I guess my plan is to continue to make healthy choices to the best of my ability with what’s in front of me, and continue to moderate my behavior because it’s a part of my life now, and this day doesn’t have the power it once did to change that.
I’m going to talk to you like a long, lost friend - I guess that’s the easiest way to go about this. So it’s been 14 days and before that it was 501 day. I was finishing up my first spring semester of my degree. I had signed up for three summer classes - anatomy … Continue reading Day 286, Quote 34: Update “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
I hate when it's quiet, but there's something about the early morning before JP gets up, as the coffee pot is going that makes me calm. Typically, when it's quiet I can hear my pulse. As a kid when I tried to explain this to my dad he didn't understand when I said I could … Continue reading Day 229, Quote 26: “Live your truth”
Last weekend we bought a bag of avocados and while I am all for eating half an avocado with a meal, I've also wanted to find some new recipes. I found a number that looked intriguing, but many were salads. I'm not anti-salad, I freaking love salad, but I also really love sandwiches and this … Continue reading Recipe: Grilled Chicken Wrap with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." --Isaac Watts I like new things. They bring mixed emotions - excitement, fear, shock, joy. Changing up my routine isn’t new, but I guess the way I’m going about it is a bit different and that’s going to make it interesting for the next few … Continue reading Day 213, Quote 22: Trust Yourself
One of the most popular posts on this blog is my protein pancakes using Kodiak Cakes pancake mix. Their protein mix (Powercakes) released in 2013, well before I created my recipe in 2015, but it was before I could find the mix anywhere near me. My recipe is one of the simplest recipes I have … Continue reading Recipe: Banana Bread Protein Pancakes for 2
The past two weeks have been a little trying for me personally and it's been affecting my workouts and my eating habits. I don't like making excuses for sticking to the plan, but I'm only human and we all have those times when we need a break and reach for the burger. My workouts were … Continue reading Getting myself back on track
After a handful or more talks with some of my co-workers about body building and the lifestyle change made to accommodate it, here's what you need to know about what I'm eating. It's understandable that when you tell someone that your eating between 5 -7 times a day they assume you're consuming a ridiculous amount … Continue reading What do you eat anyway and how does exercise affect your calorie intake?
Today's run was pretty fantastic if I say so myself. I did a tiny bit over 2 miles at the park. I've mentioned that each lap is 3/4 of a mile, so this was about 2.5 laps. The first lap I ran at a 9:27 minute mile pace and I seriously couldn't believe. It explained … Continue reading I still surprise myself: Saturday Run
Today was a great day and definitely one for the books. I had the best weekend I've had in a long time, and I woke up happy this morning; not something I can say about every morning. But today I was genuinely happy and smiley when I got up this morning. With my new found … Continue reading Successful Sunday: From Laundry to Cooking