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Day 72: Mixing Fun + Responsibility
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      10 comments

On my journey of living like a kid this month, I'm going to take this week to highlight my oldest daughter, Mika. It never ceases to amaze me how much I can learn from this kid. I seriously don't know how she's mine. She has been spectacularly e... Read more
Day 68: What I've Learned This Week
Saturday, October 08, 2016      11 comments

So... I have spent the last week trying my best to live like a kid. I played volleyball, tried to laugh about things more often than not, and even went on a field trip with Neven's 2nd grade class yesterday! What have I discovered? I am stressss... Read more
Day 61: Live Like A Kid!
Saturday, October 01, 2016      15 comments

My theme for October is "Live Like A Kid." I am pretty much always feeling like a ball of anxiety and stress, but September has been especially taxing. I completely forgot to relax, have fun, and not get too deep in everything around me. ... Read more
Day 56: 10 reasons I want to lose weight + an update
Monday, September 26, 2016      15 comments

With the things that have been happening in my little world, I missed doing the assignments for the 5% Challenge. I feel they're important for my motivation level, though, so I'm going to chip away at them bit by bit. Here are 10 reasons I want ... Read more
Day 51: Eating My Stress Away
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      18 comments

I feel a little sad that I'm 51 days into my journey and have just been bouncing back and forth between the same 5 pounds. I suppose I have learned some things that will help me in the big picture, though. I have also stuck with almost 5 weeks o... Read more
Day 38: Body Shame & Birthing Babies
Thursday, September 08, 2016      14 comments

Every single day at work for a very long time now, I walk into the bathroom where there is a giant mirror and my eyes instantly go to my belly. I really hate my belly. Even when I was in high school and was at an "acceptable" weight, I had that ... Read more
Day 31: And it has begun...
Thursday, September 01, 2016      10 comments

...The kids are beginning to go back to school. I love them, but I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am. I don't know if it's their ages, the fact that I'm trying to really change some of my habits, the stress from my job, or whatever ... Read more
Day 23: Leg Day Makes Me Cry
Friday, August 19, 2016      13 comments

Serioulsly, I cried twice. I was warned that leg day isn't usually a favorite, so I thought I had prepared myself for it. I was wrong. The first time I cried it was because I wasn't strong enough to do the exercise. Not even one rep. I felt like... Read more
Day 22: The Cutest Barbell Ever
Thursday, August 18, 2016      12 comments

Yesterday was crap. Just total crap. Because of my extreme dislike for my job (which is especially disappointing because I have loved it for so many years), I am having a hard time not spending all day just whining and being ticked at life. But ... Read more
Day 20: The Ridiculous Face of Pride
Monday, August 15, 2016      12 comments

See this face? This ridiculous face? This is the face of exhausted pride! I made it through the first day of my plan. It was only about 30 minutes lo... Read more
Day 19: My Very Own Personal Trainer
Sunday, August 14, 2016      7 comments

So I've said it before, but I'll say it again... I'm kinda pretty lucky because I'm about to have my very own certified personal trainer in-house. Chuck will get his certification this coming November. He needs to create a program for a potentia... Read more
Day 18: The Beauty in a Terrible Day
Saturday, August 13, 2016      10 comments

Today was the big day... Festival day! I was having anxiety problems as I usually do for this event, but I figured it would all work out in the end and everything would be fine. Well, I was wrong. Honestly, it was a pretty terrible day. Don't ge... Read more
Day 15: Swiss Cake Rolls... Mmmmm...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      10 comments

Yes, I did it. I ate a Swiss Cake Roll for breakfast. They are my absolute weakness so I need to keep them out of the house, but since I gave myself a pass yesterday, I bought one. I ate 2 last night. When I woke up this morning, there was only ... Read more
Day 14: Stresssssed out
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      10 comments

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Day 10: I dreamed a dream...
Friday, August 05, 2016      13 comments

I woke up this morning feeling mentally, well, weird. I have a bit of a headache, but it was far overshadowed by this icky feeling I had inside. As I sat down on the couch to allow myself to wake up a bit, I started to remember a dream I had dur... Read more

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