Health, Weekends, Workouts

Week in review/ workouts going strong

It always boggles my mind how the same thing can sometimes feel either SO hard or SO easy. I think this is because I'm really quite an all-or-nothing person. So when I'm "in" on something (mentally, I guess), it can seem quite easy. But when I'm "not in", it can feel impossible. This past week… Continue reading Week in review/ workouts going strong

Habits, Health

Pondering: G.R. and extreme diet changes

It's been an enjoyable weekend so far. Yesterday I NEEDED some open time to catch up on some things- I had been persistently sort of ignoring my personal email inbox honestly since we got home from Costa Rica. I mean, I had dealt with the must-dos, but it had just really accumulated and needed attention.… Continue reading Pondering: G.R. and extreme diet changes

Health, Kids, Life, Misc.

3 on a Thursday: Gym, veggies, pants

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

Habits, Health, Meals

Couple more misc. macros thoughts

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

Health, Meals, Workouts

A successful first week and Apple+ Fitness!

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!

Goals, Health, Workouts

Wednesday check in and workout tracking

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

Books, Goals, Health, Meals

Overcoming a mental hurdle, books + a meal plan!

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!

Health, Meals

A current diet “hack” that’s working pretty nicely for me

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