STRATEGIES TO QUIET YOUR NEGATIVE INTERNAL VOICE (TOL#11)

As you know, Fit Nana is a little “new” in the blogging world. I personally have been blogging for about 6 years now but Fit Nana didn’t start until last year. A mere 7 months ago. So, technically this Nana is still an infant! (that gives me permission to cry when I want something or am tired or don’t get what I want, right? No? Oh. Well, that’s a bummer.) And, even though I have that experience, it’s pretty much like I’ve just started from scratch. And that…

ONE SKILLET CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

So, I’ve been making quite a few dinners for one lately. Okay, pretty much every night. And day. So … all the dinners. I’ll be honest – it’s been kind of a challenge. I’m pretty used to making enough food to feed a crowd (even though we only have 2 kids, not 12) with leftovers to boot! And then, when the Things moved out, it was really difficult to scale back to just cooking for 2. I really just did not know how for a while. SO MUCH FOOD! And now, it…

TOL #10 – WHY I TOOK OFF MY FITBIT

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! The temps are rising and all the snow is melting and everything is a big ole wet and squishy mess here! There are dog paw prints all over my kitchen floor because seriously, who’s got time to mop EVERY TIME they come in from outside? I’d be mopping all day errrrrrr day! Yesterday was the first day that I was actually able to get out for a walk since last week so I’m super thankful that the snow is melting away. It’s pretty and all but ….. So…

QUICK PAN ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

You guys. I seriously don’t even know who I am anymore. I mean, I have spent my ENTIRE life absolutely hating all things Brussels sprouts and then one day, I roast some in the oven and suddenly, they’re my go-to veggie. Wait, what? I just don’t even know. I may have mentioned that I’m doing Whole 30 (day 13!) and part of that “program” is eating veggies at every meal. Well, there’s only so many veggies I can cram into an omelet before people be asking, &#8220…

WEEKEND THINGS aka ALL THE SNOW

Howdy folks! Happy Monday! This weekend was a sucker punch of snow for us. We started with a little sleet on Friday night because, hey, sleet’s fun, right? I’m just glad it waited until I got home from work to really start. I don’t know about you but just because I CAN drive in sleet and snow doesn’t mean I WANT to. It’s definitely not my favorite. And then, when I woke up on Saturday morning…. …and it didn’t stop snowing until late Saturday afternoon! We…

TOL #9 – JUST KEEP SWIMMING!

Happy Thursday, my friends! This week is actually shaping up to be pretty decent! Thank goodness, because 2016 was a little tough, amiright? Right.  Now, if things can just continue on that positive upswing, that’d be great. 🙂 1.  I started my new (DREAM) job this week and it is UH-MAY-ZING. I am so totally in the right place!! What am I doing? Well …. I am in training to be the manager of a CrossFit gym!! I’ll eventually get my Level 1 certification (this year is my goal) and I’ll be coaching…

BE INSPIRED AND BE EMPOWERED

So, I’ve had some great motivators in my life. You know the kind – the ones who push you when you need pushing, the ones who believe in you before you even ever wondered if you actually believed in yourself, the ones you rely on and go to for advice and help and guidance, the ones who call you out and make you think and put you in uncomfortable spots because they know you can, and WILL, get out of them successfully. I’ve had them in some of the jobs that I’ve had &#8211…

TOL #8 – YOGA PANTS, BIRDS, AND A FRESH START

Hey you guys!! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and didn’t eat TOO many cookies. Although, is there really such a thing as too many cookies? Okay, yeah, there is. But, it’s okay. #YOLO I didn’t really eat that many cookies but I may or may not have had a few too many Christmas brandies. The holiday was a little different this year for us and I kinda struggled with it a little. BUT, that’s for a whole different post and so far this week has really stepped up and given…

SPICED PECAN BUTTER

So, I have a pecan tree in my backyard. It’s actually pretty cool. Until autumn comes around because the pecans aren’t the only things that fall. So. Many. Leaves! Oh, and sometimes, the squirrels use you as target practice. Or, you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time and a pecan drops right onto your head. Ow. But, mostly, it’s pretty cool. And I literally have a laundry basket sized basket FULL of pecans in my pantry. Because, seriously, who can go through that many pecans?! There’s only…

FRIDAY FAVORITES #4

Ho, ho, ho!! Christmas is on Sunday, my friends!! Can you believe it? It feels like it and yet, it doesn’t. Okay, so, I have some news on the going back to school front. Turns out that’s not going to happen in January as I had planned. :/ Not all of my transcripts are in and I cannot register. Nope, didn’t delay in getting the request in – sent that one off via email on October 17. They said to give 4-6 weeks for processing. PLEEENNNTTTYYY of time. AND, to top it off, I…