HOW TO GET YOUR GROOVE BACK… HOPEFULLY.

If you read my BlogFest recap, you’ll know that one of the things I learned while I was in Vegas was about finding my “why.”  It came from a quote that Darren Hardy made during his keynote address and it really resonated with me.  I’m fairly certain that I’ve finally found my why – took me long enough, right?! – and I’ve been moving towards it over this past year.  Unfortunately, I’ve had my share of struggles along the way. Guess that’s all part of that…

FUDGY TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

I cannot tell a lie.  I have totally been craving brownies.  And not just any brownies – although, it was getting to that point where I mighta grabbed a sub-par brownie and been disappointed but I controlled myself. it was hard. – but these super fudgy triple chocolate brownies. Again, I cannot tell a lie.  I did not skip out on or substitute something else for the sugar in this recipe. These are brownies, people. Generally, you’re going to find sugar in a brownie. It happens. They’re supposed to be a treat! A special moment…

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM BLOGFEST

Okay, so I seriously learned so much while I was at BlogFest that it actually took some time after I got home to go through it all and decide what information actually applied to me and what I wanted to implement. Plus, I had a major case of airplane flu going on and was trying to get over that/jet lag/time difference/bladder infection/ALL THE FUN so I needed a li’l extra time to get my thoughts together. Obvi. I’ve been to a fitness blogging conference a couple times before (sorry, I can&#8217…

VEGAS AND BLOGFEST (IN PICTURES)

Hey y’all!  I’ve been wanting to get this recap up since I got back but seriously, all the travel drama and then getting sick and then being the primary babysitter for my granddaughter really threw a wrench in that plan! BUT, I finally feel less like a zombie and my Nutrition for Sports Performance class is finished (squeaked an A!! Whoop!) and I have some time to get this done! I’m actually going to break it up into 2 posts because there’s just too much and I want to focus on my…

WEEKEND THINGS (AND PACKING FOR BLOGFEST!)

First things first, I want to thank each and every one of you who commented on my past few blog posts or sent me a personal note or just reached out.  You have absolutely no idea how much all that has meant to me.  I’m in a spot that is hard for me to deal with and actually admit that I’m in it and knowing that I have the support of you guys, and that I’m not alone, is EXACTLY what I need. Thank you. I love you! <3 So anyhooo, I&#8217…

LEARNING TO LET GO (TOL#19)

One of the (many) things that I’m not good at is letting go. I really need to work on that. I am, however, really REALLY excellent at holding on to things. Not just physical things – although there is a slight, ever so teeny tiny, chance that I may possibly be a small, wee little bit of a packrat #dontjudgeme #everythinghasmeaning #yesimustkeepallofit – but feelings and all that other hokey mushy stuff. Like, I can take something that happened (not a good thing) or was said to me (something not nice) YEARS ago, or some way that something…

BUCKWHEAT OATMEAL SNACK BARS

You guys. These bars!! So, this semester, I’ve been taking “Nutrition for Sports Performance” and we’ve been looking at that whole My Plate recommendations and I’ve discovered that I don’t really eat enough grains and I’m trying to change that.  My diet has changed so much over the past few years and I definitely do well with protein and fat (maybe too well in this area. I <3 nut butter. YOLO!) but I’m pretty lacking in grains. With as much as I love oatmeal and…

THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK (aka Friday Favorites #7)

Hey there!  This week, I’m trying to focus on the things that make me happy.  And Friday seems like a good day to do that. 🙂  I’ve had an up and down week emotionally.  I’m not really as weepy as I was, which is definitely good, but I’m tired.  Drained would be a better word.  And I’m not sleeping well at all.  I’ve been pretty much waking up every 90 minutes to 2 hours or so and that just makes for a long damn night. So, again, HAPPY things…

AWKWARD UPDATE. AWKWARD IS A WEIRD WORD.

So, if you haven’t left because you think I’m loony toons…well, I am and there’s still time! Head for the hills! Ha! Okay, but seriously, if you’re still here, thanks for sticking around. *hugs*  (And Happy Independence Day!!) I’m still feeling a little awkward for putting all that out there but you know what? it’s life, it happened, and I’m dealing with it.  Without getting into too much detail (because I’m not quite ready for that yet and some of it I…

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (TOL#18)

Wow.  It’s been a minute or two since I’ve Thought Out Loud.  Well, actually, I guess I kinda did last week on Friday.  So…yeah….about that. I’ve thought hard about taking that post down. In fact, I nearly did a few times. I put way too much of myself out there. I’m not one for attention. Thank goodness none of my friends actually read it. But, in truth, I’m glad I didn’t. It needs to stay. It’s my reality. And I need to…