Something New?

Yesterday I turned down a job offer. One of the best offers I’ve had recently. It had everything I wanted: Monday through Friday, weekends and Holidays off, set working hours, and the pay was not far off from my current pay.  After working almost 12 years of weekends, holidays, rotating schedules, and missing out on…

School is OUT!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted but I promise it’s for good reason. We are on day 40(ish) of ‘Social Distancing’ and in Iowa we aren’t on ‘Lockdown’. School is out for the rest of the year (19-20), gyms and salons are still closed, and only essentials are working. So many are bummed about…

Heart Hunters

Wanted to share our front window. We’ve been taking nightly walks and love seeing all the hearts around town. ♡ Hoping to get back into writing more soon. -Lindsay

Quarantine: Week One.

The Lose It Weight Loss Challenge was supposed to end TODAY. I obviously don’t have to explain why it was ended early, but here we are. On March 16th gyms in Iowa were ordered to close. As of that date I was at my lowest weight of 241.8. With no gym, social distancing, and the…

Goodbye 2019.

This year has been a challenge. There have been many highs and many, many lows. I watched my youngest go from a baby to a walking, running little one and my oldest become a young lady. We went through some of the worst financial situations I’ve ever experienced (still are) but there is a light…

271.

271. On October 20th I weighed in at 271. I now have 60 lbs to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I’d like to offer up 1,000 different excuses: life, kids, work, no time…but there aren’t any. I’ve been eating like crap, not going the gym, and had almost zero energy. The only,…

Happy Fall Y’all!

Rain, rain go away basic girls want to play! So far this Fall has been full of rain and more rain. The rivers are high again and the ground is soaked and muddy. We NEED some sunshine and cool crisp Fall air! Aside from the rain, we’ve managed to have some Fall fun. Last week…

Instagram: Insecurity Equals Profit.

Do I have an Instagram account? Yes, I actually run four of them. Do I like Instagram? Yes, I like the idea of Instagram, I just don’t like what it’s becoming. Instagram started as a place to share photos. To see beauty from all parts of the world through other’s eye. It was a way…

Not Pictured.

Do you ever look at a photo and remember that exact moment? Exactly what you were doing, or how you were feeling? This is that photo for me. Three years ago (yesterday 9/17) I was almost 300 lbs, married, and I was miserable.  I was so unhappy with where I was in life, who I…

Burnout.

I’m having a hard time finding motivation lately. Going to the gym feels like the ultimate burden and work somehow feels like my only escape or mini break, weird, right? Anyone else feel like this lately? I don’t know if it’s the time of year and the fact that Summer just won’t leave. Knowing Fall…