21 Day Fix · Beachbody · fitness · random thoughts · weight loss

Health Focus – Sometimes It Is About The Numbers

We've all heard weight loss experts encourage us by saying "when you're working out to lose weight, don't worry if your weight goes down slowly, you're building muscle, it isn't about the number on the scale."  This is true, and it's an important idea I hope everyone grasps.  When you're training to lose fat, your… Continue reading Health Focus – Sometimes It Is About The Numbers

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Super Bowl 49 – My 4 Game Day Must-Dos

I don't do roman numerals.  Does anyone know why the NFL uses roman numerals for the Super Bowl count?  I think they do it just to be fancy!I'm very excited for the game this evening, since my Seahawks are playing for their 2nd consecutive title!  My Facebook feed has been a lot of fun for… Continue reading Super Bowl 49 – My 4 Game Day Must-Dos

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Monday Musing: Creativity vs. Anxiety

I've never really considered these 2 states to be opposites.  But I saw this quote (Facebook? Pinterest? I can't remember any more) and downloaded it, and made it the wallpaper on my work computer:I'm not a subscriber to Deepak Chopra's overall philosophy, but this quote struck a chord for me.  The one thing creativity and… Continue reading Monday Musing: Creativity vs. Anxiety

birthday party · growing up · Hallie · kids · mom life · random thoughts

I Get To Be The Cool Mom Tonight!

H turns 12 (!!) this weekend.  Instead of doing the now-traditional sleepover with friends and movies and pizza, this year we decided to do a girls' night out - H, her bestie and I will have dinner at their fav hamburger restaurant, then see the newest Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1.  Because 12.  Honestly,… Continue reading I Get To Be The Cool Mom Tonight!

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So This Happens Now At My House

I was never much of a coffee drinker.  The ex-husband had one of those 12-cup models that he could program to start at a specific time every morning, which was great because the coffee was always ready for him.  I was more of a tea drinker - if I had the urge for coffee, I'd… Continue reading So This Happens Now At My House

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When Silence is a Good Thing

You know that saying, "Silence is golden.  Unless you have a toddler.  Then it's very, very bad."  Or something like that.  Well, I'm definitely not a toddler, so let's say that a long absence from this blog means things are going pretty well!I have mentally started 10 or 12 posts in the last several months,… Continue reading When Silence is a Good Thing