Fell down the rabbit hole

While I do get up at an insanely early time (4:30am) to get in a sweat session, it is making my days go a million times better. Yes, I’m exhausted and in bed by 9pm, but I’m old, so whatever.


Loving this Spark– it really makes a huge difference! I don’t feel jittery energized, and it’s not a huge rush of energy, but I feel energized all day long.

My workout yesterday was called 3T- it was just over 30 minutes of resistance tubing strength training…my favorite!


I have no idea what happened here, but I feel like there must be a really good story involved! Our street was not icy at all, and yet these 2 cars were so stuck that we later saw a truck trying to pull them out and finally a tow truck later on in the day.




our snack later on in the morning


The rest of the day was a blur, picking up, dropping off, making dinner, etc. I read this quote last night and I fell in love. It is so perfect.


I was searching for a mindless show to watch during Emma’s nap, I came across this gem:

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And that’s when I fell down the Mama June rabbit hole and watched the first 3 episodes of the season. You guys. You need to watch this!

Winter is Back

Remember back in February when it was 70 degrees and we were all excited. Winter came back to smack us in the face. It is COLD, snowy and I can not get warm the last few days!


I have tried working out during Emma’s naptime, but the truth is, by the time her nap rolls around, I just want to sit and worry about myself and no one else. So, I have gone back to early mornings. It’s tough, but I have managed to keep it going and feel like I have a ton more energy though out the day.



After breakfast and getting a few things done around the house, we braved the house and went to Costco.



Snack Time:


My Mom orders Hello Fresh, and had some meals that she didn’t think she was going to like, so I took them off her hands. This one was prosciutto wrapped chicken and risotto.


My thoughts: The chicken was perfection, it was wrapped in the prosciutto, seared for a few minutes each side and then into the oven for about 20 minutes. I will totally be making chicken like that again, I couldn’t’ get enough!

The risotto: I had NO idea that making risotto was so freaking time consuming. I also felt it was really bland. With 4 hungry kids, standing over the stove stirring rice every few minutes and adding the stock a little bit a time, I have no plans on making risotto any time soon. I’ll just stick with my 20 minute brown rice Instant Pot recipe.

Overall, I felt like a legit, hardcore chef and I felt really accomplished that I attempted and finished this dish!

3 Months

In December at my last Dr appointment, we discussed goals and ways to achieve said goals. My main goal is to decrease or not need the insulin at all and if that can’t be avoided, drop one of my other medications. While this journey of mine isn’t all about weight loss, losing the weight is a huge part in getting off these medications. My next appointment is 3 months away from today. My goal is to get under 180 pounds. That is about 15 pounds, I feel like that is 100% realistic, I just need to put in the work and stay consistent.

Part 1 of my plan will start next Monday. I mentioned in my last post that I joined AdvoCare as an Independent Distributor. One of the main products that AdvoCare is known for is the 24 Day Challenge.  I am patiently waiting for my package to arrive so I can get started ASAP! There is a big group challenge that is starting on either April 3rd or 10th and if you want to jumpstart your own weight loss or break through a plateau, this will do it!


It can be ordered HERE.

Part 2 of my plan is to continue to keep moving, keep making better food choices and just take it one day and one meal at a time.

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