“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,…

Breaking Bad Habits: Fast Food

Anyone else being lazy and eating like crap…..no….I’m the only one? So I’ve been way too lazy on the meal prepping, cooking, packing lunch, whatever you want to call it. I haven’t been doing it. I could use every excuse under the sun: I work too much, we have dance and sports, or I don’t…

Worth.

Today is one of those days. It can go one of two ways. Let someone else rip apart that last shred of self confidence I’ve been clinging to for quite a while and become the negative catty Lindsay, or say fuck this and say I’m better off without it. Maybe I’ve been holding onto something…

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…

Surviving the Winter Blues

As I sat down to write this post it started to snow. Again. Yes it’s Iowa. Yes it’s Winter. I know all of this. I’ve known it my whole life. The problem is the Winter Blues are real. January and February feel like the longest months of the year. Even if we don’t get record…

Your One Stop Shop For Thyroid Health Information

Anyone else tired of scanning the entire internet for good thyroid health information? I was completely overwhelmed with all the info so to save you some time, here are some things I found helpful. I’ve compiled a list of all the helpful sites, Pinterest Boards, and Facebook Groups that I’ve found informative. If you’d like…

My Hypothyroidism Story: The Quick Version

“Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to meet the needs of the body. The thyroid is underactive. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, or the way the body uses energy. If thyroxine levels are low, many of the body’s functions slow down.” -Medical News Today ‘What is Hypothyroidism?’ By James McIntosh…

What You Didn’t Expect, When You’re Expecting.

Let’s start this off with a few intros or disclaimers, what ever you want to call the fact that I’m not a doctor, a professional, or anything that has any kind of degree in being perfect. Just a mom. So you’re expecting your first baby? Time to plan a shower, decorate the baby’s room, pick…

Easy Lactation Shake Recipe

I’ve pinned hundreds of lactation shake recipes and haven’t tried a single one. I have neither the motivation or time to get the blender out, chop the fruits and veggies, make a shake, and then clean the blender. That sounds like an excuse but here is a recipe that’s way easier. You’ll Need: UpSpring Milk…

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…