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See this image largerThe beauty of nature after an Ohio spring rain... (birds chirping makes it even better! )See this image largerday 250 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/6/2017See this image largerThinking I might do the Metcon tonight at Crossfit Rx! It'll be a struggle - but if I make it - the time doesn't matter - the achievement will be great!See this image largerLess than 15 days until vacation! See this image largerSome days! But thankfully I usually skip the 11pm binge! #thestruggleisrealSee this image largerWeigh in day. Gained 1.2 lbs this week. It sucks, but all I have to do is just keep pushing and learn from my mistakes! No need to get down, just a need to keep moving! See this image largerSee this image largerday 300 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/26/2017See this image largerFirst bike ride of the year last night! 8.6 miles! Thinking I'll have to aim for 15 miles on my next big ride as I've never gone that far! See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerenjoyed her party this weekend!(1 comments)See this image largerWhen people ask me "Is it hard being a vegetarian," I would love to ask them - was your breakfast this delicious this morning? #deliciousdailymomentSee this image largerMade it a mile yesterday dragging 50 lbs! Woo hoo - another first in the books! See this image largerMy first Meal Prep Sunday! Whole 30 Cauliflower Fried Rice, PF Changs CopyCat Spicy Green Beans and Teriyaki Tofu! It was a labor of love but so worth it!See this image largerThought it was really worth sharing what a week of true focus has done for me. The numbers don't lie - I've improved in EVERY category - including sleep! #fitbitSee this image largerI posted this on Facebook today to remind those of us still pushing for our New Years Resolutions to do something today to get closer to your goal. Then I got really excited - it's August and I'm still really focused on goals I set in January! See this image largerTwelve years ago today, my everything arrived on this planet. "Fawn boy pug #2" was born in the small town of Horse Cave Kentucky to the late Minnie and Mickey Paws. What an adventure his life would be, what a blessing on my world. Happy 12th Birthday to my "Dr Loomis!" Through every windfall and famine, heartbreak and celebration - he has been my constant - so today we celebrate!See this image largerToday I made my 50th new recipe of 2017 - meeting one of the goals I set for my New Years Resolution! See this image largerHealthy breakfast for the win! Grilled shishito peppers and tomatoes, vegetarian breakfast sausage, egg whites and feta cheese! Forget sugary donuts, frozen waffles and plain jane eggs! My breakfast is better than yours is! hahaSee this image largerNew recipe = Fancy breakfast at my desk at work this morning! Poached eggs over steamed asparagus with a lemon vinaigrette. See this image largerMade more mini frittatas last night! This time around - mushroom goat cheese! Who would have thought I would love meal prep so much! #mealprepSee this image largerAnother awesome new breakfast! Brown rice, steamed broccoli, hummus and a poached egg. YUMM!!See this image largerHere Go Steelers! #sundayfundaySee this image largerEasy meal prep last night - protein pasta, vegetarian meatballs, grilled vegetables and marinara sauce. Brought one to work to enjoy today for lunch! See this image largerHappy Anniversary to my loving, wonderful, sexy, fun and fabulous husband! Three years married and I wouldn't want to be on this adventure with anyone else! (1 comments)See this image largerThings I've done today - massaged kale, spanked a pomegranate. #superfoods See this image largerWords to live by.See this image largerHappy Birthday to the best nephew a girl could ask for! Aunty Abby loves you Silas!! A year of personality shows me your life will be 100% interesting and always amazing! (1 comments)See this image largerComing back to Crossfit after a week off is always hard. Second workout back we have Isabel (ie 30 snatches as fast as possible). I decided to up my weight by 5 lbs from the last time I did this. Or so I thought. Instead I logged my workout this morning to see it was the same weight...BUT I slayed that shit! Cut my time by 3 minutes and 49 seconds since April of this year! #crossfit #likeagirl #girlsgonestrongSee this image largerThat moment your egg white omelette has so much kale in it that it won't close! It's not pretty but it's absolutely delicious!