1. Last night Ivan wasn't home, so the boys and I went to the gym. Ethan went to the circuit training room, but Asher joined me in the bigger weight room. There's this new area up on the side of the sprint track where they have dumbbells and benches, etc., off removed away from the… Continue reading 3 on a Thursday: Gym, veggies, pants
I wanted to jot down a couple more thoughts about the macro tracking stuff! 1) Eating the same foods frequently makes macro tracking much easier. (I think I said this already recently.) 2) The hardest part isn't actually getting in all that protein, it's getting in all that protein without going over on carbs or… Continue reading Couple more misc. macros thoughts
Week One: ✅ I'm feeling really proud of myself, now one full week into this January Shred program I'm doing!! I've stuck to my prescribed macros every day, and for the first time in a million years, I hit my workout plan 100%. I did have to shift a couple workouts around, but no big… Continue reading A successful first week and Apple+ Fitness!
Hello! I have nothing too exciting to share today- just checking in. Let's see. Macro Tracking: Day 2 So I successfully completed Day 2 of macro tracking. I mostly ate the same stuff as I did on Monday, which is definitely a great hack for simplifying macro tracking (assuming you don't mind eating some repetitive… Continue reading Wednesday check in and workout tracking
We're officially over a week into the new year now. I can ALREADY feel that "new year magic energy" kind of dimming!!! Despite my best efforts, something always happens to me around Day 8 of any new plan, etc. that I try to follow. (A couple years ago, I tried repeatedly to do the #75Hard… Continue reading One week in + new endeavor…
Mental hurdle: a busy gym I love our local gym, but guess what? So do a lot of other people. And this makes me happy, because it's locally owned by a couple (and the owners are super nice), AND our gym provides an AMAZING place for teens and pre-teens to hang out somewhere safe and… Continue reading Overcoming a mental hurdle, books + a meal plan!
Okay, I'm not sure if "hack" is really the right word. But bear with me. I've not been tracking macros or anything specifically lately. I also am not on any official mission to "clean up my diet" or anything, either. But in the past couple weeks, I have found myself trying to sort of intuitively… Continue reading A current diet “hack” that’s working pretty nicely for me
I finally had my in person dermatologist visit yesterday. Earlier this summer I had a video appt. to discuss my skin issues + acne, which was extremely helpful. (See my post on my current skincare regimen here.) But I still wanted to get in for an in-person visit so I could have a full skin… Continue reading Notes on sun exposure and my dermatologist visit
I wrote a post back in May all about my recent skincare woes. The short version is: I have been struggling with acne and melasma pretty badly for the past few years. Despite trying what felt like countless different things (and lots of $$$ products from a MedSpa place), nothing seemed to work. I was… Continue reading Skincare- update
I won't claim to be any kind of expert on skincare....no, not at all. In the last couple years, though, I've really made an effort to at least do SOMETHING about my skin, after years of literally not even washing my face before bed. Eek. Someone should really mail out a neon orange postcard to… Continue reading Skincare