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…

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…

Why Being A Working Mom Sucks.

Tonight is the first night I won’t put my baby to bed. She is 3 days from being 4 months old and tonight I won’t be there to feed her, put her jammies on, kiss her on the forehead, and lay her in her bed. I hate it. I hate everything about it. Que the…

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…

Pinning in September: Wedding Fever.

Fair warning this post is WAY more than just some pins and wedding stuff. Oh Pinterest. Here we go again with the wedding board. Single, dating, married; doesn’t matter we all have that wedding board or we have at least a couple hundred wedding pins just in case one day it happens. Why shouldn’t I…

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…

3 Products I Use Daily.

Everyone asks, what diet are you on? What supplements do you take or shakes do you drink? What workout plan do you follow? Simple answer I’m not on a diet, not taking any supplements or drinking shakes, and I don’t follow a certain workout plan. Eat healthy and drink lots of water, take a multivitamin,…

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…