Hello My Dear Darling Friends! Happy Spring! I hope you are having a great week! I have been experimenting with different approaches when it comes to nutrition and workouts. I went through a period of time where I worked out fasted because I was intermittent fasting. This seemed to work well for me when my […]Read More Workout and Word of the Day #40
I went grocery shopping a few moments ago at my favorite QFC store. I surprised myself as I reached for blueberries, apples, cottage cheese, mutton, and eggs. I even spent a few juicy moments scrutinizing the sugar content in yogurt and walked away… Say what?!?! The most surprising moment of this trip was when I […]Read More I Turned Down Ice Cream and Wine for the Very 1st Time!
I am absolutely loving the “Melt Down” phase of my clean eating program. I am also overjoyed because this is the very best I have Ever done at sticking with a meal plan without ANY deviation. I am Really doing this to the book!!! Breakfast: Banana Shake Snack: Pomegranate Blueberry Salad Lunch: Spring Sauerkraut Salad w/ Thermo […]Read More Eating Clean: Day #5
2 days ago I hit my 200-Day-Streak of logging into My Fitness Pal to track my meals and workouts. It has been the best tool for food journaling and has helped to hold me accountable and stay on track. Of course some entries were better and more detailed than others, but it was a huge […]Read More I Had a 200-Day Streak! Then broke it…
I am practicing the art of awareness. Now when I crave a certain food, snack, or drink, I ask myself: “Was I fit or fat when I used to eat (or drink) a lot of this?” That has been just enough incentive for me to drive right past the drive-thrus without looking back… Today, I […]Read More Fit or Fat?
After much thought, consideration, and my expanding waistline I have decided that it’s time for us to break-up. Dear Dairy, First of all I would like to thank you for all the good times that we have spent together. I know that I have thoroughly enjoyed all the chocolate milk, grilled cheese sandwiches, mac and […]Read More Farewell Dear Dairy
I am surprised about the fact that I had to combine my “Transform Your Life” posts. I was almost positive that I created a week 12 post, but in all the craziness of the past week, it is possible that I let that one slip through the cracks. Oh well, I will just keep going! […]Read More Transform Your Life Project: Weeks 12 & 13
The landscape of my life has changed… I need to make a choice. I can either accept it and commit to making the most of the gifts of the present and challenge myself to create the life that I want. OR I can fight it and be stressed, miserable, frustrated, and unhappy with my life. […]Read More Transform Your Life Project: Week 10
I am happy to say that I fully embraced taking some time off from working out. I took a complete week off and then last week I did some workouts, but I was more away than there. Hopefully I will go back feeling strong and energized. One thing that I have noticed is that my […]Read More Cravings To Curb
My theme and focus for this year is: “Transform Your Life.” Another theme that goes along with this that has been resonating with me a lot lately is the practice of being Completely Honest with myself. This concept would have completely terrified me in the past because I was SO afraid of getting my feelings […]Read More This Is Why You Shouldn’t Always Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!