Food Freedom

Pizza- specifically this Asian Chicken pizza from Hungry Howies (and it’s my favorite pizza of all time) used to have complete control of me.

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I would sit and eat slice after slice and wind up feeling bloated and miserable. And then the binge cycle would begin.

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The following thoughts would run through my brain:

I messed up, I may as well eat anything I want the rest of the day, I’ll do better tomorrow.

But the One/80 program taught me SO much about food, the way I look at food and I removed it’s power. Food is food. It’s not good or bad, it’s just fuel for my body. I ate 2 slices and then went on with my night. No food guilt, no food binges followed.

This is my food freedom. I have achieved it. It’s the BEST feeling!!! Obviously my journey is still going and I’m still working on myself every day, but to feel like I’m making progress is something I have been striving for and I am finally achieving it.

Meals (Tuesday)

 Breakfast – Egg Quinoa Bake (full recipe will be posted in a few days)


Lunch – Leftovers (chicken sausage, quinoa, broccoli)


Dinner– Unpictured, but it was breakfast. Eggs, turkey sausage and hashbrowns

Exercise (Tuesday)

Emma has been working really hard on riding her bike and she is getting faster and faster, I’m walking and almost running at points to catch up to her. We have officially reached a major milestone in this house and I’m going to be selling our stroller! We are DONE with it! Now that she can ride her bike for as long as she can, I’m so excited! Baby days are done and gone behind us and I can not be more excited. Some people love babies and newborns, I’ll take preschool age and teenagers any day. And that’s where we are. Finally!

Ok, so we did 1.62 miles of her riding and me walking/running beside her.



Later I did Abs 10 (10 minutes of ab work.) I hate ab work so I never do it and I never do it because I hate it. But, 4 babies and 4 c-sections also means that I have 0 strength so I’m making myself do it and then I finished off with Fat Burn Challenge. It was 1/2 hour of a series of 2:00 cardio drills followed by a 30 second break. I loved it and can see it becoming one of my favorites!



Closed out my day with 12,000 steps.


What a Week!

We currently have 2 kids involved with Spring sports- my 7th grader is running track and my 4th grader plays soccer. Last week was the first week of games and meets and we also had a birthday party, my 10th grader’s lift a thon for the varsity football season and the pinewood derby. Every day was LONG, we had something every single night and I felt like we were on the run the whole week!

Which is why I barely posted!

This week is much more tolerable, tonight is soccer and a track meet, wed is a soccer game and then that’s it. I feel more relaxed already 😉

Have a great week!!! I’ll be back to posting regularly tomorrow.

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Trainer in Training

5 years ago I was thinking of going back to work, but not in the field I had been in previously (once upon a time I was a legal assistant) and thought it would be fun to be a Certified Personal Trainer. I studied hard, took and passed the test…and then found out Emma would be joining our family. Before long, life with 4 kids took over and I put everything on the back burner and then my certification expired.

Fast forward 5 years and I’m about to be in a similar situation, where in a little over a year (Fall 2019), Emma will be starting Kindergarten and I’ll be officially done with that chapter in our lives. Fun fact, the September that Emma starts Kindergarten, Tyler will be a Senior in high school.

I was going to use the company that I used before to re-new my CPT certification until I researched and found that NONE of the gyms in our area accept that certification, so I would have to go through someone else. Enter- NASM.  I called and talked to someone over the weekend and after talking to Spence, I went ahead and officially enrolled yesterday in the CPT program!

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So now I have the next 6 months to study and take the test and then I’ll be doing something I haven’t done in over 10 years…job hunting!

I will still be doing Advocare, of course, but this is another way to share my love of health and fitness with the world.

Break out the highlighters and notebooks- mama is going to school!