Rut be gone!

Man oh man! Last couple weeks I was in a SERIOUS rut. I came up with every excuse in the book to put off or skip a workout/run, eat this when I should be eating that, etc…I just felt stagnant and stuck.

Late last week though the fog lifted and I got my butt back in gear. Had an awesome 4 mile run and weight session Saturday which solidified how much I need the increased activity in my life. It wore me out, but I felt great afterwards – mentally, physically, and emotionally. 

Sunday I prepped my lunches for the week and got to use my new electric wok which was super exciting! Never thought I would love a kitchen appliance as much as I love it! Normally when I make a big batch of fried rice I have to divide it into 3 batches because my stovetop wok was so small. To be able to get it all done at once was a nice treat and timesaver! So happy my step-mom didn’t have a need for it in her kitchen now that they’re all unpacked. Score for me!

Shredded boneless skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot, fried rice with veggies and egg, with broccoli and cabbage 😍

Last night I tried out a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout and holy crap! I was insanely worn, wobble legs and all, and lets talk about how I’m definitely feeling it this morning! Definitely going to have to add that into the rotation on non-run days.

I’m trying my best to log parts of my journey here. For more day to day stuff make sure to find me on Instagram @eat_run_mom_repeat

I need a vacation…

Hope everyone had a fantabulous weekend! I definitely enjoyed my 3 day weekend 😀

Started the weekend off Friday wondering just how effective my interval training has been with increasing my endurance. My co-workers were talking about all doing a 5K ina few months and it got me thinking….dangerous right?! I decided I would see how well I could run a 5K. In less than 36mins apparently 🙌🏻 Last mile was rough but I’m super proud of myself for not giving up. 


The rest of the weekend was spent with family enjoying super yummy food I don’t normally eat. Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, homemade white gravy….so worth every bite! Since my guy and I both had Monday off we decided to head to our favorite spot and do a little night fishing. Only caught a catfish, but the views didn’t disappoint!


Happy Fri-Yay!

“At Garden Elementary, we grow character.”
This morning I got to start my day at the Character Breakfast Celebration where my munchkin received an award for being a shining example of gratitude. Ugh. My heart could burst with how proud I am of her and how proud she was to be recognized by her classmates and teacher for this! 

Let’s finish the week strong and make it a great weekend! Weather isn’t going to be that great in this neck of the woods but we desperately need the rain here in SWFL. We have a MASSIVE wildfire burning a few miles down I-75 from us that has been burning since last Saturday that has burned almost 4000 acres. Across the state right now there are I think close to 15 wildfires going. This time of year down here can be rough so I’m grateful for a rainy weekend and hope it puts an end to our fires for a bit. 

Monday Motivation 

I strive to show my daughter each and every day that she is capable of so much more than she realizes. This week she’s given me two examples that prove I’m on the right track. 

Thursday night at her make-up session for gymnastics the different teacher pushed her to try something on her own and after one unsuccessful try she nailed it! She was so proud of herself, her smile made my heart burst!

And today I get notice she was been nominated as a ‘Gracious Gator’, one of the most gracious students for the entire  kindergarten group! Ugh this girl is my world and I am so proud of her ❤️❤️❤️

Our little ones are ALWAYS watching!

Thankful & Grateful

I had to sit back and let it sink in this morning just how lucky I am to have the team of ladies I work with. It’s rare to find a group of like minded ladies which such different backgrounds and life experiences. It’s a great feeling knowing you are supported and appreciated at all levels. Such a different feeling from my previous job! 

Munchkin had such a great time at gymnastics last night after missing last week because of the ear infection. I absolutely love watching her challenge herself and have fun while doing it ❤️  She is such a cool little person!

I’m hoping I am up to a light run tonight after work. I feel like I’m going through withdrawals from not running this last week. Fingers crossed I can knock out a couple miles tonight!

Well, this sucks

A couple months ago I was the sickest I have been in a LONG time. Started off with Flu A and B, then viral bronchitis, which turned into a viral pneumonia. After I finally kicked it I made the decision to make better choices for myself and to get moving again. I felt like I finally hit my rhythm and guess what?!


Several coworkers were sick last week and my munchkin had the start of an ear infection on Tuesday so I knew I would end up with something…

I’m proud of myself for still getting my meals prepped for lunch this week. Nothing fancy but it works considering I felt like I was near death cooking it. 


Now I will sit here with my homemade soup and binge season one of Vikings until I fall asleep 😴 

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!!!