“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”

“Comparison IS the thief of joy,” -Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy was right. Over the last month I’ve been going to the gym 5-6 days a week, eating healthy, and avoiding the junk. The scale and my clothes are proof, down 12 pounds. I’m proud of myself. I feel like I’m slowly getting back to myself. Today,…

What Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds.

There is no magic pill. There is no magic shake, tea, or drink. There is only consistency and work. After losing over 125 lbs in one year I find myself a little on the fluffier side again. Now that baby is 8 months old it’s time to get serious again. I’ve been maintaining my current…

Finally Back At the Gym: Post Baby Number Two

New Year new me! I’ll pass, how about I’m finally not exhausted, my baby finally enjoys being in her carrier, and I finally have a routine somewhat down. New year, new me is a great concept, if it works for you. I lean more toward everyday is a chance to be a better you, not…

New Year, Big Announcements Baby!

2017 may have been one of the best years of my life so far. Aside from 2010, when my daughter entered my life, 2017 was right up there with the best of the best. I left an unhealthy marriage, moved to a new town, continued improving my health even further than I ever thought I…

Mom, It’s Okay To Be A Little Selfish.

I’m a year in, over 100 pounds lost, and feeling great. I’ve gotten so much positive response and encouragement, really it’s great. I’ve had a lot of support and hardly any negativity, but there is one question that’s been getting harder and harder to answer. This question has become more about defending myself than simply…

Quick Weekend Meal Prep.

Here is what September looked like for me. Went to the big rivalry game of the Iowa State Cyclones vs. The Iowa Hawkeyes. Unfortunately as you can see (bottom left) my team lost. Go State! Mid September my daughter and I had to say goodbye to our dog, Blaze. He was with me for almost…

One Year Anniversary.

September 1st marked ONE YEAR since I started towards my goal of a healthier me. I wanted to lose 100lbs. As of September 1st, 2017, I’m down 123lbs and in the best shape I’ve ever been in. I’m also the happiest I’ve ever been. So much has happened in one year. Not only health wise…

Pinning in August.

Did anyone else miss the entire month of August? It’s hard to believe that summer is over, the kiddos are back in school, and Fall is just around the corner. Although I do enjoy summer, the best time of year is FALL! Football, cooler weather, boots, hoodies, fall colors, and Halloween! Fall is the best….

8 Non-Scale Victories to Keep You Motivated

What is a Non-scale Victory? It’s something that happens during your weight loss journey that isn’t represented by a number on the scale. We focus so much on hitting the next number on the scale, or telling ourselves, “If I could just get to 150lbs I’d feel amazing.” There is more to weight loss than…

Losing the first 100.

Day after day, for years, I would tell myself, “This is the day. Today I start eating right and working out.” My intentions were always good. I would make that morning shake, go for a walk in the afternoon, try to eat some protein and veggies for lunch,ย dinner I would do the same. Some attempts…