Something that often makes me smile: Pretty much every day after school, at some point in the first 1-2 hours that the boys are home, Asher will casually pause and ask me, "So, how was your day today, mom?" I usually take a second to consider the question, because not all days are equal. The… Continue reading So, how was your day?
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
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!
Whyyyy am I like this???!
So, I just got off my first ever Best of Both Worlds Patreon monthly Zoom meet up, which was all about healthy habits, tracking stuff, etc..... i.e. MY JAM!! But I had never attended one of these before, so for some reason, I felt super nervous about actually talking and showing my face to a… Continue reading Whyyyy am I like this???!
One week in + new endeavor…
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…
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!
Some volunteer fatigue and I used the crockpot!
It's Wednesday, so only a couple more days until the big swim meet. The prep has been going fine, overall. I honestly can't complain too much. Except I still am feeling general fatigue from thinking about it, and there is part of me that just flat out doesn't want to deal with it. We had… Continue reading Some volunteer fatigue and I used the crockpot!
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
Friday food edition
I just wanted to share a few things that I ate this week that are hits for me. 1. Tuna + pico de gallo mix This is a favorite "quick healthy eats" option for me. Last night Ivan had plans to meet an old co-worker for drinks, there was just enough leftover pasta for 1… Continue reading Friday food edition
(lack of) meal planning + longest day
It's another beautiful morning, so I'm coming at you from my deck. On my mind.... Meal planning (or lack thereof) Oof, my meal planning game has been WEAK lately. I am not notoriously strong in this area, anyway, but it's been extra bad. One of my goals for the year was to figure out and… Continue reading (lack of) meal planning + longest day