Have Your Cake, And Eat Your Card Too

Dear USA, You know I will always love you (true BFF’s), but sometimes you really worry me. I consider myself to be an open-minded person so I have learned to accept things like macaroni and cheese pizza and chicken sandwiches made with two giant pieces of fried chicken where the bread should be. The beautiful…

A New Long Term Goal

I have a new long term goal, one that is sure to please my soon-to-be husband. My goal is to remain active, toned, and physically fit my entire life. This goal was recently spurred by people I encounter every week who make comments to me like “look how little you are, must be nice to…

Alarm Clock Motivation

Tomorrow morning will be my first morning gym session in 5 months! I can’t wait for the pitch black drive to the gym, the quiet morning air, and the sweaty & satisfied drive home. Here’s hoping my body is ready for some serious abuse. I can’t wait to envision certain faces in the punching bag…

Missing the Burn

It has been a little over a month since I became pregnant with my hemorrhagic cyst. What a long month it has been! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still so thankful and relieved that it is nothing more serious than a hemorrhagic cyst, but it has still been an everyday challenge. I have spent a month out…

I Thought We Had an Understanding

This morning’s transition into the real world after 9 days on vacation was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I generally like routine, so slipping back into my 4:30 am wake up call to hit the gym actually felt kind of nice. What didn’t feel nice was the pound of…

I Think I Like to Run

Ahhhh vacation. This past Saturday Isaac and I loaded up the car and headed to the North Carolina coast to spend a week at Topsail Island. His family has been coming to this beach at least once a year for the past 35-ish years, and I have joined them the for the past 5. By…

Frozen Yogurt Dots

Frozen yogurt is one of my weaknesses. I even considered opening my own frozen yogurt business for awhile, but then realized how detrimental that would be to my hips and my wallet. Apparently you can’t make money off of a business if you are eating all of your own goods, bummer. Self-control is something that…