A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door.
Run the Bluegrass was truly an EXPERIENCE! It was held March 28, 2015 in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. My HB signed us both up for this race--more so of a surprise to me. I'll admit...I smiled when I received the confirmation in my inbox. The HB is a "Bling Chaser" (i.e., he runs for the shine, not the time--yes, that's his mantra)....more
It is tiny, yet mightyTwo years ago I bought what soon would become my best friend and motivation for years to come, a Fitbit One. Since the day I took it out of the box, my life has changed. Trust me, it is not an overstatement. What is so great about this device? Read on for an answer! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that this post is solely my opinion and is NOT sponsored by Fitbit or any other company. I am writing this to share how I feel about the device and maybe help you decide if you need a fitness tracker. There are newer models out there, but I will be discussing the core features of Fitbit that are present in all of their latest trackers....more
Did you know we have 2.6 million sweat glands in our system? I think some of mine should have dried up by now! Yet there is only potassium and salt apparently in sweat …I was so hoping a nice ounce or two of fat would drip off me too but apparently that only happens to chickens on a rotisserie not me on a stationary bike at +20 level....more
230.2 pounds for today’s weigh-in! I jogged (or rather, walked briskly) right past that 30 pound mark – woohoo! That’s 2.6 pounds lost in the 3 days I’ve been back on induction-level carbs and SO CLOSE to the 220s! But the bigger milestone with 230.2? My lowest weight in 8 or 9 YEARS was 230.8, back in 2012. I haven’t weighed this low since 2007 or 2008. That’s when I put on 50 something pounds from the undertreated Hashimoto’s… Except for that low in 2012, I’ve mostly been stuck in the 250s since 2009....more
Anyone who has trouble making changes in life should read Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. I subscribe to her newsletter, so I already knew that I am what she calls an Obliger....more
Decluttering my house has been a new routine that started with committing to wake up 5 minutes earlier every morning three years ago. This habit and routine enabled me to add other life giving habits. Habit begets habit. This post will share how 5 minutes a day can be life changing. ...more