(1 comments)See this image largerLast night's tasty dinner - Kale Greek Chopped Salad! #pinterestinspired (1 comments)See this image largerThere seems to be a theme to my omelets lately- too many vegetables!! #healthypeopleproblemsSee this image largerDay #1 of no snooze alarm for all of January! (1 comments)See this image largerInstead of the snooze button - power yoga. Day #3 of 31 with no snooze!See this image largerFourth day no snooze button! Today's extra time went to meal prepping freezer breakfast sandwiches! Watch out McDonald's - I'm mass producing tasty sandwiches before the sun rises too!(1 comments)See this image largerYoga in the A.M. Crossfit in the P.M. It's Two-A-Day Friday!See this image largerI've been doing Yoga a few mornings a week and this is a quote that I've always loved from Ramakrishna that has felt very fitting to me already in 2018.(1 comments)See this image largerIt's official - bikini season is officially coming early! First trip to Mexico is scheduled for April! Great incentive to work hard and stay strong!(2 comments)See this image largerRan 3 miles this morning before the sun came up! Happy to be back run training! (1 comments)See this image largerWorking out is great, but always remember!(1 comments)See this image largerYesterday was Meal-Prep-Monday! Banana Bread Muffins, Mini Quiches, and Lentil Sweet Potato Chili! (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerTonight is the first night of the 2018 Crossfit Open! Goal - 10 rounds of the scaled workout in 20 minutes! I was awake at 3:45am excited, nervous, and contemplating doing Rx (35 lb dumbbells rather than 20 lb, and toes to bar rather than knee raises - but the weight is a LOT for me) rather than scaled. Still nervous and excited but ready to slay this workout! #intheopen (1 comments)See this image largerLast night's long run training - over 5 Miles! Yay! Pace Sub 10! Woo-hoo! (1 comments)See this image largerHappy Birthday to my favorite "leapling!" She is SO proud that she's still only technically 2. She has no idea how great that it will be to celebrate her 10th birthday when some will say she is 40! (1 comments)See this image largerWhat Crossfit Open Workout 18.2 looked like! Hurts soooo good! #crossfit #intheopen(1 comments)See this image largerFive mile and hill training CRUSHED! Sub 10's again! (1 comments)See this image largerI've been on the fence about it so Spark People - I'll leave it in your hands! 100 likes on this and I'll sign up for my second half marathon! (1 comments)See this image largerIt's official - I signed up for the Flying Pig 10k! Goal - 57 minutes! Time to keep my training on track!See this image larger17 Days until our trip to Cancun! Plot twist - now I have to go to Boston for 3 days RIGHT BEFORE our vacation! (like I literally will be landing on one plane 14 hours before I take off on another!) Hey, at least my hotel in Boston has a gym! See this image largerIf you would have told me at 25 that there would be a point in my life where I would feel guilty for skipping two workouts (Monday run and Tuesday Crossfit) because I am legitimately sick, I would have told you that you were crazy! Now here I am Wednesday morning saying "I have GOT to run tonight. It's just the sniffles" Can't gain back the lost weight, can't loose the gains, speed or distance. #justkeepswimming(2 comments)See this image largerAfter a week of sun, sand and the beauties of Mexico - it is back to reality! While I didn't track while I was away (and thank goodness for that as I don't think I'd want to know!), I did manage to keep my log in streak going!See this image largerAfter a week of sun, sand and the beauties of Mexico - it is back to reality! While I didn't track while I was away (and thank goodness for that as I don't think I'd want to know!), I did manage to keep my log in streak going!See this image largerSomehow I managed to only gain .4 lbs while on vacation! Got lots of steps in but lets face it - when it's all inclusive sometimes you drink more mojitos than you have in your entire life and order nachos at 2 AM... Happy I didn't derail my progress and I'm back at it again! See this image largerI spend more of my days at work than at home. And as such, much of my food consumption happens at my desk. As a reminder, several years ago, I hung a post it that said 130# on my monitor as a reminder of my first big goal weight. Once I reached it, I covered it up with 