Let this marinade in your mind

I’m trying so hard to put in the effort. Today I hit 4000 steps after my lunchtime walk 🙌🏻 

Had to get a good walk in to try and loosen my right hip up. I hit 4.34 miles last night and I’m feeling it. Now to research hip flexor exercises. 


Where do I start?!

Now that I finally have a few moments while munchkin warms up at gymnastics I’ll fill you in on the craziness that is life!

So let’s see. I prepped some awesome lunches for the week on Sunday. 

Baked boneless skinless chicken thighs, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and loads of roasted veggies! Sunday was also my best run by far! 

It felt great to really push myself and hit by highest mileage in a long time. Work has been crazy the last week or two and my two runs this weekend were a MAJOR stress reliever. I’m down three pounds since restarting this journey and making a commitment to getting healthy! I took some pics to track visual progress just because I know the number in the scale isn’t the the ‘end all, be all’. I’m already noticing some small changes in my body which is great. I even had a patient point out how different I look from my picture on my badge. 

This was end of July 2016! What a difference stress reduction and a healthier lifestyle make!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Tomorrow is hump day already!!!

I’m back I swear

Phew! What a long holiday weekend!! 

Managed to get a good run in Friday morning before the craziness ensued which was a plus! 

Great day/night with family: barbecue at the park which resulted in two very tired kiddos. More family time Saturday swimming and more swimming. Despite waking up with a vicious migraine Sunday I spent the first half of the day in the kitchen. Had to make sides for easter dinner: mashed sweet potato casserole and mashed potatoes, both turned out super yummy 😋 While making those I got my meal prep done. 

My teriyaki chicken cooked overnight in crockpot so all I had to do was shred it. Made brown fried rice along with roasted: tri-color peppers, green beans, mushrooms, baby carrots, and broccoli. After looking at my meal tracking last week I needed to up my protein and reduce fat. Much better ratios with this meal and snack choices this week. 

As much as I didn’t want to I made myself run last night and I CRUSHED it! 3.30 miles with my interval training app plus weights. 

Definitely kicked my own ass last night but it felt great! Tonight is gymnastics night for munchkin which means late dinner. I’m debating on running the stairs in our building tonight instead of taking a rest day…

Mini Victory 

20 years ago (god that’s hard to admit😳) I competed in the Canadian High School Rowing Championships with the T.C. Williams Lightweight 8 in the 57kg division. I remember how stoked we were with the higher weight limits versus those we had had all season in the U.S. 😂

Small victory last night in the fact that: 1. I can still fit into this shirt and 2. I could still make weight 20yrs later! I may not be in as good of shape as I was 20yrs ago, but given the length of time and one kiddo later I’m taking this victory and running with it!!! I’m a work in progress and so excited about what I can achieve through this process. 

Full body weight circuit done last night followed by a delicious tuna salad! Beyond happy with last night and the fact that today is my Friday!


Completed day 4 of my Zen Labs 13.1 trainer. It started off ugly because of tightness from ALL the squats from the day before. By the end of the run though I felt great! My sweetie made me a yummy dinner while I got cleaned up and got to relax watching a new TV show. 

Monday’s are one of my favorite days during the week because it’s one of our days when it’s just the two of us. That alone time is something I cherish just as much as the nights when we are filled to the brim with kiddos ❤️

Sore Today, Strong Tomorrow 

After lifting weights two days in a row this weekend I am definitely feeling it! I forgot how good it feels 😀 

Saturday I completed 3.05 miles with my Zenlabs 13.1 training. I had this ‘ah hah’ moment mid-point in that run…this rush of happiness and unbelievable clarity that reminded me how much I truly loved running. I was only planning on completing my run and calling it a day but I felt so great afterwards that I decided to do some weights too! 

Sunday was weights only, full body session, alllll the squats! Then spent the evening prepping. I put together Greek turkey burgers that smelled ah-mazing and I can’t wait to did into them for lunch today!

Short week this week so all four meals prepped and ready to grab and go. 

I prepped so many veggies that I was able to make a yummy pasta primavera for dinner and have plenty left over for tonight.