Guys. 2017 is HALF over. Craziness. This spring has truly flown by and I don't think the summer will be any slower. I decided since we are at the halfway point for the year, I would do a little check-in to see how my 2017 goals are progressing! Financial Goals Pay at least $20,000 towards … Continue reading Halfway Done- How Am I Doing?
So, I did a whole series back in the fall about my fitness journey, but have not really followed up on my current exercise regimen other than talking about goals for the new year. I mentioned in Part 3 that a huge turning point in my fitness journey was the discovery of CrossFit back in 2013. … Continue reading CrossFit Stole My Heart [Again]
So, I broke my New Year's resolution. I missed a week of blog posting. I think this is a common time of year for these things to happen. January is just far enough away for the internal fire to have started to die down, and we really forget the why behind our resolutions. It's very … Continue reading Uninspired: Working Hard on Days You Don’t Want To
I was at work the other day, and inevitably as a night shifter, everyone's sleep schedules became a topic of conversation. I touched on my sleep scheduled a little while back in this post. I shared my sleep and workout schedule on a few nursing pages, and SO many people were appalled that I "only" got … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sleep
Let me start off by saying, I've got it pretty easy. I have zero kids, and a super low maintenance cat. I work a normal full-time amount of hours, and I do not have any super-imposing life or family issues that I have to manage. However, I am a big proponent of the idea that … Continue reading How To Get Sh*t Done When You Have Literally No Time
Hey everyone! Hope your weeks are you well so far. I happily survived #WinterStormJupiter [insert We Will Rebuild meme here]. I am working an extra shift this week and wanted to be well-prepared before my work week started, so my main concern was if there would be any food left by the time I braved the store … Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan + Grocery Haul + A Local Pig Box
Hey friends! So this weekend was AMAZING. Another friend who turned 25 yesterday and I got 14 of our friends together for a spa weekend. Lots of drinks, lots of food, lots of laughter. Truly a weekend to remember. Then I came home and I was all pumped for yesterday. I had Monday off which … Continue reading What We’re Eating This Week + Grocery Haul
So after being fairly open about my fitness progress over the last 4 years, my bodybuilding competitions, and my focus on what goes into my body I get lots of questions from family, friends, and strangers on Instagram about what my "diet" is like. While I am not a nutritionist or dietician, I have used … Continue reading What the Heck is IIFYM?
I am very excited to share this recipe for two reasons: first, because this recipe is delicious, and super modifiable for any lifestyle. Second, because this was inspired by my friends over at SkinnyPop who reached out and asked me to share my favorite lunch ideas! You guys. SkinnyPop! I am so thankful for their recognition, and to … Continue reading Burger Salad (Inspired by SkinnyPop!)
So this will be the final part of "My Fitness Journey". This is really all about mindset and how the key to finding your happy place is trying different approaches and finding what works for you. As I've written about before, I've tried a lot of different diet approaches: Lean Cuisine special- super low cal, … Continue reading Part 4: Finding Balance