120#. That 120 lbs has been there for over a year and a half. I think it's time to push so I can put a post it over it that just says "MAINTENANCE." See this image largerFlying in my flying pig after running my first flying pig! My first 10k is in the books! Final finish: 57 minutes 8 seconds! That's 9 minutes, 13 seconds a mile! See this image largerFound a new snack to keep in my desk at work for a healthy afternoon protein pick me up! See this image largerVegetarian Power Bowl for lunch today! Cauliflower Rice, chickpeas, hard boiled egg, avocado, feta cheese, buffalo vegetarian chik'n and sweet heat siracha greek yogurt dressing! See this image largerTwo places I get my killer legs from - my momma and my Crossfit! 85# sled pull for 1 mile was my workout of choice for yesterday! Along with that I did 100 ring rows and started my commitment of doing 100 situps a day for 100 days! See this image largerRan 2 miles this morning before work! Happy to say my average pace was 9:01 a mile! My first mile was a little slow but I blazed through the second mile at a quick 7:41 a mile! See this image largerWhat did I do before I started REALLY appreciating a healthy breakfast? Today's breakfast -Poached eggs, sautéed kale in garlic and red pepper flakes and half a cheese kale croissant. This was SO good! All fresh and local from our farmers market! What did you have for breakfast today?See this image largerDon't be the person going through the drive thru when you can be the person massaging kale for a salad! #healthyeats #eathealthy See this image largerGot up at 6:30 AM to get my run in before the heat! Jokes on me, the heat isn't even going away with the sun these days! I was DRENCHED in sweat when I came home! See this image largerA tasty new lunch I've started bringing to work! Steamed broccolini, udon noodles, hard boiled egg, and Quorn vegetarian chik'n - all in a homemade sauce of siracha, tamari, garlic and a splash of roasted sesame oil. See this image largerA minute doesn't seem that long until...See this image largerI wasn't perfect this week but we seldom are! Today's weigh in is proof that it is not about perfection, but progress! Down 1.6 lbs! See this image largerToday a very sweet coworker brought some very sweet treats! I'm reminding myself with this picture that my goal weight and how I will feel in my bikini in Punta Cuna (on this beach!) in April is sweeter than a cookie or a mini cheesecake! See this image largerRowed a 5k yesterday after work! Did it 39 seconds faster than my personal record time! 23 minutes and 3 seconds! See this image largerRowed a 5k yesterday after work! Did it 39 seconds faster than my personal record time! 23 minutes and 3 seconds!See this image largerWho says taco Tuesday night isn't a part of a healthy lifestyle? Veggie fajitas with guacamole = less than 500 calories!See this image largerFinally printed out my calendar to track my goals for March! Goals include 64 oz of water, taking my supplements, a core workout and no restaurant food every day! See this image largerKilled the Mini Tri last night at Crossfit! 3k Row, 3K Ski, 9k Assault Bike. 50 minutes 15 seconds! See this image largerMy theme song lately...See this image largerDown 1.6 lbs this week! Back in to the 120's again! Thirty five days and less than 5 lbs to go to meet my vacation goal weight! See this image largerKickin butt and taking names! Crossfit Open 2019! See this image largerWe're all just house plants. hahaha See this image largerWhat will you make of yourself today? This week? This month? This year? This lifetime?See this image largerJust got the notification - guess what just got delivered to my house??? This work day can't go fast enough!See this image largerThe thing about having a home gym is you can do the second half of your workout in just a sports bra and yoga pants and you KNOW that no one is judging what you look like! haha Did my first 10k on my Concept 2 Bike yesterday! See this image largerLast nights dinner and I made extras to take to lunch this week and freeze! Vegetarian stuffed peppers stuffed with Beyond Beef crumbles, Israeli couscous, tomatoes, and 3 cheeses (including my favorite - goat cheese!) See this image largerA very veggie forward yummy breakfast today! Poached egg, avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese and vegetarian sausage over sweet potato rice. See this image largerWeigh in day! Not sure I'm going to make my goal weight before vacation like I had planned