A peek inside my personal quest to find fitness and fun and biceps and balance.


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Mar 7, 2014
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I’m a lucky, lucky ducky. And I don’t plan to forget it. End scene.


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Mar 6, 2014
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For some reason, I thought I would be posting all kinds of stuff this week. Pice seen so many awesomely beautiful things, eaten so much amazing food (much of which has been prepared by our property chefs), and of course … The wine!

I’m practically limping with exhaustion, but I’m also medium sad that we’ve only got two more days left.


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Mar 6, 2014
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My views this week are tremendous.

Sleep in a hotel room is still basically not happening, but I still made it up by 5:30am for a (meh … decent) workout this morning. Tonight … Sleep!


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Mar 4, 2014
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My views this week are tremendous.

Sleep in a hotel room is still basically not happening, but I still made it up by 5:30am for a (meh … decent) workout this morning. Tonight … Sleep!


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Mar 3, 2014
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Hotel workout = Successful!

Less successful was my night’s sleep. Why are hotel rooms so damn hard to actually sleep in? Positive side to that is that I got an extra 20 mins to exercise because of it so … Silver lining?

Hotel workout = Successful!

Less successful was my night’s sleep. Why are hotel rooms so damn hard to actually sleep in? Positive side to that is that I got an extra 20 mins to exercise because of it so … Silver lining?


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Mar 3, 2014
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I’m on a work retreat (on boarding, education, and lotsa wine) all week, which is tricky. I want to enjoy the good stuff, without making myself feel awful. So I’m up early for a workout at the hotel (5:30am … ugh) and am pre-breakfasting on coconut water and peas. (Yes. The peas are technically baby food, but you tell me another way I can get shelf-stable vegetables into my hotel room for a week, and I’m all ears. I thought it was clever …)


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Feb 28, 2014
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Not gonna lie … I just did an “I’m a winner!” Dance all around my apartment over this. I EARNED ever damn step this month and it was awesome! 

Winner winner winner winner winner winner …

Not gonna lie … I just did an “I’m a winner!” Dance all around my apartment over this. I EARNED ever damn step this month and it was awesome!

Winner winner winner winner winner winner …


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Feb 28, 2014
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Boom! Back of arm pride. 

Seriously. Look at those muskles! (Yes … Muskles. They’ve earned it.)

Boom! Back of arm pride.

Seriously. Look at those muskles! (Yes … Muskles. They’ve earned it.)


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Feb 27, 2014
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Afternoon gym break! 32 consecutive push-ups (it’s test day!) and a 30 minute run on the treadmill. What the serious heck? I’m suddenly doing all of the things!

And doing them from the right head / heart space. Even better.

14 weeks to the wedding … And I’m going to feel AH-mazing!


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Feb 26, 2014
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Maybe I bought some new tights. Maybe they have tigers on them. Maybe I just made up a dance to go with then. No biggie.


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Feb 26, 2014
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The month of February is almost over already. How the heck did that happen? I took a lot of walks. Enjoyed some early spring magnolias. Ate so many vegetables. Smiled more. Sweated more.

I’ve been hecka quiet for the past few weeks, but only because work has been incredibly busy (in the best possible way), and wedding planning and life and all that jazz …

I didn’t blog much, but in terms of my health, wellness, and fitness goals … In February I hit my stride again. I’m eating well and eating enough to support my fitness goals. I’m exercising like mad — because I need it to help with the stress and because I want to build muscle. And I’m not longer trying to hate and shame myself into a better body, but am coming at the whole thing from a place of curiosity and love.

I’m not saying I have it all figured out, but I’m definitely a step or two closer than I was around the first of the year.

Oh … And I’ve only stepped on the scale once this month per plan. And having that little dread off the table, it’s forced me to tune in better and form opinions about my health based on things that really matter.

Tra-la!


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Feb 8, 2014
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It was snowing like mad and now it’s blowing like mad. Nearly everything is closed because of the snow. The only things to do are eating and drinking … And I’m bored out of my gourd. I might just get smashed to kill some time.

Sucks.

Portland romantic getaway weekend … Day 2.


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Feb 7, 2014
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Portland weekend. It snowed just for us. But I hate snow so … Fine.

I took this picture while waiting for breakfast at Pine State Biscuit.  Looks like flesh eating sunshine. 

Our flight got delayed, and we didn’t get to bed until nearly 3am … So I am nearly delirious.

Day 1.

Portland weekend. It snowed just for us. But I hate snow so … Fine.

I took this picture while waiting for breakfast at Pine State Biscuit. Looks like flesh eating sunshine.

Our flight got delayed, and we didn’t get to bed until nearly 3am … So I am nearly delirious.

Day 1.


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Feb 4, 2014
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Her name is Lovely — and she and my French Bulldog, Fergus, are super best friends. (In spite of their 40-pound weight difference.) Photo evidence submitted. :)

@someoneloved


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Feb 4, 2014
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So … first fitting for the wedding dress was today. I have to confess that I was a ball of nerves leading up to it. I kept having visions of stuck zippers and extreme alterations necessary to sausage stuff me into a dress that didn’t fit. I should have just calmed down.

The dress fit perfectly. Like … perfectly perfectly. Like … the seamstress warned me that I shouldn’t lose a bunch of weight, or it would cost more to alter it to a smaller size.

"Don’t lose a bunch of weight" were possibly the most magical words I’ve ever, ever, ever heard in my life.