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 😴 

Holy Moly

What a looooong weekend! My parents recently relocated to Florida and started construction on a new house. This past week they closed and got the keys! Yay! That meant moving them from their rental to their new home this weekend. You know you are getting more steps in that usual when your app chirps at you cheering you on before 10am lol 😂 

Because of limited time and funds Sunday night meal prep is pretty basic. Made some tuna salad with mashed avocado instead of mayo and a cucumber/onion salad in a red wine vinaigrette. Boiled some eggs for snacks too. Nothing fancy but it works!

What are your go-to meal preps when you lack time/funds?

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…