Book of the Month Club: June Selections

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Good morning and Happy Friday! Two posts in two days? Yep! Because books. I love to read. The hardest part is making time to read. Our spring has been so busy with track, soccer, concerts and end-of-school-year stuff that it’s been hard to get much of anything done lately. As a gift to myself I subscribed to Book of the Month Club yesterday and it’s my very first pick! I’m not sure how great picks usually are but I had a {Read More}

Eating and Lifting Update… and Happy June!

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Happy June! I’m hopeful this month will be less chaotic than last month. There has been so much going on lately and my anxiety has been in complete overdrive! Looking forward to calmer times. Things are a little better since my last update so looks like things are headed in the right direction. I wanted to update the blog with a couple things I’ve been playing around with when it comes to eating. For several years I followed the whole {Read More}

Feeling Strong is Fleeting

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Some days you feel strong and other days you’re seconds from falling apart. Today is the latter. Usually working out is enough. Usually working out on top of taking my Lexapro helps even more. Not the case today. I don’t know what can make a person go from feeling so strong to feeling pathetically weak. Kind of feels like maybe I’ve been strong too long and it’s time to release the pain through my eyes by way of tears. I {Read More}

Weekly Workout Recap #4: Thinner, Leaner, Stronger

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Okay so I’ve already switched up my workouts. For the last 3 weeks I’ve been following a routine inspired by Thinner, Leaner, Stronger. I just have to sub a few exercises since I don’t have cables or a leg press machine but it’s all good. StrongLifts 5×5 is a solid workout program too but it’s just a little too repetitive for me. It’s definitely a great choice if quick strength gains are what you’re after. But now I’m following Thinner, {Read More}

The Doctor Said I’m Fine [Depression Song by Chloe Adams]

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Amidst the everyday drama on Facebook sometimes I’m able to find some real gems. I was originally going to post another weekly workout recap today but this morning I came across a video by Chloe Adams and I knew I had to share it however I could. I will share a weekly workout recap very soon I just think this is more important at the moment. Anyone who deals with depression will be able to relate to this song. And if {Read More}

May Goals 2017: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to May! It’s looking to be a pretty busy month around here so I’ll be trying not to get too overwhelmed. Fitting in my workouts will be a must! Now it’s time for the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability and to remind you to do the same! It’s time for new goals, y’all. May 2017 Goals     Fitness Workouts are still going great! I have been {Read More}

5 Sneaky Ways Heavy Lifting Has Made Me a Better Mom

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I discovered lifting when I was 25 years old and man I wish I had discovered it sooner. Lifting has absolutely changed my life which is why this blog was born in the first place. Heavy lifting is my favorite form of exercise and I figured I’d highlight the reasons why in a blog post. If you haven’t tried lifting heavy yet, I really encourage you to give it a shot! 5 Ways Heavy Lifting Has Made Me a Better {Read More}

Weekly Workout Recap #3: Stronglifts 5×5

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It’s been a tough week in our household. The two year anniversary of my stepdad’s passing was Friday and my husband’s grandmother passed away the night before (after getting text messages daily of her health declining) and we celebrated her life this past Monday. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and quite the whirlwind for the past week. Grandma would’ve turned 95 next month so she definitely lived a long, healthy life but you’re still never ready for loved ones to {Read More}

April 2017 Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to April! It’s officially been spring for a couple weeks now and it’s finally starting to feel like it around here. The kids had spring break last month and it felt like winter still! Now it’s time for the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability and to remind you to do the same! It’s time for new goals, y’all. April 2017 Goals Fitness I’ve definitely been doing {Read More}

13 Tips to Help Keep Your Child Safe On Social Media

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With technology and social apps advancing as fast as they are it’s important to know how to keep your child safe on social media. I’ve been a mom since 2003 and one of the absolute toughest things I’ve had to deal with is figuring out how to manage my children and social media. Nothing scares me or overwhelms me more right now as a mom. I think social media can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family {Read More}