to but I'm down another lb this week! Officially down 7 of the 10 lbs I was hoping to lose before our trip and I'm only a week out from fun in the sun!See this image largerStarting a new process of printing out a calendar at the beginning of each week and planning out goals, tasks, workouts, etc to keep myself focused. This one is a work in progress, but not bad for a new process the week after vacation! Hopefully can work out the process in the next few weeks! See this image largerMy step daughter has been running this year in school (5th grade) and has been very proud of her progress along the way. She even goes out for little runs around the block, and has talked about joining track or cross country in Jr. High next year. Last night we spent some quality time doing her first 2 mile run! She did absolutely fantastic and thinks we should do a 2 mile run every Wednesday when she comes to our house! Talk about proud mom moments!See this image largerSo.true.See this image largerI've fallen off track lately. BUT it's never too late to start anew. Yesterday I ate within my calories, went to Crossfit for an hour, and drank 8 glasses of water. Today - I continue to make good choices. Tomorrow, I need to make the decision to do the same...See this image largerExercise clothes packed, starbucks calories included in my healthy breakfast, already 2 cups of water in to my 8 for today! My future self thanks me. See this image largerTrying to be hyper focused on fitness and nutrition. I can't afford to gain back any more weight. Today's breakfast. Scrambled eggs (one yolk) with sauteed mushrooms, grape tomatoes and spinach topped with avocado. See this image largerHow are you getting your veggies today? For me breakfast is a big cup of broccoli, poached eggs, hummus and feta cheese. For lunch - it's going to be zoodles and vegetarian meatballs! See this image largerInspiration for our upcoming vacation to Hawaii! Going to see a friend who I haven't seen in a few years -I'd love for her to think I look wonderful. Today starts my plan to drop 10 lbs in the 30 days leading up to our trip! See this image largerThanks to my step daughter for falling on the sword and eating the 270 calorie Double Caramel Magnum icecream bar my husband brought home for me the other night!See this image largerYummy breakfast! Spicy garlic sauteed kale and tomatoes with poached eggs. (1 comments)See this image largerGuess who was up at 6:40 this morning - riding a 10k on my stationary bike before work and watching the sun rise?! See this image largerToday I start anew...AGAIN. And that's okay! 2019 was not my healthiest year. (Plus side - it was nowhere close to my unhealthiest.) But today I dedicate myself to starting 2020 with my health in mind! See this image largerIn my almost 20 years of being a vegetarian - it's a great time to be one! I've been trying out a lot of the new products out there - and they are pretty awesome! See this image largerI had already recommitted to taking care of myself, but my first weigh in of the year this morning proved that was the right decision! I'm hoping to lose 15 lbs before our vacation in April - follow me to see how I plan to do it! See this image largerMaking this tonight! Can't wait for it to be done! It's one of my favorite spark recipes.See this image largerMy sister and her wife started doing Whole30 this New Year. She and I have been messaging each morning (we live a state away) to keep each other motivated and to share our journeys. This morning, she sent me a picture of her Whole30 Compliant breakfast. It looked so good I made the same for breakfast and sent a picture back! #twinning #sisters #whole30 (1 comments)See this image largerHealthy -Check! Free with Kroger coupon - Check! Tastes like chocolate chalk - Check! I'll eat it because it's what I have for my afternoon snack. (200 calories of my day) but I will not buy again! Not even sure I'd take another free one! See this image largerTried out a new super easy lunch that was SUPER tasty! Tasty Bites Madras Lentils & Stone Fire Mini Naan! Yumm!!See this image largerGot my first Daily Harvest box yesterday! This morning, I had my first meal - Spinach + Shiitake Grits Harvest Bowl. I added two poached eggs for protein and a balanced breakfast! While not photogenic, it was delicious! #eathealthySee this image largerStarted my weekend with a killer workout. If you don't do crossfit, look up how to do a devil's press. They are literally the devil. #workout #crossfitSee this image largerHad my 5th Daily Harvest meal for dinner tonight. I made a greek salad to go along with the DH Tomato Zucchini Minestrone Soup! Delicious! So far 4 of the 5 I would get again!See this image largerTrying lots of new stuff today! I had Jack Fruit for the first time and it was delicious! I had it on egg thins (also the first time) and really enjoyed them too! Trying a new DH snack (Cocoa Bites + Vanilla) this afternoon and I'll let you know! See this image largerDo you know exactly what is in your breakfast? Thanks to Daily Harvest, I do! Yummy, this smoothie tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream!See this image largerTasty vegetarian "BLT" salad for dinner with a poached egg and guacamole! Yum!See this image largerI'm going grocery shopping after work. Tell me what's your go to healthy item that is always in your cart! Anything new or exciting you've been trying lately?(1 comments)See this image largerToday's learning moment once again brought to you by Daily Harvest and the crazy stuff that is in my lunch. This is the 3rd time in the last few weeks I've had to google an ingredient. I'd say this is the most interesting. I'm not sure how I feel about it.(1 comments)See this image largerLast night's dinner! "Vegetarian Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats" They were super tasty! Having the last 2 tonight for dinner! See this image largerGiant salad. It's what's for dinner.See this image largerFirst full day of Travel for work! Hit up Whole Foods yesterday when I got to Boston so that I'm not stuck eating restaurant food all week! Tried this Chickpea Curry for the first time today for lunch and I'm loving it!See this image largerThis picture was taken on Saturday but yesterday I got in another 2 mile run! So only 21.5 miles, 75 kilometers and 23 more days to go! (Goals for March - No drinking alcohol, bike 100 Kilometers and run 30 Miles.)See this image largerSee this image larger2020 has not been my best year. Guess who's back? See this image largerDay 2 back. I didn't do perfect yesterday BUT I tracked all of my food and fit in a 30 minute workout. It's all about progress, not perfection! See this image largerLast week, for the first time in a long time - I logged back in to SP. I did my first weigh in, took some measurements - and established some goals. I put 30 glass pebbles in a jar. Today I had my second weigh in - 2 pebbles moved! The optimist in me says only 28 more to go! Down 2.4 lbs for the week!See this image largerSee this image largerSaw this and new I had to share it with my Spark People! Happy Friday everyone! See this image larger300 Calories of beautiful breakfast!See this image largerWeigh in Wednesday and I'm down another 2 lbs! 4.5 lbs in my first two weeks - I'm on the right track! Can't wait to move my two more marbles when I get home from work today! Only 26 more marbles to go! See this image largerStaying strong! This morning a vendor sent bagels and I stuck with my smart pocket stuffed with egg whites, tomatoes and spinach. Then one of our interns turned 21 and there was bourbon and cupcakes! I hung with the crowd to celebrate and ate my already tracked afternoon snack afterwards! It was hard but I have the willpower!See this image largerSee this image largerOfficially down 7.8 lbs in one month! See this image largerHad my first "Poke Bowl" for lunch. Made it with avocado, white rice, match sticked carrots, shaved fresh jalapeno, shaved cucumbers tossed in rice vinegar, cilantro, and vegan "Good Catch Tuna." See this image largerMy favorite common misconception to debunk is that healthy eating, dieting or losing weight means you constantly have to be hungry! That's a full dinner plate, with everything specifically weighed and measured - coming in at 304 calories, 26 carbs, 11 grams of fat and 29 grams of protein! Great way to spend breakfast when working from home! See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter On my way! Only about 13ish more lbs to go! See this image largerGuess who's finishing their first ever Crossfit Open tonight? Yay!!!! Bring on 17.5 baby! It was my goal just to compete. And after tonight - I will be a success! I joked that my goal was just to not be the one who took dead last in our gym. Though guess what - that's better than not competing at all! As of last week's scores I'm in the top 5 of the scaled division for our gym! And #310 out of almost 1000 in my division in the state of Ohio! Couldn't be prouder!See this image largerSuns out - guns out! Me on St. Patty's Day showing off my Crossfit muscles!