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Recommitting to the Goal – Update

Recommitting to the Goal – Update

Two weeks ago I wrote this post about not feeling great about where I was at – and recommitting to the goal.  And I want to give you guys an update of how I’ve been doing, struggles and victories, as well as my progress so far.  That being said, let’s jump right in! Graham took these pictures of me 2 weeks ago, as I really wanted a baseline to track my progress.  I always love seeing “before” and “after” pictures,…

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Recommitting to the Goal

Recommitting to the Goal

Last May I sent an email to my brother-in-law asking for his help.  I had tried and tried to get back to where I was pre-pregnancy, and I kept getting so.close, yet never could quite reach my goal.  I felt that I was eating “clean,” and yet was struggling with what I affectionately called the “mom pouch.”  I would wake up with a flat stomach, but the minute I ate breakfast I felt like it kept growing all day long….

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My week in review – workout style

My week in review – workout style

Hello everyone!  I know I don’t normally post on Tuesdays, but I just wanted to jump on real quick with a rundown of last week’s workouts.  I have taken notice that the blog has been very family and food focused lately.  But don’t think that means I’m not fitting in my fitness!  I have recently decided to add in some additional quick workouts to my regular twice weekly gym nights – and this was the result of last week. Monday…

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How Barre Helped me recover from childbirth

How Barre Helped me recover from childbirth

Barre is something I had never even heard of until after Reagan was born.  I didn’t know anyone who took the classes, and I had no idea a studio existed right in my hometown.  To give you a little back story of how I got involved with Barre, let me start with Reagan’s birth story.  As most people say, your second labor usually goes much faster than your first – Reagan was no exception!  Once my labor really got going…

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Non-running goals – update

Non-running goals – update

I know I have talked a lot lately about how I am currently not running, but making the most of my gym nights instead.  And I briefly mentioned setting non-running related goals to work towards instead (I am a competitive person by nature – it’s in my blood).  So I wanted to touch base on how I am doing so far with these goals.  I also am hoping this will help with accountability.  I have never bought into the concept…

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How many workouts do you really need?

How many workouts do you really need?

I have been a certified “fitness junkie” for years now.  I thrive on the adrenaline, the feeling of pushing my body to the limits.  I love the feeling of getting my heart pounding  and being drenched in sweat.  There is nothing like that shaky muscle feeling after a workout in my opinion – you know, when you can barely sit down or raise your arms above your head?  Bring.it.on! For years I have craved that feeling.  I have bounced all…

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Do things in your life die?

Do things in your life die?

Nathan and I were talking the other night, and I admitted to him that I feel like a part of me has been lost ever since I stopped running.  Running is how I defined myself for a long time (ever since college) and it is strange to not have that part of my identity right now.  That’s not to say I won’t start running again in the future, but for now I am content without it.  But that doesn’t mean…

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Running vs. Weight Training

Running vs. Weight Training

I know I’ve mentioned it on here before, but I’m in a kind of strange place right now in regards to exercise.  Normally this time of year I am ramping up to start training for a spring half marathon.  I am pouring over training plans, locating all of my winter running gear, and overall getting excited about having a goal to work towards.  This year is different.  I’m not running a spring half marathon – actually I’m not even running…

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Hurts so good…

Hurts so good…

So I wasn’t going to post today, but after last night I just HAD to jump on real quick.  I have been sick for the past 2 weeks, and have done next to nothing physical during that time.  I attempted a 3-mile trail run when I “thought” I was healed (wrong) and I walked 2 miles for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.  Other than that, it’s been a whole lot of sleeping, reading, and “relaxing.”  For a type A…

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The Power of My Bubble

The Power of My Bubble

I recently read this post by Nicole describing the power of her “bubble,” and it really resonated with me.  I find myself running in various “bubbles” in my day-to-day life.  Mom bubble, endurance athlete bubble, clean eating bubble, and gym rat bubble.  They are my support system, people I look to for advice, and those that don’t judge me for being “me.”  You could say they are my family outside of my family  My “mom bubble” obviously came about after…

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