• Beating The Winter Blues

    Beating The Winter Blues

    I hate the winter blues. The winter is always the hardest time of year for me. I lose motivation. The days are short and cold. Everything is bleak and dreary. All I want to do is cuddle in my fluffy blankets with my fluffy dogs while eating Christmas cookies and drinking hot cocoa. That’s also

  • 100 Pounds Down

    100 Pounds Down

    100 pounds down: my weight loss story…so far. I did something I have wanted to do for a really long time. I took a trash bag and cleaned out my closet and dresser. The last time I did that I ugly cried. I was getting rid of my “small” clothes to replace them with my

  • It’s Not Going to be Easy

    It’s Not Going to be Easy

    “Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” The journey that we’re on isn’t an easy one. I’ve learned a lot of lessons so far. The first and most important is that this is not easy. Gaining the weight was

  • But I’ll Bulk Up!

    But I’ll Bulk Up!

    Weight training is such an important part of working out. I see so many of my friends who do two things. Starve themselves and cardio. Don’t do that. Starving yourself is not going to last. Eventually you will eat, you’re body will be in starvation mode and all of that fat will be stored away

  • New Personal Record!

    New Personal Record!

    Today was my first outdoor run in a week. I twisted the knee last week and was babying it on the treadmill. I pushed it today. I’m glad I did! Hit a new running PR! Almost 5 1/2 miles. If you told me three months ago my go to running distance would be 5+ miles,

  • But you’re fat?

    But you’re fat?

    I’m a plus size gal. A few months ago I was much more plus size than now, but I’m still plus size. Over the past two months I have really got into running, if you couldn’t tell from my posts. I’m not a skinny runner. Let me say that again, I’m not skinny. Why does

  • Home Workouts To Do

    Home Workouts To Do

    The gyms are still closed. It’s going on 3 months. Our area is moving to “Green” phase next month. Meaning our government overlords are allowing gyms to open at 50% capacity. Oh. Only 50% capacity? Which means that there will be people turned away at the doors. Hmm. That’s a problem. What’s a gal to

  • A Break From the Pavement

    A Break From the Pavement

    Today was the first day I’ve ran in three days. I’m still a big girl so pounding that pavement finally caught up to me and I ended up hurting my hip and leg early this week. Fortunately, the Nordictrack that my husband bought was delivered yesterday. This is the T Series 6.5S, in case you

  • Is My Mind Changing?

    Is My Mind Changing?

    If you’ve read any of my previous posts you’ll see that I have been running pretty steadily for the past three-four weeks. I’ve never been a runner. I have always HATED just the idea of running. Everything hurts. Your lungs feel like they’re on fire. Running sucks. I’ve ran 61.3 miles in the past 4

  • Face to Face

    Face to Face

    I’m able to come face to face with who I was and who I am now. I’ve been working out pretty steadily since January. I’ve had a few slip days…okay more than a few. I’ve had days where I said fuck it and ate whatever I wanted. Yesterday was one of those days. (I have

  • The Aches and Pains

    The Aches and Pains

    As it goes without saying, working out brings along aches and pains. Especially if you’re a plus size lady like myself. While I have been active for some time now, I still get the aches and pains. Especially if I start doing a new workout or I’m pushing myself. Over the past two weeks I’ve

  • Yesterday’s Struggle

    Yesterday’s Struggle

    Yesterday sucked. I didn’t run. Barely worked out. And ate like shit. I’ve been beating myself up about it ever since that last bite of ice cream. What the hell am I doing? That’s the thing. We’re allowed to have off days. We can eat like shit sometimes. Will I tomorrow? No. I’ll be back

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