and/or CrossFit you NEED this!

Posted by 2 weeks ago 5 Comments 357 views

I’ve been wanting to post about this since Christmas! That’s when my awesome mother-in-law got me quite possibly the best gift ever — she has a habit of doing that. When I opened it on Christmas morning I didn’t quit know what it was. Then I realized what I was holding was the answer to […]

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The Pesky Perfection Gene and Habits as it Related to Weight Maintenance

Posted by 2 weeks ago 7 Comments 449 views

I had a surreal conversation with the husband last night. Me: Hey! I’m food journaling again on MyFitnessPal — we should be friends. (He started a food journal a few weeks ago to help reach his goal of losing 25 pounds this year)

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Protein… Check

Posted by 2 weeks ago 6 Comments 330 views

I’m trying hard not to start this week in a funk. The kids were both off school today. I have quite a few open projects and deadlines. I’m fighting off a cold and have been sneezing so much my nose is raw. There’s a snow storm en route, pretty much guaranteeing the kids won’t have […]

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