Countdown from 100 Workout

The countdown from 100 workout will leave you in a pile of sweat. Make sure you have water nearby for this full body circuit workout. Well hi there everyone! I will admit, after multiple days above freezing, even into the 50s and 60s, waking up to see snow today is just a little miserable. I like snow, but really just for Christmas. After that, the temps can move right on back to the 50s and snow can be a thing {Read More}

Superbowl Weekend

This weekend made me feel like an adult again, not just a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I love the mom job! But sometimes, it’s nice to get out and feel like yourself again. Friday morning I headed out for a couple hours, and left Annabelle in Aaron’s hands. I love having him spend quality time with her, without me around. He had such a great time with her, and I loved hearing that. Her grin when I got home {Read More}

One Year Ago Today

…My life changed for in ways I can’t even explain. I’ll never forget that day. Not only was Aaron coming back from a 2 week trip to Japan for work, but I had a sneaky suspicion that I might be pregnant. I woke up early in the morning, unable to go back to sleep, so I took a test. I remember the faint line, and throwing clothes on to rush to Walgreens and buy more tests. One year ago, I {Read More}

A simple walk

A walk. Such a simple task. We walk all day long. We know there are benefits to walking. Benefits can include: Losing weight Protects you from heart disease Improves blood pressure Can reduce risk of Osteoporosis Let’s back up. The past few days have been rough. Between not napping, screaming fits, crying (from both of us, ha), it’s left me with a stress headache and a few breakdowns. When I looked outside and it was 60 degrees and sunny yesterday, {Read More}

Before Work Cardio and Strength Workout

This before work cardio and strength workout is the perfect start to your day. All you need is 30 minutes to get it in before you tackle the rest of your day. ********************* Little girl slept through the night Sunday, leaving me feeling totally refreshed yesterday morning (I didn’t wake up until Aaron’s alarm went off!). I took advantage and got in an early morning workout. You guys. I miss those! I had showered, gotten ready, and had breakfast by the {Read More}

A weekend for visitors

Hello everyone and happy February! Hard to believe New Years was already a month ago! We had a pretty great weekend around here. The temps were in the 50s, making me wish for spring already. I fear we haven’t had any bit of winter yet, though. Here’s a look into our weekend! After a crazy day on Friday, we ordered pizza from Dominos before calling it an early night and heading to bed. We did have fun playing with little {Read More}

Melting Snow, Benson’s favorite spot, and some baby babbling

Happy Thursday, everyone! Hope it’s off to a great start! 1. Thank you all for the comments yesterday. I was nervous all day to look at them, ha! I will say, though, that I wrote it in December, and made some changes, but that was about 6 weeks postpartum, so things are definitely different. But (like Danica mentioned) if I never lose the rest of the weight and I’m like this for life, I’m completely ok with it! Annabelle was {Read More}

On Gaining Weight While Being Pregnant

I’ve written and re-written this post so many times. I’m not sure if it will be conveyed the way I hope, but please keep in mind I am eternally grateful I was able to get pregnant, have a great pregnancy, and deliver a healthy baby girl. I will never take that for granted. These are just my thoughts I’ve had about gaining weight while being pregnant that I do think others have had them as well. ********************* The truth is, {Read More}