Guys, I finished the 8-week LIIFT4 program this week! I went from using baby 2-lb weights to making it through “shred” weeks 7 and 8 without dying! Other than training for my running milestones, this is the first time I’ve gone through an entire workout program from start to finish and I can’t even tell… Continue reading LIIFT4 Program – COMPLETED!
Good morning! It’s late April, but that didn’t stop Mother Nature from sending us some cold, rainy (and snowy for some) weather yesterday. It’s still quite cold this morning, but it’s supposed to be sunny and 60 later today, so I may be able to get a good dose of Vitamin D yet this weekend.… Continue reading Week 1 of LIIFT4
I’m getting to the end of Phase 1 of Lean & Strong, y’all! If you haven’t been following along, I’m doing an experiment to try to find out what has been causing my weight gain, since I’ve gained about 20 pounds over the last several years. I feel like overall I live a pretty healthy… Continue reading Phase 1 of Lean & Strong – the end is near!
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, everyone! Happy Monday! It was a great weekend! On Saturday, my husband and I went to the gym and had a great workout! I’m just so excited about the progress I’m making with my strength. I’m up to 115 pounds on the deadlift, and I can push 255 pounds on the prowler. I’m carrying… Continue reading Logging food – EYE OPENING
Hello! How has your week been so far? Another 3-day weekend is coming up, which I’m very excited about. Kayla had her surgery on Monday and things went well. She was able to go home that night and has been staying with us during her recovery. She has some pain and needs assistance getting around,… Continue reading Gym update
For the first time since I started running almost six years ago, I’m considering retirement. Just typing these words makes me experience a tornado of emotions. But first, let me explain why I’m thinking of quitting for good. I have some arthritis in my left knee. The pain has been tolerable, and the knee didn’t… Continue reading Retiring from running?
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
It’s been quite the week, hasn’t it? For me, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster. For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, this won’t come as any surprise: I voted for Hillary, so when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that Donald Trump is our next POTUS, I was… Continue reading I joined a gym!