Winter. Is. Coming. Yes, I know, it’s only October and the fall season is here. But with frost warnings and snow hitting nearby states, it’s only a matter of time. Winters here in Iowa are brutal. Lots of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. It makes me want to act like a bear and hibernate, so… Continue reading Winter game plan
Good morning! I woke up really early this morning and because it was still dark out, I thought it was still the middle of the night, but when I looked at my phone I saw that it was 6:30. Sadly, the days are getting shorter. I just wanted to check in and give an update… Continue reading Lean & Strong Phase 2, Day 5
As you know, my husband and I started working out at a gym last November. David has been doing great; he has lost close to 30 pounds and we had to go shopping last weekend because all of his clothes are too big. As happy as I am for him, I found myself being a… Continue reading F*ck you, scale!
Hey there! I hope your weekend is going great! It was 68 degrees yesterday in my neck of the woods, so you can betcha I was outdoors for a run! I ended up doing 5 miles, and can you believe I was wearing a tank top and shorts? In February? Love it! After all of… Continue reading What’s for breakfast?
I’ve been absent for a bit. I haven’t been inspired to write anything, and nothing exciting is going on. I don’t want to bore people with my normal routine of work, exercise, and what I’m eating. This morning, however, I saw this clip of Ricky Gervais on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and it… Continue reading I love food….and wine.
Ahhh….Sunday mornings. I love them, don’t you? My plans for today include seeing La La Land with my daughters and then everyone is coming over for dinner. I love when the kids come over for dinner. The house is full again, as well as the dining room table. I thought I’d share my five current… Continue reading 5 Current Favorite Recipes
Why is it that my smoothies never look as pretty as the ones on the internet or in cookbooks? Regardless of how they look, though, I haven’t made a smoothie that I didn’t like so far. This morning’s smoothie is made with: 1 cup frozen mango chunks 1 banana (with a couple of bites missing… Continue reading Sunshine smoothie
When I look back at 2016, a lot of great things happened: I ran my second marathon. I also got to meet an online friend in person and we ran the marathon together. It was pretty damn epic. I went to Wrigley Field for the first time and saw the Cubs play. By that time,… Continue reading I’ve had enough of 2016
It’s Sunday and it’s snowing! A perfect day for a rest day, which I have been trying to take advantage of. It’s 2:18 in the afternoon and I’m still in my jammies! I finished the new season of Gilmore Girls, and I’m finishing up my food prep for the week. I’d say it has been… Continue reading Gym workouts – Week 3
Our family recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate Kayla’s 21st birthday and her one-year remission. Our family has a lot to be thankful for and what better way to spend a long Thanksgiving weekend than in Vegas, right? We had a great time! Before takeoff on our flight to Vegas, the… Continue reading Put YOUR mask on first