(1 comments)See this image largerCrossfit Open - Workout 17.3 like a boss baby! See this image largerSummer bodies are made in the winter! My favorite mantra these last few months!See this image largerMe as I crossed the 2016 Battle Frog Race finish line! (1 comments)See this image largerMe and Will showing our guns after the 2016 Battle Frog! (1 comments)See this image largerMe and one of my good friends right after doing the 2016 Battle Frog Race!(2 comments)See this image largeris saddened by the world this the hatred, by the divide. See this image largerMy new wheels! (1 comments)See this image largerTired. Was at the emergency vet last night until almost 11 with our gentle giant. Luckily it's just a back injury. Happy I listened to her when she just seemed miserable. Poor girl...(1 comments)See this image largerRocking out after the Rusty Race 5k! (1 comments)See this image largerCrossfit fun! (4 comments)See this image largerSt. Maarten Trip - June 2016! Look at them buff arms!(2 comments)See this image largerday 200 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/20/2016See this image largerOur local farmers market opened last night! I got eggs, hummus, salsa, spicy mustard, kettle corn for DH and fresh sprouts! Love, LoVe, LOVE buying fresh local! See this image largerApril Run - Matt Haverkamp Foundation 5k! See this image largerIs it really that abnormal to have a monkey and a minion on your desk? I mean they both serve a purpose. The monkey shoots foam balls ( for obvious office defense needs) and the minion is a USB drive!(2 comments)See this image largerday 150 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/31/2016See this image largerHeart Mini - 1/2 Marathon - Team "Your Pace or Mine"See this image largerMe and The Bestie - Mini Heart 1/2 Marathon! Our FIRST Half!See this image largerMe and the bestie running the Leap Day 4k!See this image largerMe and the hubby at The Whiskey Trail !(1 comments)See this image largerI'm one big health and wellness stereotype! Came home from Crossfit and made zoodles with vegetarian spicy bolognese!(1 comments)See this image largerday 100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/10/2016See this image largerFriday lunch is no longer just lunch. It's an event where I stuff tons of healthy foods in to a sweet potato! And I'm loving it!(4 comments)See this image largerMake the time. See this image largerOfficially down 20 lbs! Where did I keep this on my body before???(1 comments)See this image largerWoohoo! Second 5k and it was OHHH SOO good! Official time 28:39 - that's almost 5 minutes faster than my first 5k in December!(5 comments)See this image largerBecause 'Bad A$$ is Beautiful!"(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerday 30 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/2/2015See this image largerOur Norris Lake Trip! July 2015(1 comments)See this image largerHalloween 2015! Me and my hubby.(2 comments)See this image largeris starting her official 1/2 marathon training program today! See this image Just saw this and suggested to my husband that I might want it. A LOT. King Bob! Banana! Steelers!See this image largerproud to say I ran my first 5K this weekend! I felt really awesome afterwards and am looking forward to registering for one in January! Thinking I may do a race a month in 2016!See this image largerday 50 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/22/2015See this image largerday 75 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/16/2016See this image largerBwahaha! Love this! (1 comments)See this image largerRockin a size 6 after dropping 18 lbs!(2 comments)See this image largerMy new look! Loving my thinner face and new hair cut and color! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerday 30 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/19/2015See this image largerOur big day! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerOur happy pug - relaxin by the pool!(3 comments)See this image largerOur rescue pup - Ruby. She's 90 lbs of love and crazy! Not bad for a Boxer/ Great Dane!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerAfter my 17 lb drop last summer!See this image largerWith the love of my life - who loves me no matter the weight - but supports my decision to get more fit!(1 comments)See this image larger

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