Post Partum Fitness Routine

I am 8 months post partum and the sleep deprivation of the first months of L’s life is starting to wane. It’s amazing what a little sleep can do for your energy levels! Our routine is starting to develop and I feel that I can finally put some real focus and determination into my workouts, which I am loving! All of my skinny pre-L, post-M clothes are starting to fit and I am gaining my confidence back. Having babies and the resulting... Read More

Work It

It’s been a while since I have talked about my fitness routine. Two months ago I decided to take some time off from heavy weightlifting and The Female Body Breakthrough. I have primarily been lifting heavy since I had Matthew and was feeling bored with my heavy lifting routine. Aside from yoga videos, I had never really used workout DVDs and thought that it might be a nice change of pace to have someone else telling me what to do for once. So... Read More

Five Things Monday + Recipe

Since we last spoke… 1. We now have a decorated Christmas Tree in our living room. I love visiting our local Bachman’s to pick out a Christmas tree. Last year we bought an overpriced Fraser Fir at Whole Foods. It was a near fiasco where Allan had to secure the tree to our car on his won using budget twine. Allan drove 15 mph the whole way home. Never again. On the other hand, Bachman’s has a heated greenhouse filled with beautiful... Read More

Lord, I Want to Know You

What did you have for breakfast this morning? We had Kefir French Toast with homemade gluten-free bread. It was so delicious and simple! Why don’t I make this recipe more often? — My best friend, Melissa, and I are reading and discussing Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur, a devotional study on the names of the Lord. Today I spent Matthew’s nap time catching up on my reading for our planned phone conversation tomorrow afternoon.... Read More

Circuit Training Punishment

Hello my friends! Just stopping by after a hardcore circuit workout from I am dripping with sweat and loving it! photo source At some point last week I got bored with my weight lifting routine. I lost motivation to do my routine. After completing The New Rules of Lifting for Women in June and then starting The Female Body Breakthrough in July, I have been lifting heavy for a LONG time. I am definitely seeing results from weightlifting,... Read More

Tides of Change

Becoming a Mom has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It has caused me to reevaluate my life from top to bottom. I have learned to quietly listen to God’s commands, acting on them in obedience. Today was a paramount day in my life. I quit my job. Stop questioning with your mind and start believing with your heart. You may remember that back in May, I significantly reduced my hours at work. However, I felt torn between being... Read More

Going Without

Today is the first day of a new season of eating for our family. For the last two years Allan has experienced severe digestive issues. His primary care doctor believes that Allan’s digestive upset is primarily due to the trauma that he sustained as a result of being shot two years ago. Since then he has simply been living with the discomfort. We decided that instead of simply living with digestive discomfort that we wanted to try to do something... Read More

Cooler 1: Day 5… Last day

Good evening. Happy Friday! I just love Fridays. All day Matthew and I look forward to Allan’s arrival and (usually) pizza night follows. Tonight we did not enjoy Friday Night Pizza night; however, we did have something that was completely amazing! Remember the spaghetti that I blogged about yesterday? It was amazing!!! Both Matthew and Allan wanted seconds. I love when a recipe hits on all cylinders. It will definitely be added to future... Read More

June Goals

As I have mentioned in other posts, I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight and have been for about two months. Actually, I weigh 3.5 pounds less than I did prior to becoming pregnant. However, I would still like to loose a few more pounds… 7.5 to be exact. Unfortunately, in the last month I have hit a plateau. Two years ago when I was initially loosing weight, at almost the exact same time of year and at the exact same stage in The New Rules of... Read More